Al Stefanelli

Seller Beware: Avoiding a Common Scam

Let’s start off here by me stating that I absolutely HATE selling things online. I have extensively used the Facebook Marketplace and eBay over the years and in recent memory the ratio between legitimate buyers and those looking to pull off a scam has gotten ridiculously wide. An unofficial guestimate that I made is something…

Bad Drivers: A Rant

Driving. We all do it. Well, most of us do and truth be told, many of us are great drivers. Courteous of other drivers around us, considerate of pedestrians, cyclists (even ‘those’ cyclists,) and generally attentive. Then there are the totally clueless. Those who seem to have obtained their licenses from the bottom of a…

The Intent of the United States Founding Fathers

“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…” – Treaty of Tripoli, ratified by the United States Senate unanimously without debate on June 7, 1797, taking effect June 10, 1797, with the signature of President John Adams. The misunderstanding about the purpose behind the American Revolutionary War is disturbing.…

It’s Been a While

Just checking in, my friends. You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t added anything here for a bit, and may be wondering why, given the kerfluffle surrounding the election of Joe Biden and all the associated conspiracy theories and claims of fraud and a stolen election. Or why I have not commented on the insurrection of…

It’s Time to Abolish the Electoral College

The debate surrounding the efficacy of the Electoral College has been batted around now for decades, and as the 2020 election nears, and with the specter of yet another possibility of the courts deciding who the next US President will be, I thought it a good time to address why the Electoral College needs to…

Don’t Stop at Just the Headline

I have written thousands of news stories during my thirty years as a writer and journalist, and there has always been a standard requirement for responsible news providers in how a story – print or otherwise – should be constructed. I use the word ‘constructed’ because a proper news story is built, crafted, and finished…