Category Archives: Safe TEA First

A chronicle of the the ruin brought to the “inalienable” rights, liberty and lives of the people affected by “unintended consequences” (and uncared about casualties) of the reign of the safety nazis.

Looking for the Keys Where the Light’s Good.

There’s this old joke about a guy looking for his keys under a streetlamp: A passerby comes along and offers to help. After several minutes of fruitless looking, the passerby asks where the guy lost his keys. “In that alley” … Continue reading

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Five Theories on the Fitz: Leftoverture

When you’re writing a book that involves a lot of research, there comes a point when you have to tell yourself, “Enough! Write the book already!” The aftermath of this being, even as you’re finishing the final edits, you’re still … Continue reading

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Fix “The Problem” or at least a problem

(A response to “Safe Spaces, Toxic Masculinity and Guns” in Manward) First of all, “The Problem” didn’t stem from any one thing, and isn’t going to get fixed with any one thing. So, let’s talk about a step to fix … Continue reading

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There’s a measles outbreak! Get your tetanus shot!

Tetanus shots for a measles outbreak. Doesn’t seem very sensible, does it? Measles and tetanus are two different diseases. But this is essentially what happens every flu season. And this year especially. A few days ago, one of the national … Continue reading

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The difference between “Health Insurance” and “Health Care” and why it matters

Is health care an entitlement, or a right? Well, first we have to determine what we mean by “health care.” Most proponents of the ACA (or some equivalent legislation) assume it to mean “affordable health insurance,” and further assume “health … Continue reading

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Don’t freak out about Freak Out

The KMG Fire Ball (a.k.a. Afterburner) had a catastrophic breakdown at the opening day of the Ohio State Fair. The simple answer to “What happened?” is: a sweep arm (or something in the junction between the seats and the sweep … Continue reading

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Five theories, five directions to point fingers

In November—at least around the Great Lakes, when the gales usually come—the radio plays a song by a certain Canadian balladeer that’s rarely heard the rest of the year. I grew up with the song, and yet, it’s only an … Continue reading

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