Parenthood and the Punisher

, September 27, 2012

“This is what it’s all about,” I said to myself the other day as I watched my wife play with my baby daughter. Everything that’s important to me was pretty much, in that moment, right there in front of me. “In fact,” I thought, “if the mafia were to kill these two right now, I […]

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How do America’s biggest media outlets keep getting away with pretending they’re not mainstream?

, September 26, 2012

Here’s another honest question that I hope to address in the course of my Six Weeks of Rush challenge. It’s not a rhetorical question, and it doesn’t have to wait until we kick things off on Monday, so do feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments. How is it that some […]

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How’s a person meant to maintain “a good blend of conservatives and liberals” among his Twitter followers?

, September 25, 2012

Yesterday, I noted that the followers I’ve gained so far on Twitter for @SixWeeksofRush seem to represent “a good blend of conservatives and liberals.” I also promised to try and maintain that balance, saying that “if I feel at any point like one side’s gaining too much ground, I’ll try and bring a few more […]

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How I hope “Six Weeks of Rush” can conquer the ideology problem

, September 24, 2012

“The problem with any ideology,” Bill Clinton recently told Jon Stewart, “is it gives you the answer before you look at the evidence.” But why should we care what some godless, power-mad hillbilly pervert has to say to a known member of the Manhattan Jewish media elite, am I right? We’re a week away from […]

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I’ll be spinning at the Journalists for Human rights tenth anniversary “Night for Rights” gala on Thursday

, September 24, 2012

I know it’s a bit of short notice, but I’m glad to be able to tell you that I’ll be spinning a supporting slot at this year’s edition of Night for Rights, the annual Journalists for Human Rights fundraising gala. I’ve appeared at several of these events since JHR’s early days, but I’m especially proud to be a […]

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AIDS Walk Recap: “Our every move is the new tradition”

, September 23, 2012

If you’re an Achewood reader, then you’ll remember a strip at the end of the Great Outdoor Fight series, right after Ray and Roast Beef had won the fight by breaking all the rules. “This is completely a thing,” Roast Beef tells Ray. “Our every move is the new tradition.” My daughter and I may not […]

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AIDS Walk Update: Down to the wire!

, September 20, 2012

This year’s AIDS Walk for Life takes place on Sunday, so this will be the last of the weekly progress reports I’ll post on this blog. At the time of this writing, according to my sponsorship page, you guys have generously donated a total of $540, which is 54% of my $1,000.00 goal. If you haven’t yet sponsored […]

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My family’s first fever

, September 19, 2012

When my wife went to bed on Monday night, she did so complaining of chills. When I joined her a few hours later, I had the same problem. By the time my daughter woke up wailing later that night, it was obvious we’d all come down with something. In a way, though, it was nice. […]

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My “Six Weeks of Rush” idea has already hit its first major obstacle

, September 18, 2012

My wife, whose patience I try not to test any more than I have to, has some reservations about my Six Weeks of Rush project. And since I hope to have only one wife in my lifetime, unlike a certain four-timer I could name, I figure I’d better take those reservations seriously. The show airs […]

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I’m going to listen to Rush Limbaugh for six weeks (so you don’t have to)

, September 17, 2012

A few weeks ago, I got to know a Twitter user named @TopConservative. Although I didn’t catch his name, he blogs at, which bills itself as ”the most conservative blog in America!” Despite what you might think, he came off as a decent and open-minded guy, and we had a good time poking fun at […]

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