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Entries from May 3rd, 2007

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

May 3rd, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

Kurt Vonnegut Epitaph

A brief R.I.P. in memory of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. — a big influence on many Thirdeye staffers.

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Ann Coulter was Right

May 3rd, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

I am a brainwashed, bleeding-heart liberal. Everything I say is naïve at best and corrosive at worst. I have made detrimental deductions about the state of affairs on this blue-green orb based on lies the liberal media and my college professors told me.

How they hate America. How they’d love to let the terrorists win. [...]

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Week of the Shadow

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Once a week, Quinn walks up the hill to visit Arbelia. He brings her books of photographs and mix tapes. Quinn is a 25-year-old curious cat born in a small town, brought ‘round the states, soaking it up and wringing it out. Arbelia is an 80-year-old sorceress, songwriter, biker, gardener, mother and Grandmother. She has been incarcerated for 25 years. Quinn has been learning piano. Arbelia has been writing her memoirs. They were introduced by a mutual friend and have been visiting for a year and a half or so. They have created a cushion of mutual respect. A true place to start to speak from. They’ve been calling it traveling. With work and play along the way. So once a week, Quinn heads down to the prison for a brief visitation and he and Arbelia hit the road together.

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Stuck in Disneyland

Why PETA's unrealistic worldview is doing more harm than good

May 3rd, 2007 · Written by · 14 Comments

PETA Victim

An exposé on the doublethink and hypocrisy perpetrated by the type of animal rights extremism touted by PETA. For instance: did you know that from July 1998 through December 2005 the group killed over 14,400 dogs, cats, and other “companion animals”? In 2005, 31 felony counts of animal cruelty were brought against two PETA employees for the unlawful disposal of animal carcasses in North Carolina dumpsters.

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Atheists Gravatus

A call to end the stigma.

May 3rd, 2007 · Written by · 6 Comments

Atheist vs Theist

“I am nothing,” she says, her eyes avoiding mine. In her face I see contradictory tinges of apathy and embarrassment, further complicating the interpretation of her already polysemous declaration. I am nothing. Maybe she thinks her life is a failure. Maybe she feels ineffectual in some specific regard. Or maybe she has accepted her relative unimportance in the vast cosmos. [...]

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