Tag 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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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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Adolescence

 

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The Jugular

 Excerpted from John Lydon’s autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994: That’s the trouble with working-class people throughout the world. They always try to spur their hatred onto what they see as being lower down the scale, rather than going for the fucking jugular of the upper- and middle-class bastards who are keeping …

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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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Anyone Can Do It

 John Lydon (aka “Johnny Rotten”) on the Sid Vicious personality cult, excerpted from his autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994: Since I always have to have a point and purpose to everything I do, that’s why people accuse me of being calculated. But it’s the way I am. I always know my next …

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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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Wonderfully Chaotic

 John Lydon on politics, excerpted from his his autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994: Around the time of the punks, socialism wasn’t working in England. The Labour party were unimpressive and tedious. The Conservatives, the same. It fluctuated from one party to another, four years of this, four years of that, and …

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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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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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