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  • July 01, 2013

    1254

    Now writing an op-ed while simultaneously watching #Longmire. I can get used to this.

  • July 01, 2013

    1253

    And #Longmire is starting! Bizarrely.

  • July 01, 2013

    1252

    Getting ready to watch #Longmire. Still one of the few decent things on TV.

  • July 01, 2013

    Social Media Vacay

    Everyone tells me I need to be on social media if I want my stuff promoted. I gotta be on there to be heard, to be seen, to get things done.

  • June 30, 2013

    Something I’ve learned from “The Heat”

    In theaters now.

  • June 29, 2013

    My brain is nonfunctional

    My brain is totally not working right now. If you’re communicating with me in any fashion, and I seem to be saying odd things or just being confusing, it is because my brain may have, in fact, have been replaced with a grapefruit. Or a pear. I’m not quite sure.

  • June 26, 2013

    Nanoarchism / Nanarchism Bookmark

    I am not writing a political post. (I am not writing a political post. I am not writing…) I am merely bookmarking something for later reference here where I can easily find it. But since it is interesting, I also want to share it.

  • June 24, 2013

    5 Reasons Why The Star Trek Mirror Universe is Stupid

    In the interest of getting away from political content on this blog, I want to write something I’ve been dying to write for awhile now–a critique of the stupidest thing in science fiction. No, it’s not Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda (though that’s close.) No, it’s not Star Trek Into Darkness, though that is one epically stupid movie by anyone’s standards. It is Star Trek related, however, but it has nothing to do with the transporter problem, everyone being a rubber forehead alien, time travel shenanigans, any number of nerdgasmic miniutiae about the warp drive, or Wesley Crusher.

  • June 09, 2013

    Abortion Is Not Murder – Why I Am Pro-Choice

    AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was planning on publishing this post earlier, but of course all of the stories about the DC scandals broke. So I’m just going to publish this now. My intention is to make this the last political post on this website for a time, and then switch gears to writing more stuff on, well, writing, productivity, and other matters. But I still need to get this off my chest, as this is, sadly, a very serious issue which should not be. I’m also sick of being called names because I am pro-choice. This has got to end.

  • June 09, 2013

    On the late Iain M. Banks

    Iain M. Banks, author of the Culture novels, has passed away.

  • May 26, 2013

    The Brazen Arrogance of Conservatives

    Earlier this month, I wrote an essay for Cato Unbound regarding the topic of fusionism, which is a theory of sorts that libertarianism works best when slaved to conservatism. A blogger, by the name of Neal Dewing, took umbrage at this and wrote a response. Now, normally I am perfectly fine with this. But, in this case, Mr. Dewing wrote a very, very uninformed, poorly written blog post that made it clear he had no idea what he was talking about. It was so lousy, in fact, that Cato Unbound didn’t even want to post a response to it. Why bother recognizing such rubbish with a response? Best to ignore it and let it slip into obscure ignominy.

  • May 14, 2013

    Quick Tyranny Summary

    So let’s sum up the Obama Administration’s scandals so far:

  • May 08, 2013

    My essay now up at Cato Unbound

    My response essay to Jacque Otto is now up at Cato Unbound:

  • May 08, 2013

    Why mainstream news is dying–and good riddance

    I don’t normally go on rants about the liberal media bias we’re always told about, but he’s a great example of why so many Americans think it exists:

  • May 06, 2013

    I am now (Cato) Unbound!

    I’m extremely pleased to announce that I am participating in the May 2013 edition of Cato Unbound (@CatoUnbound), the most intelligent online journal of intellectualism.

  • May 02, 2013

    Writing blegh

    All my writing has been political lately, which is starting to drive me mad. It’s becoming blatantly clear, over the past couple years of living in DC, that people are too immature. They won’t entertain any rational discourse, and just fling poo at you instead. And yes, I notice this more often from the baby boomers than I do from youngins.

  • April 25, 2013

    Sorority Girl Email: How We Laud & Coddle Bullies And Forget The Bullied

    Last week, an email from a sorority girl in Maryland went viral, thanks to Gawker, and–to use the vocabulary of its author–it’s fucking horrible. I was going to write about this last week, but I didn’t; however, the issue has recently “concluded.” Let’s go over the letter itself, then focus on the reactions, which I find to be more important.

  • April 18, 2013

    In Which I Blame Everything On The Baby Boomers

    When you look around today, you see mountains after mountains of problems. We have the US government debt, whose numbers have left the realm of sane discourse long ago and trended into the land of absurdity, at $16.7 trillion dollars. We have the incredible unfunded liabilities gap for our entitlement programs, which blew past the land of absurdity on an express train to Lovecraftian insanity like Spaceball One going at ludicrous speed with a total shortfall of $119.5 trillion dollars. We’re embroiled in wars across the globe, so fearful of attacks from Islamic terrorists we’re willing to let government employees molest us in airports, or allow our president to kill us with robot death kites without any restraint or oversight whatsoever. We’re still fighting a pointless “War on Drugs” that the government lost decades ago, but they still wage in order to kill more innocents every year. We’re panicking over guns in schools, pastries that look like guns, and all the myriad ways teenagers get drunk. We have an unemployment rate that is still chilling out at almost 8% (and that’s just the bland figure; the real unemployment rate is closer to 15%) and a labor participation rate that has dropped three points since 2007–which equals hundreds of thousands of Americans who have just given up looking for work. And just this past week, we had an epic meltdown over a $44 billion cut to the federal budget, a federal budget that’s over $3.6 trillion and suffers a $1.3 trillion deficit.

  • April 15, 2013

    Boston

    I’m an igtheist, or an ignostic atheist. I can’t pray. I just can’t. For once, I envy the religious for their prayer. Because there is nothing else I can do. I can’t pray for the victims. They are definitely in my thoughts, but what will that do?

  • April 14, 2013

    Better than Guinness

  • April 09, 2013

    GIVE ME MILK OR GIVE ME DEATH

    Strangely enough, I had a discussion earlier on Facebook today with people over the paleo diet. I think the paleo diet is rather strange, cultish, and is more creepy when you consider that a lot–and I mean, a lot–of libertarians try it.

  • April 04, 2013

    A proper explanation of igtheism, I think

    https://plus.google.com/117704403419153732766/posts/aq5PZZVETqw

  • April 03, 2013

    This is just nuts

    This is just absolutely bonkers:

  • April 03, 2013

    North Carolina: Theocracy in Action

    Lawmakers in North Carolina want to make it a Christian theocracy:

  • March 31, 2013

    So much this – h/t @LRJD

    [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/LRJD/status/318398807731740672″]