Monthly Archives: July 2012

Whereupon I reply to a commenter

I know I haven’t been posting much.  I’ve been working quite a bit lately and most of my work involves writing.  I’ve been writing the equivalent of 4 or 5 blog posts a day for work and just don’t feel … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy of Political Beliefs

So, I had a question pop up into my head recently and it’s caused some reflection.  There are two big name issues in the political spectrum of the US right now.  One is Universal healthcare, the other is abortion. The … Continue reading

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What Should the Democrats Do Now?

I’ve said this before.  November is either the end of our decent American society or the beginning of a long battle to reclaim it.  If Romney wins, then the citizens of this country are screwed.  Anyone who doesn’t know this … Continue reading

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Science and How it Affects Us Everyday

This is often one of the hardest things to get across to students… and many other people.  The simple fact that science is used in our daily lives to such an extent that we would, literally, be sitting in caves … Continue reading

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Chris Collins – Stupidest Candidate Ever

I don’t expect much from politicians and I sure do get what I expect, but this is stunningly, jaw-droppingly, unbelievably, the stupidest thing I have ever heard from a politician’s mouth. People now don’t die from prostate cancer, breast cancer … Continue reading

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The US Public Education System

I’d like to share a thought that I heard about at the Council of Chief State School Officers conference I went to this last week (also known as the trip from hell).  What’s interesting is that this quote is not … Continue reading

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Obamacare and Conservative Cognitive Dissonance

One thing that conservatives have been bitching about for decades is the unfairness of our society.  Why should the people with jobs have to pay for people to not have jobs (welfare).  Why should the people who are citizens of … Continue reading

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