'Current Affairs' Archive

Anti-nude law KOd by Fla. court

January 22nd, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Anti-nude law KOd by Fla. court

A federal judge struck down Daytona Beach's anti-nudity laws, saying they're unconstitutional. Regulations prohibiting public nudity and nudity in places that sell alcohol violate the First and 14th amendments' ...

Now Nagin

January 17th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Religion / Comments Off on Now Nagin

What a mockery New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has made of the Martin Luther King holiday. He has now joined the club of clueless politicians invoking god to bolster their ...

Getting away

January 2nd, 2006 / Current Affairs / 4 comments

By the time you read this, I'll be safely ensconced in a metal tube brimming with fossil fuels and tearing up the upper atmosphere, leaving a trail of warming CO2, ...

ABC News: Federal Investigators Probe High-Tech Explosives Theft

December 19th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on ABC News: Federal Investigators Probe High-Tech Explosives Theft

One hundred and fifty pounds of the plastic explosive compound C-4 and 250 pounds of undetectable "sheet explosives" — a flexible explosive material that can be hidden in books and ...

Is King Kong Racist?

December 15th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Is King Kong Racist?

Pinkerton writes: Any movie that features white people sailing off to the Third World to capture a giant ape and carry it back to the West for exploitation is going ...

Stanley Crouch: Pryor's flawed legacy

December 12th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Stanley Crouch: Pryor's flawed legacy

When we look at the remarkable descent this culture has made into smut, contempt, vulgarity and the pornagraphic, those of us who are not willing to drink the Kool-Aid marked ...

Choice

December 9th, 2005 / Current Affairs / 2 comments

Another of my salon letters in response to this article: Of all the circumstances that govern a families' food consumption, the most important is choice. If the fast food is ...

Privacy Follies

December 9th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Science / 10 comments

A recent article in the New York Times frets about government use of cell-tracking data. This highlights a strong paradox in the growing privacy debate: With a benign government, no ...

Marxist pilgrims from China can't wait to get to the capitalist shops

December 8th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Marxist pilgrims from China can't wait to get to the capitalist shops

Marxist pilgrims from China can't wait to get to the capitalist shops

Majority says Wal-Mart bad for America: poll

December 1st, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Majority says Wal-Mart bad for America: poll

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some 56 percent of U.S. consumers think Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is bad for America, according to a Zogby International poll released on Thursday by one of the ...

Mexico, Venezuela Sever Ties Over Spat

November 14th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Mexico, Venezuela Sever Ties Over Spat

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused Mexican leader Vicente Fox of being a "puppy" of President Bush and said: "Don't mess with me, sir." Fox shot back on Monday that "we ...

Cool mom gets 30 years

November 14th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Cool mom gets 30 years

Johnson, 41, told an investigator she got drunk with two teenage boys and had sex with them because she wanted to be a "cool mom." As part of the plea ...

Liberté, égalité, fraternité

November 6th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Liberté, égalité, fraternité

Riots in France shattered the utopian euromyth of social equality this past week. But they also highlighted the stupidity of a population that waited so long to take action that ...

California Nov 8 Special Election Guide

November 5th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on California Nov 8 Special Election Guide

PLEASE VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOV. 8!!! NO on 73 YES on 74 YES on 75 YES on 76 YES on 77 NO on 78 YES on 79 NO on 80 (Update 11.8.05-- voters seem to have given ...

Newsday.com: Student 'girlcott' protests Abercrombie t-shirts

November 4th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Newsday.com: Student 'girlcott' protests Abercrombie t-shirts

Newsday.com: Student 'girlcott' protests Abercrombie t-shirts Don't like the shirts?? Don't buy them. If someone else wants to wear them? So what? Oh, also, get a sense of humor.

School sex survey lawsuit thrown out

November 2nd, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on School sex survey lawsuit thrown out

The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the parents' claim that they have the exclusive right to tell their children about sex. ...

Chertoff: Preparedness Depends on People - Yahoo! News

November 1st, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Chertoff: Preparedness Depends on People - Yahoo! News

Chertoff: Preparedness Depends on People - Yahoo! News Now if people will only listen. I say 30 days of food and water is a minimum. If you need ...

Chavez warns of spooky US Halloween 'terrorism'

October 31st, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Chavez warns of spooky US Halloween 'terrorism'

Chavez warns of spooky US Halloween 'terrorism' Just what the world needs, a religious communist. Lighten up, Hugo!

Births to unmarried mothers set record

October 28th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Births to unmarried mothers set record

Births to unmarried mothers set record ...as the irrelevancy of traditional marriage grows...

WHOI - Eureka Teenager First Female Designated "Sexually Dangerous"

October 27th, 2005 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on WHOI - Eureka Teenager First Female Designated "Sexually Dangerous"

WHOI - Eureka Teenager First Female Designated "Sexually Dangerous"

Hillary the war hawk???

October 19th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Hillary the war hawk???

Posted without comment.

World Safer = More Worry

October 19th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on World Safer = More Worry

The News Telegraph is reporting that the world is safer than ever, but some people are never satisfied. It's a well known fact, and is discussed extensively in Pinker's ...

Learn the Lesson

September 21st, 2005 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / Comments Off on Learn the Lesson

Epic storm Rita has not even played out, and already observers are predicting an even worse impact on oil production than little sister Katrina. We can only hope the good people of Texas will be spared a cataclysm this time. Whatever happens, cities and oil rigs are already preparing for the worst. Alert emergency teams are out in force, and we will probably escape the level of human tragedy and ineptitude seen earlier this month. But we should take a pause and realize that we have set ourselves up for these unfolding disasters:

How badly America needs him now!

September 19th, 2005 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on How badly America needs him now!

Words of wisdom. 'Nuff said.