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|the chaplain and the god: An Unfinished Comic
This diary is entirely a little bit of ego, though I hope it's tolerable. I no longer have the money to spare to keep up my old website, let alone hire an artist. I like to think I can write, and I'...
|Con Law Professor Op-Ed: Let's Give Up on the Constitution
AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on ...
|According to Fox, WBC is Left-Wing?
Lol? Did you know that Phelps is a Democrat? In Fox Nation he is. In a post called, "Bikers Turn Out to Protect Newtown Mourners from Westboro Baptist Church," Fox Nation captions its photo with, "...
|Family Values Strikes Again! Women Can Be Fired for Being Pretty!
A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled ...
|Cameroon Jails Gay Man for Texting Love; No One Cares
We thought Uganda with their Kill the Gays Lifetime Imprisonment In Horrible Conditions That Will Lead to Death for Gays law was bad enough. But it apparently gets worse . An appeals court in ...
|Bangladesh's "Day of the Martyred Intellectuals"
Just a small bit of world background history; this article is written by one of my fellow classmates, who is Bangladeshi himself. I found it very interesting, and worth passing on. Detailing ...
|Gay People? At My School? It Could Be Likelier Than You Think.
Patrick Henry College, a Northern Virginia-based fundamentalist Christian school, has gotten into an uproar about a new blog they've been introduced to; it is, appropriately enough, called " Queer ...
|Bond. James Bond. What the flip is wrong with you?
I was waiting for someone else to cover this, since I've been busy with preparing for finals. Still am. But this got very little play in my usual channels, so I'm going to write about it, in my ...
|No Health Insurance, No Income, Cracked Teeth - Friend Needs Advice
This is not me. I am fortunately not in this situation. Friend of mine - no one close, just someone I've gamed with on and off for a year - is currently in incredible pain. Wisdom teeth came in, ...
|Can the President Finally Answer Gun Law Questions?
A week after Arthur Lopez guarded the president and Mitt Romney, he was shot dead with an illegal gun. Now the woman who asked about gun violence at the second presidential debate would like a real ...
|Uganda to Officially Pass 'Kill the Gays' Bill
Uganda will officially pass the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill at the end of this year despite international criticism. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said the anti-gay bill will become law by December since ...
|I have the best classmates ever.
I am just so touched that I had to share this. A few days ago, I had to rush to the emergency room, due to the development of an extremely large and painful incarcerated hernia. This was actually ...
|An Afternoon with the Dalai Lama
The following originally appeared in the November 2nd, 2012 edition of Not Wythe Standing , my campus newspaper. I am the original author. Four quotes frame my unbridled, aimless, and whimsical ...
|I'm Debating for Obama at my School
Written debate, and I'm not sure if we'll get much (if any) rebuttal space, in addition to time constraints on the part of my Republican counterpart. Therefore, I've structured my first salvo like a ...
|The Best Anti-LGBT Speech I Have Ever Heard
It's worth watching all the way until the very end, and please don't comment unless you have gone all the way. The transcript follows after the jump.
|Was it an act of terror or not? Who Gorram Cares?
I can see where Glenn Kessler is coming from in his fact-checker column . At least when it comes to the President - who prefers misdirection to Governor Romney's favored tactic of repeated, overt, ...
|Night of the Living Pelosi
The hotly-anticipated sequel to Demon Sheep has arrived, just in time to clinch 'worst ad of the year' for the Republicans from the DNC's tinny, awful The Romney Bunch. Republicans really ...
|The Myth of Male Decline
SCROLL through the titles and subtitles of recent books, and you will read that women have become “The Richer Sex,” that “The Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys,” and that we may even ...
|A Crotchety Old Man and Pretty Nature Photos
I'm going to school in Williamsburg, VA, which is a very nice area. It's beautiful, really; when I get a chance, I drive off to the various forests and plantations around here to take it all in. ...
|Mentally Ill Man Kills Self, Family
Albert Peterson shot dead his wife and two sons hours after going to church because he dreaded the thought of Obama winning the election, a family friend has revealed. A confidante of the family ...
|Three Strikes... And then what?
In the twilight of 1996, the Republican Congress knew their number was up; in less than a month, they would be replaced with a Democratic Congress. One of their farewell parting shots is still with ...
|The Truth: Mitt Romney's New Friend?
You can skip past the jump if you don't want my introduction and just would like the 'meat.' While the last minute concession towards sanity saved U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. ...
|Stanford/NYU Report: Living Under Drones
In the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the US safer by enabling “targeted killing” of terrorists,
|Another Republican Candidate Escapes the Mittanic
HMS Mittanic, Round 3: Heller Time Via Talking Points Memo : Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), who is facing a challenge from Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, said on Wednesday that he doesn't share Mitt ...
|I Beg of You...
You know that thing you just [built]? Don't [build] that. - Douglas Adams on learning experiences. This is a plea to the Peggy Noonans, George Wills, William Kristols, David Brooks, Joe Scarboroughs,
|"...But You Didn't."
Just a quick reposting of, what was to me, the most emotional moment of all three nights at the DNC: the poem, "But you didn't," by Melinda Kane. Remember how I cheered like crazy at your first ...
|Help me badger Antonin Scalia!
Justice Scalia is coming to my law school on Monday. They're holding a raffle to see who gets to speak with him; out of 600-ish students on campus, only a handful of us get to go throughout the day, ...
|270 South African Miners to be Charged with 34 Counts of Murder for Protesting
Workers arrested at South Africa's Marikana mine will be charged later with the murder of 34 colleagues shot by police, an official has said. Yes, you read that correctly. They will be charged with ...
|Fearing Superman - Sponsored by Batman, Incorporated
For the longest time, writers have had a fascination with what happens when Superman goes bad. A rather popular website was started partially on the basis of chronicling many of these poorly thought-...
|Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools is Wrong (MoJo Article)
Courtesy of Kristina Rizga (who I think I shall be reading more of soon), Mother Jones posted an excellent article on a High School that has not been well-served by our current approach to measuring ...
|Nunsuch Charity Here
While the Catholic Church clergy makes shameful but overdue headlines on the receiving end of a criminal investigation, the professed religious of the Church are doing their best to actually do ...
|Outlawing Internet Astroturfing (Update 01)
An excellent diary by Green Mother in conjunction with Chick-Fil-A getting caught redhanded got me thinking about this a bunch last night. Congress, Here's a tough one for you: name a key attitude ...
|2nd Amendment/Gun Control Questions (Update 01)
Some requests for information. After Aurora last week, I hovered on a lot of diaries here, but I didn't really see what I was looking for, so I wanted to ask for this information directly. I am ...
|Notes from the Dark Side, 2008
I've been a Democrat ever since the atrocity of '04, with Swiftboating; I was already Anti-Bush, but that really shook me off of the "politics as usual, both sides are the same" raft. But it was 2008,
|Bigotry: More than Skin Deep
It's really tempting to slam the ill-informed for racism against President Barack Obama, and other public figures who happen to be minorities. That's what it is, after all. False accusations; ...
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