Freedom of religion
Freedom of religion Republicans are, stereotypically and statistically, preponderantly Christian, so Pagan Republicans make news. Dan Halloran continues to be the most senior elected official of his faith, so his arrest in a pay-to-play scheme has… View Post
Clinton waffles again
In a testament to the poll-watching strategy he used while in office, Bill Clinton has come out against the Defense Against Marriage Act, saying that it is “incompatible with our Constitution.” He’s right, of course, but it begs the question: was this… View Post
The idea that a college diploma is an all-but-mandatory ticket to a successful...– Saying No to College - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse)
. . . and the band played appropriate music
Barack Obama has been reelected. Here are a few things to celebrate about that: He won both the popular and electoral votes, so we don’t have to spend yet another four years complaining about another “stolen election.” The Sandy impact didn’t seem to… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Tears for Romney →
Some people took the election results harder than others.
Grammar Girl says, “Forget about the grammar [for...
lettersandlight: During #NaNoPrep last month, I posted the above advice on Twitter, and a few people’s heads exploded because Grammar Girl was saying not to worry about grammar. I didn’t mean you shouldn’t use the proper grammar you know. I meant you shouldn’t stop to look up things you don’t know. Go Fast Read More
What makes unions weak
Ever since I joined a labor union at the tender age of seventeen, I’ve realized that organized labor is kept weak by endless laws. Within just a month or so of being a member of the United Good and Commercial Workers International Union, or whatever… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Peace, freedom, and zombies = my kind of...
NPR turned me onto what Nancy Pelosi’s opponent is up to these days: the first zombie-themed campaign ad I’ve ever seen. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEdKqbqCGnc&w=1176&h=692] I admit that using zombies is gimmicky, but it’s a gimmick that… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Beating the drum of WAR!
My neighbors and I will be selecting a new representative to Congress this year; our old one is retiring and they redrew the district lines, as well. First-term Congressman Chris Gibson, technically not an incumbent because he’s never represented this… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Why am I a Republican?
When I took the best Presidential candidate quiz ever, the Republican candidate came in a sad fifth, behind even Obama, whose positions on civil liberties simply terrify me. So why am I a Republican? Of course, no one should vote a party line without… View Post shared via WordPress.com
The annual anniversary dance
Here we go again. AP reports an investigation into whether the Libyan embassy attack was a nod to 9/11. There is no question that this attack was a tragedy, but Americans are so anniversary-centric that we leap to the conclusion that everyone else… View Post shared via WordPress.com
The election is in the USA, remember? →
Lost our sewer. Need donations. →
The tale is long and complicated, but in brief: our neighbor unknowingly removed our sewer connection, and after weeks of trying we’ve realized we can only get this fixed by using an attorney. How you can help: Read the clever dialogue my wife wrote Donate something — even a buck would be amazingly kind of you Share/tweet/reblog the link Comments are open to anyone who has...
To run around saying we must run government like a business is really a silly...– Discussed in Notes from a Dreaded Republican.
Real conservatives hate today's sociopathic... →
How do dreadlocks honor Jah?
I’ve studied enough about other religions, and dealt with enough bad assumptions about my own, to recognize when I don’t have a clue. I’d like someone to lay out for me how dreadlocks honor Jah. I understand the connection with Shiva, but Jah is a god I know very little about. Any Rastafari willing to help me understand?
Cultural appropriation →
My submission to #theracecardproject is about white people and dreadlocks. I’m fascinated by the racial dimension of locks, which completely surprised me.
In 2011, NYPD Made More Stops Of Young Black Men... →
misseducation: Wow. Not surprised, sadly. I’m often skeptical of accusations of racism, but these stats are ridiculous.
What's your favorite dreadlocks word?
If you’ve got locks, or have friends who do, then you already know that dreadlocks have their own jargon. Each technique for creating them, maintaining them, and wearing them has its own name; some of them have more than one. So I’m starting to build a dreadlocks glossary, and I want to know what your favorite jargon word is. And your friends, so please reblog, share, retweet, make...
Okay, so how long a repost chain can I create? This is posted to Diaspora which reposts to Tumblr which will sent to Facebook and Twitter. Maybe I should have Facebook send to Twitter, or finally get Google+? Will this help my Klout score? Annoy my friends? Influence my enemies?
The last word is never found on the high road.– a TPW original
Why I don't trust Obama →
Yeah it looks good on the surface … that’s the point.
Does race matter for dreadlocks?
I started my dreadlocks because I was curious how it might change how I relate to the world. I wasn’t expecting that the biggest of those reactions would come from other people with locked hair. First thing I was ignorant about: the controversy about whether wax is the best or worst thing ever invented when it comes to locking hair. For that question, I’m testing the dreadlocks wax...
mysticdoe asked: on the "no wax" side (that you started with wax on & then stop) have you attempted removal of the wax or did you just stop using it? I would love to see your results removing the wax vs. the side continued with wax.
I’ve had to learn a whole new language for my dreadlocks, and I’m finally starting to write it all down and make a glossary. But, I need your help. What special dreadlocks words do you know? Ask me about them and see if you can school me.
NY TIMES: "For the past three decades, increases... →
That’s right, people are starting out with a much higher debt ratio. This is different than buying a house you can’t afford, because until recently the sustainable model was that you’d be very likely to get a job which paid well enough to pay off the loans.
It’s a lonely day to be a New York Republican. With the nomination all but sewn...– Notes from a Dreaded Republican
A year ago: Styracosaurus →
I was whiny the day after I locked my hair. Seriously. But I finally can say that it’s still locking.
What's on TV? →
A year ago today I spent sandwiched between a glass screen and a metal comb.
A year ago I sat mostly still for something like six to eight hours as my wife...– The ever-reminiscent TPW