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Category Archive for 'Just Plain Crazy'

He snapped

This happened in my neighborhood. I heard through neighbors that the kid was bi-racial, and his mother was embarrassed about it. So she wouldn’t let him out of his room. Very sad, even more maddening that the neighbors kept calling the cops and city agencies and nothing was done. Do I think this kid should […]

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Reefer madness

So the logical question, seems to me, is: Why is the U.S. government so heavily invested in criminalizing marijuana? In a  report issued by a U.S. government-funded research group tasked with studying drug abuse and addiction, researchers are admitting that marijuana is useful in killing off specific types of brain tumors. The report — coming […]

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We don’t yet know the story behind this, but I’m glad I don’t live near it: LOWER MORELAND, Pa. (WPVI) — Police are investigating a grisly discovery at a home in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County where the bodies of a husband and wife were found Tuesday afternoon. It was around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday when […]

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A prominent San Francisco cathedral is removing a water system that served as a deterrent to homeless people as they slept after a local television station reported about the system Wednesday. St. Mary’s Cathedral, the main church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, installed a mechanism two years ago that drips water from a hole […]

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Now, that’s how to apply your skill set! He was supposed to prevent sexual assaults in the Army. Instead, he pimped out cash-strapped soldiers at Fort Hood to make some extra money — all to his wife’s knowledge, according to a report. Gregory McQueen, a former sexual assault prevention officer, made headlines when he was […]

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Video: U. of Oklahoma's @sae1856 frat singing "there'll never be a nigger at SAE" to applause, cheers on a bus: https://t.co/LoOtXnI1Et — randy r. potts (@thephatic) March 9, 2015 Isn’t that nice. I may be painting with a broad brush here, but I’d have felt like a failure if either of my kids had ever […]

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You’ve seen them all. Paul Waldman from the Prospect explains the routine. I’ve been saying for years: Give Democrats the fucking benefit of the doubt! Don’t assume the worst, don’t assess it by your “feelings.” Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, the screaming scandal turns out to be a “never mind.” I do think one […]

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A lot of the junkies in my neighborhood are people who got hooked on oxycontin after an injury. Pain is a big motivator — people will do almost anything to make it stop: For decades, the World Health Organization has designated pain treatment as afundamental human right. Nonetheless, about 75 percent of the global population […]

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This story is still crazy: The Maryland parents investigated for letting their young children walk home by themselves from a park were found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over questions of parenting and children’s safety. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv hoped the nationally debated […]

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Bill Moyers. You should go read the rest: The free market doesn’t live up to its billing because of several contradictions between what libertarians contend and the way the real world actually works. Fundamentally, the free-market model assumes away inconvenient facts. Libertarians presume no disparities of information between buyer and seller, no serious externalities, no public […]

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