Monthly Archive: June 2013

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Murphy at Seven

Last year I wrote about our lab, Murphy. Just a few days ago he had another birthday and it’s hard to believe he is seven this year. I could have attached a great picture...

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Thank you, random stranger

I would never have thought to call myself a stay-at-home dad. First of all, to me that implies (fairly or unfairly, accurately or not) a man who takes care of his kids rather than working outside the home.  I have a full-time job.  However, one of the many things I loved about my current job and a major selling point when I took it was how very flexible my employer was about hours and working around his employees’ family needs.  […]

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Bestiality!

If it is not illegal to kill and eat cows, chickens and sheep, why is it illegal to screw them?

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Twitchy-eyed, machete-wielding savages

The National Post’s Chris Selley got into a bit of a thing with Edmontonians, including their blustery, I-don’t-understand-sarcasm mayor, Stephen Mandel. Here’s what Mr. Selley wrote: Get dry soon, Alberta The Calgary Herald’s editorialists could...

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Twitchy-eyed, machete-wielding savages

The National Post’s Chris Selley got into a bit of a thing with Edmontonians, including their blustery, I-don’t-understand-sarcasm mayor, Stephen Mandel. [Continue reading at the 49th.]

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The Best Video Game Ever: “Super Mario World”

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on the Best Video Games Ever.  To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far, please click here. See that thing? Jump on...

Recognizing and Redefining Manhood

These days, I probably write more posts about being a parent than anything else (aside from left-leaning wonks, of course). This is as it should be, since I spend a solid 30 hours/week caring...

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Next Up: Polygamy

It is an unalloyed joy that marriage equality is spreading across North America. I know how this subject personally touches many contributors and commenters to this blog, and I revel in the joy they...

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Compensating for Care of the Family

Political question: In an economy that often requires both parents to work in order to make ends meet, and in an effort to strengthen the family, which is said to be the bedrock of...

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The Best Video Game Ever: “Civilization IV”

By Don Zeko Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on the Best Video Games Ever.  To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far, please click here. Before I...

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Pronunciation Nation

At long last, proof that southerners are the only people who use correct words and pronounce them correctly! I actually do have most of the southern affectations listed here. Some of them I didn’t...

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Prop 8 stands?

Consider this: 1.  The Supreme Court today ruled in its opinion holding DOMA unconstitutional that the states are entitled to decide their own marriage laws.  Assume this is not a meaningless statement – a “bald, unreasoned disclaimer,” as Justice Scalia called it.  (This may be asking much of those who recall the majority opinion author’s prior work in Lawrence and Romer, rich with such disclaimers.) 2.  President Obama also acknowledged today that Americans’ views on marriage are based on “deeply […]

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Equality is beautiful

Despite having lived in New York City for several years by that point, I had never attended the Pride parade.  The reasons why I hadn’t in any given year escape me now, along with all the other irrelevant details of my life.  But that year I decided to go because the Supreme Court had just handed down its decision in Lawrence vs Texas, and I figured “If not this year, when?” Plus, I was getting over the demise of one […]

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Equality is beautiful

Despite having lived in New York City for several years by that point, I had never attended the Pride parade.  The reasons why I hadn’t in any given year escape me now, along with...

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The Best Video Game Ever: “Bastion”

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on the Best Video Games Ever.  To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far, please click here. The spoilers in this post...

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Anonymous Source Says

The APs Kimberly Dozier reports that two anonymous officials and one unnamed “lawmaker” believe terrorist groups have altered how they communicate since the information contained in Edward Snowden’s leaks became public.

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Big Wednesday 2013

I thought this would only have been a one-day thing. But we’re here on the third day in a row of huge decisions from the Supreme Court. At last, we have rulings on the...

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Two Stories About Race

Affirmative Action So the Supreme Court avoided a definitive ruling on affirmative action this week. Several of the justices made it clear though that things need to change. What seems to be in the...