Sometimes, it seems like the whole world just wants to fight with itself

I found out today that Michigan decided to tell women to go screw themselves when it comes to rape. Basically, women used to be able to get abortions if they were raped. Now, they can’t, unless they thought ahead and bought rape insurance. Yep, I said that correctly. They have to buy rape insurance. I have all sorts of snide … Read More

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Taking Umbrage With the N-Word

There’s an interesting article on Salon this morning from Mary Elizabeth Williams on how white people shouldn’t use the N-word under any circumstance.  Ignoring for a moment that most of MEW’s articles tend to be reactionary and designed to cause people to get upset over mundane things that they wouldn’t normally pay much attention to, the points she brings up … Read More

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Jelly Bellies are for eating, so please just shut the hell up

One of the few givens in today’s society is that either some pop star is going to try to push the envelope by participating in some semblance of outrageous behavior (like saying the wrong thing, or forgetting to wear her clothes in public, or just having sex with strangers in church) or that some corporate executive is going to overstep … Read More

duaneJelly Bellies are for eating, so please just shut the hell up

Martha Stewart loses it on Twitter and CNBC thinks it’s a big enough story to do an entire story on it

The other day, Martha Stewart lost it on Twitter. The upside (or downside) of it is that she dropped her Ipad and then threw a fit because she doesn’t understand how technical support works (in that they usually don’t send someone to your house to fix something you broke, especially when it was given to you for free, even if … Read More

duaneMartha Stewart loses it on Twitter and CNBC thinks it’s a big enough story to do an entire story on it

We Now Live in an Era of Institutionally Required Paranoia–And there’s no solution

It was recently announced that hackers broke into three of the largest data brokers out there and stole millions of social security numbers, plus all sorts of other identification characteristics on people they track. Basically, what this means is that companies that track your information without your permission, or even without your knowledge, have had that information stolen from them, … Read More

duaneWe Now Live in an Era of Institutionally Required Paranoia–And there’s no solution

We’re halfway through 2013 and racists are still living in the 1950s

Cheerio’s did an interesting thing the other day. They created an ad where a white woman and her black child are having breakfast, and the kid goes to wake up dad, who is black. There’s no “hey, look, we’re doing an interracial thing here” commentary. It just exists as one of those “hey, life is life, so deal with it.” … Read More

duaneWe’re halfway through 2013 and racists are still living in the 1950s

Zero Political Shades of Grey

My friend Jason has an interesting discussion going on about politics, the media, and the rest of us sheeple. Read it here.

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If You’ve Ever Wondered Who It Is Government Works For….

There’s an interesting situation going on right now in the US Government, and it involves cell phones. From the Wall Street Journal comes a story about how the president is trying to convince Congress that we should allow unlocked phones to be allowed so that people can switch phone providers after their contracts have expired. The interesting part of the … Read More

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Happy New Year and Things the Media still needs to learn

The New Year is here, and all that jazz, so I just think I’ll say happy new year and move on from there. Hope everyone is doing well. If not, hope the new year gets better for you. One of my usual places to find up to date news is Google News. I’ve found it to be quite informative, and … Read More

duaneHappy New Year and Things the Media still needs to learn

Our Constitutional rights are decided in the strangest places

When it comes to the rights of men and women in the United States, quite often the very limitations of those rights are fought in the strangest of places. When it comes to freedom of speech, some of those rights were decided by the Supreme Court when analyzing whether or not pornography should be authorized as a version of “speech … Read More

duaneOur Constitutional rights are decided in the strangest places