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The Problem with Foreigners

November 19, 2015


I once tried to see everything there is to see in Paris in nine days, with mixed results. A co-worker and I had strayed from our official duties at a trade convention in order to see the sights there. I say “strayed” which may be a tad imprecise. The convention was in Manhattan. [All photos […]

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Politics of Racism

September 19, 2015


Okay here’s Brad’s take. Following the Civil War, i.e. reconstruction, the south was all totally controlled by the democrats. After all Lincoln was a republican. The republicans stood for strong federalism at that time, and the democrats stood for states rights. It was just a political continuation of the war. Over the next 100 years […]

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Orphan White

June 15, 2015


Rachel Dolezal, the white-black woman, is rather interesting. When I was young, people had to be gay to be that interesting. Now when someone comes out as gay everyone is “Meh, what else you got?” I mean, I don’t even know her but to be fair, some of the crap she’s pulled makes me raise […]

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Dad and Me and the Communist Spies

August 20, 2014


Today I learned something. It’s about something that happened to me about 40 years ago. I was 18 and went to see my dad. He was in his barn, tending to his favorite cow. I said I was planning to go to college. He said if I went to Free Will Baptist Bible College in […]

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Their Father’s Hell

December 22, 2012


This is just my take as an astronomy teacher so try to keep it sub-orbital, but I never thought Gun Free Zones were ever about preventing mass shootings. That’s seems like a straw man and a rather flimsy one. The odds of being killed by a shooter coming to your particular school are surely minuscule. […]

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Hot Gun Love

December 17, 2012


I’ll say one thing about these perennial tragic shootings, they sure bring out the stupid. My news feeds are jammed with stupid. I got people swearing that the solution is to arm everyone, apparently even the first graders. Some folks have some sort of John Fucking Wayne complex that romanticizes the old west, turning every […]

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October 17, 2012

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Author Unknown This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the United States Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the Federal […]

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