Tag Archive: rights

Oct 04

Sandboxes, Sharing, and Socialism

“There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view I hold dear.” ― Daniel C. Dennett I try to keep my political ramblings and my parental ruminations as separate as possible. However, there are occasions when the two …

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Dec 14

Dean Gray Tuesday…er…Wednesday

I didn’t get around to posting this yesterday, so I’ll tell folks about it now. Actually, I’ll let BoingBoing explain. Today is Dean Gray Tuesday, a net-wide day of protest over Warner Brothers attempt to censor a stupendous noncommercial mashup album called American Edit that remixes Green Day’s album American Idiot. For today, websites across …

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Aug 16

Virtual Red Light District

[Note to search engine visitors: This post is by far the most visited on my blog thanks to hundreds of people searching for “red light district” and similar phrases. I’m very curious to know what you folks are looking for. Porn? An article on Amersterdam’s red light district? Something else? Please take a moment and …

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Jul 24

Innocent Man Executed?

Shoot first and ask questions later is bad police policy. Just ask the Brits. Obviously, Jean de Menezes handled the situation poorly and brought unnecessary trouble upon himself. However, that hardly justifies two cops holding him down while a third puts five bullets in his head. This isn’t a case of an innocent suspect being …

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Jul 22

Keeping an Eye on Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Government

Readers in my state and/or city might find these interesting: Open Pittsburgh The current crisis in Pittsburgh didn’t happen overnight. It’s from more than a decade of bad policy and mismanagement by both the Mayor and City Council. As a result, City residents must now suffer and pay for something which was largely perpetrated behind …

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