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Glenn Geist lives in South Florida and wastes most of his time boating, writing, complaining and talking on the radio

What’s Behind the Curtain?

There are names – secret names behind things and if you know it, you have magic power over that thing or entity. Heard that one? I’ll bet you have. Words…

Roy Moore, Rebels, Religion, and A Princess of Argos

Roy Moore, rebels and religion, and, if you'll forgive the mixed references, as weird as any three sisters who ever stirred a pot.…

Watch Out America the Car Grabbers are Coming

Over and over again, I hear the precious claim that self-driving cars will "potentially save 30,000 lives a year" That's one of those speculative statistics people seem to accept as…

Guns: Here’s the Big Problem With Background Checks

This Kelley bastard could have used a bomb or a truck and killed a lot of people, but guns are easier and especially when there are either no background checks…

Criminals Haunt GOP But What About Hillary?

The New York Times has an article about the death by overdose of Paul Horner who claimed to have written all kinds of fake news appearing on social media and…

Facebook: A Rodeo of Rage

It's hard to quit the rodeo of rage - that morning boost as the hormones kick in and you feel smart and purposeful. Then there's the companionship (in a way)…

George H.W. Bush, Heather Lind and An Opportunistic Accusation

Public attention, at least amongst those of us who identify with what one loosely calls "the Left" sometimes like a game of spin the bottle. One day it's rampage shooting,…

Michel de Montaigne: What Do I Know?

by Glenn R. Geist “By Diverse means we arrive at the same end.” Thus begin the essays of Michel de Montaigne. It’s both hopeful and ominous and also a warning…

On Bob Cratchet, Laziness, Facebook, and Pit Bulls In a Ring

When we catch Mr. Trump calling Hispanic American storm victims lazy, he insinuates that Texans and Floridians are not and are worthy of help and we demonstrate our fury -…

Dies Irae: Day of Wrath

It's a cartoon in the New Yorker but it could be you, it could be me, obsessively Facebooking and thinking that it really was a place of national discussion and…

Donald Trump: Frankly Disgusting

Not long ago I read an article that proposed the idea that people who self-identify as "Conservatives" not only have larger areas of the brain that process fear, but that…

On Guns, Cars, Motorcycles, Boats, and Balls

Whatever fears you have of violence in America, please let's have an end to the wildly hyperbolic and licentious ad hominem about men with firearms, motorcycles, fast boats or any…

Rapid Fire: Customers Kindly Check Rifles At the Front Desk

Expecting yet another round of amorphous generalities and off-the-shelf solutions to the problem of determining in advance just which solid citizen will become a psychotic citizen, I tuned into Rachel…

When Fear of the Police Is Not Living Free

by Glenn R. Geist It’s getting very hard for me to maintain the opinion that unnecessary and illegal shootings by police officers are a rare and statistically unimportant thing. It’s…

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