Category: just for gripes

Merry Christmas, Now Play Nice! (Or, Let’s Boycott the Boycotts)

No, I’m not speaking to my kids, actually. I’m speaking to both sides of the “culture wars” being fought in the U.S. right now. You know who you are. The Religious Right is boycotting places like Home Depot for being friendly to gays or something like that. Tell me, American Family Association, who you are

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Category: just for gripes

Category: just for gripes

Category: just for gripes

Category: just for gripes

Category: just for gripes

Category: just for gripes

Category: just for gripes

Category: just for gripes

Columbus Day, or What Does “Discover” Really Mean?

So, Columbus Day was a few weeks ago, and all the brouhaha was about whether we should celebrate the invasion of the New World by the Old, or whether we can even say Columbus really discovered anything! After all, the Vikings, the Chinese, and even the Phoenicians have a good claim on the “discovery” of

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