I’m not really sure what to say about the year 2016. “At least we didn’t all die in a nuclear blast” is one good thing I could mention, I guess. On a personal level, it was a year of disappointments and setbacks, fears and frustrations, but also the year in which I sat in aContinue reading “Writing round-up, 2016: Six non-horrible things that happened this year”
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James Foley’s critics are the real cowards
And when I talk about his critics, I don’t just mean Charles C. Johnson (although, seriously, screw that guy). Since news of Foley’s beheading by ISIS first broke, I’ve seen enough depressing Facebook “debate” that basically argues that gee, isn’t it sad that this journalist was slaughtered – but couldn’t he have been a littleContinue reading “James Foley’s critics are the real cowards”
Tom MacMaster: an even bigger jackass than previously thought?
If this is true (check the comments), then, uh, yeah. You know, having lived in Dubai and Amman, there’s not way I could even begin to speak with any authority as to what is going on in Syria, so maybe that’s why I’m so shocked as to how this guy appears to just calmly impersonateContinue reading “Tom MacMaster: an even bigger jackass than previously thought?”
Dear Tom MacMaster, your non-apology sucks even worse than your screw-up
Updated below, to include a link to Tom MacMaster’s real apology Lying to people is never a great way to help an important cause. Still, I can understand how someone can get caught up in a lie of this magnitude, I suppose. I write a lot of fiction, and I know that fiction, even politicalContinue reading “Dear Tom MacMaster, your non-apology sucks even worse than your screw-up”