Monday 16th of September 2019

“I’m on an all protein diet, but I’m also doing carbs.”


Friday 13th of September 2019

“Ok. I want a grande, triple non-fat, half-decaf, soy milk, French roast, caramel cappuccino. Ok? Now, with just a splash, ok? Just a splash of hazelnut. Ok? And orange extract. The extra foam in a separate cup. I’ll have to spoon it on myself, ‘cause y’all never get it right.”


Friday 13th of September 2019

“[Eddie] George doesn’t have to play this role for the Titans, but he has, time and again.” Eddie George’s Titans legacy about more than yards, as Derrick Henry can attest


Thursday 12th of September 2019

“A discredited theory, rooted in notions of white racial superiority, brought us the term ‘Caucasian.’ It’s time to abandon it.” Opinion: The pernicious myth of a Caucasian race


Thursday 12th of September 2019

“On Wednesday, the [British] government was forced to release its no-deal contingency plans, which forecast riots, higher food prices, and fuel shortages.” QUARTZ DAILY BRIEF FROM SEPTEMBER 12, 2019


Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11

Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added)

–George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity with the National Security Team, Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 10:53–10:56 AM EDT.

Sadly, it didn’t take long for us to ‘change our way of life’ or for us to allow the govenment to ‘restrict our freedoms’, did it?

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

“Bloggers […] say, ‘as a comedian, don’t you realize you’re supposed to evolve with your audience?’ And that is true. That’s actually why I got into comedy—so I could march in lockstep with society’s contemporary convention.”
—Colin Quinn, Red State Blue State


Sunday 8th of September 2019

“[T]oo many view this as a business story about an industry struggling with change and technology. That’s shortsighted.” Why the American people still need newspapers


Why the American people still need newspapers

Ken Paulson, director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University and the founder of the 1 for All campaign for the First Amendment, in a guest column for The Tennessean:

It’s important to acknowledge newspapers’ past, but also to express concern about their future. […] too many view this as a business story about an industry struggling with change and technology. That’s shortsighted. If newspapers aren’t around – in print or online – tax dollars will be wasted, government corruption will be widespread and our collective quality of life will suffer.

Hear, hear.

The first generation of Americans demanded a free press because they wanted a check on government and protection for the Bill of Rights. That’s a big job, but newspapers have been doing it for the past 228 years.

I believe that most of America’s local dailies and weeklies will continue to serve their communities for years to come, but we can’t take that for granted.

All of us need to think about the high stakes facing a society without members of a free press maintaining a check on the powerful.

Read. Subscribe. Buy ads. And if you’re not inclined to do any of those things, go ahead and write a check to your local paper anyway.

Think of it as an insurance policy on the kind of country we want –- and need –- America to be.

I couldn’t agree more — and I put my money where my mouth is. I subscribe to two newspapers, and actually get them (at least the Sunday paper) in print. You should too.

Saturday 7th of September 2019

“Fainting-couch conservatism strikes again: A University of Alabama dean of students is out of a job after conservative media dug up some of his old tweets.”…