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Stop With All Your Ish … tar

I know that people get so excited when something seems to agree with their narrow view that they neglect to check the facts. It’s why, and how, the Tea Party thrives. That being said, atheists and rationalists are allegedly the people who live on facts and facts alone. I used to count myself among their number until I realized that if I was the most evolved creature in the universe then the universe was fucked. Therefore, while I subscribe to no particular religion, I do believe in God. I also…

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Feliz de San Patricios (again)

Back on March 17, 2011 I posted an often overlooked aspect of St. Patrick’s day. For example, every red headed Latin person you meet is part Irish. There is no exception to that rule. Why that is so is the subject I wrote about then. Grab a cuppa and prepare to enjoy a bit of history you probably never heard about. ****************** The little, poorly made, nameplate on my desk says World News Center. Since that is so, I feel it is my duty to look beyond the musty confines of…

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Helping & Not Helping

Have you or a loved succumbed to polio lately? Been exposed to a town riddled with small pox? Have you ever seen someone decimated by Rubella? The odds are staggeringly in favor of the answer being no to all of those. The reason behind each and every negative answer is science. At one time or another scientists tested, retested, and then vetted the results through peer reviewed research. Once that was done, and patients were living as opposed to not, then the public was invited to join in. When there…

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Reboot in Your Butt

I have a friend who’s been battling some mental health issues. A while back her husband took her to ao doctor and, after careful tests and questioning, it was decided she should take a light regimen of narcotics to see if they could even out her moods. And that was a core issue. Her kids were becoming afraid of her and conversations like this would occur daily. “Honey, do you want milk with your cereal?” “MIIIIILLLLLLLK! What the actual fuck is wrong with you? Why do I have to make…

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