Christmas is another reminder I was switched at birth

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 7:33am

I was switched at birth. I’m certain of it, and each time I attend one of those torturous rituals some people call family reunions, I become more convinced there is no possible way I could share any genes with the people who mysteriously share my last name.

We have nothing against you, but…

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 8:05am

A lesson from one Louisiana town on the polite way to send LGBT people back into the closet No sooner had I written a column a few weeks back about how nice it felt to see a rainbow flag in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall, than I saw this headline from July (my online news [...]

Wedding bells ring for ex-gay star

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 8:40am

When an ex-gay marries, the opposite-sex spouse is a victim who will get hurt when the ex-gay finally decides to come out again One can’t be an official “ex-gay” rock star until wedding bells ring. Apparently, this happened for publicity hound Michael Glatze, who married his prop, er bride, Rebekah, recently. The victim is attractive [...]

Activism didn’t occur in a vacuum

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 4:55pm

The human proclivity to subdue others ensured there never has been a ‘perfect time’ in our history A friend recently posted a status on Facebook, asking everyone “to pray with me to ask God to turn our country back to His perfect ways.” I’ve seen such requests numerous times, and I always shake my head [...]

Bah Humbug: My annual why I hate Hanukkah post

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 8:46am

For the first time in more than a century, Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving giving me more reasons to hate this least important holiday on the Jewish calendar.

Dallas missed an opportunity

Posted on 22 Nov 2013 at 7:45am

Instead of showcasing the city’s evolvement into a cultural center since the 1963 assassination, it’s showing off it’s paranoia Every Dallas hotel room should have been booked this week for a celebration of the life of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Dealey Plaza. Instead, the city has perpetuated [...]

New Mexico: We won’t let the Rio Grande River flow into Texas anymore

Posted on 16 Nov 2013 at 10:06am

No water for you. That’s the message the state of New Mexico delivered to Texas in a statement today, saying it will no longer allow the Rio Grande River to continue its course into the Lone Star State.

Oh, Tex, you’re in for a heck of a lickin’

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 at 9:55am

What’s wrong with Texas and the other five Southern states who refuse to grant benefits to spouses of National Guard members? If the state of Texas was a person, let’s say a man just to make it fun, he’d be on Dr. Phil trying to explain why he likes to get kicked in the rear [...]

‘Smarmy’ is the new black

Posted on 12 Nov 2013 at 7:03pm

I’ve decided being “smarmy” is in. Well, maybe it’s always been in, but I’m slow to catch on to fads.

Serve on, brothers and sisters

Posted on 11 Nov 2013 at 4:53pm

We called them “Witch Hunts”, and in my three years in the Air Force, I had seen several of them and heard about many more.