Last week the headlines asked a question, and no one has really provided an answer. the question was “Is Kevyn Orr living too large in Detroit?” Local news reported that along with the six figure salaries for himself as Emergency Manager, his assistant and the
Especially when they know they're being used as a guinea pig against their own best interests. Guinea Pigs used in research never end up living happier, healthier lives either. The scientists and financial backers slap each other on the back and tell each other, “Oh
We've all heard the complaints about teachers: They're lazy, they get the whole summer off. What do they even do all day with those kids? It's not like they actually produce anything. Once they get tenure it's impossible to get rid of them no matter
It seems that Ed Snowden has guaranteed that he will not be silenced – or, rather, that the information he gathered on the NSA's (constitutionally-questionable) spying activities will not be buried. No matter what happens to him, the info will be made public. Let's check
Just in case there are any F**king Idiots left out there after OPOL's AWESOME DAMN DIARY, I'm going to link you to an interview – conducted just this past Monday, June 10, 2013 – with some guy you've probably never heard of. But he's important.
I used to laugh at the jokes, “In Soviet Russia, Radio Listens To You!” and “In Soviet Russia, TV Watches You!” Today, I'm not laughing so much any more. In fact, I'm horrified. I have one question to ask, though. Who did I campaign for?
I read a very interesting piece about the protests which have been sweeping across the major cities of Turkey. It seems that if you hold a people down with a heavy authoritative fist, they will eventually rise up and strike back. In this case, the
The diaries don't get much shorter than this. Right now on the Recommended List is THIS DIARY by Animal Nuz titled, “FBI Has Sworn Testimony & Documents Alleging Bachmann Approved Illegal Secret Payments”. I see significant legal trouble in this woman's future. The companion quote
This is going to be a short diary. I'm going to link you to the story in the Chicago Tribune after the Kospaghetti. While this certainly sounds like a mass shooting (and the results are exactly the same) all of these shootings happened in less
Not many of us are old enough to remember the comic strip Li'l Abner, the dim witted hillbilly from Dogpatch. There was a cave called the “skonk works” where the still that created Kickapoo Joy Juice hid from the law and anyone trying to steal
People die. Every single day. Western tradition dictates that the dead be buried. It's a cultural thing that has been practiced by various civilizations for thousands of years. Other cultures have had or have developed their own, different ways of dealing with the dead –
Wait – WHAT??? This is being reported by the folks at Salon.com, so I'm pretty confident that this is indeed true. Eden Foods, which bills itself as being “the oldest natural and organic food company in North America” has filed suit to exempt itself from
“We, as citizens and human beings, have a moral duty to refuse to participate in this cynical game.”
You can't help but to admire a young man who stands solidly upon moral principle and refuses to capitulate – despite facing a jail sentence for his beliefs. His EIGHTH such jail sentence for refusing to knuckle under to the will of the state. Let's
Years after President Obama promised to close that hell hole, the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have begun a hunger strike, and it seems that it didn't start just recently. Some have lost “30 pounds or more” according to one lawyer who represents 15 of
I'm not going to use the soap box. I'm just going to provide the link to the news story that I read and you folks can take it from there. It's under the squiggle.
Do you remember UNICEF? Perhaps you remember the “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” program that raised millions of dollars for that organization. They're still around and they're still helping children! Here's a very brief summary of what UNICEF is and what they do: UNICEF was
Amy Goodman. She's quite an American. Amy Goodman is “the co-founder, executive producer and host of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 900 public broadcast stations in North America.” This from one of the many bios about her.
Okay, while it isn't actually REAL poop (well mostly it's not real poop) – you don't want this in there. I'm not going to address the allowable level of rodent feces in hot dogs here. I'm not even going to extoll the dubious virtues of
The NRA waited one entire week before issuing a statement about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre that left 26 people dead. When they did break silence, they once again broke a nation's heart. The murmurs of disbelief coming from the press were audible as Wayne LaPierre
Remember Scott Olsen? He is the Iraq War vet who stood between Occupy Oakland protesters and the Oakland PD in an effort to show solidarity with the Occupy Movement and help keep the two groups apart. A member of the OPD fired a “beanbag” round