A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

NCAA is rife with hypocrisy

Did you see the news recently regarding Eastern Washington University’s starting QB Vernon Adams transferring to the University of Oregon?  Adams falls into the 5th year graduate category; he will … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yoga Pants, more ass than we need to see

It’s such an easy target; a GOP lawmaker wants to ban yoga pants, suggesting they are indecent.  This leads to the usual predictable snarks.  Republicans; the party that wants small … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s race baiting when it’s half truths

Seattle’s alternative weekly, The Stranger, recently ran a story with the following headline: Watch Seattle Police Pepper Spray Teacher Jesse Hagopian on MLK Day The article includes a photo showing a … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Defining and defending a term

It all started when I ventured in to the comment section on BuzzFeed’s article on the Duke campaign “We Don’t Say.”  It’s a collection of photographs of student athletes from … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

When two don’t dance

BALLROOM BETSY writes into DEAR ABBY that she loves to dance but that her boyfriend of two years “Jonah” isn’t a good dancer.  They plan to take lessons together.  But … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unplanned pregnancy without marriage

A young woman writes in to Carolyn Hax saying she’s pregnant, and it’s a surprise as she was on birth control. The father is her long term boyfriend who is … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parking Districts Redux

CORVALLIS – So I’ll admit I’m a bit surprised at how handily Measure 02-88 was voted down in districts near OSU.  In Ward 5, one of the areas most impacted by … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment