Author Archives: Michael Bouchard

On “Punching Down”

We must first realize that the idea of “punching down” creates two categories of speech: Speech that critiques the deemed powerful (punching UP) and speech which critiques the deemed weak (punching DOWN). Lets begin with the primary assumption: There is … Continue reading

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Religions; when in power, or search of it.

Just in case you’ve been asleep the last few months, organized religion has been on a tear. All should oppose it.

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Lazy Holiday Thinking: Part 2

Previously I delved into my disdain over sloppy thinking regarding a classic holiday song. This time I’d like to focus on the idea of Holidays and them being happy.

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Lazy Holiday Thinking: Part 1.

Every holiday season we’re exposed to the same cheap and easy articles written by this years group of young hacks who need a holiday article to fulfill their quota. In recent years a trend has surfaced which young left leaning … Continue reading

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On “Murder in a friendless World”

Recently, I was asked by a friend to comment on an opinion article he had linked to on Facebook. The article being, “Murder in a Friendless World” posted on al Jazeera. Instead of me posting my reply on his Facebook … Continue reading

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The Troxicon in Principle and Practice.

I am in a very lucky group of people who can say that they count Patricia Troxel as not simply an influence, but a teacher, comrade, and mentor. She was our treasure trove of knowledge, our “Troxicon” as we often … Continue reading

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No, not all religions are equal.

Oh hell, Andrew Sullivan (and Bill Maher, wow) and I are starting to agree on more things than I’m used to. Due to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s recent confession that radical Islam and for unspecified reasons, our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan … Continue reading

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