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Special Kind Of Stupid!

I borrowed this title from something one of my favorite old cowboy actors Sam Elliott said in a public service announcement not so long ago. It seems particularly appropriate for what I am about to describe here. For the longest time Hollywood stars and luminaries, sports celebrities and heroes and mega-wealthy business people and entrepreneur types {like the owners of sports franchises} have used their popularity/wealth as...

Stretching Polity To The Limit

When the pilgrims came to America looking for a place to practice religion and escape tyranny they were by definition a polity: a group of similar-minded people who wished to live free away from the domineering chains of monarchy. This was the start of a new experimental society that would govern itself and worship God as it saw fit. They did this for a time, but gradually the reach of authority and dictates of commerce...

Insurrection

People are shouting – if Trump wins, Biden shouldn’t concede or give up until every effort is made to invalidate the election! Don’t these dummies {dems/never-Trumpers} realize this is sedition?! That it leads to insurrection and there is no aid or comfort for them in the constitution? There have been bitterly contested elections in the past but the union was still in its infancy, voting haphazard, communication...

Time, Thunberg & Codswallop

So I went through my mail today and there was Time magazine {need to track what the other side is up to!} and wonders never cease: their Person of the Year, Nordic teen Greta Thunberg, stared up to the heavens with waves crashing round, symbolizing environmental activism and hope for the future. I’m thinking, shouldn’t she be in home-ec or doing her algebra homework? {Sorry, that first one should be FACS for family and...

Misguided Defectors/Fanatics?

If you’re like me you hold your values tight believing they’re right and just. The world would be a better place if everyone was on a similar path. For me, the values are conservative. For others, liberal. Who’s right? Which will produce a more perfect world, a world with more equality, opportunity, social justice and personal freedom for all peoples, colors and ethnicities; a world offering hope for all abilities and...