It’s been awhile since I last had a summons for jury duty. I’ve only been called twice in my entire lifetime, once in Florida, and once in Colorado. Both times, I was selected for the jury, and both times I was elected as jury foreman. I really enjoyed the experience both times, and I completely… Continue reading Jury Duty
On my way back and forth to work, even though I have satellite radio and lots of options, I usually have the radio set to the local public radio station so that I can catch the news from National Public Radio. The other day, I heard a disturbing story, where the State of New Hampshire… Continue reading Nosey Do-Gooders and the damage they cause
On Monday, April 2nd, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion in a 5-4 vote that allows people arrested for minor offenses to be strip-searched before being admitted to jail, even if officials have no other reason to suspect them of carrying contraband or weapons. I am almost positive that when the… Continue reading Woe is Us! Part 2
I’ve posted on this before in a previous blog, but since that post went up in smoke when my previous service provider decided to change software without notifying me, I’ll have to write it again. I know our educational system is putting out a lot of students who can’t point to the states on either… Continue reading Woe is us!
Jorge Agustin Nicolas Ruiz de Santyana y Borras was a Spanish philosopher, although he was raised as an American, and considered by many to be American, but is perhaps most well known by non-academics for his saying “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As I recall what I was taught… Continue reading Chicken Little, or lessons we didn’t learn from history
Read an outstanding article today on Yolo about America becoming a nation of Control Freaks. Its a scary piece that should be something from an Orwell novel, but instead has sadly become reality. We have become a nation of “not in my backyards” where we legislate against everything to the point of absolute silliness. Its… Continue reading A Nation of Control Freaks