Category Archives: Politics

Drive-by demand letters and lawsuit threats do not help advance accessibility

Over the last 18 months, a handful of law firms in the United States have been sending out demand letters to website owners threatening to sue over web accessibility. The trend for this activity was started by the law firm Carson & Lynch out of Pennsylvania and has gathered enough attention that it has been […]

The day I had an assault weapon in my car and was confronted by police

A couple of blog posts ago, I wrote about Gun Control and mentioned that I’ve owned a couple of SKS rifles. The SKS fires a 7.62x39mm round, the same as early AK-47s and is also similar to the cartridge used by the M-1 Carbine. The SKS was a military rifle, used by the USSR and […]

Gun Control

I’m a gun owner. I purchased my first firearm 25 years ago, when I was 18 years old. My friend Jason was very¬†enamored with guns. At the time, he had a .22 caliber Marlin rifle and took me to a local shooting range. I enjoyed shooting and was pretty good at it. Well, I was […]

Politics and the End of Meritocracy

A few days ago, I noticed a headline: “Frankenveggies: Monsanto Protection Act passes Senate”. The story leads off by saying: Last week, the U.S. Senate approved HR 933, a short term funding measure designed to avoid a March 27 government shutdown. Hidden within HR 933 is section 735, the “Farmer Assurance Provision.” Called the “Monsanto […]