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Archive for June, 2008

Return to Forever at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center »

I literally wore out my first copy of “Where Have I Known You Before” and had to buy another one, so I was thrilled to see that Return to Forever was touring with the original line up, for the first time in a quarter century. Even better, they were the headliners for the Saratoga <brand […]

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Food Fit for A Comrade »

The party who wants to tell you how to live every facet of your life (as opposed to the other party who wants to tell you how to live every other facet of your life) has published their guidelines for catering at the national convention. Fried food is prohibited. No fried anything. They’re promoting healthy […]

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New Flash: Five out of Nine Supreme Court Justices Can READ »

Today The Supremes announced, by the narrowest possible majority, that the second amendment means exactly what it says. They citied the writings of the founding fathers, and the actual language in the amendment. In short they ruled that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” means “the right of the people to […]

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Your Classmates are dead. Ha Ha, Just Kidding. »

When I was in high school, one Monday the morning announcements told us that one of the students had died over the weekend. She was an underclassman, a special ed kid. No one in my classes knew her, but it was still stunning news. It was wrong, it was creepy, it was scary – kids […]

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A Christian Nation? »

This is the spot to comment on the latest Quick Hitts Podcast, “A Christian Nation?“

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I’m Voting Republican »

Recently the video “I’m Voting Republican ” has been getting a lot of attention on the Intertubes. Lefties are celebrating it, righties are berating it, and it has started a lot of pissing contests, which is not only a waste of time, but the trophy is embarrassing. My reaction isn’t based on my political ideology […]

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Are Atheists Smarter Than Religous People? »

According to this article by Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University, the smarter a person is, the less likely they are to believe in a god Lynn makes quite a few assumptions in his paper, which compares belief among academics to the general population. The idea that academics are smarter than […]

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