Category Archives: Current Events

Downside

  I might create a Twitter account just to follow Jeff Tiedrich.  He’s HERE.

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Uno Reverse Card

“No one’s allowed to speak their mind right now,.  No one’s allowed to say what they really think about things for fear of being cancelled, cancel culture. In cancel culture, disturbing the peace is probably an act of treason.”  ~Madonna (source)  First off, nobody is “cancelling” Madonna.  We are ignoring her.  Young and naked generates …

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1966

“The trouble with government as it is is that it doesn’t represent the people, it controls them.  All they seem to want to do– the people who run this country– is keep themselves in power and stop us knowing what’s going on…  I’m not saying politicians are all terrible men.  It’s just the system of …

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Woke

“Comedy now seems the only force capable of making meaningful inroads against the unsmiling, dark armies of cancel culture and corporate-backed wokery.” ~Damian Reilly in The Spectator Well, that’s certainly what Dave Chappelle would have us believe.  Thank God for the Brave and Noble comedians, fearlessly defending our free speech rights by telling rape jokes …

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USPS

The letter below was sent to my father by the apartment complex he rents from.  It says that the United States Post Office has become so horribly unreliable that they can no longer use it to send him his water bill. The current Postmaster General, appointed by Donald Trump and retained by Joe Biden, plans …

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What’s So Funny?

I don’t think getting a laugh is a good enough reason to be unkind. Comedian Tim Hawkins has done a bit for years where he mocks vegans.  He perpetuates the stereotype that we’re all weak and dizzy, and makes it clear that we are not at all like the “normal” people in his audience who …

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Uh-huh.

 Joe Biden is exclusively emphasizing the infrastructure bill now.  He is positioning himself to take a victory lap over a bill that was never in question. He doesn’t seem to want to talk anymore about the Reconciliation Bill.  That’s the one that would have made health care more accessible and affordable, lowered the cost of …

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Even If It’s Hopeless

Excerpted from The Mayor of Castro Street:  The Life and times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts, ©1982: Harvey himself never talked much about his childhood in Woodmere and Bayshore, except for two stories. First, the August afternoon a few weeks after his graduation when he was briefly picked up by police for indecent exposure. …

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Adolescence

 

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Propaganda

Excerpted from The New Yorker article “The Frustration with Productivity Culture”, by Cal Newport: “I was inundated with requests for writing and speaking,” she (Celeste Headlee) said. She tried to say “no” more often, but found that “the offers got harder and harder to turn down.” She was soon overwhelmed. “I was more stressed out, …

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I’m not a doctor…

“I’m pretty sure, I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure if you die, the cancer dies at the same time. That’s not a loss. That’s a draw.  … It’s not like the cancer goes home and fucks your wife after.”  ~Norm MacDonald

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Maybe They Think I’m Going To Have an Abortion

The Texas chapter of the NAACP is suing the University of Texas over the song “The Eyes of Texas,” which they consider racist.  The article at EPSN (link) goes on to say: For decades, it has been sung after games and graduation ceremonies, and is a popular sing-along at weddings and even funerals. Um, no …

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Fist-Bump

 

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Joie de Vivre

 “You ever look at their faces? ‘We’re pro-life.’ Don’t they look it? Don’t they just exude joie de vivre?”  ~Bill Hicks

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Agenda

 Now that Republicans have pushed Black voters to the back of the bus and reduced the status of women to mere fetus incubators, I look for them to force gays back into the closet.

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Lovely

  (Click Image to Imbiggen) Bob the Angry Flower is on the web at AngryFlower.com.

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Condemned to Repeat It

 

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Tom T. Hall (1936-2021)

Full lyrics HERE. There’s no one genre of music I prefer over another.  When a song packs an emotional punch, that’s what attracts me.  Tom T. Hall was a master at that. There’s a nice write up of the man and his career posted to Variety, which you can read HERE.  Here’s an quote from …

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And I Feel Fine

 Roger Crisp asks the question, “Would extinction really be so bad?”: In recent decades it has often been said that we are living at the “hinge of history”, an unprecedented period during which a catastrophic event such as rapid climate change, nuclear war or the release of a synthesised pathogen may bring an end to …

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Two Quick Thoughts on Afghanistan

The Afghan government had over 400,000 soldiers– an insane amount for such a small country– and the Taliban had only about 58,000.  That’s nearly a seven to one numerical advantage without even factoring in superior weaponry and an air force that flew unopposed.  The government could certainly have defeated the Taliban if they had wanted …

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