Category Archives: Political

Shoving It Down Your Throat

Well, it finally happened! Someone on Facebook who had somehow found their way into my friends list sent me a message telling me they couldn’t bear to see any more of my ‘viscous’ attacks on their faith, so they were going to unfriend me. It came with all the usual cliches, like how I was […]

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God bless the TSA…

So there I stood. Herded into a small, claustrophobic glass and metal box, arms held over my head in abject submission, surrounded by uniformed guards, while naked pictures of my body were being scanned into a computer with a millimeter-band radar device. As I stepped out of the box, I happened to notice the swelling […]

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What’s Wrong With the Police?

Wherever you stand on any one case, it’s clear we have a police problem in this country. The police appear to consider themselves to be under siege. They don’t seem to see themselves as part of the public, but rather as an occupying force, charged with controlling the public “for their own good”. This is […]

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The Cord is Cut; or How Time Warner Killed TV

Our family is officially un-cabled. After a year with only basic cable television service, we’ve finally gone all the way. It started with HBO. Six years ago, Time Warner raised the price for HBO yet again, so I got rid of it. It felt good. Then came four years of fighting them over constantly increasing […]

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Troy, New York. The Stupidest School District On Earth

My wife Sabrina is dedicated to her work. Despite numerous instances of mistreatment (lied to about job status and pay, tricked into giving up a job by an unscrupulous HR person with an axe to grind, nickle-and-dimed out of weeks of pay after the birth of our child, etc.), she really wants to teach in […]

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