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"Muzzy Mouse" Squeaks His Last

Ok, I went too far, propagating the “Muzzy Mouse” meme. It is ridiculous to stigmatize all Moslems based on the actions of a few WahhābÄ«m. We mustn’t forget that just a few years ago Catholic and Protestant Christians were murdering each other in the UK. Personally, I think it’s time for all religions to take […]

A Farcical Aquatic Ceremony

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Does anyone remember Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980, and his bizarre insistence that 29% of the registered voters constituted a mandate from the masses? Somehow The Lady of the Lake sketch in Monty Python and the Holy Grail came to mind. The 2000 and 2004 elections weren’t much better. […]

Hiding Divya

Bipolar Disorder Daily News Blog: New South Asian (India) Film on Bipolar Disorder Hiding Divya is an English-language film about the stigma against the mental ill in New York/North Jersey Philipino-Indian communities. It’s a must-see.  Related Remission in Bipolar Disorder If someone figures out how to “cure” genetics, let me… The Thousand Names of the […]

Funerary Customs

I decided it was time to drag the intellectual level of my blog up, kicking and screaming if need be, with an anthropology piece about understanding other cultures’ customs. I may have lent that book out. I always feel like I’m blowing smoke if I don’t have quotes to back up my bizarre ideas. But […]

Kick ‘Em While They’re Down

In the grand American tradition of kicking them while they’re down, President Bush made a Proclamation last week that suspends the minimum wage laws for workers in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Hell of a thing to do to people who have lost everything and want to rebuild. Here it is, right from the […]

Blood from a Stone

If there’s no global oil shortage, why is it necessary to go to extremes like extracting oil from shale? For years now they’ve been using water to flush out the dregs from near-depleted oil wells. It seems pretty obvious. There was a gas crisis in the mid-70’s where they went to even-odd day gas rationing. […]

No Nostradamus

I have to get this out before it rots my head. Stuff happens. “I don’t think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees.” — George W. Bush, to Diane Sawyer. It didn’t take a Nostradamus to know this could happen. National Geographic predicted the New Orleans disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina in October, 2004. Thousands […]

Night of the Long Knives

The National Socialist party didn’t spring full-grown from the head of Zeus. The groundwork for the Night of the Long Knives was laid years before it happened.There are a lot of parallels between the increasing curtailment of freedom in the US and the laws in post-WWI Germany. We have not yet been punished by the […]

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