Category Archives: Philosophy

American Exceptionalism: Manifest Destiny for Shitbirds

National elitism is a crock of shit. We are no better than the best and no worse than the worst among us. The same is true across the planet. The thing about exceptionalism that few of its adherents recognize is that when one is truly exceptional, he or she need not announce it to the rest of the world. Continue reading

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Teacher v. Private Sector Pay: Don’t Buy the Lie

These bastards (teachers) have it made. For an average minimum six-figure investment in their 6 or so years of education, teachers command a whopping starting salary from $25-53k, depending on location. The average new math teacher makes $38,211. Continue reading

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Two Little Pigs:Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh-Hatred and Haiti

I’ve been trying to abstain from writing about things apt to appear ad nauseum elsewhere but try as I might, can’t leave this alone.  Even the right wing, not known for its exemplary compassion, should be running with the bulls … Continue reading

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Steele to Ried: “Step Down”

I don’t contend that I approve of Reid’s comments. I do know that his record shows no sign of racism. If a prominent African American has made them, I doubt that there’d be much said about it. Continue reading

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GOP: Tell Kids That Porn Makes Them Gay

I talk about being Catholic. One aspect of Catholicism I find somewhat therapeutic is that we Catholics can confess and receive forgiveness for their sins. Penance can provide a relief valve for guilt, ideally salvaging self-esteem. Who knows? It does, however seem more positive than trickery and manipulation. Continue reading

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Be Proud of Who You Are

We have seen that when repeated enough, lies ring true. We must overcome this sad fact with honor. We must be better than them in principle, practice and in what we preach. We must lead by example. Should we fail, the nation and ultimately the entire world faces castigation in minds numbed by sanctimony and hubris. Continue reading

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Why the GOP is Racist: Episode 2

Until recently, Republicans dominated American governance even when not in power, by railing on ethics and values, despite the fact that the GOP record is far from enviable when it comes to what most organized religions define as sin and debauchery.

Coming Soon: Episode 3: GOP Racists, In Their Own Words. Continue reading

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Binge and Purge: The Wedding and “The Wire”

I blame HBO–and David Simon. On Monday, HBO on Demand threw up the second half of Season 4 of “The Wire,” which I’ve seen several times but may be my favorite (a nose ahead of Season 2) .

I’m hypnotized by “The Wire.” When it appears, I gladly suspend other meaningful pleasures including riding my motorcycle and sleep to watch and re watch it. I was up most of the night. Continue reading

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Isolation: The Lady Upstairs

As connected as we are, a distance still pervades our communities, even our families. The lonely come and go, some with little or no fanfare. We pass then on the street and often fail to make eye contact. Simple courtesies once extended by a more gracious society seem to be absent today. Continue reading

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Helen Thomas Nails Obama on Lack of Transparency

At Wednesday’s virtual Town Hall meeting, Obama responded to pre-selected questions, a practice that has a deeply disturbing ring to it. Certain of the press corps cried “foul,” most notably CBS’ Chip Reid and columnist Helen Thomas. Continue reading

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