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The Childfree Rant for the Breeder Dumbass

April 12, 2013 3 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve gone off on a rant like this.

Is there something wrong, sweetie? What does mommy's precious little snowflake want?Those that know me understand that I have issues with people who have an overdeveloped sense of entitlement. Recently I came across an article on Fark that had a mother spouting off about childfree people who spout off about parents. Clear as mud, right?  Read more…

The Chronicle of Highly Educated Whining

The Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) has been getting a lot of flak lately as some of the more conservative (read: Matt Drudge and Neal Boortz) have found some of the typical CHE leftist articles to be showing up on their radar. CHE has always, as far as I can tell from the time I was a professor, been rabidly leftist. So, from their perspective they must be somewhat surprised that someone outside of academia shows interest (or surprise). Read more…

Imprisoned by the Prisoner, Part II

December 21, 2009 1 comment

Originally published 11/19/2009.
It’s worse than I thought. Originally in Part 1 I was concerned about the loss of the spirit of the show, as the program was decidedly anti-corporation and the protagonist was weak, incapable, and extremely difficult to identify with. Little did I know that it could actually be *worse* than that. Read more…

Open Letter about Being Childfree

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Originally published 12/8/2005. Links were valid at the time of publication.

This was an old post I wrote in 2002 in response to a post written by blogger John Scalzi regarding the Childfree. He followed up that post with another before I had a chance to write this reply. Recently I had need of the arguments here, and thought that I had turned them into an essay. Apparently I had not, so I include it here because not surprisingly all the arguments are still extremely valid. Read more…

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Yes, Virginia. There is such a thing as a Stupid Question

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Originally posted on 11/3/2002.

I knew that when I returned to the classroom I was going to be subjected to all the familiar stupid student questions, but even I wasn’t prepared for this: “If I don’t turn in my paper, will I still get credit for it?” While many students have asked similar questions in class, this was the first time I had ever gotten it so blatant and overt. And so insane. Read more…

The Big Deal About Cheating

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Originally published 8/8/2002

We’re told often that cheating is a bad thing, that it will only hurt the cheater in the long run. Cheating is like masturbation – everyone’s done it but no one admits it. If it is self-abuse (I’m talking about cheating now) then why should we care? Why do we get upset over someone who cheats? Read more…

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