John MacMurray: If we’re flying, it’s comforting to know that Richard Toomey’s aircraft wing de-icing device (#1,749,858–1930) will make our flight safer.
John MacMurray: “Al-gebra is a fearsome cult,” Mayor Van Duyne said. “They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute value.”
John MacMurray: They’re here because your guardian, or parent, or somebody who cares about you has called them. After a short ceremony, you are initiated into their family. And because you are family, they will protect you.
John MacMurray: Let’s consider the current melee raging around Jade Helm 15, the US Army’s training exercise scheduled for this summer in seven Western states.
John MacMurray: And to her credit, through all these years of insinuation and insult, Mrs. Clinton has responded with grace and intelligence; and maybe a little weary “here we go again” attitude.
t didn’t seem to make the local news outlets, but the Westboro Baptist Church brought their “God Hates Fags” road show to Orange County this past Monday. The Topeka, Kansas-based group made the trip ostensibly to protest at the memorial services for Rev. Robert Schuller, founder of the Crystal Cathedral, in Garden Grove; but they […]
John MacMurray: Slavery gave whites a group of people to feel superior to. They may have been poor, but they were not slaves, and they were not Black. They had power simply by being white.
John MacMurray: In the United States, according to economists and geologists, we have mostly seen Peak Oil. Any petroleum we get from here on will require drilling deeper, and fracking.
John MacMurray: Although there are laws and regulations, both state and Federal, concerning fracking, the oil and gas industry has succeeded in having a myriad of exemptions, which have largely de-fanged the laws.
John MacMurray: To get a picture of what this blast of water does to the rock below, try this: put a brick on the sidewalk. Hit the brick with a large hammer. Notice all the broken pieces and shards. That’s what fracking does.
John MacMurray: If more of us vote with our wallets, and tell the ALEC companies and the right wing actors and the banks that we’re no longer paying them to ruin our air, our water, our standard of living, and our kids’ futures or to support people who do these things—we may get some actual progress toward a better life for us all.
John MacMurray: What concerns those of us who were sitting on or near the recent 5.1 quake of March 28, 2014, or any of the 47 bazillion (by my unofficial count) pre-and-after shocks, is how big a part fracking might be playing in beating up our dwellings and frazzling our nerves, and what we might expect in the future.
West Virginia Oil Spill — The Brothers Koch have put out $30 million to convince us that their coal and petroleum processing doesn’t really hurt the environment.