GOP attempt to add a 'January Exception' to the constitution failsAn attempt to add a “January Exception” to the U.S. constitution failed yesterday as GOP leaders could not muster enough votes to pass their bill. The 44-to-56 vote was a major victory for constitutional originalism, law and order, and other concepts that the GOP used to believe in. “I’m disappointed in the result.” said Joe Embez, “How could I be convicted of stealing from my employer when I don’t work there any more? read more
Die Hard is anti-American propaganda
[NOTE: This is a rough draft of a rant.]
Is “Die Hard” a Christmas film? Who cares!
Die Hard is anti-American propaganda. It is full of lies that give people the impression that the U.S. government can’t do anything right. Anyone raised seeing that movie will grow up with misconceptions about the government that are harmful to our society.read more
The First Amendment tells a story
Did you know that buried in the U.S. Constitution is a story? It’s in the first amendment!read more
Trump's Virus, Trump's Pandemic, Trump's Fault!
According to The Red Cross, there are fewer house fires in December and January.read more
An open letter to Uncle Bob about "Defund The Police"
You’ve tweeted that you feel “defund the police” is a terrible policy. I hope to change your mind.
Ignore the name. It is imperfect. In software engineering terms, “defund the police” is similar to the strangler pattern.
For the non-engineers reading this, TSP is a reasonable, pragmatic, and down-to-earth way to slowly replacement an old system with a new system. The name is terrible… I would have called it the warm hug of gradual change.read more
Thoughts on "Do the Right Thing" (1989)
Thoughts about “Do The Right Thing” (no spoilers)read more
I Support Ex-Homophobes
You know what I want in the world? I want people that are on the other side of political issues to change their mind. I want them to “see the light”.read more
How to spell the word "Bisexual"
I wrote this in Oct 1999. I’ve fixed up some typos but otherwise this is unchanged.read more
Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr and technology
My Martin Luther King, Jr. day tradition is to listen to the speech he made at my alma mater, Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey, on Feb 5, 1964 (nearly a quarter century before I attend).read more
30 Years Ago I Became an Activist
(Originally posted to Facebook on October 11, 2017)
Today is the 30th anniversary of the day I became an activist. Today in 1987 I went to the 2nd March On Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights. I drove down with four other students crammed in Joellen’s ludicrously bright orange station wagon. I was just going to be supportive.read more