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Sports and Politics

5 Dec

There is only one place in the world that I have never discussed politics. Las Vegas. Think about it. People from all across the country, and the world, come to Vegas. They are from all walks of life. Rich people who sit at the high-end tables. Not so rich people who scrimp and save for […]

The God of Rape

27 Oct

I took a few days off from talking about politics because I was sick of politics, and furthermore no one had actually said anything  monumentally stupid. And now I’m back, though still sick of politics. By now, if you haven’t heard, here is the Republican Senatorial candidate from Indiana at his debate the other night: […]

Hope and Faith

26 Sep

I was a little down this week and needed a pick-me up, so I rewatched Obama’s keynote speech from 2004. Good rhetoric is like primo hash, or so I’ve heard. To be honest, the speech underwhelmed me somewhat. That was Obama of eight years ago, new to the world of politics, and brimming with potential; […]

The Great Disconnect

19 Sep

Think about Nothing. No, don’t simply “not think.” Think of Nothing. Nothingness. Not just a vacuum with no stuff in it, but no vacuum, no space at all. That’s basically what the universe was like right before the Big Bang. The entirety of all that we know and love was located in a singularity – […]

Colorado

25 Jul

For two weeks after 9/11 my office was shut down (we were located about three blocks away from the Twin Towers).  During that time I went to the movies with a couple of friends; it was the logical method of distracting myself from the shitstorm the world had become. One night we were having dinner […]

Why I’m a Scientologist

11 Jul

Scientology is a beautiful religion that removes fear and stress from participants, and moves us closer to clearing our minds and becoming our true selves. How you may ask? By freeing my thetan from the ravages that the cosmic lord Xenu afflicted upon me. And by moving towards a Clear state by unbinding my reactive […]

Why I Don’t Believe in God

9 May

Once upon a time I believed in God. I wasn’t exactly sure what that God was like, but I pretty much knew there was one.  I was raised Jewish but not particularly religious. To me God was the mighty hand and outstretched arm of the exodus from Egypt. He was (yes, God has always been […]

Don’t Tebow Me, Bro

28 Mar

I didn’t write about Tim Tebow yet because he was still playing in Denver, and until you come to New York, really, am I supposed to waste interweb real estate on you? I don’t care one way or another about Tebow. He’s a mediocre football player who’s had a nice run of it, and has […]

Contraception for Some, Miniature American Flags for Others

15 Feb

Many of you have already read about the contraception debate currently underway. If you don’t know, here’s your nutshell: As part of the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans are required to cover recommended preventive services without participants paying deductibles or co-pays. Birth control is considered one of these preventive services.  The Obama administration included […]

The Interpretation of (American) Dreams

8 Feb

In his Second Treatise Concerning Civil Government (1689), John Locke stated: “[N]o one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” In 1772, Samuel Adams (perhaps under the influence of his infernal triple bock) wrote in “Rights of the Colonists As Men” that: “Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: […]