Apple and the FBI

At first it’s easy to be on the FBI’s side and say, “Hell yes, I want to catch terrorists. Let’s catch ‘em and kill ‘em all! ‘Merica!” When you step back and take a long look at the FBI’s request to have Apple hack it’s encryption it’s easy to see the situation for what it is; an attempt that either intentionally or unintentionally erodes our privacy and ultimately our safety. Continue reading

Legislating Erections

Kentucky House Bill 396 is aimed at controlling male genitalia. State Representative Mary Lou Marzian (D) introduced the bill last week in response to the “informed consent” bill that passed the week before requiring women to wait twenty-four hours before having an abortion. Marzian, a registered nurse, figured what is good for the goose is good for the gander. If the legislature can insert itself between a woman’s legs then why not a man’s? Continue reading

Senators: Do Your Job

Senate FloorIt’s easy to point fingers at Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the rest of the Republican Party for not wanting to the do their job as it relates to replacing Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. The Republicans didn’t write the playbook on this; they’re following Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) lead when he stated in 2007 that Democrats shouldn’t confirm any George W. Bush Supreme Court nominees through the end of his Presidency. Continue reading

About a New Stadium for the Chargers in San Diego

QualcomI moved to San Diego in June 2015 from Raleigh, NC and I’m still licking my wounds after the Broncos embarrassed the Panthers in Super Bowl “L”. That doesn’t mean I haven’t tried to connect with the San Diego NFL product.

Being a new citizen of San Diego I want to support the local teams. I quickly adopted the Gulls, who I watched numerous times in Norfolk when they were the Admirals. I hadn’t cheered for a specific baseball team in 15-20 years. It was easy to adopt the Padres in spite of their lack of winning because going to Petco is a fun, relatively inexpensive, way to spend a day. The Chargers have been a harder sell in the adopting all things San Diegan. Continue reading