Tolerance vs. Approval.

The speech police win again. Some San Francisco player was prodded by a DJ, and told him that gays were not welcome in his locker room. Not by him, anyway. This, of course, is "hate" speech. Is it? It's not very nice speech. It's insensitive. But is...

General thoughts and Observations.

Just some general thoughts on stuff.   If America can spend its way into prosperity, why can't Madonna sleep her way back to virginity?   I see Sarah Palin has left Fox News. I can recall no one who has been slimed like this woman. I have...

Is College Overrated?

Einstein once tried for a position as a high school (or whatever they called high school in Europe, back in the day) physics teacher. He didn't make it as one of the final three to be interviewed for the job. Ouch! Was he the smartest scientist of the...

Poverty and my iPad.

I don't need an iPad. My life can go on just fine without an iPad. I can get by without an iPad.   I ordered an iPad.   It arrived yesterday, and like all self respecting guys, I've been playing with it ever since. The only reason I'm...

Representative Fudge has a Grudge.

Get a load of what Representative Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, had to say in reference to Republicans who want to cut food stamps by $16.5 billion over TEN YEARS:     (Republican members of the committee) "......

Lance Armstrong: Former Hero, Total Zero.

I see Lance Armstrong has come clean about his performance enhancing drug use.  Told Oprah.  Am I the only one that finds this annoying?  I hope not.  For years Armstrong has told the world that those who said he cheated were liars.  Now, after the...

Who Turned the Lights Off?

I'm not sure how interesting this post will be for anyone except myself, but I just feel like writing about it, because it's a bit unusual for Vegas, and my experience living here. Anyway, last Friday around six in the evening, I'm trying to fix a...

Lucky Thirteen Years Sober.

I can recall, about forty years ago, coming to Las Vegas on vacation. On the cab ride from the airport to the hotel, I saw a billboard that read: "Drinking? Want to Stop?" It was an ad for some rehab hospital. I remember thinking something about the...

Executive Disorder.

"The president is going to act. There are executive orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and the rest of the cabinet members as well...

Vegas Sports Betting.

There aren't many things I know for sure, but one of them is: People think they can pick winners. Even the most casual sports fan will have an opinion of the "big game," which might be a local high school contest, or the Super Bowl. Now, tonight is...

Killing the Economy with "Kindness."

There was a time, many years ago, when I needed to improve my lot in life. I had left a former job, and found myself working as a lowly "proposition" player. It was the lowest job on the poker rung. I came to work each day, and played in the games I...