All Blog Posts Tagged 'Current Events' (553)

"Making some CENSE out of FRANKEN"...and not just at Christmas!

     As a former Stand-Up Comic & a woman, the last time I checked; I can definitively say the majority of Comics are of the male persuasion.  And, after being surrounded by their musky essence & testosterone prowess a good long time; it's true - the power over the…


Added by marilyn sands on December 2, 2017 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Song of Satan

Several times previously, I've mentioned an intelligent evangelical friend, who proudly announced he voted for Trump because he thought he might be the Anti-Christ. Naturally, I was appalled by that announcement; but upon further review, I'm not so sure my friend wasn't right. In any event, that possibility inspired me to write this:

Song of…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 25, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Vanity of youManity

But at least we living beasts have the best,, the best, the most expensive killing and destruction mechanisms yet conceivable and doable by and to huManity....

... no greater waste of Earth's treasures and gifts could be committed lest this planet and its moon are visited again by another supernova or physical mass that renders the planet unsuitable to sustain…


Added by moki ikom on November 17, 2017 at 10:00am — 3 Comments


Well, duh - it's Donald's final year, isn't…


Added by marilyn sands on November 16, 2017 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Tortoise and the Hair

There are many ways to view the tortured marriage of inconvenience between Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. One way is as a metaphor for the classic Aesop's fable about a race between a tortoise and a hare.

McConnell is obviously the tortoise – wags even note…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 8, 2017 at 11:23am — 22 Comments

manafort indicted on money laundering/ tax evasion! faces 80 yrs. all the trump connections, copious links

hi all, manafort is a shady character, but at times he seems like the least shady character in this whole big mess. one might say the (Neo) Swamp™, but that would be ironic.

manafort has connections to the prior corrupt yanukovych govt of ukraine. hes a fallen president, and widely agreed to be corrupt. but my question is, is this "regime change" (in the anodyne talk of washington) merely/ really a falling out among thieves? or a turf war by two world mafias? the ukrainian…


Added by vzn on November 5, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A True Story for All Hallows Eve


Pam was a woman I met through my then wife as we struggled to support four kids in our new small custom home in an affluent Texas neighborhood. She had come from Arkansas to seek a new life in a rapidly growing Texas economy where employers trended toward the positive aspects of the “Sun Belt” and were relocating many of their…


Added by Doc Vega on October 31, 2017 at 3:00pm — 14 Comments

las vegas mass shooting/ massacre COVERUP/ CON JOB/ CONSPIRACY copious leads part II

hi all. a difficult subj to write on, but am feeling like just want to get it "off my chest".

my last blog on this subj got a unusually high hundreds of hits. thx cyberspace for paying some attn to this crucial topic.

a lot can be written on this but am going to try to be brief.

the FBI is a critical organization for this country and its…


Added by vzn on October 31, 2017 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

i usta teach...

A student-centered classroom is premised by the understanding that student needs come first.   However, the concept of a student-centered classroom needs to be implemented by a principled, experienced teacher with a vision informed by research and best practices.  According to Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Thompson, Grace and Cohen, student/children need three things: “RECOGNITION, CONNECTION & POWER.”   …


Added by marshall bjohnson on October 26, 2017 at 9:23am — 6 Comments

gender studies Q4 2017... BOUNDARIES!

hi all. already did a "gender studies" post for this year but we are awash in massive amounts of cyber hyperventilation barrage on the subject.

the theme for this installment is BOUNDARIES.[a]

copious links collected from my favorite "cyber haunts".

not sure what astrological signs are lining up (does anyone have any idea/ clue? open to suggestions from astrologers or wannabes!) but boy this last…


Added by vzn on October 23, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Addiction; Opioids and The News


A couple of old friends left this morning.  I’m in a brown defunkit. (Cf.* )

Erics’s an engineer who just retired, and they are making the rounds visiting friends and family over the southeast and Florida. (cf. ^)

Always curious about how things work, as engineers tend to be, he taught me some tricks with my iPhone about…


Added by Rodney Roe on October 17, 2017 at 6:22pm — 14 Comments

poly 2017, celebrities/ other developments, copious links

hi all, 20th century icon hefner died a few wks ago.[a2] bummer! a very polarizing figure, public loved/ hated him. my feeling is that he helped launch a few revolutions but all revolutions tend to have extreme elements. its a remarkable historical coincidence/ timing with the Weinstein meltdown. my feeling, there is not a huge, unbridgeable amount of difference between these two figures, but the outcomes were vastly different.

have been piling up polyamory links over…


Added by vzn on October 16, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Wisdom without irony, bombast or dramatization


By Adam Lawrence Dyer

Don’t speak to me of “healing” racism,

or “wounded souls” or the “painful hurt”

until you are willing to feel the scars

on my great-great-grandmother Laury’s back.

Don’t speak to me of “values”

or “justice” or “righting wrongs”

until you are able to feel the heartache

of my great-grandfather Graham

whose father may have been his master.

Don’t speak to me of “equity”

or “opportunity” or the…


Added by marshall bjohnson on October 16, 2017 at 8:01am — 3 Comments

vegas mandalay bay shooting: early BLOCKBUSTER conspiracy angle(s), copious links

hi all. another year, another crazy mass shooting/ murder. these seem to happen once-in-awhile. wrote a large post on the aurora batman movie shooter just a few years ago. have not been able to keep up with intermediate events. to me, anything less than 911 scale is apparently "par for the course".[g] but am going to write on this current one.

the current vegas incident is distinguished in the multiple instances and excellent quality of eyewitness videos quickly…


Added by vzn on October 10, 2017 at 7:00pm — 25 Comments

new study finds americans 58x more likely to die from police than terrorists

I've been watching CopBlock on the internet recently.  Videos of cops killing us citizens.  Mostly white cops, nearly all people being harassed, beaten, verbally harangued and killed have been people of color.  If you google the 58x study from you'll get the link...But in case you missed it here's the original story of the stats from back when the president wasn't a psychopath.

From the guardian website…


Added by marshall bjohnson on October 8, 2017 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

white on white violence continues unabated, US born & bred terrorism "dumbfounds" brother & most of confused american populace incl. media

So the latest mass murderer in US, apparently 1st born initials, S.C.P. ( I won't write his name to glorify his fat, drunken, cracker, hunter, asshole) father was a bank robber and on FBI's Ten Most Wanted List...I won't regale you with other pertinent facts I retrieved from…


Added by marshall bjohnson on October 2, 2017 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

Irma in the Mountains


The last few days have been … I’m not sure of the best adjective.  It could be stressful, or unique, or any of a number of words.

After anticipating Hurricane Irma with a mixture of dread and curiosity we had to leave on the day that the storm was to arrive in our little corner of Georgia. On Monday, L drove in rain…


Added by Rodney Roe on September 14, 2017 at 4:27am — 6 Comments

"SATIRIST'S (and Comedians) GO WIDE"...Longing for Speed Bumps in today's News Cycle!

Remember when 'Breaking News' was an Earthquake, a Wild Fire or a President choking on a pretzel?…


Added by marilyn sands on September 12, 2017 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Staring Into the Maw of a Monster Hurricane

Along with millions of people in Florida and the Southeast I am worried about Irma.  The latest models show the track of the giant storm shifting to the west indicating that it will go directly up the Florida peninsula into Georgia with the potential to cause damage in Atlanta and beyond.

We are in the middle of beyond.…


Added by Rodney Roe on September 8, 2017 at 3:17am — 22 Comments

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