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Jan 15 2014

If you haven’t seen it elsewhere

Cracked’s got a piece on the Troubled Teen Industry from someone who’s been. It’s amusing to read because it’s a humour laden site and the writer has a sense of humour, but the subject material is serious and disturbing. Check it out.

Jan 13 2014

Big Red Rape – Steubenville’s Aftermath and the “Free Ride” for Sports

A scholarship to play sport? That’s amazing sign me up! In the UK we have a system of youth sports teams that have under 15s under 16s and under 18s. These teams are free to try out for but these are “professional” teams. They are the feeders for our professional football clubs. Many of these …

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Dec 22 2013

It’s Just Like Nazi Germany!

“Go back to 1939 when the German Lutheran church turned a blind eye to what Hitler was doing, not all of them: [Deitrich] Bonhoeffer and others and paid for it with their lives but they were not going to compromise and there’s a point at which we have to say we’re there, we’re there, It’s not …

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Dec 22 2013

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Last week, Megyn Kelly of Fox News decided to inform us that Black Jesus or Santa Claus was not a real thing. Never mind the fact that as a Middle Eastern Jew, Jesus would have been considerably swarthier than what Megyn thinks “white” is. St. Nicholas being from Lycia may not have been as white …

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Dec 17 2013

Tea Party Needs to Check their Sources

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This year saw the release of Bioshock Infinite. A game about choice and about racism and indeed a game that was well loved and well appreciated. But it is set in a floating city of racists. Where White Racists used a black, Irish and Native American population to run their floating utopia. The sense of …

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Dec 04 2013

Bitter Resentment

After a local veterans group pulled its donations to the Morton Grove Park District in response to a park board member’s refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, a Naperville teacher and atheist blogger asked his readers for donations to replace the roughly $2,600 in lost funding. Now is there such a blogger that …

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Dec 02 2013

Teaching While Black

If you haven’t read it yet, I urge you to do so. I am sure no one there was racist, they just did racist things because they didn’t know what was an what wasn’t an appropriate thing to do. TLDR? The author charts how responding to racial insensitivity got her brought before a panel to …

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Aug 03 2013

Everything’s Worse Now

This one’s from Joseph Farah Yes. I know. Joseph Farah  is like Catnip To Ed Brayton. But this is a trope I love debunking so there! We like thinking that we are too beautiful for this sinful world. That as we die the world has gotten that little bit more worse in our passing. Our …

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Aug 01 2013

Easy Mode Blues

I never really understood Alan Keyes. Let’s face facts. The majority of black people in the USA are poor due to the social and economic pressures of American society. Simply declaring racism to be over does not stop racism. And we live in a strange world where we can accept that different coloured horses don’t …

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Jul 15 2013

I Disagree

I agree with the sentencing of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin Case. I don’t agree with what he did but I agree he didn’t break the law. To demand he be jailed is unfortunately “illegal”.

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