Stupid Undergrounds

Consequentiam

ERE'S AN EXTRAORDINARILY USEFUL website for those of us who frequently find ourselves or others trying to convert lead to gold in making an argument. It's called the Fallacy Files, a website featuring a nimble collection of fallacious, or otherwise bad, arguments, that is, examples of reasoning which may commit one or more of the named fallacies under the care of logic, or are bad in some way yet to be classified. The author, Gary N. Curtis, notes that his collection took the form of clippings from newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, photocopies of pages of books, and—in a few rare cases—entire...

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A Point Of Reference

UST BECAUSE THE PARTY LINE Nazis and Orthodox Jews believe in something usually referred to as "family values" does not mean that they share a fundamental basis for common ground. The underlying dogmas and not any similarities on a few matchsticks in the box are the issue. Generalizations based on a few similarities between two things mean nothing with regard to sameness of the things. All terms used must be carefully defined and the reasons for any superficial similarities must be subjected to rigorous analysis before two things can be said to be compatible. ┬┐Comprendez, Muslims, lefties, righties, and rabbits...


Beating The Dead Horse

TILL READING THE RADICAL center book. But let's get simple here. Am I conservative? I have morals. Am I liberal? I want the American worker to be productive, and compensated accordingly. I want decent jobs to stay in this country. I want to buy American made products and services. I want a health care system affordable enough to protect the American family. I want our taxes to stay in AMERICA with the idea of improving AMERICA—NOT to Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. I want the media to be owned by more than three or four corporations. We need our borders closed and...


Let's Try This Again...

t's obvious. I'm aging and settling into focus with what's left of my fevered boyish charms. Still an urban punk multimedia artist, despite my best intentions. In March '06, however, I rented studio space in Wheeling, WV to concentrate on painting, and get to videoediting all those punk & hardcore bands I taped in several DC clubs in the early 90s. Whether slopping fistfuls of paint onto a scrappy canvas or editing clips of "stone deaf forever" video, or tweaking my several websites, brutally observing the whole wanton juggernaut backwards and forwards, from left to right and right to left,...


Air That I Breathe

ELL, HERE'S ANOTHER SNIPPET I found from the past. Turns out Miller didn't run. Turns out I never heard another word about this Dennis Miller for US Senate blip on the radar. Dateline, September 29, 2003. Whoops, there it is! I couldn't believe it. I tune in to Fox News this morning and hear within the first few minutes that Dennis Miller, yes, THAT Dennis Miller, former ABC Monday Night Football color man, erudite comedian, and political wit of some regard, is actually considering a run for the US Senate on the Republican ticket! Amazing! Just last week, on September...