Black kids in hoodies

Mark Cuban confessed to being prejudiced. He said he would cross the street rather than meet “a black kid in a hoodie” or a “white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere.” Then he had to apologize to the family of Trayvon Martin: “In hindsight I should have used different examples.”

Wrong. His first example, at least, was right on. Prejudice against black kids in hoodies was a crucial factor in George Zimmerman’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Nobody should want to forget that.

When prayer is not religious

The New York Times reported that the Supreme Court ruled last Monday, May 4, that town meetings can start with sectarian prayers, and then complained about it in an editorial. As reported, the decision seems to be as wacky as they come. Continue reading

Oklahoma, no way!

Ok-lahoma where they don’t know how to kill a man,
Where a lethal shot
Is sometimes not….

The crime of premeditated murder consists of deciding that “I (or we) would be better off if this person were dead” and then carrying out that decision. We are supposed to believe that it isn’t murder if enough people, or the right people, make that decision together. The Old Man won’t believe it.

But if you insist on doing it, forget about “lethal injection.” Continue reading