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The Sequester™ and Deficit Hysteria: Irrational Fear of Negative Numbers.

Posted by Trixie on Friday, February 22, 2013, In : Economics 

There's a name for that: Neganumeriophobia. It exists:

The absolute value function was created in 325 AD by 'famous' Italian mathematician Antonio Numero. After a horrific accident during his childhood, Antonio developed Neganumeriophobia, a fear of negative numbers. Despite much risk to his own personal health, he dedicated his professional life to creating a valid mathematical formula which would remove negative numbers from existence.
I give you $1 for goods and/or services. This mean I ha...

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Lady Parts, Man Parts, and Lotsa Notes.

Posted by Trixie on Sunday, March 25, 2012, In : Politics 
Because it just won't stop. You'd think that the graphic images and language in my last post would have put these issues to bed (pun intended). But no. The inexplicable controversy surrounding birth control and state mandated, yet medically unnecessary, 'transvaginal ultrasounds' (touted as "empowering" women to make better decisions) continues to march forward unabated -- with no end in sight. This time in Arizona. So let's up the ante and get started. The New York Times reports:
"The bill wo...

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Flute Toots and Personhood: Corporations are Zygotes.

Posted by Trixie on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : Politics 
Look, as absurd as it is, we already know 'Corporations are People' friend. Friend? As though we are going to be staying in touch, but I digress. Did you know corporations may soon be zygotes as well? I suspect not, so allow me to explain:

The 'Personhood Amendment' seeks to change state constitutions to define a "person" with the verbiage "from the moment of fertizilation". That is, zygotes (fertilized eggs) are people with full constitutional rights. Some of the unfortunate side-effects...

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Trickle-Down Economics, Rich Uncle Pennybags, the Debt Ceiling Debate, and 15 minutes.

Posted by Trixie on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Politics 
Have you ever known of a business owner to lay off employees because they couldn't pay their income taxes? Alternatively, have you ever known of a business owner to create jobs for people to sit around all day long and read the newspaper, drink free coffee, and loot the office supply room? (And I am not referring to politicians and pundits here). Yeah, neither have I. And I expect that to continue. 

Since I could spew ad-nauseam on this subject (and I will in a moment), let's jump start the ...

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Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in NY: An In-depth, Detailed, and Comprehensive Analysis (Or Not).

Posted by Trixie on Saturday, June 25, 2011, In : Politics 

Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal

Ok, on a serious note, remind me again how you measure a year? That answer is: 5 hundred 25 thousand 6 hundred minutes -- the same way everyone does...regardless of race, creed, or color. And now your sexual orientation. Need I remind you that "organizations" such as Westboro Baptist Church are more protected (per the U.S. Constitution) than the gay community? First Amendment rights and all. Fine, I get that. But, at the end of any given day, we all sit in the same lifeboat, and we need to ...

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Imam Rauf on Ground Zero Mosque: If you build it, they will (not) come.

Posted by Trixie on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Politics 
Ground Zero Mosque Location 
Over at The View yesterday, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off their own set after Bill O'Reilly made the blanket statement that "Muslims killed us on 9/11!" while having a heated discussion about the location of a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero.

"Oh my God!" Behar said.

"That is such bullshit!" Goldberg said. "Extremists did that!"

And both of them promptly walked off the set. Just like that.

Predictably, the part of the "discussion" that bothers me so much is that even though O...

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A Dream.

Posted by Trixie on Thursday, January 14, 2010, In : Guest Posts 

Left: Martin Luther King Right: Don GainesThe similarities are uncanny, no? Ok ok, looks-wise, not so much, but their message most assuredly is. This coming Monday is the observation of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. A few years ago, my friend Don wrote about his "dream" and it was subsequently printed in the Seattle Times. I hope one day  to be able to write something as eloquent and insightful. But until then, I can't think of a better opportunity to reproduce the original article here on my blog. Enjoy...

~My Dream, written by ...

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Posted by Trixie on Friday, September 11, 2009, In : Life 
9/11 Memorial
Today is 9/11. I don't believe in God. But if I did, I would be spending the day begging Him to turn Osama bin Laden into a pillar of salt for the sole purpose of selling him on e-Bay for $1.26.

So to those of you that are so inclined, make it happen.

For the rest of us, never forget.

That is all.

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