The lower third and American entropy


"Eliminate public employees’ right to collectively bargain over health care, pensions and other benefits when negotiating a union contract" Source: NBC/WSJ poll, Feb. 24-28, 2011 In favor and mostly in favor  In television, the graphics and words that appear on the bottom part of your screen is called a lower third, because that is roughly… Continue reading The lower third and American entropy

When the victors take all the spoils, they spoil it all for the rest of us


The drawbridge is down. The gate is up. The guards have fled to protect their own. Even those of incredible conviction, who have climbed the tower steps to defend the walled town, find the doors to the parapets obstructed by red-coated confederates in league with the invading horde. Inside the city walls, the citizenry is… Continue reading When the victors take all the spoils, they spoil it all for the rest of us

Elections 2010: A Requiem for Reason


American reason should not be an oxymoron, and irrationality should not be the flame that powers our politics. We are smarter than that. It is hard not to feel, that in a year where candidates use fictional beheadings, claim there is shariya law in American communities, and make hay about some stupid, bong-induced college prank,… Continue reading Elections 2010: A Requiem for Reason