Tweet In today’s Britain, when something bad happens, all people of good will are trained to stand by. They watch and hope that the omnipresent CCTV will alert the authorities that someone needs help. Indeed, they’re so well-trained that, sometimes, even the authorities stand aside in order to take a break or follow department rules. [...]
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Tweet A quick, and personal, history of San Francisco’s decline from the 1960s to the present I was born and grew up in San Francisco. My very earliest memories of the City just predate the advent of the hippies. At that time, the City was a solid amalgam of working class people, middle class people, [...]
Tweet At first, when I watched White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, I thought he was a buffoon. I then began to think that his gibberish was a rather clever approach to hiding unpalatable news. I’ve now realized that Gibbs is, above all, the perfect symbol of the Nanny State: he believes that he and [...]
Tweet England has become the ultimate Nanny state, and it’s a reminder of what’s to come if the Democrats get total control over American government. The latest insane Nanny state story out of Britain is from a public pool that is refusing to allow a man to wear his goggles: He’s been swimming all around [...]
Tweet Life isn’t always fair, but San Francisco is bound and determined to make it so. Apparently, they’re now hoping to have television police — yup, police to make sure that television sets in public places (including private businesses open to the public), have to be configured with close-captioning. Close-captioning is a nice thing for [...]
Tweet (This is the first in what I hope will be a series of very civil essays examining marriage. Suek got me started with this idea based on a comment she wrote saying that, well, we need to figure out what marriage is all about. Planned future essays will involve separating the religious aspect of [...]
Tweet The sign at the baseball game said “Mike’s Lemonade $7.00.” So, when Christopher Ratt asked his 7 year old son what drink he’d like, and the boy said Lemonade, Ratt ponied up the money. It was only later in the game that a security guard noticed the bottle in the boy’s hand and asked [...]