SNAP Dragons, WIC Monsters, Welfare Queens, and Obamaphones

The Lifeline program originated in 1984, during the administration of Ronald Reagan; it was expanded in 1996, during the administration of Bill Clinton; and its first cellular provider service (SafeLink Wireless) was launched by TracFone in 2008, during the administration of George W. Bush. All of these events happened prior to election of Barack Obama.…

Google is not your friend.

Google is a corporation. It is a profit-seeking business made-up of many individuals. Possibly one or more of the individuals working at the corporation are your friends or could be so. But Google is not and can not ever be your friend. Saying Google Corporation is your friend is as illogical as saying a power-pole…

OMG, I hope my son doesn’t grow up to be queer!

Over the years I’ve heard stated many-a-time the concerns of parents in regard to fear that a son would grow up homosexual. I may have even expressed that fear myself in one way or another, or at one time or another, but have since forgotten. And I have since then become unfearful of such a…

Rescued from Abuse

The human strives to achieve and maintain the highest status possible with peers under existing circumstances. In this age, one way this is accomplished is to claim to have rescued someone or something from an abusive relationship. For instance, instead of the average person saying she adopted a dog for companionship, she now usually claims…

Vengeful by Nature!

I’ve read and heard the opinions of some philosophers who believe that humans have evolved a nature which drives them to seek “retribution.” However, either these philosophers are paid to sell illusory propaganda or they have not stepped back and studied the big picture to see specifically what a retributive drive is and how it…

A Open Letter to James, Oct. 2013

James, when the statement is made, “Jess and Jenny are going to do what Jess and Jenny want to do.” What is being suggested or implied by the statement? 1. Is this implying that J and J have some way of transcending the fully caused physical beings that they are? 2. Is this implying that…

Irate Walmart Shopper Curses Bag of Bird Seed

Recently while standing in the checkout line at Walmart I witnessed another shopper attempting to place (from rear of his shopping cart) a bag of wild bird seed into the rack underneath. The basket of the cart was full of potted plants just purchased, and one of his hands was handicapped with a wallet while…