The case of Mario Hernandez defies all logic. When he signed up to fight in Vietnam, and took his oath to uphold the Constitution, he thought he was becoming a citizen. He had a Social Security number that he got when he arrived in the United States as a child. He went on to a career as a prison guard. He voted.
He did everything a good U.S. citizen does. Then he tried to go on a cruise with his wife and when he tried to get a passport, he found out he’s not a citizen after all. Read more →
Apparently the new threat to air safety is 15-year-old girls whose shirts are not tightly buttoned. Over the weekend, Boing Boing editor Mark Frauenfelder relayed the story about what happened when the girl passed through the TSA security post in Los Angeles: She said the officer was “glaring” at her and mumbling. She said, “Excuse Read more →
Last month I mentioned the work of Joe “The Barber” Cymerys, who sets up shop in a Connecticut park every Wednesday to give free haircuts to homeless people. This week, however, Connecticut health officials and the cops shut him down. He didn’t have the proper permits, they said. “Twenty-five years I’ve been giving haircuts, and Read more →