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On Patriotism (This article has 4 comments)
Here are my thoughts on patriotism - in a time when people think that "being patriotic" equals rabid war-mongering, or blindly following elected officials based on their idealogy. Patriotism != any of those things.

In Praise of Older, Less Perky Breasts (This article has 4 comments)
If you are easily offended, you should probably skip this post. Of course, if you are easily offended, you probably aren't reading a blog called "Mange Merde" anyways. Unless, of course, you don't have access to a French-English dictionary.

The Most Discriminated-Against Class in America: White Males (This article has 3 comments)
Our son belongs to the most discriminated-against class in America: white males.

A Rant about Operation Amber Alert (comments)
This is a rant which has been a long time in coming. That's because I see it nearly every day. You see, I subscribe to the Operation Amber mailing list, and so I see each and every one of the Amber Alerts which go out. That's pretty amazing to think about, ...

On Performing Weddings (comments)
This is a post I have been meaning to post for a few months, ever since I had the great honour of presiding at the wedding of my daughter's best friend, whom I consider to be something of an "adopted" daughter. My daughter's friend - we'll call her Judith, because, well, that's her name - and her fiance had asked me if I would perform their wedding ceremony.

Security Threat at Democratic National Convention Uncovered! (comments)
You may have heard that security was uber-tight at the recent Democratic National Convention in Boston, particularly given the current and heightened terror alerts indicating that there is going to be an attempt to disrupt the political process (maybe someone should actually float a viable candidate - now that would disrupt the political process!..but I digress.)

A Nation of Intellectual Pygmies (comments)
Listening today to the candidates for the upcoming presidential election, George W. Bush and John Kerry, each driveling their lackluster verbal pablum, it suddenly hit me as to just why our choices for President have been increasingly disheartening, disillusioning, and demoralizing. We're raising a nation of intellectual pygmies.