Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘The Best Illegal Bike ride in NYC’– RIP

(I had written this several years ago. Starting in 2006 and every year after, I made this bike ride sometime around November or December. It hadn’t occurred to me until I looked at the calendar that it was time to go–and most of the things I talk about here are gone as a result of […]

Papa Johns reputation takes a hit over Obamacare

Per this article in Huffington Post, the Papa Johns Pizza franchises are taking a big hit in public approval over CEO John Schnatter’s public comments about how he planned to circumvent Obamacare mandates. This follows the walkback Denny’s CEO did after John Metz, a franchise owner in Florida, went ballistic over covering his employees for healthcare […]

The Shale oil boom takes a hit

This started out as  a short post, just to make sure you were paying attention. I have written a couple of times here about both Fracking and the shale oil/shale gas plays being touted as our energy future. The meme we as a society have seemed to buy into is that there’s no shortage of […]

Did the Romneys order Turkey Day from Boston Market?

So there’s a somber story being touted by Huffington Post about Willard Romney post-election. Apparently, Mr. Romney is so upset about his defeat, he’s at loose ends. He’s been seen pumping his own gas and even riding a roller coaster with his grandchildren. And according to the Washington Post, he’s been extremely closed up. according […]

Merry Xmas, Peace activists. Now go to jail

Last night Brian Terrell, an activist who protested against the use of pilotless raptor drones in an assassination program championed by both the former and current occupant of the White House, began serving a six month sentence. His crime was going to the front gate of Whiteman AFB and asking how he and his friends […]