This is a topic I should have posted about 35 years ago, when my older daughter was 14.
My daughter says the other kids get paid for their grades. She doesn’t think it’s fair that I won’t pay her for hers.
I have rules for things I pay for. I pay for services, that are of no benefit to the person performing them, but are important for my quality of life, such as paying the plumber to fix my leaky faucet. I pay for things I want and need, like groceries or new shoes. I pay for…Continue
Added by Lois Wickstrom on September 22, 2017 at 2:35pm — No Comments
No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.…Continue
Do many Boomers, X- and Y-ers, Millennials...feel inclined, out of a sense, perhaps, that Facebook and Google are more or less 'our' leading edge capitalist iterations, tend to excuse or mitigate their wrongs...Facebook's too-easily having been abused by Russian election manipulation...Google's increasingly shabby behavior as to women employees (pay/advancement…Continue
With the September 30th legislative deadline fast approaching, the Republicans are bringing their last ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare to a fever pitch.
They are intensifying efforts to pass a bill that will be little more than political posturing for their conservative base. Again they are attempting to do so without the benefit of CBO scoring or open discussion/argumentation on the floor of either house.
On Monday CNN is hosting a 'town hall' style 'debate'…Continue
In an address to African leaders President Trump praised the healthcare system of Nambia. Of course, there is no way to verify the excellence of that system because Nambia, like Narnia, doesn’t exist. There is a Zambia and a Gambia and there is a Namibia, but no Nambia. What could the Tweeter-in-Chief have been talking about?
Taking the possibilities one by one let’s look at Zambia first.…Continue
Sean Spicer Claims He Made Mistakes, But Didn’t Lie: In his first wide-ranging television interview, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says he made mistakes, but doesn't think that he lied. I hate to be judgmental, but isn’t it time for some self-evaluation when you find yourself lying about your lying? Why not just admit it was simply your job as Press Secretary to relay all the lies the President wanted told to the American…Continue
We got a taste of it during the Presidential Election campaigns of 2008 as supposed news anchors and reporters shouted down conservatives or anyone else who dared to raise a voice of doubt over candidate Barack Obama. In chat rooms and comment sections across…Continue
Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Stylish Goop Store in Brentwood: Gwyneth Paltrow’s stylish, long-awaited Goop standalone store has opened its doors at the super-trendy Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles. Funny, because all this time I just assumed that “Goop” was that stuff doctors were finding between Gwyneth Paltrow’s ears.…Continue
Dear Mr. Netenyahu,
Please allow us to point out that penguins are stupid fucking animals.
If Israel wishes to align itself with stupid fucking animals that is her right and, if I may say so, you apparently do so very well based upon your election and the growth of right wing political parties such as Likud and the Home…Continue
It seems to get harder every passing day, to watch the blatant and irrefutable insanity emanating from within our government, and see it exacerbated by every elected or appointed government official who allows it to continue.
I simply don’t understand why they do.
I feel helpless against the tide of humanity pushing us toward chaos. Society seems more broken than ever. The troglodytes get braver and ever more righteous. Nature herself seems to be responding as well, with…Continue
“Things are more like they are now than they’ve ever been.”
“If Lincoln were alive today he’d roll over in his grave.”
“The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national…Continue
The Kochs' relative invisibility as political activists and ideological warriors came to an end, however, with an investigative essay by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker issue of August 30, 2010. "Indeed," wrote Mayer,…Continue
Time has come for another installment in the Minority Report series (here). To recap, the whole point of a dictator is to extract value from the many and transfer to the few. One might argue that the 1% have been doing so for some decades, but Donald J. Quisling makes the gambit explicit. The mealy-mouthed Lefties keep bleating that Donald J. Quisling makes no effort to build a larger base. They ignore the facts staring,…Continue
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Man Gets Bitten on Face Trying to Barbecue Rattlesnake: Upon seeing a rattlesnake slither into the birthday BBQ he was hosting in his yard, a 48-year-old Arizona man named Victor Pratt decided to impress his guests on how to catch and cook a rattlesnake, but lost his grip while playing with the snake and got bitten on his neck and face. Gee, playing with the snake before trying to grill it? Makes you wonder, didn’t his mother ever warn him you’re not…Continue
But the men who enjoy prerogatives which are the result of old violence, frequently forget, and like to forget, how these prerogatives were obtained. We need, however, only think of history, not the history of the…Continue