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Politics Post Thoughtful

Multi-Party Local Elections?

I had an idea, read­ing an arti­cle on why nobody votes in local elec­tions, and how some of it is that those elec­tions are non-par­ti­san, and there­fore vague, dif­fi­cult, or unim­por­tant to vot­ers. What if, when or if local elec­tions became par­ti­san, the sys­tem was set up to accom­mo­date more than two par­ties? What if […]

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Mood Politics Practical

In the face of despair

Mon­day morn­ing I woke up feel­ing the most despon­dent I have yet since elec­tion night. Well, since after elec­tion night. That night was pret­ty bad. But I’ve had a sort of ener­gy since then, maybe a bit man­ic, that may have been prop­ping me up. Yes­ter­day, I woke up and read the news as I […]

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Hell yeah Politics Serious

How I’m doing: 2016 election edition

It’s been a hell of a week, I won’t kid you. I spent the entire elec­tion sea­son being pret­ty con­fi­dent in Hillary Clinton’s vic­to­ry. I guess, I fell into the trap of believ­ing my expe­ri­ence of the world was shared by every­one. Clear­ly, I was wrong. And intel­lec­tu­al­ly, it seems stu­pid of me now. But […]

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Me and my life Post Practical Writing

Where is this horse you speak of?

It has been a lit­tle over a month since I have writ­ten any fic­tion. Not a word. But I am get­ting back on that prover­bial horse. A lit­tle over a month ago, I was offered a half time job by a friend, and I took it. Thus a third, part-time career was born. I am […]

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Sinfest on priorities

I find this fun­ny because I, too, am guilty of mix­ing my pri­or­i­ties.

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An open letter to conservatives | AmericanDad’s Blog

An open let­ter to con­ser­v­a­tives | Amer­i­can­Dad’s Blog — Man, I’ve want­ed to do this. This guy col­lect­ed links, and links, and more links to Repub­li­can hypocrisy, then put them all in one post. It’s like an unfil­tered dump of Dai­ly Show brain­storm­ing.

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Culture Politics Rants

Where are the protest songs?

We’re doing our morn­ing chores when Wash­ing­ton Bul­lets by The Clash comes on the iTunes mix, and after about half the song, my wife (who did not bring The Clash to our mar­riage) asks from the oth­er room, “Is this the Clash?” Inim­itable. But it made me won­der, for the umpteenth time in the last […]