The Perfect Drug: Our Modern-Day “Soma” and the Intellectual Decline of America

I recently read Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. It inspired me so much that I decided to write an entire essay about it, which I thought I’d share with you, my loyal readers. Suffice it to say that Postman states his points much better than I can (although perhaps not quite as succinctly), …

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What happened on November 2nd? The Obama disaster, America’s stupidity, and the light at the end of the tunnel

It’s been two years since Obama was elected president of the United States. In less than two year since Obama’s inauguration, Obama’s approval rating has fallen from +21 with 44% of Americans strongly approving of Obama and only 23% strongly disapproving to a rating of -16, with 43% strongly disapproving, and just 27% strongly approving. …

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Deconstructing Deconstructionism: Exploring a philosophy that undermines itself

If authors write with biases, and the words they use don’t have any real, absolute meaning in the first place, how should one go about reading and interpreting literature? Deconstructionism says that each and every text has multiple meanings with multiple equally valid but also incompatible and contradictory interpretations.

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Healthcare

Loyal readers/fans, First of all, I want to apologize for such a long period of inactivity. Well, you all know how it is, I’m sure. You mean to write, but keep on putting it off and putting it off, until next thing you know, months have gone by since your last post. Well, that’s life. …

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St. Patty’s Day Blunder

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef, cabbage, and green clothing of just about every kind you can imagine abounded. But lost in all that was something that should have, and would have, made the news if it had happened to anyone other than the messiah. The Irish Prime Minister was just a few lines …

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Obama’s Exquisite Gifts (Follow Up)

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, one of the top stupid things Obama has done is return Prime Minister Brown’s high-priced, collector’s item gifts with a set of 25 DVDs and toy helicopters. But, as stupid as this was, I haven’t heard anyone in the media besides the conservative talk-show hosts really talking about …

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Should Gay Marriage be Legal?

It seems like every year when the New Mexico legislature opens, there is some gay rights bill. Last year the gay rights bill that they were trying to pass got stopped in committee, but this year the conservative community is not sounding too optimistic about Senate Bill 12.   When I received an email from …

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Heil Obama!

“Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. “ -Machiavelli   Sometimes …

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A Sad Day for Our Country

Well, it’s finally here. The day I’ve been dreading now for several weeks. Inauguration day. As I type these words, Barrack Hussein Obama is being sworn in as President of the United States of America. When Barrack Obama first stepped into the spotlight of the political scene two plus years ago, I, along with a …

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