Something Sinister Is Going On. I Just Know It!

Disclaimer:  This post appeared in a slightly different form on Facebook yesterday. Dave Hill’s weekly radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, airs on Jersey City station WFMU Mondays at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.  It has a running time of three hours, so if you’re in the Eastern U.S. and it’s a work night, uh, move to California. Two nights ago Dave was eating Pumpkin Spice Oreos while on the air. There was skepticism on the part of listeners whether he was actually in the WFMU studio or in contact by telephone from NYC, due to a personal appearance in the city … Continue reading Something Sinister Is Going On. I Just Know It!

Good People Are Sensitive. Bullies Are Just Thin-Skinned

Maybe the title of this post oversimplifies things. The topic is embarrassing photos.  People with integrity won’t snap pictures of someone’s most humiliating moments and post them online, and I wish we could get that message across to the juvenile types who haven’t grasped the concept. When a man gets an inopportune erection or a woman has a menstrual bleed-through, the best people (of any age)  will either pretend not to notice or do something to protect the unfortunate person.  It isn’t unheard of for two women to be seen walking, one close behind the other, to the restroom.  Don’t … Continue reading Good People Are Sensitive. Bullies Are Just Thin-Skinned

The Truth About Your Legal Protections

If you read The New York Review Of Books, you may have seen an essay in the November 24, 2016 issue by United States District Judge Jed S. Rakoff.  He wrote about the roadblocks people run into when dealing with almost any court system in this country.  A link to Judge Rakoff’s essay appears at the end of this post. A few years ago, a dishonest lawyer committed fraud with my parents’ estate, and left me terribly vulnerable.  He was able to do it in broad daylight, so to speak, and in spite of the situation being obvious I had no luck … Continue reading The Truth About Your Legal Protections

Credit Card Breach

If you’ve visited Madison Square Garden or Radio City Music Hall in the past year or so, please take a look at this report on the International Business Times site.  A security breach affects cards which were used for some transactions and not others, so read the article carefully. http://www.ibtimes.com/madison-square-garden-data-breach-msg-hackers-obtain-info-card-readers-2450589 Continue reading Credit Card Breach

Shop Local For The Holidays

The title of this post should have an asterisk next to it.  Then, the bottom of the page should have the words, “If you can afford it.” It isn’t easy doing things right.  Most of us can’t buy everything from a small retailer who must mark up prices to pay overhead.  We fall back on chain stores or online shopping sites, which in the long run don’t support the local economy. If you want to be an apologist for online shopping, there are legitimate positions you can take.  Those companies create business for the USPS (which needs as much business … Continue reading Shop Local For The Holidays

The Real Issue Gets Put On The Back Burner

I don’t know what’s going on with workers in Alberta, but one of their representatives in Canada’s Parliament, Michelle Rempel, spoke quite forcefully about it. All it takes is one “unparliamentary” word, though, and suddenly the word becomes the topic of debate. Maybe we should think of this whenever one of us is tempted to say “Fuck Trump,” or something along those lines.  Keep the wording G-rated, to avert off-topic criticism. Trump’s supporters are ready to pick at small things because they know they can’t win legitimately when Trump’s so-called principles are challenged. The Guardian report doesn’t suggest the Green Party’s Elizabeth … Continue reading The Real Issue Gets Put On The Back Burner