- Cattlearoma, New Mexico, USA
- June 08
- free and clear
- A computer programmer who is no longer geeky enough to be interested in how software is constructed; I care more about what software can do for people; or even more about people, period.
Mostly interested in the taboo subjects of religion and politics: religion as an atheist, and politics as a left-leaning Democrat.
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MY RECENT POSTS
- Ann Romney: Unzip Him and Let
the Real Mitt Out
April 04, 2012 12:03PM
- Supreme Court Ruling: Strip
Searches OK For Any Arrest
April 03, 2012 04:46AM
- Shit Men Say to Men Who Say
Shit To Women On the Street
April 02, 2012 05:03PM
- Pro-Life Terrorism: Planned
Parenthood Bomb Attack
April 02, 2012 04:33PM
- My Favorite Music (okay..song)
March 31, 2012 04:28PM
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it is sad not just because of
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Yes, I agree
Clinton failed in his
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- “Gordon Osmund,
a sanctimonious morally
superior load of rubbish. I
September 23, 2012 01:24PM
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can you actually support a law
that Pelosi say has to
April 17, 2012 04:44PM
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This is a bit silly, but just too amusing to pass up. In an interview with WBAL in Baltimore Ann Romney shared some intimate secrets about her husband:
Ann Romney’s remarks came during an interview with Baltimore radio station WBAL, during which the host asked her, “And on… Read full post »
The Supreme Court has just announced a ruling that police may strip search people arrested for any offense, no matter how minor, before admitting them to jail.
The decision states that this is the case even if there is no reason to suspect the presence of contraband; and in spite… Read full post »
Here is a welcome addition to the "Shit people say" meme. This one is in support of Stop Street Harassment.
Any men out there catcallers or serial "complimenters"? There is an appropriate way to tell a woman you think she is beautiful, but you'd better know her pretty… Read full post »
I noticed a report in TPMMuckRaker that last night a bomb went off at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, about 30 miles southwest of Green Bay.
The bomb was set off at 7:30 pm and nobody was injured. There was some minor damage to the building.
This attack… Read full post »
It may seem boring to some, but to me it is sublime.
Here is my favorite music:
And I'm cheating by posting a runner-up. Here is another classic of a different vintage..
I recently read some things I don't like too much here on Open Salon, stuff written by white assholes who think they are superior because of their race, and this post is an attempt to express my emotions on the matter.
Since the election of Barack Obama, the question of race… Read full post »
To those who have a sincere desire to see progress in fixing the many well known and exhaustively documented problems with the US health care system, the three days of oral arguments before the Supreme Court have been very disappointing. It is clear that we do not have impartial judges… Read full post »
Right-Wingers recently introduced a new on-line magazine in PDF format called "Conservative Teen".
Here is the cover image:
Click on the… Read full post »
Beginning this Monday, March 26, and continuing through Wednesday, March 28, the US Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is commonly referred to in the crude vernacular of America… Read full post »
Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant operation today and is recovering at a hospital in Virginia.
The Banker's Heart, San Francisco
I'm listed as an organ donor on my driver's license. I firmly believe in the life saving generosity of organ donation. Some k… Read full post »
Rick Santorum has recently released the following political advertisement attacking President Obama:
Between Feb. 26 and Mar. 19, all the major networks covered the tragic case in Florida of Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down by self-appointed Neighborhood Watch vigilante George Zimmerman. Zimmerman appears to be trying to take legal cover under Florida's questionable "Stand Your Groun… Read full post »
One of the things that is hardest for voters to sort out is how the economy is reported in the news. There are conflicting claims about a very complex subject, so that even journalists can not really keep abreast of what is real and what is correct. Yet having a… Read full post »
The hardest cage to escape is the one you don't know that you are in.
A recent post here referenced a blog post by Sam Harris, so I feel a bit hesitent doing it again so soon, but I was fascinated by the interview with Tim Prowse, a United Methodist pastor who… Read full post »
Suffering from ODS (that's Obama Derangement Syndrome)? Convinced he's destroying America, and converting the country to socialism? Well this cartoon is for you. Put an end to that frustrated feeling that you can't make the facts confirm the conclusions you already believe. Don't worry, the GOP… Read full post »
How many Americans even know that every year March 8 is designated as International Women's Day?
I was born in 1959, and lived all my life in the US, and I had never even heard of it until I was in Mongolia one year in the late 90s. In Mongolia,… Read full post »
In a recent Sam Harris blog post, covering the topic of martial arts and self-defense of all things, two videos are included that illustrate beautifully and tragically the difference between the power of belief, which is a sublime aspect of human subjectivity, and the unforgiving laws of physica… Read full post »
David Brooks is one of the less annoying and offensive writers among the population of widely read conservative pundits. His recent New York Times article on Jeremy Lin makes some apt observations on the apparent conflict between claims of religiosity in the professional sports, and the actual ethos… Read full post »
I won't try to analyze the details of who wants what and what the laws actually require or guarantee and how religious or secular an organization ought to be if contraception requirements in the health care law should be binding.
There is plenty of that in the media lately.
I just… Read full post »
I can not stand the idea of entitlements.
An entitlement is something that a person believes they deserve without any questions or limitations. An entitlement is something a person receives because they believe it is owed them, because they assume it is their right, and they accept without than… Read full post »