Why Banning Learn To Code Bootcamps Is A Modern Atrocity

Over the past week, my Twitter feed has shown me at least two or three stories out of California on the state banning learn to code bootcamps. As someone who last year discovered had a natural talent for web coding and actually enjoyed it, leading to a career shift, this story dismays the hell out [...]

Geography Schmography

Just before Thanksgiving, Buzzfeed posted an article about how some Brits couldn’t identify any of the US states. Then someone at BoredPanda responded that Americans could barely identify any of the countries in Europe. It’s a theme I’ve seen countless times before: Americans are unworldly, uneducated, and just plain stupid, especially when it comes to [...]

Can we just stop making stuff up?

The title of a recent article at The New Republic reads: The Period Is Pissed When did our plainest punctuation mark become so aggressive? The author then goes on to assume that adding a period at the end of your texts indicates you’re angry. This is one of the plainest cases of someone just making [...]

From @Superbus » Richie Incognito And The Male Disease

» Richie Incognito And The Male Disease The Superbus’s Thoughtpad. I forget the guy’s name, but I’ll never forget the time my home town of Seymour effectively beat a kid to Florida. The Seymour High School football team1, in my freshman year of 19952, got in a lot of trouble because the parent of one [...]

.@pzmyers smears Michael Shermer, and I have a hunch why

It appears that PZ Myers, long a bomb-throwing, shit-stirring sort of atheist, has decided to just smear Michael Shermer with allegations that Mr. Shermer is a rapist. As the above video explains quite well (and within the first three minutes) the entire story just smacks of falsehood. And even if it is true, why is [...]

My Friend Suffered Because Police Are Out Of Control

I really need to pay attention to my Facebook feed more often. A friend of mine, Crissy Brown, who I worked with last year, was arrested, thrown in jail, strip-searched, and detained for hours back in July–all because she didn’t pay a ticket for an expired license plate in a timely manner. That is just [...]

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 [...]

Quick Tyranny Summary

So let’s sum up the Obama Administration’s scandals so far: The IRS aggressively scrutinizing conservative 501(c)(4) applicants merely because they had “Tea Party” or “Patriots” in the name. DOJ seized all the private records of AP journalists for who knows what reason. The EPA waives FOIA fees for liberal groups, but hounds conservative/libertarian groups for [...]

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: [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/332173661018660865"] That’s just wrong, and WaPo knows it. Saying that only “Rich, middle-aged men” and people who eat at Chick-Fil-A care about four dead foreign service [...]

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 [...]