Tag Archives: Political Rant
Ignorant Vigilance Is Worthless

Ignorant Vigilance Is Worthless

Back in the 1980s, a cabal of fringe law enforcement officials (who also happened to be Born Again Christians), radio and televangelists (Bob Larson, to name but one) and traumatized parents (Pat Pulling being one) got together to warn the world about the dangers of Satanism. I became involved in a rational effort to rein [...]

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Rhetoric and Violence

Rhetoric and Violence

The shooting in Tucson and the commentary concerning the links between violent rhetoric and violent action has put me in a difficult situation. Since 1987 I have been the Chair of the Game Manufacturers Association’s Industry Watch committee. In short, whenever there is a claim that games—roleplaying, board or card—made someone commit suicide, murder, rape, [...]

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One Man’s Porn…

One Man’s Porn…

I know, I know. With a title like that, one might wonder what the rest of the post will be about. Could it be that I’m going to launch into a list of favored porn sites? Or perhaps I’m going to announce that I’ll be adding explicit scenes with favorite characters to stories I sell, [...]

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A Thief By Any Other Name…

A Thief By Any Other Name…

A week ago I attended the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. It’s one of the two big game conventions in North America and I think I’ve missed it twice in the last 31 years. It’s always a lot of fun, with over 10,000 people trooping through over the four and a half days of [...]

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Glenn Beck Calls His Wife An Adulterous Slut

In a comment about President Obama’s over-exposure in the media, talk show host Glenn Beck said the following: “We just didn’t see [President Obama] enough. … The man was everyplace. The only place he didn’t show up in was my bedroom to personally talk to my wife and make sweet love to her. At least [...]

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A couple more Haiti thoughts…

I’m not exactly sure when my fascination with Haiti started. It was back in grade school, and likely before 6th grade. I had to do a report on it and I remember reading that, back in the 1960s, the per capita income was $12 a year. Back then, I think my allowance was $3 a [...]

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Pat Robertson: one neuron shy of a synapse

Pat Robertson has for years been a parody of Billy Graham—the evil twin, or the stupid cousin, or spiteful understudy. Nothing he does should surprise me, but he has this incredible ability to do so. The latest, of course, is his statement that the reason Haiti got nailed with an earthquake that devastated the country [...]

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