The message behind The Angry Birds Movie

This weekend, the #1 movie in America was The Angry Birds Movie.

Based on the once-popular mobile game and brought to life by movie makers’ rapidly drying well of ideas, the film tells the simple story of birds who are angry at pigs for stealing their eggs, and slingshotting themselves across the land to stop the pigs.

That’s the story behind the game, anyway. The movie tells a much deeper, darker tale. Continue reading

Florida’s growing immigration question

Florida is a diverse land, full of people from nations across the Earth. But my home state is grappling currently with what some are calling an illegal immigration problem, while others say those people are sorely misguided.

Yes, a war is being waged over the contentious issue of water lettuce.

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Deal or no deal

There’s nothing new in saying the health care system in this country is out of control. Costs are skyrocketing, employment decisions–by both employer and employee–are being made with insurance in mind, and the abomination that is called Obamacare is threatening to turn us into a dystopian nation full of nightmares and socialism, but mostly nightmares about socialism.

That’s why we here at Soft Core Sophistry are clinging to the idea proposed by Georgia governor Nathan Deal: stop treating those that can’t pay.

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The dog days of winter

Arizona has made the news a lot in the last couple of years due to their stringent anti-immigration policies.

The state has been the butt of jokes, the source of activists’ ire, and the site of arguments about how to handle people of different ethnicities, as many say lawmakers have gone too far.

Now we see the reasons for the actions, and proof they haven’t gone far enough, because a gang of Mexican immigrants is taking over the town of Maryvale, with officials so far seemingly helpless to stop them.

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