Politics makes strange bedfellows. Political interests can bring together people who otherwise have little in common. This saying is adapted from a line in the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare: “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” ---Wikipedia
The Trump phenomenon is a clear and present danger to everything that we know and believe to be good and positive about America...
He has brought…Continue
I know a coast; or knew a coast before I changed from former colony to republic close to a coast I can never know half as well as I knew the one I knew. I was no less out front there as I am here, where I walked on knowing rank to be a smell, to begin, yet again, at the oceans edge.
Maybe eight years out front in a bigger role is enough time to have an opinion, but having been the native son of a place where people who did not know it called the shots, I don’t…Continue
What the neoteric nomenclature classifies as “Cluster B” Personality Disorders, namely that of “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” and “Antisocial Personality Disorder”, back in the 'day' of our Lord's brief yet profound tenure on this earthen expanse, was merely designated as “evil” and “evildoing” and…Continue
Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on June 18, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Ice Age Wolf Discovered Fully Preserved in Russian Permafrost: The decapitated head of a 40,000-year-old wolf subspecies, has been discovered intact in northern Russia - with its ears, fangs, brain and tongue perfectly preserved in the permafrost. Scientists believe the animal may have been a wolf queen in her pack, who was beheaded after telling the hungry wolves…Continue
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Added by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Tolerance implies a sense of superiority.
I don't think it is thought of that way very often.
Intolerance is not so terribly different because it is another way of thinking that implies superiority. Most of us recognize that a person who repeatedly spews their intolerance towards thinking that is different than their own is guilty of bigotry. Maybe it's lesser than that. Maybe it is just small mindedness.
Indifference is the ability to go on without caring what…Continue
Although I expect 99.999999% of the people who read this to go though denial/anger/"yeah, but they hit me back FIRST!" histrionics, unless you are an atheistic, female, true Progressive, LGBTQ, person of color, they have ALL benefited greatly from their privilege and will defend it to their dying breath.
There has been some great examples of this behavior recently right here. There have…Continue
Bright red ankle skin shinned her alabaster legs, and the sun was white over here, here, high noon to the left over the beach. I fluffed the towel over her just-beginning-to-sting redness. You should know the girls and I sat knees up--now and again prone, relaxing on Navarre Beach. From our vantage the sun was to the left nearly centered. If you are on the internet you may wish to search elsewhere for beach images, maybe in Google images, and find…Continue
We'd parked the burnt sienna '59 Chevy, the one with the cat's-eye tail lights, in the shade at the curb under an elm tree. The day promised to heat up, and we had decided to take a city bus ride to the Great Circus Parade rather than challenge the unknowns of a huge crowd and parking problems or risk walking on and on too far away. Our family's women usually made such decisions. Mom was pregnant, big for only five months, her mother was fond of saying.…Continue
Maybe Jesus was. I am a historian, so I am trained not to be attached to any version of the past. We guess at it, but work hard at being objective. We gather data and make up stories to connect the dots. Stories, to us, are stories; not marching orders.
Im not a Buddhist, but I have stolen from them, and many others too, in order to make up stories that are just guesses at best. I’m pretty sure that they are not offended. I love stories. I love listening…Continue
There's a huge difference between white people who happen to be Jewish and Jewish people who happen to be white...
There is no appreciable rhetorical difference between:
"...the Jews of the 1960’s went to the streets but the Jews of 2019 don’t..."
"...Jews, as a group, cannot be counted on to take the fight to the…
Trump's Order Trimming Science Advisory Panels Sparks Outrage: Former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Interior Department as well as environmentalists, are blasting a new executive order signed by President Trump late Friday evening, as a stealthy measure…Continue
I am certain the best of what I am grew out of the hardships that I had no choice but to plow through numb as I could keep myself and still function at the assigned tasks.
The gift of a paid for doublewide in the hills above the bay, and sixty two years of life, I am grateful for. The higher level of play I know for certain exists has batted me about tremendously . I am wounded, but not dead when I should or could easily have been so. There is always…Continue
We know what happens when, over time, minorities absorb a dominant culture's bigotry.
Even predominantly Black juries, and all over this nation, are more likely to dish the death penalty when murder victims are white regardless of the race of the defendants.
Black jurors have imbibed the sad and sickening idea that white lives,…Continue
Trump Tells George Stephanopoulos He’s An Honest Guy: During his now infamous interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, President Trump kept returning to the topic of the Mueller Report - claiming that he “likes the truth,” he’s actually "an honest guy” and that he…Continue
[LO;}ng Ago and Far Away (Vignette) (Sequential fiction—Stateside Vietnam Era a/k/a Resilient Nam Era Hippies a/k/a Leftover Nam Era Hippies—best read with thumb out and little finger out—surf’s up somewhere)}
Eden in the summer of 1967 may have been the center of the universe. You cannot disprove that and neither can I. The GOTUS had declared that the boys of America were old enough to kill but “not for voting”.
Added by Doc Vega on June 16, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments
1: of, relating to, or providing for many things at once
2: containing or including many items an omnibus bill
The House of Representatives should pass An Omnibus Bill of Impeachment against: the President, his senior staff, and the entire cabinet for
Violations of Oaths of Office
Violation of the Constitution