you have to wonder… you do… right?

I’m often baffled by the herculean effort it must take to completely ignore rationale to believe certain things. Whether it is religion, politics, or human behavior, some things require so much effort as to make them not worth the time or energy to keep up the illusion.

gunning for science

I’ve written before about my belief (unsubstantiated) that there is a correlation between IQ and gun ownership. I’ve struggled to find data either refuting my assertion or supporting it… unfortunately, there is VERY LITTLE scientific research on gun owners. I think I may have stumbled upon a possible reason why there is so little in …

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Say My Name

As I get older, I find that I am less forgiving. Just now, reading over a friends status update, I noticed that someone called the President of the United States, “Odumba.” I know that passion tends to cloud judgment, but it pains me to see people this violently uncouth. Passion without understanding is a dangerous …

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Be the Boss

One of the most aggravating things about being a private contractor, or owning your own business, is dealing with clients who tend to put your invoices on ice. Over the last six or seven years, I’ve had to put up with the usual set of excuses and promises clients make about their outstanding invoices. I …

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A Case Against Marriage

I’m pretty confused… when the whole same sex marriage stuff was happening across the nation… so many devout (fanatical) christian talking heads were up in arms about preserving the sanctity of marriage… yet, Kim Kardashian, a buffalo-assed media whore, is married for 72 days, making the institution of marriage a punchline, and NOT ONE of …

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giving me the heevie skeevies

I know that a lot of women need to feel beautiful. I know that a lot of women believe that plastic surgery is the best way to feel beautiful. I also know that any woman who subjects herself to plastic surgery has bigger problems than getting older or fatter.¬†When I see a woman over 40, …

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My god is better than your god

I hate¬†proselytizing. Growing up Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Christians, and other religious fanatics would come, door to door, in our neighborhood preaching the gospel according to their God. I would practice a variety of debate techniques on these poor hapless misguided idiots. In many cases these people were ill-equipped to debate the relative merits of their …

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9-13

I can remember that 10 years ago today, though I had spent two days watching the news reports and seeing the video of the twin towers collapsing over and over, it dawned on me what I had witnessed on 9-11. Beyond the terrorism, beyond the grief, shock, and incomprehensible violence, I witnessed a total collapse …

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