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Did you hear the one about the baseball writers talking about evolution? This is a good one. A couple of weeks ago, ESPN analyst Curt Schilling began using his Twitter account as a platform to talk about the many failings of the theory of evolution. Unfortunately for Mr. Schilling, his tweets revealed a complete lack […]

USA FREEDOM reform and the Dance of the Mad Bastards*

In my dotage, I’ve come to recognize that the more “patriotic” a law’s name (or, *cringe*, acronym**), the more Orwellian it will be. Viewed in that light, the USA FREEDOM Act was always going to be a terrifying piece of legislation, wasn’t it? It turns out that it absolutely lived up to my expectations, although […]

Mitch McConnell urges Obama to move to the left?!?

You’ve probably seen one of the many, many articles which list ways in which President Obama has governed to the right of President Reagan. This point of view is a little skewed in that what qualifies as the center in American politics has moved so far to the right over the last 30 years that […]

The Price of Enshrining Fiction Into Law

Sorry to shoot this one your way on a Sunday morning, but if I’m going to be made ill by the news, then so are you. In the United States, pregnant women have fewer rights than the fertilized cells they’re carrying. Don’t believe me? Based on the belief that he had an obligation to give […]

The Results Are In

I always thought people were essentially bright. Distracted, sure, and weak, and beaten, but never stupid. And then you show them, here’s the two people who want to be president. One is evil, but you can deal with him, because he actually harbors beliefs. The other one will tell any lie, wear any mask, to become president, […]

Obligatory “Spider Jerusalem on Voting” post

(note: If you haven’t read Warren Ellis and Darrick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan, please do so) I’m sure  you’ve all see that one before, but it’s a gift that keeps on giving, isn’t it? I’ve been discussing “Obama’s legacy” with a friend of mine of the last few weeks. Given that the Democrats will likely lose the […]

Ben Stein being Ben Stein

“This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America.” – Ben Stein, former speechwriter for President Richard Nixon, on President Barack Obama “You have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this all while not appearing to.” […]