Lying about lying with statistics

“Most people lie a lot—roughly two to three times during a ten-minute conversation, studies show.” If you find that claim hard to believe, your bullshit detector is in good working order!

GE “RC24914-E” universal remote: here’s the correct manual to use

GE apparently thinks it’s a good idea to sell at least five different universal remote controls with the same model number. Not only that, but the instructions for programming the different remotes are different, and the instructions for one won’t work for the others. As a result, when you try to search online for the manual… Read More »

Citizens Bank: the bad house-guest who won’t leave

UPDATE: I was wrong. Yesterday, when I was digging through my pending paperwork pile looking for another document, I came upon a file folder containing the mortgage discharge paperwork, which Citizens Bank did, in fact, send me. I put that folder in the pile to remind me to take it to the registry of deeds, and… Read More »

The GOP does not have a monopoly on sexist political discourse

Author David Gerrold, who tends to attract a mostly left-leaning following, posted this link recently on his Facebook wall:       Here are some of the comments that were posted within a few minutes: “Nice cleavage…did she say something?” (In response to “Geez, what an airhead…”) “Look at the picture again, I don’t think… Read More »

Notes from a trip to Mohican State Park, Perrysville, Ohio

My wife and I recently vacationed at Mohican State Park in Perrysville, Ohio. we stayed at the Lodge, which I recommend, and spent our time walking, hiking, and exploring the area. I enjoyed getting to see the Pleasant Hill Dam close up. We saw eagles (including juvenile bald eagles), hawks, vultures, woodchucks, deer, prairie-dogs, dragonflies,… Read More »

“60 Minutes” story about Gaza war is a perversion of journalism

The “60 Minutes” May 3 story about the 2014 Gaza War, “The Lesson of War”, was rife with implicit falsehoods, lies of commission and omission, and false moral equivalences, it painted an astoundingly inaccurate picture, thereby doing a grave disservice to listeners and to the cause of peace.

In support of the Iran deal

The Iran deal is in the best interests of the U.S. and Israel. Learn the facts, form an educated opinion, and contact your senators and representatives!

Boston2024 just won’t take no for an answer

Dear Boston2024, Let’s look at some pictures, shall we? Here’s a picture of my front door: Hey, look, there’s a sign posted next to the door! Maybe you’re finding it a little hard to make out. Here, let me zoom in à la CSI and highlight the important bit: Gee, that’s strange, there’s an obvious sign… Read More »