Yeah, I know. Anyway, hope you had a pleasant Memorial Day and didn't make it a nightmare for someone who had to work. Okay, then. Apparently jealous of all the attention other Republican-run states are getting for punishing disloyal voters by making actual voting tougher, the Texas legislature tried to pass a bill this weekend to do … Continue reading Monday, May 31, 2021
The great philosopher Jerry Clower has a bit on one of his records comparing Mississippi and Florida, particularly their similarities. One of the observations says something along the lines of "if the state government of Florida does some stupid, Mississippi will be right behind." I think we can throw Texas into the mix. Yesterday, for … Continue reading Wednesday, March 3, 2021
I guess when you get older time seems to fly faster. Wrapping my head around the idea that we're already in the last week of the first month of 2021 took me a second. But the Earth rolls on and we must hold on as best we can. So here we are, looking at February … Continue reading The Weekend: January 23-24, 2021
I like to think there isn't much in the political world that can shock me anymore. Maybe it's true, maybe it's not. After 30 years of adulterers calling for the impeachment of a president over a blowjob, guys on the down-low calling for limiting LGBT rights, the outright hypocrisy of the Republican party cast in … Continue reading Wednesday, October 28, 2020
If nothing else, this is the world we're letting happen. Does it really do any good to pretend we have nothing to do with it? National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 via More youth dying by suicide and homicide, CDC reports
For the record, I never could make it through Hillbilly Elegy. It smacked of whiny bullshit, much like a country club version of Jim Goad's Redneck Manifesto. Apparently that was a good call. via Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive » Hillbilly Elegy
My therapist lets me go on my little rants, and at the end she’ll say, “What you hate is stupidity.” And I’ll say, “No. What I hate is cruelty and greed and mendacity. Stupid is most often a frame of mind and due to your own perception.” And there’s days like today when a quick waltz … Continue reading Grouchy bastard.