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Cold remedies of old

I have a cold.

I’m sniffling and sneezing and feverish and just generally yucky, and thus am making people miserable around me.

Like you. You’re probably wondering why I’m even telling you this and not suffering in silence? It’s simple.

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Headed toward ‘Land of Free, Home of the Stoned’?

I think I see where this is headed.

This week we learn the U.S. Department of Justice — that bastion of selective enforcement under Eric Holder — is signaling it wants to clear the federal prison system of “non-violent” drug offenders (never mind that most have pleaded down from serious crimes). Kinda like it’s clearing the penal system of ICE inmates who have committed crimes. Read More »

The ‘pinky promise’ gives it true gravity

“I want a clean fight,” the referee told the boxers. “No head butting; no hitting below the belt. When the bell to end the round rings, I want both of you to go straight to your corners. Is that understood?”

The boxers nod.

“All right. Then let’s pinky promise and have a good fight.” Read More »

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