#024–Is it okay to ban kids from certain restaurants (or at certain times)?

DISCLAIMER: I am not a parent, so I will humbly request that you put your pitchforks & torches away for a few minutes...or at least go sharpen the blades in a quiet corner. Thanks. I don't know how I ended up reading or researching on this a couple of weeks ago--I just know it's an intriguing … Continue reading #024–Is it okay to ban kids from certain restaurants (or at certain times)?

#023–How are we supposed to realistically protect ourselves & our identities online?

I guess this weekend's events are still taking up space in my noggin (see yesterday's post), because I know I had other questions I could've asked today. But damn it--with our everyday lives being forced online, how the hell are we realistically supposed to be protected and protect ourselves? Now, some might be of the … Continue reading #023–How are we supposed to realistically protect ourselves & our identities online?

#020–Does anybody actually use Miracle Whip as a “salad dressing” on actual “salad?”

And by salad I mean a bowl/plate full of spinach or lettuce with other assorted crunchy veggies and a trillion other possibilities. I can't help it. Ever since I saw that little red printing on the label, under the huge letters proudly proclaiming MIRACLE WHIP, well, I've wondered...why the hell isn't it a "sandwich spread" instead … Continue reading #020–Does anybody actually use Miracle Whip as a “salad dressing” on actual “salad?”

#019–What would it take to go from our current hodgepodge of public & private “healthcare” to universal healthcare in the U.S.?

Because healthcare is hard. More specifically, paying for the sonofabitch is what's so hard. We don't have the economy we used to have, and the insurance system we used to have, and the system in place that made it work because the jobs are gone that fed the beast well. And I don't mean the damned Obamacare/ACA thing everybody wants to bitch about.

#018–Before March 2003, what had Saddam Hussein done that he hadn’t already been doing for 13 years?

Credit to msnbc.com for the featured image. Okay, this question's been one of the constant ones in my noggin, and I've never gotten a succinct answer for it. There's a great political cartoon I found in U.S. News and World (which I cut out and kept in my files) that really summed up what was bugging me … Continue reading #018–Before March 2003, what had Saddam Hussein done that he hadn’t already been doing for 13 years?

#017–Who is really in charge of a patient’s health: the doctor, insurance, or Big Pharma?

Photo credit: Bill Brooks/Creative Commons I remember the first time I saw a prescription medication advertised on the t.v. It was either for Celebrex or Claritin, and at first I didn't pay much attention--I just thought it was a new drug to see in the store. Then they said the magic words: "Ask your doctor." … Continue reading #017–Who is really in charge of a patient’s health: the doctor, insurance, or Big Pharma?

#016–What did Bush II mean by “They hate us for our freedoms,” back in 2001?

We've got a trip into the way-back-when machine here, before the "catastrophuck" that is the America, early 2017 edition, but I can't help it. This phrase has been stuck in my head every time I think about Bush II/Dubya's administration. I always end up with this perplexed look on my face. When I first remembered … Continue reading #016–What did Bush II mean by “They hate us for our freedoms,” back in 2001?