Please don't steal this idea

by Barbara Simpson -- The European consortium announces its new giant passenger jet – a double-decker, four-aisle, super jumbo complete with gym, casino, lounge, beds, food area and, yes, seats enough for more…

Knock off apologies, I want responsibility

by Barbara Simpson -- "I'm sorry, so sorry. Please accept my apologies." Words from one of my favorite songs, but the "I'm sorry" line has gotten out of hand. Cut it out! more…

Guess who's playing mad-cow roulette?

by Barbara Simpson -- The government and the media pulled another fast one. I'm talking about Mad Cow Disease. While we're diverted by the tsunami, the Democrat election challenge, the attack on more…

Hypocrisy, thy name is us

by Barbara Simpson -- What a year! I'm not so sure it came in like a lamb, but 2004 went out like a lion. Mother Nature was fully in-charge with one of more…

Open season on Christmas

by Barbara Simpson -- At the risk of offending someone – Merry Christmas! I don't much care if you're offended that I extend that holiday greeting to people I know, and even more…

The modern horror of a baby never born

by Barbara Simpson -- Just when I think I've heard everything, I get smacked in the face with the realization that I haven't. Take the issue of women wanting children. Science being more…

The only justice for Scott is death

by Barbara Simpson -- If I never hear the name Scott Peterson again, it'll be too soon. Last week, the killers' friends and family told of his "virtues" as though that lessens more…

Hey buddy: Wanna trade your vote for citizenship?

by Barbara Simpson -- Wipe those smiles off your faces, Bush supporters, because while you've been cheering Republican victories, the administration is getting ready to pull the rug right out from under more…