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Right-wing conspiracies—Or not

by on Mar.04, 2010, under Uncategorized

Anti-Gay Lawmaker At Gay Club Before DUI Arrest

One might look at the parade of conservatives involved in sex scandals and see a pattern. One might speculate that homosexual activists have been infiltrating conservative politics and then getting caught in the most hypocritical of situations, in order to discredit the oppression of gays. It would be a subtle erosion of the public trust in conservative politicians.

However, there’s an adage often known as Hanlon’s razor, which reads “Never attribute to malice that which may be adequately explained by stupidity”. In other words, mistakes are more common than conspiracies.

The most rational conclusion is that there’s no connection between, say, Ed Schrock and Roy Ashburn. Or perhaps the only connection is that of similar circumstances; Perhaps it’s all a question of trying to suppress guilt about sexual desires. So no connection, no a priori plan…but very similar outcomes.

At some point, however, credulity starts to stretch. Do these people not learn from each other’s mistakes? Did they really think they could all get away with it?

Are they all that stupid?

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Games and politics

by on Sep.28, 2009, under Uncategorized

It turns out that one of the main guys behind Stardock watches and supports Fox Newsis supporting “fair and balanced” reporting. Well…crap. Now I’ll never be able to play those games again without being reminded of “fair and balanced” reporting. And I was looking forward to a new fantasy strategy game…

Well, there’s always Dwarf Fortress.

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