IRS targeting of right-wing: Stupid is as stupid does

IRS targeting of right-wing: Stupid is as stupid does

When the incredibly-stupid Internal Revenue Service decided to target and harass right-wing groups it rescued the rapidly-fading tea party from sinking in the political obscurity it so richly deserves. In so many ways, it’s hilarious that the IRS thought the tea party and its affiliated organizations were worth scrutiny or concern.  Public approval of the […]

Government of the inept, unqualified and unbelievable

Government of the inept, unqualified and unbelievable

In the American military, sexual abuse is so prevalent that even those in charge of overseeing programs to protect victims are themselves in jail for rape and assault. At the Internal Revenue Service, groups with the gall to question the many inept, unethical and probably illegal actions of President Barack Obama become targets of harassment. […]

Barack Obama: Another power mad despot in the White House

Barack Obama: Another power mad despot in the White House

The real vengeful, power-abusing face of President Barack Obama emerged this week amid growing scandals surrounding the administration’s misuse of power in allowing — and directing — an Internal Revenue Service harassment of the tea party and other conservative groups and revelations that the President’s Attorney General spearheaded a secret investigation of The Associated Press. […]

The Second Amendment never was a guarantee to own firearms

The Second Amendment never was a guarantee to own firearms

It is always an affront to intelligence to see those who think the Constitution gives them an unlimited right to own firearms misquote the Second Amendment in much the same way that religious fanatics misquote the Bible to justify any and all acts, including murder. The Second Amendment to the Constitution, as in most amendments […]

Using new technology to better cover the news

Using new technology to better cover the news

Several inches of unpredicted and surprise snow fell in Southwestern Virginia Thursday, catching many of us by surprise and adding another day of weather-induced insult to a winter of discontent. The catchall phrase used by the talking heads on TV calls such storms “winter events” and they often include snow, freezing rain and sleet.  Thursday’s […]

The momentum for increased gun control is fading. Good. Now we can move on

The momentum for increased gun control is fading.  Good.  Now we can move on

Without another mass murder at a school somewhere in the United States, the cause of gun control is dead, holstered by other political realities that have taken center stage. Those who thought the shock and momentum caused by the deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut cold spur enough national momentum to force new […]