I had a good time in D.A.R.E. I won the essay contest, got a gold medal and my picture in the local paper. I liked seeing Deputy Bausch come in in full gear, brandishing weapons on his belt, wondering how quickly he could take down any one of us at any given moment. He looked [...]Go to post page
Americans can now expect to live about 28,470 days as long as they’re white and male now. If you’re female, you get to live longer; if you’re black, shorter.
The improvement was led by a drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke — two of the nation’s leading killers, according to the National Center [...]Go to post page
We all see a lot of those “political leanings” quizzes that supposedly tell you about your political leanings – on Facebook, on Myspace, or just on random pages you Googled. Supposedly, these tests are unbiased, but Quantum theory tells us that what we observe, we inherently change. So I’m going to take my stab at [...]Go to post page
The older and smarter I get (23 years old – 23 IQ points), the more I cannot stand the mainstream media’s take on things. I’m not really talking about CNN or Fox News – I mean the sensationalist TV networks like NBC and CBS.
So a bridge collapsed. Okay. That’s a really weird, strange, and [...]Go to post page
“Moderates.” They’re some of the most annoying people to have to argue with.
They claim to have an open mind about everything, which is why they became “moderate” and “independent” of political bias, and then trash you because YOU don’t have an open mind.
Wouldn’t a truly open-minded person say “Hey, you could be right!” [...]Go to post page
I want to take this time to talk about something I’ve been thinking a lot lately, but haven’t really written here.
A lot of people like to call themselves “moderates” or fancy themselves as being “in between” the political parties. It’s like they’re too smart to be in a political party, that they follow Aristotle’s [...]Go to post page
As much as a conservative hates to admit it, not every conservative is righteous and not every liberal is a moron. That doesn’t mean the majority of liberals aren’t morons, mind you, it just means there might be a good one or two out there.
In today’s politics being a sociopath for a leader [...]Go to post page
You know, when Al Gore and Co. put together something as elaborate (24 straight hours, seven continents), it’s really too easy to be cynical and basically unload your garbage on it. That being said, “Live Earth” was really, really stupid.
And, really, that should go without saying, seeing as how more celebrity jet fuel [...]Go to post page
Environmentalists whine about carbon emissions and global warming and seem to totally forget that we already have a source of energy available to us that is way cleaner and way safer than burning fossil fuels.
Nuclear energy is one of those things closed-minded hippies* fear just because it’s new and different. For consistency’s sake, if [...]Go to post page
A former teacher of mine, Thomas Zachek, is a current community columnist in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and recently argued that “merit pay” isn’t a good way to overhaul a perceived “teacher-pay problem.”
“Merit pay” is essentially finding a way to evaluate teachers and pay them for performance, instead of on experience. Zachek’s argument is that [...]Go to post page