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Friday, November 05, 2010

I Hate Fridays

The rest of the working world looks forward to Friday nights.

I dread them.

I spend a lot of time at work relying on low-paid, low-skilled teenagers who are as apathetic as they are ignorant. It's almost enough to make you consider suicide.

It Really Is That Simple

Andrew Sullivan makes a basic case for the legalization of marijuana.
My view - regardless of the arguments back and forth about the effects of marijuana - is simply that it is absurd for any government to prevent people from growing a naturally-occurring plant that requires no processing to provide humans with pleasure. It's pretty basic, actually. This is a core freedom for human beings and requires an insane apparatus of state control and police power to prevent it from occurring. All you have to do is burn a plant and inhale the smoke. If humans are not free to do this in the natural world in which they were born, what on earth are they free to do?
Amen, brother!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Roots of Metal

Priest before they were, you know, Priest.

Rob Halford reminds me of my late aunt Paula, and I don't mean that as an insult to either of them.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Don't Cry

John Boehner is going to be the next Speaker of the House. Expect tears. And I don't say that because I'm a liberal. I say that because John Boehner is a notorious cryer.

He cried tonight, which is weird. His party just picked up a majority in the House, made a small dent in the Senate, and from all accounts, had a pretty good night. He should be smiling.

I Can't Take the Tea Parties Seriously

Because they spent the last two years convincing themselves they're part of something new and different and exciting....

And then spent Election Day voting for Republicans.