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HauntFest on Main Oct 24, 2014 The third annual, family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon features two stages of live music, a carnival rides and games area, a Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, magic shows, pumpkin patches and more. 70 other events on Friday, October 24
 
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Monday, December 23,2013
Sordid Tales

Oh, Satanism, how you disappoint me

What a controversy in Oklahoma has taught me about Satan worshippers

By Edwin Decker
Imagine my delight when I came across a Dec. 9 AP story headlined, "Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma's Statehouse."
Monday, December 9,2013
Sordid Tales

The most-right definition of manhood

Calling out sports culture for its machismo-fueled homophobia

By Edwin Decker
As a football enthusiast, I have long abhorred how professional sports culture remains mired in the dark ages of homophobia.
Monday, November 25,2013
Sordid Tales

Our federal holidays are mostly full of shit

But I have ideas for some new ones

By Edwin Decker
It occurred to me, as I was mulling over these ever-so-uplifting thoughts, that Thanksgiving is not the only holiday that's not been completely square with us.
Monday, November 11,2013
Sordid Tales

The wonderfully absurd reasons chicks can’t be priests

Translating the Vatican’s spokesdude isn’t difficult

By Edwin Decker
"This is just nonsense... It is simply not a realistic possibility," said Vatican spokesperson Father Federico Lombardi in response to reports that the Pope might ordain two Irish women as cardinals.
Monday, October 28,2013
Sordid Tales

The Redskins should compromise

My take on the name controversy and a recommended solution

By Edwin Decker
On Oct. 9, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrote an open letter defending the football team's controversial name. It begins—as you would expect—with a lot of lip service to Redskins' devotees.
Tuesday, October 15,2013
Sordid Tales

Abolish mandatory sexual-harassment training

In this day and age, it’s disgusting

By Edwin Decker
Apparently, the only people who scored 100 were the mayoral candidates, probably because they all received something called "sexual harassment training."
Monday, September 30,2013
Sordid Tales

I am a fair-weather fan

Temporarily abandoning My Favorite Football Team I Like the Best

By Edwin Decker
And so it goes, when your Favorite Football Team You Like the Best loses the first two games of the season by sucking on levels only seen in quantum vacuums and black holes. And so it goes, today, I declare myself a fair-weather fan. 
Monday, September 16,2013
Sordid Tales

In defense of marital decrees

My name is Ed Decker, and I make good rules

By Edwin Decker
The reason I'm in favor of marital rules, aside from shared convenience, is to protect myself from the numerous and blatant hypocrisies of my marriage.
Tuesday, September 3,2013
Sordid Tales

The real reason Bob Filner was unfit to be king

He didn’t realize that chicks dig mayors!

By Edwin Decker
However, the fact that he is (allegedly) a creepy, goofy, molester-nerd is not the reason I believe him to be unfit for office. Rather, it's because—as a card-carrying creepy, goofy molester-nerd—he didn't recognize that he had one of the greatest jobs a creepy, goofy molester-nerd could have. 
Tuesday, July 23,2013
Sordid Tales

The system isn’t broken, we are

Why the Zimmerman verdict was a good thing, especially for black people

By Edwin Decker

I am truly astounded by the outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict. I watched much of that trial and it was pretty obvious, pretty quickly, that Zimmerman would not, and should not, be convicted. 


 
 
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