As I write this, the Republican National Convention is in full swing after only a day’s delay from Isaac, who realized that Tampa was full of Republicans, said “screw that” and sidled on down the coast. I’ll bet you’re thinking that Isaac changed directions due to winds in the upper atmosphere. Well, you’re wrong, at…
By Rachel Birdsell “There ought to be a room in every house to swear in. It’s dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that.” — Mark Twain Prague High School in Oklahoma is refusing to give graduating senior, Kaitlin Nootbaar, her diploma until she writes an apology to the school for using the word…
By Rachel Birdsell Remember when the Dixie Chicks’ lead singer, Natalie Maine, told a London audience, “We’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas”? Remember how Republicans across the country lost their collective minds about it? Radio stations refused to play their music. Right-wing pundits on Fox News ripped them new ones….
Your governor is cutting funding from public schools and is funneling it into private schools that … use textbooks that state, “If a scientific theory contradicts the Bible, then the theory is wrong and must be discarded.”
I just finished watching a Web ad put out by arewesafer.com. In it, a not so accomplished actress who we’ll call Betty, talks about how we Americans are probably still scared of a possible terrorist attack whenever we go to a concert or ballgame.
I’m not sure how many of you are aware of The American Family Association, but I think it’s time you get acquainted.
Is it just me, or does this election year have newspapers and online news sites even more saturated with election news than normal?
Have you noticed the never-ending parade of people who are boycotting a company because of its support for gay rights?
There probably aren’t many of you who’ve heard of Representative Krayton Kerns. It’s completely understandable if you haven’t, because he’s not an Arkansas representative.
At 43, I’m at a stage in my life where I have the first half of my life over with and the last half to look forward to — at least I hope I’ll have a second half.