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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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Even if President Obama came out singing “Proud to Be An American” with an eagle named Uncle Sam sitting on his shoulder and flying throughout the crowd delivering patriotic gift baskets, many politicians and regular ...
From Time To Time

Translating The State of the Union

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Even if President Obama came out singing “Proud to Be An American” with an eagle named Uncle Sam sitting on his shoulder and flying throughout the crowd delivering patriotic gift baskets, many politicians and regular ‘Muricans would have disagreed with him. This president enjoys a level of loathing and disrespect that seems unparall
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Donald Trump threw a protestor out of a campaign rally on Friday. Why? Because his ideas are shitty, and shitty ideas require censorship to survive. Unsurprisingly, it wouldn’t be the first time Trump has done this, and it ...
And Other Stupid Shit

Fighting Fire With Fire

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Donald Trump threw a protestor out of a campaign rally on Friday. Why? Because his ideas are shitty, and shitty ideas require censorship to survive. Unsurprisingly, it wouldn’t be the first time Trump has done this, and it likely won’t be the last, but this one attracted the attention of liars—which is precisely why I [&hellip
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We all have that one person in our lives that has, like it or not, become our go to “techie” for all things geek, right! I swear I must have aged mine by 10 years this week from the looks of him. The blame belongs to ...
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The Workflow App: a Nightmare for “Normals” but a Great Tool for Techies

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We all have that one person in our lives that has, like it or not, become our go to “techie” for all things geek, right! I swear I must have aged mine by 10 years this week from the looks of him. The blame belongs to DeskConnect, makers of the app Workflow: Powerful Automation Made [&hellip
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When we look back at history and recall memorable U.S. Presidents, we may think of their many accomplishments: unifying the nation (literally); drafting the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; ending slavery; facilitating ...
Former U.S. President

That Guy Barack Obama

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When we look back at history and recall memorable U.S. Presidents, we may think of their many accomplishments: unifying the nation (literally); drafting the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; ending slavery; facilitating peace accords; starting, ending, and occasionally mishandling wars; expanding and reducing government; economic high
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By and large it seems that given the opportunity, a lot of people will be terrible to their fellow human beings. ‘Murica may be the land of the free and all that, but dear sweet baby Jesus do we just love lording it over ...
People Are The Worst

Class Act

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By and large it seems that given the opportunity, a lot of people will be terrible to their fellow human beings. ‘Murica may be the land of the free and all that, but dear sweet baby Jesus do we just love lording it over people whenever we get the chance! Maybe that’s why we’re still [&hellip
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For those of you who are already sick of the political campaign commercials and news coverage of each candidate’s latest slip up, you may find a surprising ally for your escape in one John Dickerson. Host of Face the ...
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Podcast Review: “Slate’s Whistlestop,” A New Take on Old Politics

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For those of you who are already sick of the political campaign commercials and news coverage of each candidate’s latest slip up, you may find a surprising ally for your escape in one John Dickerson. Host of Face the Nation on CBS News, political director of CBS News and a political correspondent for Slate magazine, [&hellip
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This week New York City announced it would be providing paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents who are one of the city’s 20,000+ employees. Now these employees will be eligible for six weeks of paid leave, and ...
A Modest Proposal for 2016

The Embarrassing Lack of Parental Leave in America

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This week New York City announced it would be providing paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents who are one of the city’s 20,000+ employees. Now these employees will be eligible for six weeks of paid leave, and up to twelve weeks of total leave when accounting for additional time off. Seems…reasonable? What’s amazing [&he
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When an album is reissued, this is often a sign that there is something special about the music on that album. Or at least it is a sign to us who are always searching the internet for some new and interesting music, that ...
Dark, Brooding and Mysterious

Soft Kill Reissues “An Open Door,” and the Past Sounds Fresh

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When an album is reissued, this is often a sign that there is something special about the music on that album. Or at least it is a sign to us who are always searching the internet for some new and interesting music, that our attention should be directed towards that piece of art. For example, on [&hellip
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Traditional, non-traditional, alternative, single-parent, same-sex parents, accidental, blended, broken, and intentional relationships make up merely a few forms families take on today. As the media, politicians, and the ...
Polyamory

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

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Traditional, non-traditional, alternative, single-parent, same-sex parents, accidental, blended, broken, and intentional relationships make up merely a few forms families take on today. As the media, politicians, and the general population discuss the rights of same-sex couples and the needs that family units fulfill, there remains a grea
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All great writers know that selecting the right verb is paramount to crafting a great sentence. You can hastily run, or you can dash; you can annoyingly complain, or you can bitch. Verbs are particularly important when ...
Who Them?

Verbs

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All great writers know that selecting the right verb is paramount to crafting a great sentence. You can hastily run, or you can dash; you can annoyingly complain, or you can bitch. Verbs are particularly important when you’re trying to evoke emotion from within your reader—as Todd “Stop Picking On Us Christians” Starnes is wont [&
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We’ve had a form of universal health care in this country since 1986. That isn’t a typo, that was the year that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act was passed. It mandated that people have access to ...
The Old System Was Broken, The New System is Sprained.

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Health Care

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We’ve had a form of universal health care in this country since 1986. That isn’t a typo, that was the year that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act was passed. It mandated that people have access to emergency services even if they can’t pay for them. From 1986 until the implementation of the [&hellip
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2016 is just a teeny newborn -- unable to hold its head upright and constantly crapping itself -- and I already want to slap a ton of people. I haven’t yet because I remind myself this is unacceptable behavior but I ...
Finding a Cure for Bigotry

Mythologically Unbiased

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2016 is just a teeny newborn — unable to hold its head upright and constantly crapping itself — and I already want to slap a ton of people. I haven’t yet because I remind myself this is unacceptable behavior but I don’t know how much longer I can restrain myself. Whether it’s candidates and pundits [&hellip
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Not even a week into 2016 and here we are with a domestic terrorist situation that has nothing to do with gun control and certainly sheds no light on the problem of racial inequality in America. I mean really guys; you ...
So is #terrortuesdays a thing yet?

In Today’s Episode of Radical White Male Terrorism

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Not even a week into 2016 and here we are with a domestic terrorist situation that has nothing to do with gun control and certainly sheds no light on the problem of racial inequality in America. I mean really guys; you couldn’t even give it a week? By sheer luck (or vodka consumption) I actually [&hellip
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