Who We Are

Since World War II, we have been a nation that said we were a home for the outcast. It has been our identity in the world; it has been our beacon, a figurative idea made literal by the statue of Lady Liberty that stands roughly 5 miles from where I type this. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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I’m leaving the country.

These are not the circumstances under which I thought I’d be announcing this. It wasn’t just that I had studied the polls and aggregators daily, or that I had read a hundred thinkpieces and waded into the discussions that were overtaking every online article and comment thread, no matter how unrelated to politics. I believed … Continue reading I’m leaving the country.

Lesser of Two Evils?

At this stage in 2012, the fact that there are undecided voters can be pretty shocking to those who have known for months (years?) who they were going to put their support behind. Some want Obama to get a second term, a continuing chance to fulfill some of the incomplete promises or missed opportunities of … Continue reading Lesser of Two Evils?

I Want An Atheist President

#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

Ron Paul Is Not Going To Be The Republican Nominee

And other obvious facts in this presidential race. First off, let me say, this is an opinion piece on the likelihood of candidates getting the Republican nomination, not a statement on their policies, and certainly not a diatribe on why Obama is or isn't a better choice than them.  But, who am I kidding, I'll … Continue reading Ron Paul Is Not Going To Be The Republican Nominee

Class Warfare

"Millionaire tax called 'class warfare' by GOP." I've really tried to avoid broaching politics on this blog throughout most of this stupidity, but it's hard to just completely ignore it.  If you rightly don't care about this whole clusterfuck of inanity because you, again rightly, understand that this whole mess is about the political parties … Continue reading Class Warfare

The words we say aren’t meant for anyone.

Recently, while sitting in the back room of my job on a break, I was somewhat captive audience to a conversation between two coworkers that required a little personal research after the fact.  The conversation spring-boarded off of the topic of the Texas School Board's destruction of legitimate education, turning to the tyranny of history. … Continue reading The words we say aren’t meant for anyone.

Quick thoughts on Political happenings…

Fascinating. I'm not much for politics, at least as far as when it comes to the actual machinations of the system.  As can be seen in congress right now, I think our system is too bogged down in "Have to get re-elected" mentalities to effectively accomplish much of anything. A healthy  suspicion of anybody in … Continue reading Quick thoughts on Political happenings…