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Is “It Does Something” A Reason for Supporting Murphy’s Law?

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Accountability Insurance Medical Ethics Psycho-bunk Stigma

Yes, do something about the mental illness crisis — but not this. Murphy and his principal allies are untrustworthy.

What is Stigma?

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Accountability Bigots Stigma

The Devil is not the Prince of Matter; the Devil is the arrogance of spirit, faith without smile, truth that is never seized by doubt. The Devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns whence he came. Umberto Eco Let me start out by stating that I […]

The Myth of Efficient Private Industry

Posted on November 26, 2013 in Accountability Strange The Phone

I always get a kick when people tell me that private industry always does things better than government. Consider this true story: A couple of weeks ago, our microwave began acting funny. First, the clock slowed down. Then the timer began exhibiting one of three behaviors: Sometimes it would operate correctly. Sometimes it would turn […]

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No Politics at Thanksgiving Please

Posted on November 21, 2013 in Accountability Citizenship Festivals

It never fails at many homes across the nation. We are ostensibly brought together to experience gratitude as families. We sit down at the table, watch as the turkey is carved, pass the cranberry sauce and the stuffing, eat, and then listen to a harangue by one member of the family about the current state […]

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Accountability and Loss of Memory

Posted on January 3, 2013 in Accountability Mania

I’ve seen many people in bipolar support groups counsel the newly diagnosed not to feel shame for things they did while they were in episode: it was the disease that did it, not them is the reasoning. This cleaving of the self, I think, does not help us get a handle on the illness and […]

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The Real Depravity of 2012

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Accountability Campaign 2012 Gender Hatred Propaganda

Let me get this clear: I am not gay. But according to the Radicals of the Tea Party (who really don’t care about gay marriage except to excite the fear-driven) I must be homosexual because I support same sex marriage. And I have supported it for many years — about 24 to be precise. To […]

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Bachmann’s Migraines: New swing on stigma

Posted on July 19, 2011 in Accountability Campaign 2012 Neurology Stigma

If John F. Kennedy could get us through the Cuban Missile Crisis with the threat of migraines hanging over him, this issue should be dead, cremated, shot into space, and buried in a black hole.

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An open letter to Ed Schultz

Posted on July 7, 2011 in Accountability Civic Responsibility Class Mental Illness

We would not be in this place if it hadn’t been for you telling people to stay home in 2010.

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This Ohio Congressman is Dead

Posted on June 9, 2011 in Accountability Folly Watch Gender Micro-blogging

This particular story blazed across Twitter like a tangible blessing direct from the hand of God

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Do I Engage in Violent Rhetoric?

Posted on January 16, 2011 in Accountability Terrorism Violence

So here is your challenge: catch me doing it.

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The Extreme Right’s Plan After Tucson

Posted on January 14, 2011 in Accountability Civic Responsibility Insurance Stigma Terrorism Violence

The plan is no plan. Just run on automatic knee-jerk

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Diagnosing Jared Lee Loughner for Political Gain

Posted on January 10, 2011 in Accountability Campaign 2010 Civic Responsibility Hatred Stigma Violence

Lightning probably did not strike in Arizona, but hatred did.

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