Regarding the question of how and why Michael Brown was shot down by a police officer this August in Ferguson, Missouri: It doesn’t add up the way police say it adds up: Michael Brown could not have been only 35 feet away from the officer who shot him. It had to be more like 148 feet. […]
I did not know what to think about President Obama’s new executive order on immigration. Most of my mainstream news comes from NPR, and sadly most of what they talk about is the Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Since 50.01% of what goes on on Capitol Hill is straight-out lies from teabaggers, I wasn’t getting much actual information. […]
It’s amazing the things you find when you poke around the law library on a cold, rainy Saturday in November. I was looking for case law and other authority on the issue of “innocent until proven guilty” and found this part of the US Constitution that hardly anybody knows about! No person shall state an […]
Today’s Morning Edition on NPR featured an interview by Arun Rath with teabagger Tom Cole (OK-4). It’s a great example of the thing I hear again and again on NPR: lots of softball questions, casual acceptance of whatever nonsense “both sides” say, lack of followup, and a complete failure to get at actual facts. Here […]
The scene at tonight’s Slow Roll. McDonald’s at Memphis and West 57th.
I went to Chicago (it’s a Grinnell thing, you wouldn’t understand) the last week in September. This is what the Greyhound station looked like when I was waiting to head back. You’d think there would be a clock. Why is there no clock? Nope. No clock visible from the spot where you charge things. Huh. […]
Dammit. Dammit. I got tapped the other day by my best friend and favorite person in the world, Dr. Katherine H. Clark, to do that “ice bucket challenge” thing. I was dreading that, and I really hate to say no to Dr. Here are a few things about it: Bluntly, even though I know a bit […]
Last night I went (again) on this semi-regular cycling event called The Slow Roll. As usual, Sam the organizer picked a spot, put out a Facebook event, and announced that the gathering starts at 6:00 and the actual ride starts at 6:30. Also as usual, nobody’s wheels moved until about 7:00. Now I would start […]