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She Even Says Hot Things

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Predictably, Jessica Alba is under fire for saying she doesn’t consider herself a latina: Alba is my last name and I’m proud of that. But that’s it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I’m American…I had a very American upbringing, […]

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A Look At Our 2008 Options

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

I tried to take a break from politics. It didn’t work. Obama getting the spotlight, more than anything else, sparked my re-awakening. He reminds me of FDR. That is not a good thing. The more I hear of his ‘vision’–and peoples’ gushing reaction to it, the more I get the urge to scream, rip my […]

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Damage Control: Why We Need To Lock Down The Borders

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Introduction: I know for a fact that several of the contributors to this blog will disagree with my stance on border control. Doug just posted about it. Brad’s mentioned it in the past. And if my memory (currently taken up by such wonderful things as bone cancers and endocrine disorders) serves correctly, there are a […]

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When Negotiation Is Merely Appeasement

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of […]

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Defending Marriage

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Thought it was a good time to put in my 2 cents. Especially since I’d already written about this issue a couple months ago. I’m one of those people who don’t believe in gay marriage, but who does believe in civil unions. My reasoning is simple. Marriage is at its evolutionary root about altricial infants, […]

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Optimism On The Fourth Of July

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Or maybe just bloody-mindedness, who knows. Wrote this last year. Don’t think I can better it. And now (admittedly not that many) people actually read what I write. Slightly dated, the mood being heavily set by the then-recent Kelo decision. Still, much of it is more or less timeless. A lot of conservative bloggers seem […]

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Why Any Rights At All?

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Edit: I should point out that I’m a doofus. I didn’t intend to mischaracterize Francois’ position. Didn’t even mean to intimate that this was a direct response to his position. Just a general thingy on the problems I see with anarchy…and why I support the concept of negative rights. And, as a couple point out, […]

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Un-American

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

I saw this beautiful post by Individ about what patriotism really is. From what I gather, like me he’s a trained scientist, and that scientific background informs and strengthens his commitment to classical liberalism/libertarianism. Making him one of the handful of scientists able to apply their methods to political thought. Anyway, I just had to […]

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The Aristocracy Returned

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

You know, the first thing that went through my head when the news erupted with the William Jefferson mess was the bit in Animal Farm where the pigs learn to walk on their hind legs: There was a deadly silence. Amazed, terrified, huddling together, the animals watched the long line of pigs march slowly round […]

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Just Call Me Token…

Friday, May 26th, 2006

My Blog I make it my business to understand what makes people tick. In high school, by virtue of being big, older-looking, and trustworthy, my peers laid upon me the mantle of lay psychologist. In undergrad, I studied the biology of the brain itself. And then on a lark I went off to england to […]

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