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You're at inadequate.net, the longtime home of William O. Pate II's online journal, an examination of free will. The site has recently been expanded to include all William's various projects: writing, publishing, playlists, design and more!


17 October 2019 @ 18:09 @ Home

Wrote a new blog post and uploaded documents on Medicare for All (M4A) facts.

All because I got into an argument with a "liberal"/"Democrat" on a friend's Facebook timeline who refused to read the Medicare for All bill because doing so might stop her from spreading disinformation (like incorrectly claiming M4A won't cover things private insurance currently does).

Read the bill, how we can pay for M4A and more here.

Feel free to share that link inadequate.net/m4a_facts.html or is.gd/M4AFACTS or the QR code below (right click and select "Save" or "Download") with folks who want/need information on Medicare for All.

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Don't let people walk around spreading falsehoods when it's all right there in black and white.

23 September 2019 @ 15:14 @ Epoch Coffee

Very short and nonsensical new post on the blog.

Official print proof of the San Antonio Review should arrive today. If all looks good, I should be able to start sending them out next week (it seems to take a week for them to print and get them to me).

While I wait for it, I've been reading a bunch of work on economics of rhetoric. Good stuff, especially James Arnt Aune. Highly recommended reading.

13 September 2019 @ 15:59 @ Epoch Coffee

I seriously thought I was finished editing the San Antonio Review's second issue, but, after reviewing the proof, I needed to correct one typo. Ends up, I made another round of massive edits to the issue.

The most personal change is deleting my essay on student loan debt. I felt it was far too long (and self-indulgent) to publish. Removing it and adding in a couple of others' pieces (a different essay and a couple of other poems) cut the issue down by ten pages, which allows me to financially afford printing a first-run of more than 100 copies. The more I can print at a time, the more I can distribute for free, the more people will get to read it.

At this rate, the issue should be available physically next week.

In other news, I was looking forward to seeing Flora & Fawna play at Stubb's last night, but we walked out and forgot our keys. By the time the locksmith arrived, I was hot, tired, hungry, out $105 ($100 to locksmith, $5 to RideAustin for cancelling our ride) and had a headache, so we stayed home. To make up for it, though, I immediately purchased tickets to Stereolab's sold-out show in Austin next week. :)

Tonight, we're supposed to meet up with a friend from college I haven't seen in years for her boyfriend's birthday. Let's hope I'm not socially awkward!

As for this site, I've been neglecting it while focusing on putting SAR to bed. I have updates. They're coming.