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Punch a Hole in the Rocky Steps?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If you are from Philly, they are not the Rocky Steps, but the Art Museum Steps. The steps were there long before Sly Stallone had Garrett Brown use a prototype of the Steadicam to run up the steps for breathless montages of panoramic views.

Run on the Supreme Court

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Putting term limits on The Supreme Court as an amendment is not a new idea. How do we flesh it out?

The Eric Cantorectomy -- Political Football 2014

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The red line at the GOP's 45 yard line reflects the possession of the GOP's 55 percent of the voters. The Democrats are going to need to get across midfield ideologically to make a dent.

Frack Call Response

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

None of the Pennsylvania Democrats running for governor want to stop fracking.

The Fracker Call

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We are getting down to the primary in Pennsylvania. Since I am still a Democrat, I get calls from the party trying to win my support for their candidates. All the Democratic candidates are clamoring to bring the money back to the public schools. And all of them want to frack to fund the schools.

We're Talkin' 'Bout Character

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.02.2014 | Sports
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I wonder if Desean Jackson could get a good lawyer somewhere? He could see about getting the rest of his 4.8 million 'characters' back from the Eagles. Should there be a price paid for defaming and attacking a guy's reputation?

Daily Show Travelogue

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2014 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

My wife and I hate cattle drives. Cattle drives are where large groups of people all do the same thing at the same time. First Holy Communion is an ...

The Judgment of Fred Phelps

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The Judgment of Fred Phelps might be an interesting watch. Since we have no clue what will go on, we are left to speculate. Here is my impression...

In the Middle of a Ham on Nye Sandwich

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Since 1925 the Creationists have been scrambling to recover from Clarence Darrow's complete obliteration of the credibility of Genesis as a scientific basis for our origins.

We Pay the Wage

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Create a logo that the business can use if it verifies that it is going further than the minimum wage laws. This is easy enough via quarterly wage reporting. A business can place a decal on the door, in the letterhead if they like, or wherever they advertise to show the business as a verified good corporate citizen.

Who Do You Trust?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In President Obama's January 17 address on the NSA and all things supposedly secret he talked about what will be tracked and what won't be tracked. H...

The Hyper-tight-collars and Weed

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

This is a response to the David Brooks column Been There. Done That. (Link); a meditation of the moral frame work of marijuana laws. He needs to thin...

The Prayer of the Consumer

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

This prayer can be redeemed at retailers on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, or whenever you are buying stuff no one needs.

Republicans Not Showing True Colors

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We are living in a polarized country right now. Red and blue are the Republican and Democratic colors, respectively. There are local elections right...

Can Democrats Quick-Pitch Obamacare?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Go to a local government debate and you get the issue of wasteful spending. Cue the Republicans and the rant starts about union contracts and the whi...

I Don't Get It

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The base of the GOP is supposedly rooted in evangelical Christians and conservative Catholics, people who say they forgo bread to live on the Word of God. When I see this part of the GOP base giddy about whatever issue du jour the GOP has dreamed up, I walk away thinking: I don't get it.

Who Owns the Airwaves?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

By loudly pouting in the media, the RNC is attempting to exert undue influence over things they do not own. If the networks give in, the RNC will essentially own them. The media outlets should let them keep their debates to themselves.

Can Hillary Control Her Supporters?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

So if you want Hillary in 2016, that is great; but we can enjoy the moment. We have elected a solid president. Let's see him get stuff done.

Stupid Questions: Series 115 - We Got a Pope

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Before sealing themselves in the Sistine Chapel, the 115 cardinals (hence the title) made a big deal about swearing what they are about to do in the chapel will remain secret.

We Need the Lists

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Macro-politics of pitched gun battles and debt crises at the national level scream for the OFA to pressure congresspeople; but the micro-politics of grassroots organizing also needs to be cultivated.

Pope a Free Agent at the End of the Month

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, has broken his contract with the Holy See. As with married couples, the Pope had a "'til deat...

Swearing on a Stack of Bibles

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The President started his second term by swearing on a family Bible, a King Bible and a Lincoln Bible, so help us God. Ironically, inside those Bible...

Arguments: Release the Returns

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 10.08.2012 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

There are a number of really great arguments to get Mitt Romney to release the returns. Some range from the angry to the funny to the national securi...

Stupid Questions: 4868 Series - Romney Tax Extenders

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Mitt Romney has asked for an extension to pay his taxes. OK, we get he is busy. But so are the rest of us. This is not about ripping on a guy because he is rich. No, this is about ripping on a rich guy who isn't using his resources properly and appears to be an incompetent manager.

Stupid Questions: 6900 Series - Santorum Porn

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.19.2012 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Rick Santorum is making porn-fighting a central part of his campaign. Will there be a Department of Homeland Pornography In the Santorum administration?