Animals in Cheap Suits

That's what humans are. Only a thinly woven layer of civilization covers millions of years of selfish animal urges. We wear that civilization like an ill-fitting rental tux, our primitive reptile brains always lurking and ready to burst out. Werewolves, Jekyll and Hyde, Bruce Banner and the Hulk—through such stories we recognize this on some level, but we are still loathe to admit it … Continue reading Animals in Cheap Suits

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Labels, Schmabels. A Semi-Coherent Monday Rant.

Labels can be helpful if you’re shopping for clothing or food. If food companies are made to disclose the irradiated baby seal hearts they’re using as sausage filler on the label, that’s quite helpful for the irradiated baby seal heart intolerant. But political labels…pshaw. Yes, I said “pshaw,” and I don’t regret it. I’m tired … Continue reading Labels, Schmabels. A Semi-Coherent Monday Rant.

Warning: Liberal Political Rant to Follow

I fully admit that raising the taxes of the rich will not singlehandedly cure our budget woes. Now I expect in return that conservatives will fully admit that cutting the taxes of the rich will not inherently help our budget woes.  I'll wait. Still waiting. Man, it's quiet. I've encountered conservatives ridiculing liberals as ignorant … Continue reading Warning: Liberal Political Rant to Follow