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On Bashes, Budgets, and Benzes

For the majority of people in America, the holiday season ended earlier this month. For a tiny minority of Americans, meaning 15 Southern Californians comprised of myself and 14 relatives, it would be just a wonderful, theoretical existence if that were really the case. (Before I go on, full disclosure for people familiar to me…

Mine’s Bigger than Yours

I predicted it a couple of weeks ago, and sure enough it happened: Democrats used the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Massacre to have another go at gun control. I don’t mean to suggest I’ve said anything remotely groundbreaking here; to predict something this patently, ridiculously, supernaturally inevitable would be arguably the least impressive…

Not!

Like many other guys, I often find myself thinking about how/whether I’ll adapt as a dad to the many changes that come down the pike. I think this thinking usually takes place after I’ve been thinking about women, which would often be well before having thought some thoughts about tools, which typically occurs long after…

Oktoberfuss

I have said numerous times, fully admitting sheer pettiness on my part, that one good thing about Obamacare is most of Obama’s voters will end up learning a hard lesson because of it. As these For-Obama-Mosters watch their insurance premiums go up and/or their plans get dropped, they will learn that trusting Obama to keep…

Nuts at the Round Table

As you alert citizens are no doubt aware, it has been an unusually busy week in Washington, Dysfunction Central. I mean, it’s really kickin’ over there. The bustling-ness has gotten to the point where most members of the Legislative Branch found themselves on the verge of breaking a sweat, forcing their aides to hurriedly crank…

Think You’re Safe, Do Ya?

Hey there, all you conscientious and not-entirely-irresponsible citizens! Welcome to the first Never Again-ual Safe Thinking Education Exam (NASTEE). This test is open-book (it doesn’t matter which book—open up Tortilla Flat for all I care), and multiple choice. Please use a #2 pencil, and clean your monitor screen after you finish. 1)      Your daughter’s kitten got stuck in…

Order the Crap Sandwich, Eat the Crap Sandwich

All things considered, any person could come spend a mere two days in my longtime home of San Diego and end up arguing it’s one of the greatest cities in America, if not THE greatest. You unfamiliars out there are probably telling yourselves, “Why, Myself, anyone who loves where he lives, like I do, could…

Superiority Complex

A few months ago while watching Justified, AKA “one of the greatest shows EVER”, I was treated to one of my favorite axioms. Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, as usual played excellently by Timothy Olyphant, had grown tired of a crook claiming to be a victim of circumstance, and criticized his lack of self-accountability thus (paraphrased):…