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  • Vintage Editorials

    The Final Lynchpin

    This is an original “Radio Show” column that I presented back in 2002. I created several of these while the Internet was still evolving just to see how it would work. The song says “video killed the radio star,” but in this case the original presentation was killed by advanced browsers that automatically block pop-ups. […]

    Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years On

    One hundred and sixty-eight people died in the blast including 19 children who were in a first floor daycare. Some reports indicate that 680 people were injured and, according to Wikipedia: “The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a 16-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, causing at least an estimated $652 million worth of damage.”

    Benito Albarran: Shades of Farron Barksdale And Systemic Penal Corruption

    Isn’t killing a police officer serious? Of course it is, and I’m not making excuses for Albarran. But, the very fact that we have a civilized system that includes an organized method of determining the disposition of crime, and that that system includes police officers who go about doing their job – hopefully in a civilized manner – is the same system that by definition says that even convicts are not to be killed, or allowed to commit suicide, while in prison.

    WHAT INDEPENDENCE DAY?

    THEY DID NOT DIE so that you would become a virtual prisoner in your own home, the only place you can actually be without being stalked or under surveillance, assuming you use no telecommunications.

    American Politics Elevates Slapstick To A New Plateau

    I’d like to think I’m being hard-ass, but I know I’m not. I know the FBI is deeply corrupt. I know corruption in municipalities across this nation threatens our system to the core, and it’s the FBI’s job to prosecute that corruption. The media doesn’t seem to be doing that kind of investigative reporting.

    Darren Goforth dTIRRd By Miles & Miles & Miles | Pigs Don’t Learn

    In the months since Ferguson, we have seen countless police shoot and kill unarmed (black) men, and virtually the entire country has stated that the consistent excessive use of force is not ok. And yet, the response from law enforcement has been the same old excuses. Oh sure, under enormous public pressure, they did some restructuring in Ferguson. But everywhere else from New York, to Cleveland, and even Huntsville, the law enforcement response has been totally wrong, and totally lacking in contrition.