The Supremes and Westboro Baptist Church: The high price of freedom

The Supremes and Westboro Baptist Church: The high price of freedom

Back when the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes had a feature called “point/counterpoint” featuring conservative pundit James J. Kilpatrick and liberal Shana Alexander, Kilpatrick opened a defense of the First Amendment rights of pornographer Larry Flynt by saying: There’s an old saying that when you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas. Well […]

A new way to bare all in therapy

A new way to bare all in therapy

Patients visiting therapists are expected to bare their souls but when they visit Manhattan therapist Sarah White, she bares herself. While her patients, mostly men, White strips as they talk until they are talking to New York’s self-proclaimed “naked therapist.” “For men especially, who are less likely than women to go to therapy, it is […]

Walker’s plan would hurt Wisconsin schools

Walker’s plan would hurt Wisconsin schools

Gov. Scott Walker is plowing ahead with his full plan for balancing Wisconsin‘s budget, proposing massive cuts to public schools even as he faces a stalemate over his proposal to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights. With Senate Democrats still missing, Walker presented the second part of his two-year spending plan to the Legislature […]

As usual, rhetoric overwhelms facts in Wisconsin debate

As usual, rhetoric overwhelms facts in Wisconsin debate

The facts have been overshadowed by rhetoric at the Wisconsin Capitol, where protesters and politicians have been engaged in a tense standoff over the governor’s proposal to strip most public employees of their collective-bargaining rights. Gov. Scott Walker insists the state is broke and must make drastic spending cuts. Unions believe Republican leaders are trying […]

Go to bar, get drunk, get naked

Go to bar, get drunk, get naked

An apparently frustrated 34-year-old married woman in Sarasota, Florida, walked into the Thirsty Turtle Bar earlier this week, downed a few drinks, went to the ladies room and returned to the bar — naked. When the bar manager tried to talk Traci Batcher into returning to the restroom and getting dressed, she locked herself in […]

Chaos we got: So, where’s the order?

Chaos we got: So, where’s the order?

“Out of chaos comes order,” Friedrich Nietzsche once said. If true, then maybe there is hope because chaos, folks, is what we have all around us today. Congress? Chaos. The President? Chaos in an expensive suit. State governments like Wisconsin? Chaos after the midnight hour. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Chaos where people die. […]

A little bathroom sex for Christina Aguilera

A little bathroom sex for Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera must really have the hots for new beau Matthew Rutler since splitting with husband John Bratman. According to the current of U.S. Weekly, the Burlesque star and Rutler got horny enough at a recently family gathering and get it on. Such antics are fueling nasty comments about Christina from friends. “Her friends are […]

Allstate sues two more banks over mortgage fraud

Allstate sues two more banks over mortgage fraud

Allstate says Citigroup and Deutsche Bank AG hid the risks on more than $385 million mortgage securities and it bought from the two banks and now it wants revenge. Lawsuits filed by the largest publicly-traded U.S. home and auto insurer brings the total lawsuits against banks to four.  Allstate has already filed similar lawsuits against […]