Category sort of political rant

Genetics and Frozen Treats

Yesterday, my wife and I hosted a meet-and-greet for Cesar Liriano, a great candidate for the 101st congressional district here in Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Cesar at http://www.cesarlirianoforthe101.com. During the picnic, all three of our kids were going bananas for these popsicles we got (none of which were banana-flavored, but that’s beside the point). […]

Rambling Rants

It’s not the humidity, it’s the heat! And it’s making me cranky. I can’t even bring myself to compose a fully coherent post. Here are a few random thoughts about things that have bothered, are bothering, or will bother me. I’ve posted before about people giving us stuff, and it’s great. I love to get […]

The Insidious Plot to Destroy My Mind

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about the NSA’s surveillance program. That stuff makes me cranky, but I think there is something even more nefarious going on that no newspaper is covering. I’m convinced that I’m being targeted as the subject of a psychological experiment, by unknown entities, for unknown reasons. […]

I’m Right and You’re an Idiot

I was picking Wolfe up from daycare the other day. When I walked into the classroom, he was giggling and playing with one of the other kids, whom I will call C. Wolfe and C were having a great time. I found myself wondering (mostly because of the tassel loafers) if C might not be […]

Safe or Sissy?

I have a secret habit, one I’m not proud of. When I drive, I listen to AM talk radio. I almost wrote that I like to listen to it, but I don’t really. I find it amusing sometimes, irritating often, and disheartening always. It’s disheartening because of the number of people who think these guys […]

Time to Vote

Tomorrow our son will witness his first presidential election. He won’t be voting– unless we can scare up a picture ID for him–but he is very excited to watch the process unfold. Unlike some, I won’t try to tell you (or my son, when the time comes) who to vote for. What I will tell […]

Things You Shouldn’t Talk About, Part 2

A few days ago, I posted about religion. This week, as I was trying to soothe Wolfe to sleep one night, I saw a post on Facebook about the Chicago teacher’s strike. I usually don’t get worked up about politics–especially not on Facebook (I leave that for my dyed-in-the-wool liberal wife). But the comments on […]