In Defense of Richard Dawkins


Some of WC’s readers may sensibly think that Richard Dawkins is fully capable of defending himself and doesn’t need any help from sometime-intellectual wannabes like WC. Fair enough. Those readers can take this post as an attack on progressive radio station KFPA and the authoritarian left. Because what happened is ignorant and outrageous, as deeply…

Sometimes you have to draw a line

Boy Scouts, Bigotry and Trump: An Open Letter


26 July 2017 Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive Boy Scouts of America 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane Irving, TX 75015 Dear Mr. Surbaugh: WC is a former Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer, member of Order of the Arrow and a camp counsellor at Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp. WC’s mother served as a Cub Scout…

Officer Richard Pinheiro at work

Cops, Crooks and Smarts


WC is a lawyer. Back in the day, WC did some criminal defense. And one of the things every criminal defense lawyer learns is that a lot of the players in the criminal law game just aren’t that smart. There was Jody Wilson. City of Fairbanks Policeman Dave Curwen knocked on Wilson’s door and said,…

Cunieform tablet smuggled in to the United States by Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby, Hypocrisy and Christian Values


WC’s readers complain from time to time that WC is to harsh in writing about religion and Christianity in particular. On the contrary, WC suggests that he has not been harsh enough. Those Christian exemplars at Hobby Lobby, those pious hypocrites who fought to keep from being required to provide birth control coverage to their…

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (Photo credit Montgomery County Sheriff’s office), April 10, 2017

Hypocrisy Sampler: April 2017 Edition


WC has long abandoned the Hypocrite of the Month feature; it was too difficult to single one prize-winning specimen out of the throngs of examples. And it was pretty depressing to sort through all that hypocrisy every month. But the times have changed and rampant hypocrisy now seems to be the new normal. So WC…