Introductions are important, because they can offer us a glimpse of what to expect in the future. I’m known by the screen name Harold Stickeehands. I came up with it on a whim and it should give you some insight into my sense of humor.
I have a background in Political Science. My particular areas of focus, within the field of Political Science, include International Relations, Political Philosophy, Government Institutions and Voter Behavior. The Press, Politics, Media and Current Affairs, are my primary interests and writing subjects.
I would describe myself as a less attractive, less talented, less successful, slightly less dead, sober version of Chris Farley. I love comedy and entertainment in general. Books are the bane of my existence and reading feels tedious. The concept of audio books is very appealing … perhaps I’ll buy one someday.
Note: I’ve added Ask an Imam to this site. I’ve done so knowing that it may draw controversy. That’s why I added it. Many have noted the hypocrisy of those in the media and Ask an Imam is meant to address this. Most in the media treat Islam with kid gloves, while Christianity is skewered in popular culture on a daily basis. Christians and Christianity are mocked without a second thought. However, Islam is frequently given a pass and all but excused from being subjected to biting satire and comical derision. Ask an Imam is designed to help fill the void left by the media and highlight their hypocrisy.
If the harsh treatment of some religions is acceptable then the harsh treatment of all religions is acceptable. The day those in the media end this hypocrisy, and voices within Islam speak out forcefully against the distortions and demonization of Jews, is the day I will take down Ask an Imam.
P.S. I’m a Deist