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Why Do We Hate Success?

We hate big business. We hate the wealthy. We hate overachievers. Why? It doesn’t make any sense to me. The amount of contempt I’ve seen recently towards those who are successful is astonishing. Is it part of our society that wishes to bring everyone back to the average? More [...]

Reading Senate Transcripts for Fun and Intrigue

It’s true — I like to cruise through the congressional record. Mind you, I can only do this on an infrequent basis as the general asininity of it is almost more than a mere mortal can digest. What follows are a few nuggets from the Senate Congressional Record of June 6, 2006. [...]

How to Tell If It’s An Election Year

Gas is expensive. My bike is not. Thus, in addition to taking the bus to work most days, I’ve been biking when possible or not driving. And, despite the fact that my skis still wait wishfully by the door, gas money is no longer required for ski adventures. I realize that not [...]

MoveOn.org: They Just Don’t Get It

It’s no secret that I have a love hate relationship with MoveOn.org. Two days ago, the strong dislike intensified when an email from them entitled Should we take on right wing Democrats? landed in my inbox. A snippet from this email:

This year our top goal is breaking the right-wing Republican stranglehold on Congress. [...]

Forbes Magazine Takes On Blog World with ‘Attack of the Blogs’, Loses

Recently, I was at the gym and grabbed Forbes magazine to read while I did the Alpine Pass on the upright bike. For the ride I would have much preferred a magazine of the trashier sort (e.g. US Weekly, In Touch), but since no such celeb-crazy mags were available I grabbed for the mag [...]

Intelligent Design and Evolution

As regular readers know, I hate stereotyping and generalizations (see Election 2004 results analysis). With the latest Kansas Board of Education ruling that opens the way for local school districts to allow the teaching of ID, most people have come to the conclusion that all Kansans must not believe in science. This is [...]

MoveOn.org Needs Focus

I originally signed up for the MoveOn.org mailing list during the 2004 Presidential campaign. At the time, I liked their actions in the areas of civil and human rights.
I was curious as to what the group would do once the election passed. Well it seems that MoveOn decided their best option was to [...]

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To live in a bike friendlier world. To create the greatest collection of fabulous shoes ever assembled. To see a viable third party in US politics. To get local Rio team riders to acknowledge existence on road.

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