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August 30, 2016
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So in the last 12 months or so, my father committed suicide, my wife and I moved into our first house together, and just a little over a month ago, our first child was born. This post is about none of those things. This is a post to see if I still show up in anyone’s RSS feed after not posting anything for more than eight months. So here are some opinions of mine that no one asked for.

Banning “assault rifles”, or specific types of guns is generally a dumb way to prevent mass shootings. Gun manufacturers will simply produce new weapons that are just different enough to avoid the ban. Restricting the size of ammo magazines that can be legally sold/possessed is a much better way to limit the casualties that a suicidal active shooter can cause. Military-style rifles like the AR-15 are pretty weak compared to hunting rifles to begin with. They become a lot less useful for mass murder if a shooter has to reload after every 10 shots (versus 30, or 60).

I’m all for augmented reality gaming, but Pokémon has never been my thing, and the Go version doesn’t excite me. I’m holding out for a Highlander game. (All your virtual heads will belong to me!)

Jews who support Donald Trump should be charged an oxygen tax. I mean, how stupid can you really be? Can you not see all the swastikas being displayed at his rallies? Do you think when Trump supporters act out violently toward Muslims and Mexicans, that they’ve somehow forgotten how much they hate Jews? If you can’t see how empowering neo-Nazis is hazardous to your own well-being and that of your family, you truly aren’t deserving of the right to vote.

If you’re an NFL quarterback, and you’re upset about how cops treat black people in this country, there are more effective ways to communicate your message than by offending your fans’ sense of patriotism.

The only reason to separate public restrooms by sex is so that men don’t have to wait in the ridiculous lines for the women’s room.

Season 2 of Dare Devil did not have nearly enough ninjas in it.

 

Meaningful blog post to follow soon(ish).

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  1. August 30, 2016 6:54 am

    Sorry to hear about your struggles, my hope is that you are growing through them, and that you find solace in the company of your family. Just wanted to drop a note to let you know the RSS feed and the e-mail deliveries still work. God bless, hope to hear from you soon.

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  2. August 30, 2016 7:34 am

    Agree in re: “Assault Rifles,” but that doesn’t preclude the idea that we really need to do something. I’m not ruling out an enormous cultural shift as the something. I’m also not holding my breath.

    Disagree in re: Pokemon Go. It’s delightful. You’re just wrong to dislike it. #teammystic

    Agree in re: Jewish folks who support Trump. Or really anyone whose people have ever been a social minority. Which is everyone.

    Agree in re: Colin Kaepernick, but only for a certain value of “effective.” I also think we need to make a distinction between jingoism and patriotism with regard to the particular football fans who are butthurt over the expression of his first amendment rights.

    I have never let a “men’s room” sign get in the way of me and an empty bathroom when there’s a women’s room with a line out the door.

    I should probably start Daredevil…

    Hi! I owe you guys a phone call!

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    • August 31, 2016 12:09 am

      True about jingoism versus patriotism. And you totally owe us a phone call. 🙂

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