Mormons continue to knock women and gays.

From the Salt Lake Tribune headlines: Leaders say Mormons cannot condone same-sex marriage.   While I realize that Elder Dallin H. Oaks was speaking to the ‘faithful,’ while issuing the official talking points, and marching orders, the tone – especially as heard by those outside ‘the faith’ – was truly dreadful.  Can’t condone?  What kind…

Modern serfdom in America

. The rich, in America, are flirting with revolution, among the rank and file members of this, The Totally Screwed Generation. They need to look at the whole situation a bit more realistically. They either need to work to restore a healthy and robust middle class economy – the one they are primarily responsible for…

Jack Garmond

Jack Germond, 1928 – 2013 RIP

Jack W. Germond, syndicated columnist and political pundit – best remembered, by me, as the acerbic liberal voice on the conservative TV show, The McLaughlin Group – has died.  He was 85. I still smile when I remember the particular rejoinder Jack deigned to offer one of the other panelists, on one particular show, when…

E.R. Nurse

A little FYI on the bio-mechanics of drowning

  Maybe it’s due the ability that most of us have – to hold our breath for extended periods of time – that also causes most of us to imagine death by drowning to be less than sudden.  Providing a much larger, imaginary grace period, for saving a drowning victim’s life. Kind of like feeling…