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Holy shit.

June 9th, 2005 · 5 Comments · Misc., Politics, Rants

This poor kid came out to his parents who responded by shipping him off to a fundie Christian degayification program:
Well today, my mother, father, and I had a very long “talk” in my room where they let me know I am to apply for a fundamentalist christian program for gays. They tell me that there [...]

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NEWS FLASH!

June 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

Dressing like a mopey weirdo may be detrimental to your chances of getting hired at a soul-sucking, overpriced, trendwhore boutique.

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He can’t be stupid! He’s a LIBERAL.

June 8th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Politics, Rants

It looks like John Kerry was actually EVEN DUMBER than Dubya after all.
In 1999, The New Yorker published a transcript indicating that Bush had received a cumulative score of 77 for his first three years at Yale and a roughly similar average under a non-numerical rating system during his senior year.
Kerry, who graduated two years [...]

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You guys aren’t PRO-LIFE…

June 7th, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants, Technology

…you’re ANTI-CURE.
The only way the votes will be there in the next Congress to override President Bush’s veto is if a “pro-cure” movement kicks the “anti-cures” out of Congress in 2006.
Indeed.

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Judicial roundup.

June 6th, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants, Technology

Awesome:
Hundreds of cases involving breath-alcohol tests have been thrown out by Seminole County judges in the past five months because the test’s manufacturer will not disclose how the machines work.
All four of Seminole County’s criminal judges have been using a standard that if a DUI defendant asks for a key piece of information about [...]

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In the future…

June 3rd, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

…everyone will be Hitler for fifteen minutes.
Remember, kids - the INSTANT you invoke Hitler in a comparative sense, you’ve just lost whatever argument you were engaging in.

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Dear Creationists.

June 3rd, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

I am sorry for doubting you. I was not aware that your batshit insane gibbering was actually quite awesome:

Now all I need to know is whether or not we get to fight dinosaurs in Heaven if I join up.
[Update] If any of you Warriors of Christ want to… ya know… help “save” me, feel [...]

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To quote myself…

May 31st, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

As a follow-up to the earlier post about the Intelligent Design film playing at the Smithsonian’s Baird Auditorium, here are a few things I posted in a discussion on the TMoL boards:
[Responding to a post about the Smithsonian's "appeasement" of ID supporters]
It’s not a matter of appeasement so much as it’s a matter of “dealing [...]

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Oh, GREAT.

May 30th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Movies, Rants

Some crackpots have paid the Smithsonian Institution $16,000 to have their “Intelligent Design” movie played in the museum’s Baird Auditorium.
The Discovery Institute, a group in Seattle that supports an alternative theory, “intelligent design,” is announcing on its Web site that it and the director of the museum “are happy to announce the national [...]

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Finally.

May 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Art, Movies, Rants

The Long March is over.
Star Wars fans the world-round have trudged into theatres one last time to see what George Lucas can throw at them. Like battered wives whose drunken husbands are finally dragged off to the clink, they can - at long last - rest (assuming they steer clear of the [...]

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Sundevil, 15 years later.

May 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants, Technology

From the good folks at the cDc, a vicious (and dead-on) look back at the infamous Operation Sundevil and what’s followed it in the decade and a half since.
The snitch, snivelly little Gollum that he is, should inspire nothing but contempt for either side of the fence. The snitch is the kind of person who [...]

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I guess I’ll be moving…

April 20th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Politics, Rants

…to New Hampshire:
In that most representative of public assemblies - the bustling House chamber of the New Hampshire State House - there’s an old rebellious notion: In matters of personal responsibility, don’t always err on the side of safety. After all, it’s the only state not to require that adults wear seat belts.
So when a [...]

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Frickin’ Ratzinger.

April 19th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Politics, Rants

Dammit.
We all pretty much knew it was coming, but it’s no less disappointing in the end. Ah well, I wasn’t a very GOOD Catholic anyway.
Andrew Sullivan sums my feelings up nicely:
It would be hard to over-state the radicalism of this decision. It’s not simply a continuation of John Paul II. It’s a full-scale [...]

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Spectrum Wars.

March 29th, 2005 · No Comments · Politics, Rants, Technology

The FCC continues to slip ever-further towards the abyss of unmitigated corruption - only now it’s costing lives, not just suppressing free speech and harming consumers. The National Journal has an astoundingly good piece on HDTV and how it’s screwing consumers, serving dishonest media giants and killing firefighters.
[Inside the WTC on September 11, 2001] [...]

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Exegesis.

March 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc., Politics, Rants

I hate when it rains on Good Friday.
It spooks the reptilian bits of me that were basted in Catholicism as a kid. Makes me consider skipping dinner… ya know… just to be SAFE.

11:30 last night. Someone grabs my arm as I leave the bookstore near my office (the only place still open late on [...]

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My childhood home is run by morons.

March 21st, 2005 · 3 Comments · Politics, Rants

I grew up in Frederick County, Maryland. It’s good to see the place just gets goofier and goofier.
Last week, Westley Etters - a new employee of the Frederick County Parks and Recreation department - was introduced to County Commissioners. During his presentation, Mr. Etters dared to… wear a hat indoors. This angered [...]

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“Heteronormative” is the stupidest word ever.

March 16th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Politics, Rants

From here:
(Boston, MA) - According to a gay rights activist at Harvard University, Jada Pinkett-Smith is a heteronormative actress.
If you’ve never heard the word used in a sentence before, don’t feel surprised - beyond select academics and gay activists, it’s a word few use - that is until the wife of actor Will Smith [...]

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Warning:

March 11th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Art, Politics, Rants

This post is about religion. And poetry. And bigotry. This post is also about funnybooks. Hopefully, the latter won’t scare you away.

The tale is old as the Eden Tree;
As new as the new-cut tooth.
For each man knows ere his lip-thatch grows;
He is master of Art and Truth;
And each man hears as [...]

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How odd.

February 25th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Politics, Rants

This decent-sized pro-Bush demonstration in Belgium didn’t seem to get much attention. I guess folks were too busy frantically covering the other side.
Lesson learned:
If you want to get press coverage in Europe, skip the peaceful demonstrations and go straight to throwing Molotov cocktails at the police.

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February 22nd, 2005 · 1 Comment · Art, Misc., Rants

“SEPPUKU” is defined in my huge leather dictionary as “ceremonial suicide, by ripping open the abdomen with a dagger or knife, formerly practiced in Japan by members of the warrior class, when disgraced or sentenced to death.”
That is the word I was looking for when my boys from Kentucky went belly-up and disgraced the whole [...]

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