Politics Archive

  • It must be that time of year. With the impending release of Duke Nukem Forever, details about the game are beginning to trickle out about it. Much like another recently […]

    Let’s Ban Duke Nukem, Thus Banning Sexism

    It must be that time of year. With the impending release of Duke Nukem Forever, details about the game are beginning to trickle out about it. Much like another recently […]

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  • Bear with me folks, I’m going to take one of my rare dips into semi-topical stuff, so if you are reading this in a few days (the Internet equivalent of […]

    AOL is the anti-Fox; News is the new fast food

    Bear with me folks, I’m going to take one of my rare dips into semi-topical stuff, so if you are reading this in a few days (the Internet equivalent of […]

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  • Recently, a fellow brainlazer and I were discussing a current scandal. I won’t say what the scandal is, for reasons that will soon be made clear, but suffice to say […]

    The Koala Technique

    Recently, a fellow brainlazer and I were discussing a current scandal. I won’t say what the scandal is, for reasons that will soon be made clear, but suffice to say […]

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  • Politics. Right next to religion, political views are among the most painful things to discuss. They aren't so much topics as pre-made arguments, like hot pockets full of anger and grief. As we enter adulthood we are expected to pick a side, so that when the time comes we'll know what issues we're supposed to support and which ones we're supposed to shake our fists at. I hate everything about politics, from the way it splits us up as a nation to the fact I can never decide if "politics" is plural or singular. And thus, like all things I hate, I'm going to talk about it/them.

    Politics

    Politics. Right next to religion, political views are among the most painful things to discuss. They aren't so much topics as pre-made arguments, like hot pockets full of anger and grief. As we enter adulthood we are expected to pick a side, so that when the time comes we'll know what issues we're supposed to support and which ones we're supposed to shake our fists at. I hate everything about politics, from the way it splits us up as a nation to the fact I can never decide if "politics" is plural or singular. And thus, like all things I hate, I'm going to talk about it/them.

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  • San Francisco recently decided that they had no other choice but to outlaw the happy meal. Now, the Happy Meal has a special place in my heart (Right next to the cholesterol deposits.), so this news sent me in a few different directions. Rather than simply pick one and and hone it into something worthwhile - you know, the way a professional would do - I decided to take two half ideas and mush them together. So now, for your enjoyment, the twin Happy Meal rants of Decoychunk.

    San Francisco Happy Meal Double Feature

    San Francisco recently decided that they had no other choice but to outlaw the happy meal. Now, the Happy Meal has a special place in my heart (Right next to the cholesterol deposits.), so this news sent me in a few different directions. Rather than simply pick one and and hone it into something worthwhile - you know, the way a professional would do - I decided to take two half ideas and mush them together. So now, for your enjoyment, the twin Happy Meal rants of Decoychunk.

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  • A few months have passed, and I've once again formulated a short list of questions that are more or less impossible to ask in civilized society. So I call upon you, the anonymous masses of the Internet, to weigh in. We'll consider these questions asked and answered anonymously.

    Questions I Can’t Ask

    A few months have passed, and I've once again formulated a short list of questions that are more or less impossible to ask in civilized society. So I call upon you, the anonymous masses of the Internet, to weigh in. We'll consider these questions asked and answered anonymously.

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  • People think that politicians can turn a nation around overnight. Not that the people are to blame. They think that because the politicians all say that. By now, though, I think we should all realize that turning the nation around overnight just isn't possible. A nation is a very large, very powerful thing, made up of many very angry, very loud people. That isn't a situation that screams "politically nimble." That's okay, though. You know why? Because America didn't become a superpower by being nimble. It got there by being glacial. America, my friends, is a juggernaut.

    USA: Juggernaut

    People think that politicians can turn a nation around overnight. Not that the people are to blame. They think that because the politicians all say that. By now, though, I think we should all realize that turning the nation around overnight just isn't possible. A nation is a very large, very powerful thing, made up of many very angry, very loud people. That isn't a situation that screams "politically nimble." That's okay, though. You know why? Because America didn't become a superpower by being nimble. It got there by being glacial. America, my friends, is a juggernaut.

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  • Oriech returns for the most off topic BrainLazy Uncut yet. From politics to mass murder, GOG to Demolition Man, nothing is off limits. As always, if you hear the phrase Spoiler Alert, be wary.

    BrainLazy Uncut – September 21st, 2010

    Oriech returns for the most off topic BrainLazy Uncut yet. From politics to mass murder, GOG to Demolition Man, nothing is off limits. As always, if you hear the phrase Spoiler Alert, be wary.

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  • It should be clear by now that there are an awful lot of things that drive me nuts. My mindless rants are about 85% of the content of this site. I realize, though, that most of it is off the wall, pointless, unwarranted nonsense. That's why I get so excited when something comes along that completely justifies my hatred. These are people and groups that have buried their message so deep under layers of madness and blind fervor that their lunacy is clear to anyone that isn't drinking the Kool-Aid. Let's look at a few, shall we?

    PETA, Fox News, and Fundamentalists: Justified Hatred

    It should be clear by now that there are an awful lot of things that drive me nuts. My mindless rants are about 85% of the content of this site. I realize, though, that most of it is off the wall, pointless, unwarranted nonsense. That's why I get so excited when something comes along that completely justifies my hatred. These are people and groups that have buried their message so deep under layers of madness and blind fervor that their lunacy is clear to anyone that isn't drinking the Kool-Aid. Let's look at a few, shall we?

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  • It seems like the store shelves are flooded with idiotic, broken products. My background as an engineer doesn't help matters, because it leads me to favor function over form. Silly me, wanting products to do things well before they start looking good. The rest of America, or at least the bulk of it, are more into the gloss, and thus it is the glossiest of the glossy that makes it to market. Being forced to choose what I dislike least rather than what I really want has made me realize how alike the open market and open elections really are.

    Democratic Capitalism

    It seems like the store shelves are flooded with idiotic, broken products. My background as an engineer doesn't help matters, because it leads me to favor function over form. Silly me, wanting products to do things well before they start looking good. The rest of America, or at least the bulk of it, are more into the gloss, and thus it is the glossiest of the glossy that makes it to market. Being forced to choose what I dislike least rather than what I really want has made me realize how alike the open market and open elections really are.

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