Another Mitt Romney Flip-Flop

Gail Collins had a good piece i the NY Times the other day, titled The Bad News is Good News about another Romney flip-flop.  Last week Romney said: “The idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman, husband and wife, I’m not going there.” Except […]

Santorum makes me want to throw up

So I’m reading the headlines this afternoon, and I see where Santorum is now saying that JFK’s speech (I’m quoting from the WSJ story) “makes me throw up”. For the record, Santorum is referring to a speech JFK made on Sept 12, 1960. Just what did JFK say that made Santorum puke? Here it is: […]

What do great investors say?

I listen to the Dave Ramsey show everyday – well, as much of it as I can while driving home from work.  Dave is a smart, common sense guy, and he says a ton of stuff that I agree with wholeheartedly.  You will not go wrong if you follow his advice, and I strongly urge […]

Why is Darwin still controversial?

I’m just sitting here, minding my own business, peacefully surfing through the local news tonight, when I see this story in the Knoxville News Sentinel.  It’s titled “Knox schools say they don’t teach human evolution, but how the process relates to all life”. The story starts out with this: “We have the purpose of preventing […]

Faith or science?

Stories like this one in the Knoxville News Sentinel today are popular tear jerker’s – kind of like any film with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts – but they make no sense. The story I referenced is headlined “A family’s faith helps them find the best gift of all” and it’s replete with statements like […]

Shooting Warrants

In case anyone is interested, here’s a link to the search warrant for David Adkisson’s home.  It’s linked from WBIR’s site, as the Knoxville News Sentinel is once again way behind the other local media in publishing up to date information. Warrant #1 Warrant #2 I also have copies of the warrants stored locally in […]

Knoxville Church Shooting Coverage

The Knoxville News Sentinel deleted a lot of comments on its’ story during the day Sunday.  I left a few comments regarding deleting the comments and their coverage of the story in general.  Guess what – my comments were deleted….  Here’s what they posted as a reason this morning: Posted by KNSemily on July 28, […]

Thanks George!

George Carlin died yesterday.  I for one will miss him.  From providing cutting social commentary, to setting legal precedents, to forcing people to question things they were taught as children – George enlightened millions. I find it curious that the news stories about George Carlin (that I read) all – without exception – talked about the Supreme […]

Holy Crap!

I can’t believe that just a few months after letting one kid die, these religious nutcases have let another child die.  I’m not kidding – it’s the same group!  After I disagreed with what the state did in Texas (the state couldn’t prove a damn thing and had no reason for taking the kids away […]

Better late than never – part 2

As I said before, Texas had no right (and violated several amendments in the Bill of Rights) ro take children from their parents who are members of the FLDS.  At last they are being returned to their homes. CNN says a Texas judge issued an order Monday allowing parents of hundreds of children seized from a polygamist […]