[Side Rant] Take Your ‘Ideological Purity’ and Shove It …

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I used to like Howard Dean back in the day, then he became a sellout. Don’t decry ideological purity when you’re a dirty lobbyist, man.

Right now,  I have a million thoughts swimming through my head. I’m waaaaay behind this week and I’ve been procrastinating, but I didn’t want this day to go by without making a post. What is this about? As the title suggests, this post is partly about the meme of “ideological purity.”

This past day, I decided to debate another lefty. We have some key disagreements about policy (and recent history) but so far, our discussions have been pleasantly civil.

However, some of the things we were talking about make me want to go off on a rant.

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What Kind of an Appeal Is That?! I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sarcasm

Brock Turner, appeal, brief, dumpster rapist

Today, I caught wind of the news that an attorney for former Stanford swimmer and convicted dumpster rapist Brock Turner filed an appeal of his 2016 sentence. Turner had already served time in prison (he was released in September 2016 after only serving 92 days of his six-month sentence), but this lawyer, Eric Multhaup, said that Turner didn’t receive a fair trial.

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Famous Sayings: #90 — ‘Head in the Clouds’

December 1, 2017

I seem to have my head in the clouds.

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You might say a giraffe has its head in the clouds, but it just happens to have a very long neck. Photo by Juhasz Imre from Pexels.

This should be a quick one.

A few weeks ago, I looked at the idiom “down to earth,” which described a type of person who was grounded in reality. This week, I will look at just one antonymous phrase. And as it turns out, the phrase kind of describes me.

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