Category Archives: essays, editorials, fisks, and rants

Troubling Remarks from Locals

My brother has posted quite a collection of troubling comments from discussions on the Fresno Bee Opinion Talk blog. Here are some excerpts from his excerpts:

If you promote homosexuality and are in favor of abortion won’t you render society to extinction. Now that’s regressive. You’ll have to count on the social conservatives to further civilization […]

The Trouble with Enforcement

Fresno criminal defense lawyer Rick Horowitz wrote earlier this week on his blog about some of the disturbing but common abuses of authority committed by police officers. He lays a large part of the blame at the feet of judges, who too often defer to the police in their decisions. Here is an excerpt:
In one […]

WTF Wednesday?!: “Music hath a far more pleasing sound…”

Every once in a while, out of the blue, one of my senses goes on overdrive.  I don’t know if it’s PMS, or if it’s just life weighing on me, or if I’m just “in a mood,” but today my sense of hearing is out of control.  I don’t mean I have super hearing, or […]

The Partisans are All Wet

First there was some yahoo on the Right telling people to pray that Barack Obama’s outdoor nomination acceptance speech would be rained out. Not to be outdone, and maintaining the balance of lunacy in the universe, the Left has its own yahoo saying that hurricane Gustav is proof of God’s existence because it will likely disrupt the […]

They Finally Convinced Me

I have Comcast cable internet. When it works, the speed of the connection is great. But there are just too many times when it doesn’t work. Moreover, Comcast has some of the worst customer service I have ever experienced—on the phone, in person, via the web.
But now, with internet usage on the rise, instead of […]