Remember Hank Williams, Jr.?  Well, if you’ve ever watched a football game on Monday night, you probably should, since this used to precede every game.  (Don’t ask me about the military stuff, because that’s new to me.)  Then, last year, Hank Jr. said some things he probably shouldn’t have – stuff about Obama somehow, potentially, being a […]

Oh, great.  Here we go again: It didn’t take long for the Internet to start buzzing with conspiracy theories after the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was purchasing 174,000 hollow-point bullets. Why is the agency that provides benefits to retirees, disabled workers, widows and children stockpiling ammunition? Whom are they going to […]

Despite the fact that President Obama admitted to smoking marijuana as a high schooler, he has made it clear that the government has no plans to legalize it.  Not everyone is groovy with that, but even if he wasn’t dealing with a do-nothing Congress, legalizing pot would most definitely not be easy. Still, a lot […]

The Republican National Convention really got underway last night in Tampa, Florida.  Apart from some roll call votes – and some very disappointed Ron Paul supporters – you had some speeches, including one from Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann. Most of that speech was attack-free, except for a quick reference to “this attack on Mitt Romney’s […]

If you grew up in the 1990s, like me, you probably watched “Bill Nye the Science Guy” as a kid.  Not only did it have one of the catchiest ’90s theme songs this side of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” it was a really kid-friendly way to explore the world and learn about science.  (To think, […]

It’s safe to say the Republican National Convention in Tampa isn’t going the way the party planned it – and it hasn’t even started yet.  Only a week beforehand, the party had to contend with Rep. Todd Akin’s unfortunate comments on abortion, particularly untimely because it came as the party was discussing the abortion issue […]

Earlier this week, Tom Head, a judge in Lubbock, Texas, went on a local TV station to talk about a proposed hike in property taxes.  Head supported it, claiming that the money is needed to prepare for various contingencies.  That in and of itself is hardly newsworthy.  What makes it newsworthy is the “threat” Head […]