February 25, 2019

The sovereignty of a nation is at its weakest when the basic human rights of that nation's people are being violated on a mass scale.

Some people have defended the Maduro regime on the basis that Venezuela is a sovereign nation, so no other nation should interfere in an...

February 22, 2019

My name's Tighe Burns and I'm a doctor of laws.

If you retain me as your lawyer, I'll take up your cause.

I can be soft as paws, or sharp as claws,

depending on what the situation calls.

Call now for a free consultation at <sing like a jingle> 215.732.0101

February 21, 2019

Philadelphia City Councilmember Allan Domb has announced that he will introduce a bill to limit terms on Philadelphia City Council to three (3) four-year terms.  I am in favor of this proposal.

I think it's pretty telling that veteran politicians spoke out against the p...

February 20, 2019

Philadelphia Family Court is closed today, due to the snowfall and resulting conditions.

February 19, 2019

"all wisdom was the result of listening to one's own soul." -- Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, p. 99

I'm pretty sure By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept was the first Paulo Coelho book that I read.  Over the years since then, I've read many of...

February 18, 2019

There's nothing like a weekend morning, in the comfort of your own home, taking a ripe grapefruit, cutting it in half, laying the two halves side-by-side on a plate, taking some sugar in a teaspoon, sprinkling it on top of both halves of grapefruit, taking a special gr...

February 15, 2019

There is no national emergency at the southern U.S. border.

The conditions there have not substantially changed today, or within the past 24 hours, or within the past week, or within the past month, or within any reasonable time frame looking back.  As the popular clich...

February 15, 2019

Exactly a year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, we must not forget the urgent need for gun control legislation.

Not every tragedy can be prevented, but we as a people must admit that there is a gun violence problem that exists on a national scale, and has...

February 13, 2019

I recently came across Weezer's cover of this song, but the original is so classic that I just had to post it for your listening pleasure.

"As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti."

February 8, 2019

Delivered with the cadence of Travis Scott's part in Sicko Mode:

Doing my thing, I'm in pursuit =>

Looking for something, it's called the truth.

Making my money, but it ain't about the loot.

Call me Tighe with a tie and a nice-looking suit.

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