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You Don’t Need a Handout From the Government, You Need Your Hands Up for the LORD

Please send this link to all your grandmothers and sisters-in-laws.

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It’s Valentine’s Day, So Let’s Talk About Birth Control

Over the weekend, old white men, tired of playing second fiddle to no one ever, decided it was high time to continue deciding the sexual activities of women. A bunch of Catholic bishops got outraged about Obama’s “new mandates” that … Continue reading

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You Can’t Spell “StomacH CRamps” Without “HCR”!

*So we finally got (some) health care reform. It’s not what we want or need, and it gives politicians a different reason not to touch it again for 15 years (“We fixed it! Time to move on!”) and the insurance … Continue reading

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It’ll Be Here Any Day Now!

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Hooray! America Lost!

I had a post all written in my head back around September 12, when all that teabagger protest foolishness was going on, but I was tired of hearing about it and didn’t want to add to the noise. But here’s … Continue reading

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Beyond Truth and Falsity

In his 2005 book, On Bullshit, Harry Frankfurt establishes the following: It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the … Continue reading

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Begging is Neither Negotiation Nor a Debate

Let’s say you are trying to negotiate with someone. You want them to give you $100. They want to give you none. You sit down at the table and give your opening bid. If you’re an aggressive negotiator, you open … Continue reading

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Today on Oprah: QUACK QUACK QUACK

There’s an article in Newsweek making the round among the skeptic blogs, concerning the non-stop torrent of quackery being delivered through the vector of Oprah Winfrey: Live Your Best Life Ever! In January, Oprah Winfrey invited Suzanne Somers on her … Continue reading

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