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AP: Gay Marriage Ruling Already in Use in Other Cases

Interracial marriage still was illegal in 16 states in 1967 before the high court outlawed race-based state marriage bans. It is rather amazing — and shocking — to read accounts from the 50s and 60s regarding interracial marriage. What’s most shocking is the realization that the arguments used, and used effectively – for decades, by […]

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Independence Day, Rain and Neighbors…

Today’s forecast: 4-6 inches of rain over the next 24 hours! Say what you will, but over the last couple years I’ve come to love it when it rains on the 4th of July, and so does my homeowners insurance carrier (ba-doom-ching). That’s because the people who live on our cul-de-sac (and the neighboring streets, […]

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WSJ: NSA Monitoring Includes Three Major Phone Companies, as Well as Online Activity

Honestly, I don’t know why so many people are getting so upset about this. Let me rephrase that: I honestly don’t know why so many people are just now getting so upset about this! Unless you’ve been practicing willful ignorance — for political or other reasons — then you’ve known full well about (or at […]

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Cream always rises to the top: Van Halen’s A Different Kind of Truth

Recently in a fit of nostalgia — or maybe it was because I happened to catch David Lee Roth on Jay Mohr‘s podcast — I bought last year’s Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth. Plus, what the hell — I’ve already got the rest of the Van Halen catalog (and the David Lee Roth […]

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David Lee Roth: Always, at any given time, have a song that you’re listening to over and over again

Always at any given time have a song that you’re listening to over and over again. It can be brand new – it can be the latest Keisha single – it can be an old Stones song that you just rediscovered – hey, “Tumbling Dice” – I’ve been listening to it for the last two […]

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Roger Ebert: Self-help books are bullshit.

Simple wisdom from Roger Ebert in April 2010: Self-help books are bullshit. Read a good book. That’ll help you. Indeed.

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Your vote counts. Your opinion matters.

Danny de Gracia writing at The Washington Times Communities, “Ron Paul and Gary Johnson’s supporters are not a ‘nonfactor’ in this election”: WASHINGTON D.C., October 10, 2012 – America has fallen a long and terrible way from George Washington’s farewell address in which the first U.S. president warned “I have already intimated to you the […]

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On the National Debt

At this late stage of the game, if you can’t stand up and lay out in two minutes more than a few VERY SPECIFIC details about precisely what you’d cut in order to balance the budget – a prerequisite for paying off the national debt – and balance it fast, then you have no business […]

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Let Gary Johnson Debate!

Gary Johnson is polling at 10.6% in the “battleground state” of Ohio. No wonder “the system” is so afraid of letting Gary Johnson debate… Jesse Ventura knows about polling low and winning elections, and he says, “Let Gary Johnson Debate“! When Jesse ran for Governor in 1998, he was polling at 8%… UNTIL he appeared […]

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Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama

Conor Friedersdorf writing for The Atlantic: Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama — The case against casting a ballot for the president — even if you think he’s better than Mitt Romney I don’t see how anyone who confronts Obama’s record with clear eyes can enthusiastically support him. I do understand how they […]

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