It was an ugly, brown polyester gas station attendant’s jacket, made all the more unsightly by large rips, frayed edges, and a phalanx of safety pins. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.
Chapter X: The progression of the day had brought us together, our legs touching as I argued with myself whether or not I should kiss her. It seemed a foregone conclusion, but I’d been wrong before.
I don't believe in gods or guns. Why this offends the sensibilities of a large portion of America I'll never understand. But, rest assured, in times of trouble, I don't suddenly start praying for a .45.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt Some words are so profound and relevant in their uttering that they almost immediately lose meaning by their dissemination. Nothing is more detrimental to truth than putting it in the hands of the masses for the purposes of easy digestion. Franklin … Continue reading Fear Itself
"i need a good argument on being against gay marriage" was a search term that led someone to my blog. It must have led him (her?) to one of two of my blog posts in which I present those arguments they're searching for and then refute them, exposing them for the thinly-veiled bigotry that they … Continue reading “i need a good argument on being against gay marriage”
For me, I care very little about what Objectivism stands for in its Platonic form, the way Rand intended it. In debates, one is often chided to contend with the best form of the argument, but if that form isn't practiced in the real world, it's meaningless. A debate on purely philosophical levels is masturbatory. If I'm going to engage with someone in a debate, I'm only interested in their philosophy in so far as it shapes their actual thoughts and actions.
Conspiracy Theories Everyone I meet seems prone to imagine conspiracies. There are always the flashy ones like, "9/11 was an inside job" or "The moon landing was fake," and then there are the more grounded ones where [Fill In The Blank Group] is manipulating [Fill In The Blank System] for some agenda, secret or otherwise. … Continue reading The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working
#Iwantanatheistpresident It's May, now, which means only 4 years and 7 months until the 2016 presidential election. Of course, before that, we have to survive this one. Since Mitt Romney is the Republican Nominee (yes, I know, not technically, but...) and we have a 2-party system in which a 3rd party can never hope to … Continue reading I Want An Atheist President