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Too Late

Now you’re expressing discontent? It took only 2 years. You were relentless in attacks on the discontented who walked this perilous gauntlet before you. If you are not with us you are against us the battle cry of fools. To the barricades! Tear down this wall!

I once knew someone who fought change when change was for the better, but supported change when change was designed to make more change. A wise old ‘hood dweller once told me, "If it doesn’t make dollars, it doesn’t make sense." A little double entendre word play on sense/cents. Pocket change adds up, and every change is designed to bring in the change a few cents at a time. It makes cents even if it doesn’t make sense.

Alas, it is what it is.

I have great confidence in the management to manage…

Open to Interpretation

Hey, I have a question and need some fresh eyes and minds to help me decipher the “meaning” of a comment. What comes immediately to your mind when you read the following:

I have a problem with people on Welfare that are making no attempt to get a job, but have Cadillac Escalades [sic] with 22 rims [sic] and gold teeth!

Don’t over-think this, just give me your very first thought and describe the very first image that entered your mind.

Sunday, Snarky Sunday

What an exciting week it was for women and rapists in America! Todd Akin, Republican Senate nominee from Missouri said if a woman is a victim of legitimate rape she can’t get pregnant, implying that there is no need for a rape exception to a ban on abortions. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he proclaimed. Well, there you have it ladies! If you get pregnant from a rape it was not really rape. See, here is how it works: you have these little rape guardians in your vagina and if it is a “legitimate rape” those guardians will rush to cover your cervix which prevents rape sperm from entering your uterus. However, if you do become pregnant it was not a “legitimate rape” and your egg was just as…

Sunday, Snarky Sunday

You’ve probably been taught to respect your elders. Most cultures venerate the elderly and seek their wisdom. Vice-Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan missed that life lesson. A senior citizen was beaten up and arrested for speaking up at a Paul Ryan meeting. Best not ask questions of Reich Wing Ryan, or Romney for that matter. You’ll get a beat down and catch a criminal charge too. How dare that old man ask a question. A QUESTION, mind you! How audacious!

Paul Ryan likes to listen to Rage Against the Machine. What he doesn’t know is that he is part of the very machine they rage against. Tom Morello tells it like it is in an op-ed published in Rolling Stone:

Paul Ryan’s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our mu

Sunday, Snarky Sunday

Mitt Romney, y’all remember him, right? No? Oh, well he’s that one percenter who wants to be President of the U.S. of A. He selected Paul Ryan to be his Vice President. Who’s Paul Ryan, you ask? Well, he’s that guy who is a devotee of Ayn Rand, wants to get rid of Medicare, supported free trade which resulted in companies moving most of their operations out of the country. Think his policies will be good for America? I supposed it depends on your vision of America. If you don’t like and want to destroy Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security unemployment benefits and highways, but you do like to see jobs shipped to low-wage countries, ever-lower taxes on the richest in the country, and abandoned factories then Paul Ryan’s your guy!

Mitt Romney introduced Pa…

Monday, Monday

I was slacking on Sunday, Snarky Sunday. I painted my upstairs family room and cleaned my house on Sunday. To make it up to you, here is a special Monday edition of Snarky Sunday.

The exploratory robot named Curiosity landed safely on Mars, Sunday. What an exciting adventure we have embarked upon! Speaking of adventures, have you ever wondered why we humans search for intelligent life everywhere except on planet Earth?

About the lack of intelligent life on Earth, the GOP has had a field day name-calling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He’s been called a dirty liar despite the fact that Mitt Romney could just release his tax returns and prove Reid a liar.

The one person who has seen about 10 years worth of Romney tax returns isn’t talking. John McCain knows what’s in t…

Oh Noes! That's Censorship!

The guarantee of free speech embodied in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution applies only to the government and government agencies.

To wit: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

This means no federal, state or local government official can infringe on your free-speech rights when you are expressing your views. Despite this prohibition, government may still restrict your speech. For example, treason, inciting riot, defamation (libel and slander), false advertising, harassment and threats to individuals and government employees…

Spreading The Good News

Recent Gallop poll results are encouraging for atheists. Fifty-four percent of Americans say they would vote for an atheist for President. Of Democrats, 58% said they would vote for an atheist. Independents came in at 56% and 48% of Republicans would cast their ballot for a non-believer.

Most encouraging is the number of young people who said they would vote for an atheist: 70% of those under age 30 would vote for an atheist.

Is this the dawning of a new age of reason?

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