Author Archives: Jeff Fecke

And The World Will Be Better For This

Sometimes you lose. But you keep fighting anyhow.

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A Very Serious, Thoughtful Vetting Which Has Never Been Done In Such Detail or With Such Care

“Why, once I met this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew … Continue reading

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‘Scuse Me, Great Nations Coming Through

Remember John Derbyshire? Of course you do! He’s the incredibly creepy guy who got fired from National Review Online for writing an incredibly racist screed for an online site frequented by Pat Buchanan and Steve Sailer. Anyhow, Derbyshire may have … Continue reading

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Something Awful

Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit drinking: An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy. Although Martin’s … Continue reading

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I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more.

R.I.P., Mr. Sendak. You created one of the great anarchic works of literature, Where the Wild Things Are, which in its brevity is far deeper than most thousand-page novels. If you missed Sendak’s unbelievably amazing interview with Stephen Colbert, or … Continue reading

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The One Article You Must Read Today

From Peter Sagal of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” fame. It isn’t particularly funny: The first soldier was in bed, surrounded by six members of his family, including  his fiance, who was slumped over asleep. His left foot was missing, and … Continue reading

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Save the Body Parts

As you may be aware, I’m a testicular cancer survivor. That sounds a lot more badass than it is; testicular cancer is extremely treatable if caught reasonably early, and while chemo and surgery are exactly as fun as you’d think … Continue reading

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I Said, “Pretend You’ve Got No Money.” She Just Laughed and Said “Oh, You’re So Funny.”

The Romneys are not like you and me. [Ann] Romney alluded to the fact that not all women can stay at home saying, “I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must … Continue reading

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Please, Dear Venus, Show Me Now

I feel sorry for Men’s Rights Activists. No, really, I do. Like the people in Plato’s cave, they have a sense of the problems caused by a society that demands a harsh conformity to gender norms; they can see the … Continue reading

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Now Next Friday Come I Didn’t Have the Rent, and Out the Door I Went

Here’s a little Schadenfreude to start the week off right: The Minnesota Republican Party’s financial woes continue with the filing last week of eviction papers that could oust the party from its headquarters in a St. Paul building. Politics in Minnesota notes that … Continue reading

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