Is Dilbert Based on Real Life?

Apr 23, 2011
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I was mildly amused at Dilbert when it came out and started to get popular back in the early 90’s. I was just finishing high school and starting college, and I couldn’t really fathom how such scenarios could possibly exist in a professional IT environment. Despite my having a degree in music, the vast bulk […]

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Loopholes From Those ‘Holes In Washington

Apr 14, 2011
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We’ve all heard the age-old axiom that “Actions speak louder than words,” right?  What would you think of the following actions based on that?  In a country where corporations are already paying the lowest amount (by percentage) of taxes in that nation’s history, a group politicians is trying to lower the corporate income tax.  In […]

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Does Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Care More About Corporations Than People?

Mar 10, 2011
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Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin … he’s been in the news lately, hasn’t he?  There was an interesting tidbit that a lot of people missed back in January 31st, before this whole shebang started.  Governor Walker signed into law a little provision that says companies moving to Wisconsin will not have to pay corporate tax […]

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Supreme Court of … the Highest Bidder

Feb 10, 2011
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Like most young children growing up, at some point I learned about government.  I learned about the three branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial.  I learned that the role of the judicial branch is to interpret the law and apply facts and the law to each case that comes before it.  Sometimes there […]

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What Are We Afraid Of?

Jan 13, 2011
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I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and the events of January 8th solidified it for me: The United States is too divided.  We are, as a nation, scared. Yes, I’ve written about this before, but it’s getting worse every day.  We’re too divided to prosper.  Too divided to revolutionize.  So divided we’re scared.  […]

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Life On Other Planets, Bush-era Tax Cuts, Gays In The Military, Wikileaks

Dec 09, 2010
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This will be my final article for 2010, and I’ve been pretty darn moderate my last few articles so rather than focusing on one specific issue here I’m going to give my opinions on a bunch of different issues that are making news the past few weeks.  I apologize in advance if I get a […]

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United We Don’t Stand

Nov 11, 2010
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The elections are over, “the people have spoken,” and as far as I can tell, we’re still a heavily divided country.  Partisanship has reached a fervor not seen in US politics before.  It’s beginning to match the rivalry you normally see reserved for Yankees vs. Red Sox or Duke vs UNC.  Remember the bank bailouts?  […]

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Why Don’t Republicans Want You To Know Where Their Money Is Coming From?

Oct 14, 2010
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I don’t hide the fact that I find the Republican party disgusting for giving massive gifts to corporate America, but I find the Democratic party at least as culpable for having no spine and allowing it to happen. With the Citizen’s United ruling on January 21st of this year, the floodgates opened completely in terms […]

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Personal Memories of 9/11

Sep 11, 2010
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It was 9 years ago on a Tuesday morning, the weather not unlike it was for me here this morning in central NC – high 70’s, not a cloud in the sky. I awoke to my cat, Madison, nudging me that it was time for breakfast. I sat up quickly from my half-sleep and noticed […]

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Time To Reign In Corporations

Sep 09, 2010
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Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. -Ambrose Bierce When I hear the phrase “we the people” I think of your average Joe Citizen. I think of people down on their luck in the inner city, struggling to make ends meet. I think of a guy living in Westchester county with an […]

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