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Archive for the ‘civility’ Category

Hose Them Down

December 14th, 2011

Brother Uncensored It looks like the Occupy Wall Street Movement is winding down, or at least going through a winter hibernation. Whether it has achieved any of its goals remains TBD. To the Rightists among us, needless to say, Occupy is pure evil, and it has totally failed. At times like this, it’s best to [...]

War Veterans and Occupy Wall Street

November 30th, 2011

“A greater understanding of sacrifice, but…” Sometimes Crazy isn’t entirely nuts. There is a code at the core of his worldview, an emotional patriotism mixed with a system of punishment that’s part Old Testament, part Charles Bronson. He is consistent, indignant, often insensitive, and, like all ideologues, self-righteous. As you might imagine, he is none [...]

The Space Between Us

November 2nd, 2011

How much does the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street really have in common? Earlier this month, the Cato Institute posted this Venn diagram to illustrate the overlapping frustrations of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street: I sent it to my brother, who initially called it an “interesting analysis.” Upon further reflection, which in [...]

“The fact is, liberals are mostly bad people”

October 17th, 2011

My brother turns his ire to the recently deceased This Saturday I went to the funeral of a man I was privileged to know, Lorenzo “Pat” Murphy. We only spoke a handful of times, and I can’t claim that we were close, but he was a man that left an impression. Around the office, we [...]

Fools, Bitches and Scum

January 25th, 2011

Is my brother really crazy, or just a jerk? Name-calling is never defensible. So how do I get away with calling my brother crazy? I could say that he started it (and that would be true enough). But honestly, this blog is not about his principled beliefs on (most) issues. Over the years he has [...]