“Dilbert” banned from comics aggregator

The Dilbert comic strip by Scott Adams has been banned from the comics aggregator. I will not in any way support or involve myself with someone who writes stuff like this. If you don’t see why it’s so bad, please read this commentary. If you still don’t get it, please go elsewhere for your comics. Thanks.… Read More »

Lying about lying with statistics

“Most people lie a lot—roughly two to three times during a ten-minute conversation, studies show.” If you find that claim hard to believe, your bullshit detector is in good working order!

Annissa Essaibi-George property-tax cover-up raises doubts about suitability for office

Dear Ms. Essaibi-George, Before today, my wife and I were unreservedly looking forward to voting for you in the upcoming election. Now, however, we’re no longer sure you’re the kind of person Boston’s City Council needs to fairly and effectively represent its residents. We’re worried that you’re just another hypocritical politician who places your own… Read More »

Citizens Bank: the bad house-guest who won’t leave

[address elided] August 23, 2015 Citizens Bank Consumer Loan Servicing RJW 218 P.O. Box 42002 Providence, RI 02940-2002 To whom it may concern: My wife and I paid off our Citizens Bank HELOC around August 2011. You never sent us the original note stamped PAID. You never sent us a discharge notice. You never recorded… Read More »

The GOP does not have a monopoly on sexist political discourse

Author David Gerrold, who tends to attract a mostly left-leaning following, posted this link recently on his Facebook wall:       Here are some of the comments that were posted within a few minutes: “Nice cleavage…did she say something?” (In response to “Geez, what an airhead…”) “Look at the picture again, I don’t think… Read More »

Notes from a trip to Mohican State Park, Perrysville, Ohio

My wife and I recently vacationed at Mohican State Park in Perrysville, Ohio. we stayed at the Lodge, which I recommend, and spent our time walking, hiking, and exploring the area. I enjoyed getting to see the Pleasant Hill Dam close up. We saw eagles (including juvenile bald eagles), hawks, vultures, woodchucks, deer, prairie-dogs, dragonflies,… Read More »