Why Voting Matters I’ve heard a bunch of people say that their vote doesn’t matter, usually followed by some rationalization about why it doesn’t matter. It’s true, any individual vote isn’t likely to decide an election, but it’s the collection of votes that does, much like the collection of acts of kindness keep a society […]
I found the diversity of political spectrum very interesting here. Hope you do as well. Sarah Palin “We need to prioritize our law enforcement efforts, and if somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things that our cops should be looking at […]
Daniel Ellsberg has written a great piece about why he’s recommending people in swing states vote for Obama (rather than for a third party) even though he himself does not support Obama. Also, he points out that people, especially progressives, should get out there and vote even though they feel disheartened. In the eight to […]
First of all, I want to point you to Jim Keller’s proposition guide which has some good commentary, as do Nick Mamatas’s and Scott Martin’s posts on the initiatives. We agree on about half of the propositions, but have different reasons for agreeing or disagreeing on the rest. Proposition 30: Voting Yes Summary: Funds education […]
2014 Update In the original post, I never said what triggered the EEOC complaint against Problematic Boss. Documentation had been building against his treatment of women, but that’s not what finally nailed him. Coworker, looking at resumé of someone he was about to phone screen, looks at the person’s name and asks Problematic Boss, “What […]
I have mentioned Marc Headley’s excellent book, “Blown for Good,” more than once. (iBooks) (B&N) (Amazon) The first chapter is about Marc’s escape and being run off the road by Scientology goons. Here are pictures of what he was escaping from. If you’ve heard the story recently about the split up between Tom Cruise and […]
This is the best, clearest post I’ve ever seen about why rape jokes are a problem. Hat tip to @KuraFire.
Once upon a time, I was Libertarian enough that I didn’t really care about getting married, and I didn’t particularly want a state license for a relationship. However, I wound up in a relationship where a marriage license was important to the other person, and so we got married in June, 1996. I didn’t really […]