Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe…

On January 19th, 1809, one of the most mysterious and misunderstood figures in English literary history was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Orphaned before his third birthday, Edgar Poe lost both parents to tuberculosis and was subsequently raised by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. It is the adoption of this family’s surname alongside his own, which […]

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Self-Defense Lessons against the “Proper English” Brigade

Having now spent the past four months back in England, I’m rapidly becoming reacquainted with the kind of linguistic arrogance which initially amused me, then wearied me beyond measure after I first set foot upon Britain’s shores some thirty-odd years ago. If I had a Pound for every time I’ve heard such gems as “It’s Tom-Ah-Toe, […]

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Cartoon

Reasoning that a vote for Sanders is a vote for Trump is fatally flawed logic

I don’t often comment on politics or elections, since it’s the quickest way for civilized discussion to instantly descend into all-out warfare. Nevertheless… With the 2016 US Presidential Primaries unfolding we’ve already seen electoral irregularities ranging from the not-so-subtle to the hyper-blatant, as the Democrat Political Machine has worked to protect itself from surprise-underdog Bernie Sanders. Now, at the […]

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“I’ll vote for Trump over Clinton!”

I’m sitting here at the Admiral’s Club in Phoenix, catching up on emails and idly listening to the chatter around me, when a conversation at the bar catches my attention. “Clinton’s a crook! I think Sanders is a nice guy and real honest. I just don’t think he’ll win the nomination.” Three – apparently Democrat […]

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