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A Few Questions How come when schools are failing they take money away from them, but when the war in Iraq or the War on Drugs fails for a year (or thirty), they throw more money at it? How come conservatives care so much about the lives and rights of embryos and brain-dead people and […]

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Friendster

I don’t think the Friendster craze is going to follow us into 2004. Personally, I am relieved. I found Friendster disturbing from the very first “An Invitation to Join Friendster,” email. Friendster, promised the emails, would provide me with “new people to hang out with and date.” I am honored that these people, who I […]

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Get Over It?

Get Over It? Apparently conservatives are now so anxious about the growing backlash against the Moron Puppet of Evil that they are trying to spin liberal hatred of Bush as “unnatural.” They are once again dragging out the tired accusation that the left “never got over the 2000 presidential election.” Like that’s a bad thing. […]

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The Day Computers Became the Real World

One of the many truths I hold to be self-evident is that a vast majority of artists and freelancers (often one and the same) suffer from undiagnosed–and therefore self-medicated–ADD and OCD, as well as narcissism, megalomania coupled with wild insecurity and a tendancy towards mood swings. These people are either in their apartments for days […]

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Wordy Nerdiness

I love that in addition to the words “twice,” “duplicate,” and “secondary,” there are similar words that mean “three” instead of “two,” like “thrice,” “triplicate,” and “tertiary.” Having occassion to use these words thrills me every time, as does the word “decillion,” which is the biggest number I know before infinity.

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Critical Eye for the Liberal Gaze It’s easy to see why The New York Times, The New Yorker and other such publications have earned the label “liberal media.” They frequently report on such exclusively liberal concerns as the lives of poor people. I am repeatedly struck, however, by the subtle alienation from and even contempt […]

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This Just In: We May Not Be Living in a Democracy

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When Evil Met Its Moron Puppet: “I can literally remember what he was wearing: an Air National Gurad flight jacket, cowboy boots, blue jeans, complete with the–in Texas you see it a lot–one of the back pockets will have a circle worn in the pocket from where you carry your tin of snuff, your tin […]

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