Archive for August, 2010

Islamophobia on Main Street

Friday, August 27th, 2010

“Consider this a checkpoint!” – Oh, it’s a checkpoint all right: the point where we get handed the check.

Original story: online.wsj.com | Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

How much does this murder attempt differ from the actions of a flight attendant who easily could have been shooting off a gun rather than his mouth? Oh wait a second, you mean little Mikey Enright the Cabbie Stabber doesn’t deserve a reality show? (more…)

RoboScarab, the Little Grave-Robber that Could

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Egyptian Pyramid Spelunked, Silly ‘ol Mystery Debunked: Welcome to another case of, just ‘cause we can, doesn’t mean we should.

Original story: news.cnet.com | Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Not unlike the Large Hadron Collider and the hunt for the God Particle, (short for “goddamn particle” because of the difficulty in proving its existence), isn’t elbowing our way into a pyramid the very essence of disenchanting? (more…)

Bitch Shouldn’t Have Made So Much Money!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

If it’s easy to label, it’s easy to excuse

Original story: npr.org | Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Christin Munsch, a sociology PhD candidate at Cornell University, recently went before the American Sociological Association in Atlanta to explain the findings of her six-year study of married and cohabitating (straight) couples: that a woman making more money than her man can threaten (more…)

The Ambulance Chaser of Empathy

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Self-centered JetBlue crybaby Steven Slater is an embarrassment to us all

Original stories: The Wall Street JournalMoney.CNN

What has Steven Slater done that he deserves to be congratulated? He’s not a hero, and he’s not brave. (more…)

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

What if PFC Bradley Manning one day declares, “I did it to get famous?”


Original story: The Christian Science Monitor | Monday, August 2, 2010

It seems like damn near every month we’re forced to endure a new personality that ascends the national escalator to become a media focus. (more…)