My open letter to political parties, candidates, and their ‘salesmen’…

Please don’t send me any more emails or call me on my cell phone.

I don’t belong to a political party — I find that they are counterproductive to actual democracy and they are ALL only concerned with ‘what’s in it for me’.

Stop with the name calling and back stabbing already!  All you end up doing is inspiring citizens like myself, NOT to vote.  It has become a toxic system and a waste of my time.

Thank you for respecting my right to do whatever the hell I want. Which includes not listening to (or reading) your diatribe on all of your opponents’ failings, which you mistakenly think makes you look good in comparison.

I’m not falling for it.

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Dies: Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, and the Spectacle of Mental Illness

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Internet, we need to have a talk.

I’ve had a number of readers ask why I’ve neglected to write about Amanda Bynes this last year. It’s simple, really. I don’t believe that celebrities are “fair game,” and that, when they have very human and very difficult struggles, I should capitalize on those things by writing an article, however well-intentioned. I believe they are deserving of privacy and respect, by virtue of their being people.

However, I’m making an exception here, because in the midst of the negative and callous press that Bynes has received, I think it’s time we had a chat about it from a different perspective. And then, after we’re done, I think it’s time we stop speculating about it altogether. Deal?

First and foremost, there is no way for us to know what, if anything, Bynes has been diagnosed with. The family has denied schizophrenia and bipolar…

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