Author Abdul Alhazred

Abdul Alhazred

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad." "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

A Brief History On March 15, 2016, American voters in the Presidential nomination process have a huge (“yoooooge!”) day on March 15 when voters go to the polls in extremely important states such as Ohio, Florida, and Illinois (as well as Missouri and North Carolina, also important states).  The elections held on this day may well be decisive in determining who exactly the party nominees are for the Democrats and Republicans. Digging Deeper Ohio, although not the biggest state, is known as a “swing state” that could easily go for the candidate from either party, and thus becomes critical in…

A Brief History On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, voters in nearly a dozen U.S. states vote in their states’ Democratic and Republican primaries to choose their parties’ candidates for the next U.S. president to replace out-going President Barack Obama. Digging Deeper Unfortunately, those running this year have serious flaws that ultimately make voters’ decisions a classic case of choosing the lesser of…well, “evil”, may be too harsh a term and we do not seriously think the candidates are necessarily “evil”, but they do make feeling enthusiastic about any of them quite difficult. You may find these maps helpful for determining…

A Brief History On December 23, 2015, as we approach the end of 2015, we pause to recognize the biggest jerks, idiots, morons, and generally detriments to society, people that have distinguished themselves in some way other than for the betterment of mankind.  Feel free to defend these people if you want to, and feel free to nominate your own special jerks.  (Note: The order listed does not indicate who is actually the biggest jerk.)  Apologies to the millions of other deserving jerks that we left off the list.  Maybe next year! Digging Deeper 10. Donald Trump, future President? In…

A Brief History On December 13, 1294, Pope Celestine V, also known as Saint Celestine, resigned from the office of Pope of the Roman Catholic Church after only 5 months as pope.  An ineffective and incompetent pope, Celestine pulled stunts such as appointing several people to the same high position and acting as a puppet for King Charles II of Naples.  The successor to Celestine as Pope, Boniface VIII, imprisoned Celestine and overturned the various decrees Celestine managed to publish.  One of these decrees was the right of a Pope to abdicate, the right under which Celestine quit.  Obviously, both…

A Brief History On April 8, 2013, the Dawlat al-ʻIraq al-Islāmīyah, “Islamic State of Iraq” (ISI) claimed territory in the Levant and thereby became “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”.  Now known as just “The Islamic State”, this so-called “caliphate” is arguably one of the most evil entities in human history.  This article lists some of the most horrendous crimes against humanity in chronological order. Digging Deeper 1.  Beheading Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (October 30, 1966 – June 7, 2006), a militant Islamist from Jordan who ran a paramilitary training camp in Afghanistan, became known after going to Iraq and being responsible for a series of bombings, beheadings, and attacks…

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