The Nixon Library

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I went to the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda this weekend because…well, I’m a geek and that’s what geeks and old people do in their spare time – they hang out at libraries on the weekends. The picture above was in the Vietnam exhibit. There was a television playing Nixon’s ‘silent majority’ speech. That image […]

Bring Back the Snack Tax

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This article ran in the LA Times. Americans get really weird when we talk about obesity. We treat fat people like anorexic teenage girls. We don’t want to freak them out or hurt their feelings. It might turn them into cutters. We dance around the reasons for obesity as if it’s a mystery, a phenomenon […]

Little Ol’ Me?

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I won first place in the BrooWaha writing contest! I’m honored – I’m humbled. I’m horrible at this kind of stuff. I’m fighting the urge to make Marrissa Tomei jokes in the comments section. Anyway, here is a quote from one of the judges: ” Easy to relate to the writer. [S]he takes you into […]

The Puritans Were Not The Founding Fathers

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This is cross posted at Huffington Post: We’re doing well as a country when the Religious Right is unhappy. When James Dobson and Pat Robertson are upset, the canary is alive in the coal mine! It’s like – look at us, we’re still a democratic nation! The Ten Commandments haven’t replaced the Bill of Rights. […]

Don’t Be Happy!

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A true compromise is when neither party is happy. The Right-Wing Agenda: Brain dead patients and the terminally ill will be kept alive as long as science can manage it. Children will be taught that God created the world in seven days, regardless of what SCIENCE theorizes. Abortion should be against the law – if […]

Oh December Time

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My gift to you this season: Oh December Time, Oh December Time The lack of sunshine kills me In order for this poem to rhyme I have to make fun of the GOP They’re on their soapbox more and more Now they’re boycotting a bunch of stores “It is the birth of Christ, that you […]

Baby You Can Drive My Car

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I had what I called a ‘comedy car’. My neighbor referred to it as “Your Cholo Ride”. It was a 1989 Nissan 240SX. The muffler fell off. It ran good enough without it. I enjoyed setting off a series of car alarms every time I drove down the street. I thought of it as my […]

Shock and Awe

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“See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don’t attack each other. Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass destruction.” — President Bush, Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003 In 1812 the United States decided to invade Canada. Really. It’s true. Canada was still a British colony at the time. The British army was busy with […]

All of California Told to Evacuate

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“…or face harsher penalties than just dying of starvation after an earthquake.” Warns Republican Senator Rick Santorum. “It’s a matter of personal responsibility that you leave now before a disaster strikes. Heed this warning.” And Columbia Christians for Life concur. “After God smote Louisiana for having 10 abortion clinics. The next logical step is for […]

It says it’s ‘intelligent’ right in the name

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This was in the New York Times August 31, 2005: The poll found that 42 percent of respondents held strict creationist views, agreeing that “living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.” I like creationism better than science. I like debates with the lack of argument. If you believe in […]

The Elephant in the Living Room

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I view stand up comedy as the firing lines of entertainment. It really is. You are right there for the re-action to whatever you say on stage. Other performers in other genres get nasty letters or ratings. When you’re a stand up – they are either laughing or they aren’t. You know instantly how they […]

Very Smart

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Academics in the UK claim their research shows that men are more intelligent than women. So a bunch of men got together, spent months and months of their lives – tons of money involving 80,000 people to prove how smart men are? That’s fucking brilliant!