Category Archives: Current Events

H.R. 5

There is a bill in the legislature that would expand equal rights protections for gays (source)(text of bill). It is opposed by the Catholic, Baptist, and Mormon churches.  They argue that discrimination is such a fundamental part of their religion that they will be unable to practice their faith without it. Most of us were …

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The Things That Make Us Human

“This is the result of social collapse, a lack of education, the loss of values in our homes and in our institutions. In recent years this country has focused only on politics. We have forgotten about the things that make us human.” ~Jorge Liscano He was quoted in a BBC video about grave robbing in …

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Tetris

Executives with multimillion-dollar stock packages often treat their employees like Tetris pieces, to be put into place as efficiently as possible, then promptly disposed of. That’s from an opinion piece about the video game industry Jason Schreier wrote for the New York Times (online HERE), but he could have been talking about almost anyplace.

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Oh No

Saying rude and offensive things is hardly the badge of courage its practitioners believe it to be. WebComicName is on the web HERE.

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The vast majority of immigrants crossing our southern border are motivated by hunger and desperation. The debate should be over the best way to help these people, not the most cost-efficient way to keep them out.

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The “Very Stable Genius” has been arguing with a dead guy for the last three days.

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Forever In Flux

“As human beings we share a tendency to scramble for certainty whenever we realize that everything around us is in flux. In difficult times the stress of trying to find solid ground– something predictable to stand on– seems to intensify. But in truth, the very nature of our existence is forever in flux. Everything keeps …

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Emergency

“I could do the wall over a longer period of time.  I didn’t need to do this.  But I’d rather do it much faster.” (source) This quote puts the Supreme Court on trial.  Their verdict will show whether they are impartial or packed with partisans. I know the way I expect this to go.

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Obey

“Historically, the most terrible things– war, genocide, and slavery– have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.” ~Howard Zinn

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Well,

“Peace is a very complicated concept. When the lion gobbles up the lamb and wipes his lips, then there’s peace. Well, I ain’t for that peace at all.”  ~Abbie Hoffman The president called for unity last night.  When everybody marches in lockstep and does as he tells them, then there’s unity. Well, I ain’t for …

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Super

In the WWE, they don’t pretend their matches are “sport.” Their contests are their product, and the referees aren’t there to ensure fairness so much as to ensure that their product remains interesting and flows smoothly. I don’t really think the NFL and NBA are so very different. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the referees just …

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“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that He wanted Donald Trump to become president, and that’s why he’s there.”  ~White House press secretary Sarah Sanders (source) Hmm.  

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