Archive | March, 2012


There isn’t anything I like about Sandra Fluke or the story surrounding her. Miss Fluke attends one of the country’s most prestigious law schools.  She should know that forcing a religious organization or, for that matter, any employer with a religious conscience to provide birth control, as well as abortifacients, to their employees is a […]


By R. Neil Kline Before I begin my article, please let me tell you the following about myself: I am an animal lover. I have 2 degrees from a well-respected university in both Animal Science and Agriculture & Natural Recourses. I have worked with all sizes of animals in my life from mice to cattle. […]

Down the Drain

If you listen carefully, you’ll hear your taxes being flushed down the toilet back in Washington, D.C.  Day after day, week after week, year after year, the politicians in Washington, including our President, just can’t figure out we’re going bankrupt. They’re spending junkies. The General Accountability Office last month issued a report confirming that tens […]

Dumbest Thing of the Week

I can’t tell you how many dumb things I read every day.  The dumb stuff ranges from some new green technology that will never work, to some dumb criminal activity, to something a celebrity said. Last week I heard about a “study” from the University of Minnesota which found that listening to rock music, even […]


…then we tattoo him, then we hang him, and then we kill him.  Those are a few of the lines in the biker bar scene in Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure.  And they’re most appropriate for the guy I’m writing about. Mark Berndt, age 61, was a teacher with over 30 years experience at the […]

Stories that Put a Smile on my Face

Too often I’m reading stories that are either disturbing or infuriating.  A lot make me angry or have me scratching my head because I just don’t get it.  Well, two stories this week put a smile on my face. I first heard about Amanda Clayton, the Michigan $1 million lottery winner, on The O’Reilly Factor […]


By:  R. Neil Kline The world of intercollegiate athletics is an interesting stew to say the least. It is a mixture of money, a smattering of egocentricity, a dash of concern for the student athlete, a yet smaller dash of perceived concern for said student athlete’s actual academic progress towards a degree and then brought […]

Down the Drain

According to Senator Tom Coburn, who opposes pork barrel spending on so many levels, the Department of Agriculture  announced a nearly $50,000 federal grant to a private potato chip company in New York. “According to the proposal, this money would be used to overhaul their media strategy and raise brand awareness and consumer knowledge — essentially […]

I See Dumb People

The other day on the radio, I heard what had to be the dumbest introduction of a story I’ve heard in a very long time.  The host said, “I’m sure you’ve all lied about seeing a movie you hadn’t seen in order to appear cultured; after the break, I’ll give you the name of the […]


I’m not saying that Sarah Burge is a horrible mother like Casey Anthony who, at best, failed to contact the police for thirty days after her little girl went missing, or, at worst, murdered her child (which I believe) or Susan Smith who put her two children in the car and then allowed the car […]