Category Archives: Politics

You Can’t Declare War on Women, We’re ALREADY at War with Them

We started out Memorial Day with the latest mass-shooting by a legally-armed lone-nut. What set this case aside from the others was the alleged trigger and target for Elliot Rodger: he was a “nice guy” who was furious that women … Continue reading

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Newsweek Examines Conspiracy Theories, For a Change

Remember Newsweek? It used to be a news magazine, but they magazined so poorly that they were just a website until recently. They’re back in print, and here’s the latest cover: (I’d like to point out that the JPG artifacts … Continue reading

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Someone’s Going to be an Asshole; Why Shouldn’t it be Me?

By now you’ve heard of the horrific situation in Nigeria, where two hundred girls were kidnapped and probably sold into slavery by a band of Muslim fundamentalists called Boko Haram. The girls’ crime? Trying to get an education, which of … Continue reading

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That’s Not Fair!

Last night I babysat my friend’s daughters for a couple of hours. They’re 3 and 5 and they were fine. We had supper, we chitchatted, and they watched some Angelina Ballerina while I endured being in the same room as … Continue reading

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It’s a Great Time to be Rich in America!

If you’re lucky enough to be super wealthy in America, this is your time to shine! Here are some of the opportunities available to you: Wreck a State’s Entire Economy So You Can Make a Few More Bucks! The tax … Continue reading

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Rasputin and the NSA

I used to know a guy we’ll call “Rasputin”. That wasn’t his real name, but his real name was similarly odd and mystical. A different former friend of mine (and yes, I’m aware how many of those have stacked up) … Continue reading

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Something to Think About

I was reading an article recently about the Koch brothers, and their bankrolling of various “grassroots” organizations designed to make middle-class (and lower) people angry at anyone poorer than them on behalf of the millionaires who are exploiting them all. … Continue reading

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Life in These United States

We start with Nancy, who works at McDonald’s. Since she makes minimum wage (defined as, “We’d pay you less if it wasn’t illegal.”), she can’t make ends meet, even though she has a job. This is what the McDonald’s “McResources” … Continue reading

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