Archive for the ‘Vices’ Category

Vote YES on Oregon Ballot Measure 74

In 1998, Oregon became one of a growing number of states to permit medical patients who could benefit from using marijuana to relieve their symptoms to do so.  Some people agree that these patients should be able to use the substance if it is beneficial to them.  Others still think that marijuana should not be […]

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I Might be the Next Accused

I have been giving a lot of thought about my last two blog entries:  One being the story of a state that wants to put GPS tracking in my vehicle in the interest of taxing me bu how far I drive and where, and the other the story of an overzealous police department that questions […]

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Presumed Guilty on 82nd Avenue

According to a recent news story in the Oregonian, a 36-year-old PCC writing instructor, Ann Marie Selby, was detained by police for suspicion of prostitution.  She has claimed that she was on the street, well known as a place to pick up a street walker, because she was catching a bus.  She was booked by […]

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Short Observation on Palin’s Daughter

Just wanted to make a short observation or two about the situation around Bristol Palin, the pregnant daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The first is simply that I am wondering why it should make any difference at all to me as to whether Governor Palin’s family contains a pregnant daughter or any other […]

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Being Realistic About Pot

I just had a case of “What he said.” I was thumbing through articles on the Internet and ran into a recent piece by Jerry Large, a Seattle Times columnist.  I think he summed up so well just what I was thinking all along. I am not a real fan of marijuana.  Sure, I tried […]

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Getting our Kids Hooked on Pot

Let’s start the week out with an issue that is not particularly Earth-shattering: An article from The Olympian this weekend reveals that a bus driver and some riders of Intercity Transit in Olympia are complaining about an advertisement on the bus that features a picture of a marijuana leaf.  The advertisement is for an event […]

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Oso Woman Fatally Shot By Hunter

In the heart of Cascadia, it is apparently open hunting season on human hikers. Articles here and here and elsewhere tell us the story of a woman hiking with a friend in one of our National Forests, minding her own business and enjoying herself.   When she stopped on the trail to put something in her […]

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The Horror of Janet Jackson’s Nipple

Today’s news included a story that the US Court of Appeals overturned an FCC ruling that had fined CBS television stations over half a million dollars for broadcasting indecency.  What horrible indecency could we be talking about?  Well, that would be the indecency where CBS broadcast (accidentally or not) a picture of a woman’s nipple.  […]

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Le Tour de France

It’s my blog, so sometimes I get to mention things that interest me. Readers of this blog have likely detected that I enjoy watching Hockey over any major sport.  And I will reveal here that I enjoy a good Soccer game much more than either American Football or Basketball.  The latter two sports really rather […]

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The Downfall of Society

As I write this, the biggest national news we have seen in the last couple of days has been the revelation that New York governor Eliot Spitzer has hired a number of prostitutes over the last year. Federal agents discovered this transgression in the law while on another investigation, an investigation where the US government […]

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