Wednesday, June 20, 2018

meet the new game, same as the old game

the reason that the current administration keeps getting away with things that would have been considered treasonous and impeachable just a year ago is that they have convinced many of us that we are playing a new game.

we keep saying 'you can't do that' and 'look how terrible', but the fact is, we have become acclimatized to horrible things over the past year (or numb), which allows them to continually move that red line out, into deeper and deadlier water.

it's not a new game. stalin played it. so did nero, mussolini, hitler, mao, putin, and hundreds more. it is based on belief, rather than fact, and intense fear and hatred. and it always ends the same way.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

sd legislator: businesses should be able to discriminate against people of color

south dakota legislator michael clark (referring to a supreme court case about a colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple): "it is his business. he should have the opportunity to run his business the way he wants. if he wants to turn away people of color, then that (is) his choice."

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

how many days has trump played golf?

hey, do you ever wonder how many days our burger-king-commander has spent playing golf - plus how much it has cost us? especially since he said that, if elected president, he wouldn't have time to play golf?

have we got a site for you: http://trumpgolfcount.com/

Thursday, November 30, 2017

biblical 'truth'

the trouble with a word like 'truth' is that it is slippery; everyone has their own version of what constitutes 'truth', and many christians apply that principle regarding what they personally consider 'true' interpretations of the bible. this is why there are more than 43,000 different christian denominations (as of 2012, according to the center for the study of global christianity at gordon-conwell theological seminary), when there were just 1,600 in 1900.

we don't expect bears to consume our children for making fun of bald men. we don't stone people for having sex during menstruation, eating a cheeseburger, wearing a polyester/cotton shirt, or working on a weekend.

there are literally dozens of other examples of biblical 'truths' that are no longer considered extant (spontaneous generation, the location of heaven, heliocentrism), and new 'truths' that become popular and are added to the bible many centuries after the original text was written (the trinity)... religion, too, has frequently changed with the times.

if it does not, it will suffer the same fate as any other business that is out of step with its customers: oblivion.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

after charlottesville

laws re: firing depend on the state. but let's suppose they are all fired. what do you think will happen next? what do you think they'll do? what do you think their families will do? do you think they'll suddenly regret what they did, maybe turn over a new leaf?

no. they will tell the tale that one more thing was taken away from them by the same people that they already hate. and their numbers will grow. it may satisfy our own hate and lust for revenge, but this kind of thinking always makes things worse. it does not treat the root cause: these people are tiny, terrified souls that the world has left behind. they would rather sink the boat the rest of us are on than face the sharks alone.

better education, better jobs, and exposure to more people who are not like them ends hate. until we provide those things, this issue will only get worse. railing at trump or his thugs won't change anything; he has made his position clear. we have to do this, or no one will.

oh - and let's melt the rest of those monuments, plaques, etc., that celebrate racism down into slag. losers lose - that's what loser means.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

do you like actual facts?

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Friday, May 19, 2017