Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Freedom of speech is for all, not just for those who complain

How is it that it is no loner socially acceptable to believe in what you want to believe in? In my latest rant I talk about freedom of speech and about how we're actually whittling away at that right with all of the protest against those who want to have the freedom to stand up for what they believe in, even if it doesn't fit the latest socially acceptable norm.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A rant that bears repeating - Vote!

I often feel like I’m preaching to the choir when I write this column, but just like the coverage we provide for the elections, which seems to attract fewer and fewer voters, especially in off-year elections, I feel like it is my civic duty to encourage folks to get to the polls. This year is an off-off year and will only see an extremely small percentage of the voters who come out during a presidential election. And since I’m a betting man of sorts, I’ve got a cup of coffee for anyone who thinks turnout will be above 25 percent in the county. Any takers? I didn’t think so. And it’s such a shame. It really is. We’re about to elect folks responsible for setting our property taxes. We’re about to elected judges who will decide the fate of our fellow man.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Final TED talk installment

I've been on a mission to create a TED talk. I doubt that I'll ever get to give it, but at least I was able to write it. This is the final piece, which I used for this week's column. My premise is that we cannot allow social media to overshadow real journalism, which, ironically created the first social media platform. Talk amongst yourselves!