Lefty Pet Peeve

This picture was shared on Facebook with the caption, "Americas (sic) largest mass hanging of Indians."Hey, I'm in. I'm on board. The LEAST you can say about the alleged incident is that it deserves to echo through history as one of our most shameful moments. It deserves to be remembered, reflected upon, regretted.As a compassionate, reasoning being -- or so I like to think of myself -- my first impulse is to find out more. This is something that needs to be a part of my thinking, … [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...]

Non-Sequitur: Dog Friends vs. Dog Owners

Someone once walked into my office with a basket of Chihuahua puppies. "Here, you want to hold one?" "Eww, no." "What, you don't like dogs?" "No, I LOVE dogs!" I threw up my hands and walked away. There was no way I was going to be able to explain why "loving dogs" and "feeling creeped out by Chihuahua puppies" could coexist in one person.I've realized that most people, even supposed dog lovers, don't really have a feel for the fact that there's somebody THERE in a dog's head, a being with … [Read more...]

Short Stack #25

[ Could be some duplicates in here. I’m sorting through an archive of old stuff.  ]---------------------Yesterday, hackers uncovered a stash of nude pictures of a prominent American political figure. After viewing them, they quietly apologized to Dick Cheney and returned the photos with detailed advice on how to beef up his firewall.---------------------One day we will be able to upload human consciousness to computers, and achieve virtual immortality. Well, when I say "we," I me … [Read more...]

Beta Culture: Legacy

[I'm afraid I'm not going to explain this very well. I have the idea in my head in a way that makes sense to me, but this post runs long because I'm having a problem getting the concept into words. I'm hoping readers can help me refine the idea into some simpler form that will be more easily understandable. Collaborative comments are welcome!]As I think I've said here in the past, I believe atheism is, in some ways, rather fragile. Give us one good civilization-wide scare and I fear we'd … [Read more...]

LaVoy Finicum: Folk Hero Patriot, or Suicide By Cop?

Ha -- If you root for neither team, both sets of fans will hate you.I said some time back I no longer consider myself a liberal, but rather a Rational Centrist. Certainly I've managed to piss off an ample number of liberal-trending people with my jaundiced view of modern feminism, and rejection of those liberal-heartstring-plucking outrage stories (Fort Lauderdale hates the homeless!, etc.) and memes constantly projected at us.But lately I seem to be equally good at pissing off certain … [Read more...]


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