Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions


Or, you could stop letting printer companies charge extortionist prices for something as cheap as ink. I mean, great idea and all, but this is all to common a fix: don’t do anything about the ones who are causing the problem, just come up with a way to make the continuing injustice less painful.

Santa Cruz Trains: The Railroads of Santa Cruz County


Whoa. I just spent a good 4 or 5 hours – not sure – engrossed in this website.

Man Convicted Of Domestic Violence Can’t Possess A Gun, Supreme Court Rules


So, wait a minute… a UNANIMOUS Supreme Court ruling — meaning it included conservative heroes John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas — says that the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms HAS SIGNIFICANT LIMITS. Just sayin’.

Senator Ted Cruz


My answer to Senator Cruz’ quickly backfiring attempt to bolster his position:

Yes, absolutely. So many friends and family now have affordable health coverage – and as a middle class worker who has coverage through my employer, I now pay slightly more of the premium myself. This is perfectly fine with me because the alternative is going into bankruptcy keeping my friends and family from poverty caused by health disasters. Sharing the risk. That’s what it means to be Americans all in it together rather than “every man for himself.”

[Now, as to whether Obamacare goes far enough or reduces the burden on employers? Not gonna get into that one right now!]

Doctor Who director Martinus dies


For those of you who know the old Doctor Who, this is sad news. I remember once being at a convention where they were showing “Spearhead From Space,” and being regaled with notes about directing from some woman in the row behind me who was very appreciative of his work. Funny thing is, now when I watch some of these episodes, I can see what she meant.