Category Archives: Rants

Yes, every once in a while I haz them.

Welcome To The Surveillance State

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OK, new Facebook rule: compose your posts in an offline editor and then copy-paste to Facebook and post. Apparently, Facebook monitors what you type even before you post. A study on “self censorship” (i.e., how you change a post before actually posting it) was recently presented at a conference (1).  The only way the data for this study could have… Read more »

Mirror, Mirror…

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So, it occurs to me, lying awake at 5 AM, that this election isn’t really about policy.  It’s not about our taxes or our guns or religious freedom.  These things, as always, will be decided in the Senate, and in Congress, with the Supreme Court keeping a watchful eye on things.  No, this election is a giant mirror reflecting who… Read more »

Body/Horror: Forced Feminization in the Movie “(Re)Assignment”

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The other day, my wife told me about a new movie coming out in 2017.  “(Re)Assignment”.  I’ll give you the IMDB summary: Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided… Read more »

Numbers Game

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Back in 2008 I voted for Hillary Clinton.  Obama was an unknown to me and, while I found him charismatic, I backed Hillary because she was the Democratic candidate with policies closest to my own.  So I was unhappy, to say the least, when she failed to get the nomination.  It was also the first time that the word “super delegate” made… Read more »

Agenda? I got your ‘agenda’ right here…

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The other day, my wife and I were accused by (call them Friend-A) of “sacrificing a friendship for an agenda”.  Whether that friendship, (with someone else, call them Friend-B,) is truly over remains uncertain, the problem is Friend-A’s use of the word ‘agenda’ to describe, what we consider, a legitimate complaint about Friend-B’s behavior. Let’s face it, the word ‘agenda’… Read more »