Negroes! Jews! Muslims! Martial Law! Listen, I Tell Yuh!

Facebooking this morning.I have some fairly conservative friends out west. And when I say "friends," I'm not kidding, or speaking in the Facebook sense. I mean people I love, good people, people I want to have in my life forever.But THEY have friends, and those friends have friends, on and on outward on Facebook Planet, and I occasionally see posts my own friends liked or commented on, that are -- let's say -- non-contiguous to me on the Venn Diagram of socio-political views.So … [Read more...]

The Hillary Campaign. No, the OTHER Hillary Campaign.

As a lifelong wordsmith, I notice the nuances of language -- how the words are used, and the sometimes hidden implications behind them.So I think you should read this:The Great American Brainwash: Half a Billion Dollars to Turn the Public against HillaryFor some years now, I've watched this thing happening out in full public view, wave after wave of attacks on Hillary Clinton. I figured out eventually that there was something deliberate behind it. I didn't know who, exactly, was … [Read more...]

Reaction to the Orlando Shooting

There was a shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, last night. Described as the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the 3-hour-long incident left 50 people dead, more than that hospitalized.The shooter has been identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen.Interesting thing in the tone of most of the early articles I read on the incident: People were LEAPING to declare the shooting had absolutely no connection to Islam, the Religion of Peace™. The fact that some of us were frantic to a … [Read more...]

Bear People, Wolf People, People People

I've been thinking about that gorilla that just got shot to death at the Cincinnati Zoo.The outpouring of sympathy for the poor, poor mother who only looked away for a few seconds, the tearful "You people just don't know what it's like being a mother!" is only one of the annoying mass responses.Meanwhile, here's this innocent gorilla, killed with no second thought, the moment a human child plops down in his enclosure.Something I've said on social media: What bothers me is that we're … [Read more...]

Free College? I’m In!

I heard a guy in Subway a couple of years back loudly ranting about public schools. He finished with "They want us to pay to educate other people's kids! That's how you destroy a country. That's how you bring down America." He was talking about PUBLIC SCHOOLS. I had this brief happy vision of a giant Monty Python thumb coming down from the ceiling and just crushing him into jelly. Silly ninny. Those young people -- other people's kids -- are the ones who will eventually … [Read more...]

Hillary, This Time You’re Goin’ Down! I Mean It! Really Really!

This bubbled up elsewhere, shared by someone I like.Tell you what I think:More than 20 years of investigations, accusations, smears, and innuendo have resulted in exactly zero charges. Is it because the fix is in, or is it because none of that stuff is true? Here's the thing: If any of the accusations were true, Congressional Republicans -- who hate Hillary and Bill with rabid passion, and who not long back CONTROLLED THE WHITE HOUSE AND BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS and had a free hand to … [Read more...]