Dear Veterans: Thank You

God Bless America

To my Dad, my step-brother, my online friends – including Lou and Kurt – my real life friend G. To everyone who has ever served our great nation in the fight for freedom: Thank you!!!! We are grateful for what you have all done for us, the country and the world.

The Right to Pray – Where Rights Conflict

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According to FOXNews.com, a Chicago man was arrested outside a Planned Parenthood clinic simply for praying, alone, on the sidewalk: A Chicago man says he’s fighting charges of disorderly conduct for simply standing on a public sidewalk and praying. Joseph Holland, a 25-year-old graduate student at Northwestern University, says he was standing still praying the … Continue reading

Why I am a Conservative

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Sit back, fellow conservatives. This one is for the liberals. A while back, I had a friend. This friend was going to school because she wanted to become a social worker. Her goal in life was to work with the mentally ill. As it happens, she had a roommate. This roommate, who was also going … Continue reading

Why Pro-Abortion is Anti-Feminist

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Oh, I know, I know. I’m a big, bad, man who has a sense of humor and isn’t at all politically correct. Clearly, a misogynist pig with absolutely no right to have any opinion on a purely feminist issue such as abortion at all. Well, stuff it. I’ve got one and you’re going to read … Continue reading

Google Covers Benefits Discrepancy to Gay Domestic Partners: Everyone Freaks Out

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Yesterday, the New York Times posted an article about Google raising pay for gay employees whose insurance premiums are higher than married couples if they have registered domestic partners on their policies who aren’t dependents. Predictably, everyone has freaked out. It’s discriminatory against straight people! Or so I’ve heard. And, you can’t base benefits on … Continue reading

Remembering 1976

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Recently, friends on Facebook have been discussing what it was like to grow up in the “old neighborhood.” It’s been a blast reliving those old memories, and we all agree how great we had it. Then, tonight, someone on Twitter (Dina Fraioli, a totally cool woman who, if you don’t follow her, you should. Right … Continue reading

The Internet “Kill Switch” – Tin Foil Hat Time?

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Internet networking sites have been abuzz with rumors that legislation is under consideration that would give the President of the United States an Internet “Kill Switch.” That is, the right to shut down the Internet at any time, or, if you are more reasonable, during times of war or impending/occurring cyberattack. Apparently, an unnamed Senate … Continue reading

Behind the Iron Curtain

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In 1984, after I graduated high school, I traveled to Europe and spent a year as an exchange student in West Germany. West Germany, you say? Yes, young readers. At the time, Germany was still a country divided between East and West. The West was a free country, but the East was the province of … Continue reading

Starbucks Open Carry Policy – A Local’s Perspective

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In January, 2010, gun advocates in California decided to test their state’s open carry laws by walking into businesses with guns strapped to their legs, or wherever they strapped them. This was an activist gesture. Businesses in open carry states have the right to set firearm policies in their businesses, but gun rights advocates wanted … Continue reading

The Rights And Responsibilities Pyramid – My Values in a Nutshell


I was thinking of a good, simple way to explain the major differences between liberalism and conservatism to people, especially in regards to the issues of rights and responsibilities. I came up with the following two images to highlight how I see things. The pictures are, by their nature, a simplification, but I think they … Continue reading