The “cause,” (continued…)

As that last post on “causation” reminded me, anything can be said to have caused anything. Especially when it comes to the war on drugs. Anything caused by the war on drugs can be and is said to have been caused by the drugs themselves. This includes insanely high prices, murder, corruption, terrorism, whatever. It […]

To convince, or not to convince?

I recently received an email invitation to attend a local lecture by a man named Rafael Cruz, who happens to be the father of GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz. I Googled him, and found this fascinating statement: Evolution is one of the strongest tools of Marxism. Because if they can convince you that you came […]

The cause

Great minds agree. Global Warming caused ISIS. Because, like, there was a huge drought in Syria and the government handled it almost as incompetently as Bush handled Hurricane Katrina! So, just as babies eaten by alligators and owners of looted stores were Bush’s victims (and thus victims of Global Warming), when the Syrian populace turned […]

“the party of the past”

While there are a lot of legitimate criticisms that can be leveled at the Republican Party, this one had me chuckling: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Democrat is not likely to win this state in the 2016 presidential election, not even one with the last name Clinton. But on Saturday, Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to […]

Done Deal?

America has made a deal with a country that hosts “Death To America” rallies. What could possibly go wrong? Well that country is not entirely happy with the deal. Kermani said Iran would accept a deal only if sanctions were lifted immediately, frozen revenues were returned and Tehran’s revolutionary ideals, including its fight with “global […]

Wall Nuts

China is hitting a wall both financial and ecological. And a leading indicator is water. And walnuts. Here in Yunnan, the scenic countryside stretches to the horizon with beautiful farms and vast walnut groves, benefiting from the province’s gentle climate. Yunnan is actually one of the biggest walnut producing regions in China, which itself is […]

“gender socialization may exacerbate obesity risk in both sexual minority females and heterosexual males”

That’s what scientists are studying. At a cost to the City of San Francisco of some $3.5 million. “It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese, compared to half of heterosexual women. In stark contrast, among men, […]

Smuggling Is So Harsh

Yes, “smuggling” seems like a harsh word. To which I replied: How about “Going Solo”.

Green Is Closet Racism

That experienced political campaign director I used to know – I once asked her opinion about climate change. She replied “All this green nonsense – it’s closet racism. They want to deny Africa cheap energy, to keep them poor”.

Happy Fourth!

The Ethic of the Ethnic American

This Fourth of July, I’m officially changing my race (I heard we can do this now). Unlike Rachel Dolezal, I won’t need to alter my appearance, because from this point forward my ethnicity will be one that goes beyond appearance and speaks to what I believe: American. Unhyphenated. Indivisible, you might say. While we all […]