Jan. 18th, 2017

Welcome to my blog. What you'll see here is a whole lot of my opinions, mostly political with some music and movies thrown in. Since this is a space for my opinions, there are some rules I expect you as a reader to follow.

First and foremost, call me on my bullshit. If you see me post something you know is factually wrong, say so. I would rather be corrected than be perpetually ignorant.

Secondly, in the words of the great philosopher Patrick Swayze, be nice. If you disagree with someone, do so while being nice. If you think someone is a monster, be nice as you explain why you think they are a monster. If you are an asshole to someone because they are an asshole the only thing that changes is we now have one more person acting like an asshole than we did before.

Thirdly, challenge me. I abhor echo chambers. I want my world view debated, that is how I assure myself it is correct. If I can stand up to reasonable dissent, I must be on the right path.

Lastly, be open minded. If you are the type of person that 100% backs your party's entire platform, that supports every politician on your party's ticket, you're a partisan hack and I probably don't want to hear from you. I've had my opinion changed many times, all I ask is that you be open to the possibility that yours might change as well. If it doesn't however, that's OK as well.

So thanks for stopping by. I'm notoriously bad about writing regularly, doing most of it when I should be sleeping but I'll try to give you something to roll your eyes about as often as I can.

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