Monthly Archives: December 2009

These things should be self-evident

As we come to the end of another year, I reckon it’s a good idea to dispel some of the misconceptions of the past year before the we begin a new one. I always had thought these things were pretty … Continue reading

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Signs your nightclub isn’t working out

The local civic group gives you a good neighbor award. Older folks drop by and ask you to turn up the music because they can’t hear it, and it sounds so delightful. The only dance those pole dancers whom you … Continue reading

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Rules for Facebook

1. Don’t take it personally if I don’t accept your friends request. As a rule, I don’t accept friends requests from people I don’t know, not even if they have the same last name as me, also speak Esperanto, play a really … Continue reading

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‘Republican Gomorrah’

‘If there’s a message to Max Blumenthal’s "Republican Gomorrah," it’s this: Be afraid. In his book, subtitlled "Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party," Blumenthal lays out a searing indictment against the religious conservatives who over the past thirty years have come … Continue reading

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Seriously, wtf?

A little over two weeks ago, my cousin’s wife was arrested and charged with the murder of her mother-in-law. My Aunt Fran died about fourteen months ago, in a rather horrific accident: She burned to death in the basement apartment … Continue reading

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Medium Large comic strips

Frosty the Snowman moves to the city, from Medium Large: Also, check out his entries on the Superfriends Christmas party. Although, if I’m honest, just about everything he has done for December has been excellent, though it’s not exactly child-friendly.

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Saving traditional marriage

I just got an invite today to a Facebook group called “Save Traditional Marriage.” There was nothing on the group’s pages about stopping divorce, even though in 2005 17.7 out of every 1,000 women in the United States were divorced, … Continue reading

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Mix-and-match religion

Here’s an interesting look at religious life in America: According to the Associated Press, more and more of us are building our own personal religions by cannibalizing the big ones for interesting bits and pieces. There are any number of … Continue reading

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Ted Haggard, the new Swaggart

Ted Haggard reminds me a lot of Jimmy Swaggart. Haggard, the disgraced former head of the National Association of Evangelicals and former pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Spring, Colo., resigned from the ministry after a public fall from … Continue reading

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Gay marriage

Here’s hoping New Jersey says yes to same-sex marriage. A Senate bill that would allow same-sex couples to enjoy the benefits (and name) of marriage has cleared committee, and now goes to the full Senate for approval, according to The … Continue reading

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