Cock-and-bull Candidates

In a secular, multicultural society, truth is just someone’s, or some group’s, point of view. Everything is relative. Under the surface, everything is political. Facts are just opinions backed by the power to enforce them. Objectivity is just oppression dressed up as science. You’ve got your fact-checkers; I’ve got mine. Continue reading Cock-and-bull Candidates

Some Still Don’t Know What We Knew Then and Aren’t Sure What We Know Now

Jeb_Bush_at_CPAC_2015,_National_Harbor,_MD_05“…every other real or imagined candidate felt compelled to jump in with their response to what they would have decided twelve years ago based on what we knew then or what we know now or what we thought we knew then or think we know now but didn’t know then.” Continue reading Some Still Don’t Know What We Knew Then and Aren’t Sure What We Know Now

How to Speak ‘Politician’

mic So you want to learn how to speak “Politician.” Terrific! First, you’ll have to unlearn traditional English, with its emphasis on making rational thoughts clear through words. Instead, obfuscate with half-truths — or better yet, quarter- and eighth-truths. Let’s get started! Continue reading How to Speak ‘Politician’

Just Sorting Things Out

shutdown As approaching deadlines raise the heat, the sheer volume of political messages — in both quantity and loudness — grows daily. But like jalapeño peppers in a pot of chili, simply adding more ain’t always better. Continue reading Just Sorting Things Out