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    In a perfect world

    by  • October 22, 2012 • Bad Personal Philosophy, Politics • 0 Comments


    I’ve never understood why a sane, intelligent human being would want to squander so much of their life energy in a job where so many constraints are imposed, so little concrete success is possible, and such an unthinkable burden of responsibility is levied against you by the entire world. It’s a dirty job, but...

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    Liberty and Justice and Rhetoric, oh my…

    by  • October 15, 2012 • Bad Personal Philosophy, Events, Family & Friends, Politics • 0 Comments

    I had the most amusing rhetorical debate the other day. Since it’s the election season and pontification is a la mode, I thought I’d share. The conversation didn’t end entirely satisfactorily — I thought we’d maneuvered to the place where some important points were on the edge of being hammered into “true” or “false”...

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    Talk About Thankless Jobs

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Events, Politics • 0 Comments

    Wait, What!?

    Working at a diplomatic mission during any sort of unrest must be an extremely thankless job. You’re there to do business and represent one people to another, and *everyone* has a really good idea how you should do your job. The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided...

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    Keep Yer Hands Off My Blunderbuss

    by  • August 29, 2012 • Bad Personal Philosophy, History, Politics • 1 Comment


    Alternative title: “Select Semi-Nonsensical Thoughts about Sanity and the Second Amendment.” COMPARISON During the American Revolution, firearm technology was incredibly advanced compared to the primitive firearms of the Medieval period and the even more unwieldy projectile weapons popularized in the Neolithic era.  The flintlock mechanism, invented nearly a century earlier, greatly improved the reliability...

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    Greatness Is as Greatness Does

    by  • June 28, 2012 • Politics • 2 Comments

    He does look a little like Keith Olbermann -- just a little

    Yesterday, I came across this lovely video clip of Aaron Sorkin’s recently premiered show, News Room (thanks, Matt Perkins). The clip features Jeff Daniel’s character unloading most eloquently on the topic of why America is no longer the Greatest period Country period on Earth period. I saw the clip outside the context of the...

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