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2009: The Year of the Hypocrite

It was a year that began with such promise.  Having elected an African-American democrat, America seemed to be shrugging off eight full years of its most oppressive, incompetent, and deceitful government of the modern era and was moving boldly into a new political...

Sarah Palin, as interpreted by William Shatner

On “This Week in Sarah Palin”, Sarah Palin’s extremely odd final speech as the governor of Alaska Sunday was interpreted by Master Thespian William Shatner for Conan O’Brien last night.  Genius.  You’re the man, Bill.  With the loss of...

The Fox and the Hedgehog: Which one are you?

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”  – Archilochus Which one are you?  The ancient parable of the fox and the hedgehog has come into increasing view in popular culture lately.  And while its origins are somewhat...

Faux News Offends Canada Again

I must admit that this took a while to get to me since I tend to pay attention to actual news and not racist, homophobic, xenophobic, marginalist neo-con right-wing propaganda, but Greg Gutfeld last week took time out of his busy broadcast schedule to offend Canadians...

Remembering William Markle ‘Mark’ Pecover

We all have our stories of a family’s sacrifice in wars.  Mine is not very much different.  In 1914, the dominion of Canada was prevailed upon to ship nearly ten percent of its population across the Atlantic to pursue a fruitless and unnecessary war.  Ten...