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Monthly Archives: February 2009

BREAKING NEWS: There’s More to the Constitution Than the Military

It’s no wonder I sometimes think that anyone with an (R) after their name is a blithering idiot. As usual, in my daily goal of picking a fight with at least one conservative, I was exposed to the stupidity of some conservatives’ views on government, when I was informed that the only roles of the […]

Top 5 Pastimes we have to Stop Pretending are Fun

“What do you wanna do tonight?” “I dunno.” What follows these two fateful lines is inevitably an enumeration of common pastimes, most of which aren’t really fun at all. We just keep doing them because we want to get out of the house, and we don’t know what else to do. We are creatures of […]

The American Work Ethic: Destroying Families for Decades

I recently had a discussion with a conservative acquaintance of mine about the nature of public assistance programs – him arguing that they are inherently evil, while I, of course, argued that they are absolutely necessary if a nation is to consider itself civilized. And of course, the issue that came up is what is […]

The Crisis of Competence in the Medical Professions

A crisis of incompetence has infected the medical professions. I’m not talking about that bullshit the scientologists spew about treating your own diseased kids or that religious nonsense about not taking a life-saving blood transfusion because it will somehow steal your soul. I’m talking about the silo-fication of medical education. Suppose you have a sore […]

Tony the Tiger loses blog endorsement

That’s right, Tony the Tiger, you read that title right. Consider this your notice: I am officially cancelling my endorsement of all Kellogg’s products – not because of a picture your dick friends took, but because you’re an asshole. In case you haven’t heard, Olympic swimmer and possible comic book mutant Michael Phelps recently lost […]

Food Stamps and Infrastructure Spending More Stimulating than Tax Cuts

It seems that the center and left-leaning media are going bonkers over the following estimates from Moody’s Economy.com: The major implication of this is that infrastructure and food stamps are significantly more effective means of stimulus than tax cuts. Therefore, the stimulus bill should include only infrastructure and food stamps spending, and no tax cuts. […]

Four More Reasons Why Your Kids Might Be Stupid

After a week or so of computer woes, I’m back, ready to take aim at the American education model once more. A couple of weeks ago, I observed a few fundamental flaws in the way we teach our kids. Here’s a few more crucial ways we make our kids, and our adults, stupid. 4. Not everyone […]

The Blagojevich Bait and Switch

Recently, Illinois governor Rod “legohair” Blagojevich was arrested on federal corruption charges for allegedly conspiring to sell a senate seat. Long story short, he was impeached. Enter the bullshit. Legohair went on a TV blitz claiming that his impeachment proceedings was a kangaroo court where he wasn’t allowed to defend himself. Rightfully, he claims that […]