Gun Violence

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My dad used to like to pretend bad things just didn’t happen. When asked about family feuds or crises d’jour he’d switch topics, ignore the issue, tell me to pray for him, or make up an innocuous answer. On the other ...
In Between All The Pokemon Go

How We Talk To Our Kids

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My dad used to like to pretend bad things just didn’t happen. When asked about family feuds or crises d’jour he’d switch topics, ignore the issue, tell me to pray for him, or make up an innocuous answer. On the other hand, my mom would give bizarre guidance when it wasn’t needed—like that using tampons [&hellip
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In the wake of this latest mass shooting we are already hearing versions of “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This pithy expression may feel truthy and it fits nicely on a bumper ...
We really need good guys with gun policy reform.

The Good Guy With A Gun is Not The Answer

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In the wake of this latest mass shooting we are already hearing versions of “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This pithy expression may feel truthy and it fits nicely on a bumper sticker, but it falls apart pretty quickly under even minor [&hellip
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Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot about the violent mass killing in Orlando. I guess I’ve been trying to make sense of it but that is as pointless as trying to stop the tide; you can’t make sense of something ...
This Was An Attack On All Of Us

So Bright and Gay

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Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot about the violent mass killing in Orlando. I guess I’ve been trying to make sense of it but that is as pointless as trying to stop the tide; you can’t make sense of something senseless. Immediately this tragedy has been taken by some as a chance [&hellip
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We’re gonna let you in on a really well-kept secret. You have to promise not to tell anyone. Okay, here it is… President Barack Obama has accomplished a lot. In fact, he has been a pretty damn effective ...
Presidential Report Cards

Hope and Change? Done and Done

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We’re gonna let you in on a really well-kept secret. You have to promise not to tell anyone. Okay, here it is… President Barack Obama has accomplished a lot. In fact, he has been a pretty damn effective President. Some of you are already having apoplectic fits because you think President Obama is the worst [&hellip
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Since each time a mass shooting happens, everyone says and does the exact same damn things—resulting in no action whatsoever that would have the slightest effect on the amount of times we have to deal with these senseless ...
Same Story, Different Day

Mass Shooting Mad Lib

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Since each time a mass shooting happens, everyone says and does the exact same damn things—resulting in no action whatsoever that would have the slightest effect on the amount of times we have to deal with these senseless tragedies—we thought it would make more sense to report these fill-in-the-blank/mad lib style. Don’t like it? Ge
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In light of the most recent U.S. mass shooting, here’s a quiz to try to put the killings and America’s firearm obsession in perspective. 1. When you heard of the October 2nd mass shooting at a community college in ...
Groundhog's Day

The Mass Shooting Rorschach Test

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In light of the most recent U.S. mass shooting, here’s a quiz to try to put the killings and America’s firearm obsession in perspective. 1. When you heard of the October 2nd mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, what was your first reaction? a. Feelings of sympathy for the victims and their families [&hellip
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The Snap: The Weeknd (moniker for artist/producer Abel Tesfaye) has released a music video for "Pretty," a track off 2013' Kiss Land. With his characteristic slow, sensuous lyrics providing the soundtrack, the film walks ...
This encapsulates what is wrong with the music industry (slash society).

THE WEEKND HAS A (DISTURBING) NEW VIDEO

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The Snap: The Weeknd (moniker for artist/producer Abel Tesfaye) has released a music video for “Pretty,” a track off 2013′ Kiss Land. With his characteristic slow, sensuous lyrics providing the soundtrack, the film walks us along with a man as he gets off a plane, eats Chinese food, and kills his ex-lover and her new bo
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The Snap: He was 22-years old and fulfilling a dream -- an Australian student living in America and going to university on a baseball scholarship. Their ages were 15, 16 and 17 and they were nearing the end of their ...
What Do We Stand For?

MADE IN USA

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The Snap: He was 22-years old and fulfilling a dream — an Australian student living in America and going to university on a baseball scholarship. Their ages were 15, 16 and 17 and they were nearing the end of their summer vacation in Oklahoma. He was supposed to graduate in May and wanted to work [&hellip
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The Snap: The first time I went to England, my young cousin asked me how many cowboys I knew. His idea of America was the Wild West and in between shoot-outs, all Americans vacation in Disney World. Although I confess to ...
Disney World, Cowboys, Violence and the American Way

AMERICA THE VIOLENT

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The Snap: The first time I went to England, my young cousin asked me how many cowboys I knew. His idea of America was the Wild West and in between shoot-outs, all Americans vacation in Disney World. Although I confess to a fascination with cowboys (I blame Val Kilmer in Tombstone), I’ve been thinking about [&hellip

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