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The Death Penalty


The great Social Media Expulsion of Political Conservatives is in full swing ahead of the mid-terms. Frankly, it’s why I do things the way that I do them now. Is it a pain in the butt and extra work? Yep. But it also shows that the whole system of algorithms and keywords that Social Media uses to determine things is little more than Harry Potter-esqe gibberish.

The Washington State Supreme Court has struck down the State’s Death Penalty law. Now… there has not been an execution in Washington since 2010. Unlike California, there are only eight people on Death row in Washington instead of hundreds. That makes sense given the population difference (CA-37.2 Million, WA- 7.4 Million). On the other hand, it also demonstrates that where a given crime is committed might be a bigger factor in the sentence being applied than simply what the crime was in the first place. 

NASA and the entire space fandom had a scare yesterday when the latest Russian rocket carrying an American Astronaut and a Russian Cosmonaut, failed in flight, leaving the craft unable to make orbit and in a ballistic arc. As the nation turns its eye to the new film “First Man” and celebrates the first flight of Apollo 7, it is a reminder that there is nothing – NOTHING – safe about going into space. In fact, all these people who think that going to Mars would be great have no clue how much being in space actually sucks…

The Feres Doctrine has prevented Military service members from suing the Government for damages since 1950. It’s time to overturn that doctrine…


Voces Praecepta Sunt Quippiam Contingatis

The 1st Amendment prevents the Government – at any level – from stifling Free Speech. You’re not going to find a group of people more passionate about free speech than broadcasters, be they Super Star Mega Syndicated hosts or your local podcaster with tens of downloads. There is always a fear that if we let our guard down that some Government agent somewhere will try to silence our voices.

But what about when private companies do it? Read the rest of this entry

Just Use The Standard Talk Show Thought Process

Everybody keeps telling me how horrible 2016 was. Celebrity deaths, violence, the cancellation of The Jim Gaffigan Show. I get it, it was a bad year.

It’s hard for me to think in those terms. In January, I couldn’t walk without horrible pain. In February I went to Seattle for my Uncle’s funeral. While there it was clear that I could hardly stand up, let lone walk for more than a minute without swelling and the most intense pain I have ever had. I say that as a man who has gone through a shattered hand, three bouts of kidney stones and an infected pilonidal cyst (trust me, do not Google that). By the end of February the pain was – up to that moment – the worst I have ever had, and had essentially crippled me. Read the rest of this entry

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