And now for something completely different

Today is going to be another light blogging day, although when I say “another”–I mean, considering I didn’t start writing until around 6 PM yesterday I think I churned out a decent number of words. But I digress. I’m sorry to make this All About Me, but today I tried going to a strange new… Continue reading And now for something completely different

Apologies for all this dust and for whoever is slicing onions in here

One of the things I lose track of when I’m doing a lot of writing is how fucking debilitating it can be to read/watch/think about nothing but awful news all the time. It backs up on me until I wake up every so often in a foul mood that I can’t explain, and then I… Continue reading Apologies for all this dust and for whoever is slicing onions in here

What to talk about when you can’t talk about anything

We can’t talk about gun control today (or any other day), because it’s not (ever) the time to politicize things, at least not in that particular way. Also because a flawed document written by flawed men over 200 years ago must be treated as though it were literal Truth at all times or else Scary… Continue reading What to talk about when you can’t talk about anything

Who’s going to take responsibility?

For the second day in a row, some guy in Mississippi (probably the same guy both times, who may have been taken into custody a short time ago) has fired shots in the general vicinity of a military facility, Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, where “Jade Helm 15” exercises were going on. If you don’t know… Continue reading Who’s going to take responsibility?

Presidential vs. Parliamentary systems, and why Tayyip Erdoğan cares

Yesterday when I was writing about Tayyip Erdoğan’s big electoral setback, I started going off on this long tangent about how he wants to transition Turkey from a mostly parliamentary system (with a weak presidency) to a mostly presidential system (albeit with a prime minister and cabinet appointed from among the parliament sharing executive responsibilities).… Continue reading Presidential vs. Parliamentary systems, and why Tayyip Erdoğan cares

Misgender? I hardly even know her!

Look, if you’re planning on misgendering Caitlyn Jenner, or any other trans* person for that matter, nobody can stop you. Go nuts. But don’t pretend that you’re making some great stand for realism, or human society, or that you’re being super witty and funny, or that you’re revealing anything other than the fact that you’re… Continue reading Misgender? I hardly even know her!

While I was out (to lunch)

Well, OK, my break is over and it seems like I should get back into the swing of things around this place. But because I have a hard time breaking back into stuff without going over all the many disasters events that have taken place while I was trying not to pay too much attention,… Continue reading While I was out (to lunch)