Earth Day 2015

Of course, we all want a clean planet.  We all should do our small part in helping the environment but for those of you who weren’t yet born in 1970 when the first Earth Day was celebrated, here are some of the catastrophic predictions that were made: “Most of the people who are going to […]

IN OTHER WORDS, SHUT UP!

That’s the phrase we hear when people want the conversation to end, when they lack empathy to understand your feelings, and when they don’t want to hear anything more from you, but don’t have the guts to just say, “shut up.” It’s a way of dismissing you out of hand and shutting down the discussion […]

WHO NEEDS ENEMIES WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE?

When I read last week that there were over 20 House and Senate Democrats that planned to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress this morning, I was furious. Today, I read that the numbers had increased to 50. Those members of Congress are paid to do a job by “we, the people” […]

WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE?

What’s it going to take for the world to come together and rid the planet of these masked cowards known as ISIL? How many more people have to be beheaded? Set on fire? Crucified? How many more girls have to be captured, raped and forced to marry these savages? How many more boys have to […]

Bruce Jenner Gender Change Captures US Attention – Really???

The other day when I turned on my computer and loaded my Yahoo page, it read, in bold letters: “Bruce Jenner Gender Change Captures US Attention.” Capture (v.) 1. to take captive; seize or catch by force or craft. 2. to win possession or control of, as in a contest. 3. to succeed in preserving […]

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

                By R. Neil Kline Today is Super Bowl XLIX and I will watch the game in the comfort of my living room as will billions around the world. I will have seen 48 on TV and have had the privilege of attending one Super Bowl in person. […]

SUPER BOWL MANIA – I JUST DON’T GET IT

Don’t hate me but I really don’t get the mania that surrounds the Super Bowl. Yes, I get the money aspect. I know there’s plenty of money thrown around in Vegas; I know the cost of 30 second commercials during the Super Bowl. Even in Seattle, our driver got hundred dollar tips last year at […]

US TO FRANCE: “YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND”

Really? I was horrified and perplexed when I saw the video of James Taylor singing “You’ve Got a Friend” recently. Instead of sending a high-ranking official to the Paris March earlier this month condemning the Islamist jihadists’ attack on and murder of employees at Charlie Hebdo, John Kerry schleps aging James Taylor over to Paris […]

SEXISM OF WOMEN WAITING TO USE A PUBLIC TOILET? YOU’RE KIDDIN’, RIGHT?

  When I heard about Soraya Chemaly’s article, recently published in Time magazine, entitled “The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines,” I really thought it was a joke. Nope. She’s absolutely serious. She believes long lines for women’s restrooms are the result of a history that favors men’s bodies. This is laughable. […]

HACKERS AND HARPIES AND MAGGOTS, OH MY!

Notice how I put hackers before harpies and maggots. That’s because I think hackers are the worst and should all be executed or at least have their fingers broken. Ok, ok, I know that sounds a bit extreme but I am royally p.o.’d! I’m a “mom and pop operation” minus the “pop.” I’m not a […]