Bumper stickers: Irritating free speech or secret coded messages to members of lost Gen X tribe

Bumper stickers covered the rear end of the smallish SUV in front of me. The owner of the car, or one of their kids, really wanted me to know some things about them. They wanted me to know that people from all religions could get along with the sticker that read “Coexist” using a varietyContinue reading “Bumper stickers: Irritating free speech or secret coded messages to members of lost Gen X tribe”

HOT SHEET THANKSGIVING: Where I can say any damn thing I want because I know no one is reading

From the desk of Daniel P. Finney, hot seat editor, 24th Street bureau, Des Moines, Iowa. ITEM FIRST: Today is Thanksgiving, which is the American festival of its two most sacred traditions: gluttony and football. ITEM TWO: Friday is Black Friday, which is the celebrates Americas’ other sacred tradition: spending money we don’t have onContinue reading “HOT SHEET THANKSGIVING: Where I can say any damn thing I want because I know no one is reading”