Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Somehow I only came in third place. Reason Magazine’s website asked readers to create the next government-required warning label that will appear in San Francisco. First place got a subscription to the digital magazine. No free magazine subscription for me, but here was my entry: WARNING: Reading government-required warning labels may cause the following: nearsightedness, […]

It’s 3:00 AM at the White House. The phone in the president’s bedroom rings. President Obama answers the phone. It’s his national security advisor and he needs the president to make a life-or-death decision that could affect the fate of the free world. It’s now 3:10 AM. The phone rings at the Vice President’s residence. […]

The Sacramento Bee is reporting San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has begun preparations to run for governor of California. Newsom’s exploratory bid is an effort to get ahead of what could become a crowded Democratic field in 2010. He can use the committee to solicit donations in $24,100 increments, building a war chest 23 months […]

As you may have gathered from the comments on this post, my views on the proper limits of the courts were not exactly unanimously supported. Dave Fabie, a former Wisconsinite now living in San Francisco, takes special umbrage at my blog post and column. Okay… So apparently the biggest “fear” that was facing the state […]

If the Olympics organizers and the police are going to play “hide and seek” with the Olympic Torch, what’s the point of continuing with the relay? After its parade was rerouted and shortened to prevent disruptions by massive crowds of anti-China protesters, the planned closing ceremony at the waterfront was canceled and moved to San […]

I write my Waukesha Freeman columns (always worth the fifty cents) on Tuesday to see them run on Thursday. That means anything that happens on Wednesday can really screw me up. I had two really solid columns that I wanted to do this week. One was on the Great Lakes Water Compact and the other […]

Whether or not the United States boycotts the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony to protest China’s treatment of Tibet, we sure as heck should have boycotted the stupid torch relay. Hundreds of security officers deployed across San Francisco for the flame’s only U.S. stop. Activists fuelled by anger about Beijing’s policies in Tibet and its reaction […]

How about San Francisco? Several hundred supporters of Tibet marched through the streets of San Francisco on Tuesday to criticize China before the Olympic torch is run through the city the next day. “Shame on China,” chanted the protesters, many carrying Tibetan flags and signs, as they marched through the streets. They also protested outside […]

Miller Brewing, under pressure from the Catholic League, sent a letter of apology to Archbishop Dolan and Archbishop Niederauer for the artwork promoting the Folsom Fair. That pressure only increased when Wisconsin’s own Jessica McBride, questioned the presence of minors at the homosexual bondage celebration. The good news is, purely from a comedy perspective, it […]

Miller Brewing, under pressure from the Catholic League, sent a letter of apology to Archbishop Dolan and Archbishop Niederauer for the artwork promoting the Folsom Fair. That pressure only increased when Wisconsin’s own Jessica McBride, questioned the presence of minors at the homosexual bondage celebration. The good news is, purely from a comedy perspective, it […]