Keep off the Astroturf

Months ago, an ad came up on my Facebook page: "Congress wants to impose higher fees on your debit card," or some such language. I'm pretty sensitive about debit card fees, ever since 1997...

Why the USA desperately needs to bring back Civics class

httpv:// I do not post this video to mock Rita, or to praise Michelangelo Signorile, or even to trash Sarah Palin. I post it to call attention to the desperate need in the United States...

Merry Christmas, you atheist bastards!

A gallery of a few favorite Christmas cards received by the ACLU of Pennsylvania this year.

I am just an advertisement for a version of myself

Way back in November of 2007 I posted about the sordid saga of Ethan Reynolds, formerly of the model blog / community Brat Boy School (since shut down; internet wayback machine link here -...

Soccer players kissing, blah blah blah

Paul Scholes and Gary Neville play soccer, professionally apparently, in a country called--wait, let me look this up--England.  Except there it's called "football," which I assume explains the unexplained popularity of soccer.  The British...

Sexting, and what it means to be a girl

On January 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit heard arguments in Miller, et al. v. Skumanick, a child pornography case that, oddly, involves no child pornography.

The shit hits the Brat Boy fans

I've followed Brat Boy School, the home page of model/blogger/underwear spokesman Ethan Reynolds for quite some time. I wouldn't necessarily call myself a "fan" of Ethan's, but he was pretty and I checked in...

Pikapika: The U.S., August 6, and “Terrorism”

Brad posted yesterday about the significance of August 6: the fall of the Holy Roman Empire, Jamaican independence, the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Bush ignoring warnings that might have prevented the 9/11...

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