Tag Archives: Current Events

Deeply Held

  (Click to imbiggen) Stephen Notley’s Bob the Angry Flower has really been on point lately.  You can follow the comic HERE.

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An Escape from Personal Responsibility

In this excerpt from Scoundrel Time ©1976 by Lillian Hellman, the author discusses the difference between a “radical” and an “ideologue”: The popular image of the radical is of the wild and irresponsible “bomb thrower.”  But most radicals I have met were extraordinarily civil.  They oppose the general degradation, not with a programmatic “solution,” but …

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Passive

  Currently Julian Assange is in jail for exposing American war crimes. The people who actually committed the crimes are walking free.

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Winding Down

Joe Biden has made it clear that America will still drop bombs and assassinate people in Afghanistan, because if we don’t bomb and assassinate people then terrorists might bomb and assassinate people– and bombing and assassinating people is Wrong. The logic is unassailable. As we finally wind down the Bush Family Wars, we leave Afghanistan …

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Competition

“We’re in competition with China and other countries to win the 21st Century.”  ~Joe Biden (source) No we’re not.  There is no “competition.”  That’s stupid. We have enough already.  Let’s take care of the sick and elderly, house the homeless, feed the hungry, educate the young. Somebody else can “win,” whatever that means.

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15

I remember what happened the last time they raised the minimum wage. Every apartment complex in town, all at once, raised their rents by an equal amount– and all of the money that was meant to help the working poor instead went to the leisure rich. Upping wages, while important, is not going to repair …

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Muddled Muggles

Excerpted from the New York Times article “Why Your Brain Feels Broken” by Jessica Grose:’ “For many of us, life has changed from being divided in well-defined areas of work, kids, activities, to a situation where everything is a mix,” Dr. (Marie) Eckerström said, and that muddling puts a strain on our cognitive abilities. This …

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Attention!

“Attention is a limited resource, so pay attention to where you pay attention.” ~Howard Rheingold, quoted in the New York Times piece I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age by Michael Goldhaber, available online HERE.

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Local Boy Does Good

Superbowl quarterback Patrick Mahomes grew up not far from where I live, and a lot of the yards have signs in them that read “We Love Our Patrick!” with a Chiefs’ logo. I was thinking that would have to be a real morale boost– not just for Mr. Mahomes, but for anybody named “Patrick.” 🙂

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Call It Kindness

Every time someone tries to do something to help somebody else, some grinning gargoyle of a conservative jumps up and shouts “SOCIALISM!” and everybody runs away in horror at the bogeyman they just created. It’s absurd. I want to live in a country where hungry people are fed, sick people are healed, and everyone has …

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Mitch

When Wall Street wanted trillions of dollars to cover their bad investments, Mitch McConnell came running. When rich people wanted a tax break to make themselves even richer, he was happy to oblige. When corporations realized they could make even more money by compromising worker safety and destroying the environment, he rushed to get his …

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Merry Christmas!

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