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New(ish) Venture

Since October 1, 2012, I’ve been writing and administrating a new online venture: a webcomic called Poisoned Eden.  What is Poisoned Eden, you ask?

Poisoned Eden is a webcomic about faith, family and survival during the Zombie Apocalypse.  It deals with mature themes and includes graphic violence and rough language: reader discretion is advised.

The [...]

Notes on the Recent Election and Punditry

Over the last several years, I’ve come to realize something.

Political punditry is a gigantic waste of time.

This website is a gigantic waste of time.

Looking back on the archives, examining current events, and drawing upon my own life experience, if there’s one thing I know beyond any shadow of doubt, it’s that arguments [...]

Happy International Women’s Day

Today is March 8 and today is International Women’s Day.  Happy International Women’s Day!

(today it is customary to give a flower to women in your life)

The Man from H.A.P.P.Y. B.I.R.T.H.D.A.Y.!

Today The Waterglass wishes David a happy birthday!

I thought you said cake boat!

Curtis got slapped by a white teacher:

I’ve read all 40 pages of the letter.  I suggest you do, also.

I…I wish I had more to say at the moment.

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Why D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Lost

An excellent article by the Washington Post on why incumbent mayor of D.C., Adrian Fenty, lost to Vincent Gray:

Four years ago, Fenty captured the mayoralty as an Obama-style, post-racial black politician, one whose candidacy was not defined by race but by talk of competence, government efficiency and “best practices.” It was an approach that [...]

A Few More Thoughts on the Ground Zero Mosque

There’s a little more that needs to be said about the Ground Zero Mosque.  I’ve described the nuts and bolts of it here.

Supporters of the mosque’s construction like to create several intellectual dodges in order to bolster their opinions.  I’ve already addressed the first one: that it’s legal because it’s in the Constitution and [...]

It’s Timmy Time!

Under Raul Castro, Cuba Allows More Private Enterprise

Is Cuba China or is Cuba the former USSR?  What will the economic reforms bring?  A very carefully controlled transition to capitalism, or the downfall of the Revolution?

Cuban President Raul Castro said Sunday that his government would allow more private businesses and make it easier for those businesses to hire workers, as the socialist [...]

Israel and Conversion Law: Battle between American Jews and the Non-Zionist Ultra-Orthodox

This is how the story is portrayed: a new conversion law in Israel would put conversions in the hands on “non-zionist” orthodox Jews from the most fundamntalist of sects.  Those from the ultra-Orthodox applaud the proposed bill, while all other Jews are hostile to it:

The bill that so angered American Jewish leaders was actually [...]

Doctor Invents a 2-Dollar Anti-Rape “Female Condom” with Sharp Hooks

Toothy condom invented, has to be seen to be believed:

South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse.  “She looked at me and said, ‘If only I had teeth down there,’” recalled Ehlers, [...]

Shades of Solidarinosc: Chinese Auto Workers Strike, Want Independent Labor Union

Shades of 1980-era Poland, when Solidarity helped form a large strike at Gdansk and, later, across Poland, in order to demand concessions from the communist state: they wanted to form an independent trade union (independent from the state, that is).  They were smart, well-disciplined, and well-organized against a state used to strikes and labor unrest.

And [...]

Today Is International Sandwich Day

I am declaring that today, May 13, 2010 is International Sandwich Day.  Today, buy a sandwich, eat your sandwich, enjoy it, and then go back to work.

This day is not to be confused with the following holidays:

–  Take Your Sandwich to Work Day

–  Sandwich Appreciation Week

–  Sandwich History Month

–  Sandwichmas

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Baby Barack Doll

The perfect gift for butthurt Obama voters concerned about their Messiah’s significant disapproval ratings.

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Luge Tragedy: Could Kumaritashvili’s Death Been Prevented?

Another look at the luge tragedy of the 21 yeard old Georgian athlete:

Olympic officials treated the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luge athlete, less as a tragedy than as an inconvenience.  The sport’s international governing body released a callous statement late Friday night, about 10 hours after Kumaritashvili died, publicly blaming the 21-year-old [...]