Monthly Archive: April 2018


Ford Is About to Abandon American Sedans

Just two years from now, a mere 10 percent of the vehicles rolling off Ford assembly lines and into North American showrooms will be sedans and sports cars like the Taurus or Mustang. The rest will be pickups, SUVs and commercial vehicles — more lucrative models that the company hopes will secure its future as change tears through the global auto industry.

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Bill Cosby Found Guilty

Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three counts of sexual assault. While not overly surprising, to millions who grew up with the family friendly comedians public persona, it is still an astonish fall from grace.


Remember This Box?

This is not the return of Linkage. Rather, it’s sort of a mixture between Linkage and Off The Cuff and maybe some other things. Experimental. We’ll see where it goes.

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Double Dare Returns, But Kids TV Is Not What It Used To Be

Answer the question, or take the physical challenge? Kids who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s might be listening to their own children hear those words, if Nickelodeon’s announced return of Double Dare succeeds.

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Golden State Killer Suspect Arrested

Nearly 40 years is a long time to wait for justice, but for the victims of crimes attributed to the Golden State Killer that day may have come.


Tennessee’s General Assembly Sure Is Concerned With Keeping Racists Happy

Back in 2015, in the aftermath of the South Carolina church shooting, Memphis’s City Council decided that it wanted to rid itself of statues celebrating terrorists and traitors. The city’s council voted to get rid of one such statue before being immediately overruled by the Tennessee Historical Commission. Sam Wilkinson talks about what happened next.

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Amazon Key: Next Big Thing or Bridge Too Far?

Proponents hail it as an innovative way to increase ease of delivery and security. Others are decrying yet another tech-based reach into our lives and personal property.


The New Girl

Introducing lawyer, liberal, and new Ordinary Times staff writer, Em Carpenter.


Tech Tuesday 4/24/18 – Post-Phoenix Edition

Back from Arizona. We got a lease signed for a house out in NE Scottsdale (right on the edge of civilization – trail-heads into the mountains are just 4 blocks away). Now I just need to get my house ready to rent and find a tenant.

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Toronto Van Attack, Reported 10 Dead, 15 Wounded

A Van plowing through pedestrians in Toronto has left 10 dead and 15 wounded, according to reports coming out. The Driver is reportedly in custody alive, and the attack is believed to have been deliberate.


If Conservatives Want to be Heard, Stop Whining About Unfair

Conservatives especially would do well to remember that a core principle of their alleged beliefs is personal accountability. If conservatives or anyone else hope to attract people to hearing them out, a fully developed sense of handling unfairness in a constructive way is key.


Retroactive: This Week in Ordinary Times

This past week, at Ordinary Times:The Magic of Ben Shapiro; When Schools Get Political, What Should Teachers Do?; By a thousand cuts; Yes Hannity Cohen is in fact your lawyer and you should be glad; Letter to younger myself #1: The anti-gay rights amendment; National School Walkout Day, 19 years after Columbine



Three pack of kids’ picture books intended to be read aloud