The Dark Knight Rises

For those of you who know me, you know that I have a borderline obsessive affinity for the Caped Crusader. Whether it be the Bat symbols on my car, the countless number of t-shirts and apparel, or the permanent Bat-gear I sport on my upper right arm everyday. For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself – my name is Patrick Dougherty, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve loved Batman. When I dig through a drawer and blow the dust off a photo from 20 years ago, I see myself playing with Batman … Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises

Opinion: A Monumental Waste

The following is from an anonymous contributor. Comment with your own opinions.   The headline reads, “Obama Campaign, Democrats Raise $60 Million in May.”  To quote PBS Newshour, “Republican National Committee announced later Thursday morning they raised more than $76.8 million in May. The release said the campaign and RNC have $107 million in the bank.” And people are without jobs, or underemployed, uninsured, essential services are being downsized, but – what the heck – let’s feed the monstrous political machine instead. Nowadays the political campaigning starts two years before the election. We have, in effect, only two parties, we are so entrenched … Continue reading Opinion: A Monumental Waste

License to Ill

Recently, Texas, under the watch of the bestest woman-hating Governor that ever did exist, began offering a license plate featuring the phrase “One State Under God.” Normally, I would chalk up this kind of blatant violation of separation of church and state to the backwards mentality of Texas in general, but after a quick image search on Google of “In God We Trust license plates”, I found that quite a few other states already offer this type of state-issued bumper sticker-type ideology.  Kentucky, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, Indiana, Florida, and Virginia (among others) currently offer license plates with “In God … Continue reading License to Ill