Monday, December 7, 2015

a little good is better than none

when timothy mcveigh committed the oklahoma city bombing, we started asking everyone who bought lots of fertilizer if they actually had a farm. we have to present an i.d. when we buy cold medicine because no one wants a meth lab in their neighborhood. when one fellow wore tennies with a prize inside, we all started taking our shoes off at the airport, because only superman can fly without an airplane.

somewhere between 75% and 85% of us agree that universal background checks are a good thing. they won't solve everything, but they will solve some things, and solving some things is better than what we have now. anyway, what plan in the history of our species has ever solved everything? and when did it become okay to let horrible things happen because we didn't have a perfect plan?

it's not even hard to do something about it: just contact your mayor, governor, and members of congress. tell them that you will make it your goal in life to unseat them if they don't straighten this shit out. that's what we pay them for, right?

isn't it time we got our money's worth?

Saturday, August 8, 2015

the definition of evil

"evil is painting people with a brush and pretending that they're not people anymore - no matter whether it's you holding the brush or someone else." (david patrick maurer)

Friday, July 31, 2015

matthew 6:5

"and when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.”

Sunday, July 26, 2015

recent extinctions

we are in the middle of the 6th mass extinction in the earth's history. here is a list of the animals that have gone extinct in just the last 100 years.

Friday, July 24, 2015

states with most guns have most gun deaths

roughly 32% of american households have guns. this is down significantly from 20 years ago, and follows a 3 decade drop in the u.s. crime rate. another interesting fact: the states with the highest gun ownership also have the highest death rates due to guns.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

black progress

"it’s white people who have made progress. to call it black progress suggests we deserved everything that happened to us. the kids my kids grow up with won’t have a hard time picturing my daughters in an executive capacity. that’s progress."
- chris rock