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 […]

Breastfeeding: Sarah Palin’s big campaign issue?

Breastfeeding: Sarah Palin’s big campaign issue?

If Sarah Palin decides to run for President — and she keeps dropping more and more hints that she will, she may decide to turn brestfeeding of babies into a campaign issue. And it is already raising eyebrows. At an appearance in Long Island last week, one where she surprisingly actually allowed the press in […]

Robocop may stand guard in Philadelphia

Robocop may stand guard in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has its statue of Rocky. Other towns have plaques and markers about films shot in their area. But Robocop in Detroit? That what fans of the sci-fi cult film want to see happen in motor city. Probably not what Henry Ford had in mind. From sci-fi cult film, to Twitter phenomenon to Detroit landmark-in-the-making. […]

Democrats could lose public relations battle in Wisconsin

Democrats could lose public relations battle in Wisconsin

Eventually, the stalemate in Wisconsin will end and Democrats in Wisconsin will have to face what could easily be a  public relations loss in the battle that brought thousands upon thousands of enthusiastic demonstrators to the state capital in Madison. Even Democratic analysts say the tactic is hightailing it out of the state and hiding […]

In Texas,it’s readin’, writin’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

In Texas,it’s readin’, writin’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on as co-authors of a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns. The Senate […]