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Category Archive: social commentary

Jun 04 2014

An Ode To Open Carry

I carry my gun to the toilet, and boy, let Me tell you, it’s difficult wiping my ass But guns are important! For freedom, you need ‘em In every location—a critical mass! I carry while changing my baby, cos maybe A diaper goes rogue, and I need to defend! My AK goes with me while …

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May 28 2014

On Blame

There’s something gone wrong—why, he’s clearly insane; There’s a chemical problem that’s hurting his brain, Some organic dysfunction that helps to explain Why he hasn’t been acting quite right It’s clearly these deep neurological flaws That are making him act in defiance of laws; It has to be something! It can’t be because He is …

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May 13 2014

No Black Mass For Harvard…

After quite a bit of back-and-forth, Harvard does the wrong thing. Well worth watching, if head-bangingly frustrating. My favorite quote, of course, is from a Harvard Senior (and, I am guessing, Catholic), who noted “I am very pleased that my religion is not going to be desecrated or my gender objectified or my university embarrassed …

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Apr 08 2014

In Defense Of The “Village Atheist”

The thing about a village is, There’s nowhere you can hide Cos everyone knows everyone (A point of village pride) And should you act distinctively, That act becomes your role A label thrust upon you— Wholly out of your control If your label as an “other” Is too difficult a test, You will monitor your …

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Mar 24 2014

It’s Protective Custody, That’s What It Is.

Once again, recent events call out an older verse. I fucking hate it when that happens. [...S]ome civil libertarians and women’s rights advocates worry that if Gibbs is convicted, the precedent could inspire more prosecutions of Mississippi women and girls for everything from miscarriage to abortion — and that African Americans, who suffer twice as …

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Mar 23 2014

On Realizing That Corporations Are People Too… And That You’ve Fallen In Love With One.

My darling corporate entity I’ve loved you from the start One hundred ten percentity, With more than just my heart I told you what I meantity In poetry and prose You showed your discontentity And that’s the way it goes. My sweetheart business enterprise I tried to win you back I told you my intenterprise— …

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Mar 21 2014

Someone Is… On The Internet

An article on politics— No if, no ands, no buts— Will bring out Libertarians Who’ll demonstrate they’re nuts But also arch-conservatives And liberals by the score Who’ll engage in verbal fisticuffs And all return for more. An essay on religion— Any angle you might choose— An opinionated blog post Or the fair and balanced news …

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Mar 13 2014

On Bodily Autonomy

There are accidents and incidents And surgeries and wars— There’s a constant need for blood, and so, We’d like to borrow yours. You can spare a pint or so a month— We’ll take it from your arm— And to make the process easier, I’m setting up a farm: We’ll keep you while you serve your …

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Mar 05 2014

Upskirting The Law

It might be bad; it might be wrong; An upskirt shot that shows a thong But perverts told us all along There is no law against it Now Massachusetts’ highest court From justice fell extremely short; Compassion, in today’s report? The courts had not dispensed it Since lawyers live by splitting hairs The clothing that …

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Mar 01 2014

“Protestant Work Ethic” Vs. “Atheist Work Ethic”

The “protestant work ethic” Was, we assumed, Underlying the gains we had made. A secular ethic, it’s Clear, left us doomed— And an atheist one, much afraid! Our country was built on the Fear of a God Who would smite us for sloth (it’s a sin) We have to believe, or It’s all a façade— …

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