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Jacob

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Date registered: October 4, 2011

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  1. This Is Why We Limit Police Powers — January 5, 2009
  2. Of Ponies and Beer — January 5, 2009
  3. Where oh Where Was This When McCain Was Making an Arse of Himself? — January 5, 2009
  4. Happy Hour Discurso — January 4, 2009
  5. The Things I Learn Doing Research — January 4, 2009

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Jan 01 2009

Random Weird Thoughts

So, Def Leppard apparently has an album called Songs from the Sparkle Lounge…. is that where the sparklepires hang out? (No, I have not read nor watched Twilight. I have not listened to the above-mentioned album. Nor do I plan to. I have standards, damn it.)

Jan 01 2009

Great American Hypocrisy: Torture Prosecutions for Thee but Not for Me

It seems the United States can prosecute torture – as long as it was someone else who did the torturing: While fiercely loyal establishment spokespeople such as The Washington Post‘s Ruth Marcus continue to insist that prosecutions are only appropriate for common criminals (“someone breaking into your house”) but not our glorious political leaders when …

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Jan 01 2009

Obligatory New Year’s Day Post

2009 is off to a rather rocky start. My roommate came home after a blissfully long absence. My Muse left in a snit. The two of them don’t get along at all, which is why I’m looking forward to April. Solitude will be mine… MIIIINNNNEEEE!!1!11!! Ahem. Sorry ’bout that. I have done nothing more interesting …

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Jan 01 2009

I Guess the Romance is Dead

Deary, deary me. Someone draw up the divorce papers – I do believe the bloom is off the rose: Tom Minnery, senior vice president of government and public policy at Focus on the Family Action, makes the extraordinary claim that Mitt Romney “has acknowledged that Mormonism is not a Christian faith.” This statement seems to …

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Dec 31 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Happy New Year’s Eve, my darlings. If I wasn’t at work, we’d do something a little special for the last Happy Hour of 2008, but as it is, we’ll just have to content ourselves with the usual parade of idiocy. For a change, let’s start out with a little …

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Dec 31 2008

I’ve Gots ‘Splaining To Do

Regulars to the cantina have probably noticed a rather abrupt falling off in volume lately. There’s a reason for that. I’ve just been too busy to ‘splain. Writing fiction again, you see. My Christmas tradition for these many years has been to shut out the rest of the world and put the extra day or …

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Dec 31 2008

Pardon Me – Your Logical Fallacy is Flapping in the Wind

I don’t usually filch from PZ because I figure most of you have already been over to Pharyngula, but this little gem of a logical fallacy needs to be set like a solitaire. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Rep. Mark Souder: I personally believe that there is no issue more important to our society …

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Dec 31 2008

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Biting Israel’s Butt

You’d think that Bush’s Global War on Terror having turned in to the greatest single recruiting tool for al Qaeda would’ve given other world leaders a bit of a clue. Alas, stupidity knows no borders: Benjamin Netanyahu was on CNN today saying “We’ll have to bring down the Hamas regime.” And how’s that going, Ben? …

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Dec 30 2008

Carnival of the Elitist Bastards VIII: To Boldly Go

The HMS Elitist Bastard leaves the high seas for deep space over at Submitted to a Candid World. Captain Ames helms the ship as we explore strange new worlds, seek out ignorance, and then blast it into oblivion with phasers set to “vaporize.” The only question remaining unanswered: how good is Ames at the Picard …

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Dec 30 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. If there wasn’t so much Con stupidity happening today, I’d highlight Blagojevich’s supreme fucknuttery. As it is, should you want to have fun laughing at his expense, see here and here. I have some Con bottoms to spank. Allow me to start with John Bolton, who is one of …

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