Fair warning: this is a rant. I let it sit a few weeks, so it's not about current events. It's always wise to let rants sit, but even after that, I decided to post it. We liberals like to think that we are above intolerance. Righteousness, we think, is for the right. Wing, that is. Excuse me while . . .
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I have just a few things to say about tossing a teenage girl across a classroom. Until now, I’ve refrained from this, but when I heard a moronic CNN talking head blathering on and then, blame the teacher for not having control of her classroom, I saw red. Now, I’ll admit, we don’t know the entire . . .
The word "crazy." It can mean enthusiastic, as in "I'm crazy about birds." But that's not the definition at hand today. The traditional definition is mentally deranged, but really, that's old thinking. Today, crazy as a description for someone who mentally ill has been replaced by various mental . . .
I am an unlikely mountaineering fan. I could never make it up a mountain and would never try. Altitude affects me, for one and for two, I'm too lazy to train that hard and just not that interested in actually doing it. But that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the commitment and the . . .
"I don't agree with global warming." Seriously? Are you a scientist? Do you have empirical evidence? Is there a vote that I'm unaware of? When Isaac Newton discovered gravity, did the populace say they didn't "agree" with it? When Crick and Watson found DNA, did we vote on it? When . . .
We're in the long lead-up to our next presidential election and the bullsh-t has begun to fly. Presidents are skillful slingers of the cow patty; consider how Bush #2 threw the bullsh-t devised by Dick Cheney and his ilk. Ilk. Not elk. We already know Cheney isn't so good with a shotgun. Well, . . .
I can't hold back any longer. There is nothing more specious as this rah-rah belief that Donald Trump and his business (ahem) skills will bring jobs back to America. You know, those plants and jobs that manufacturers have moved to Mexico, the Philippines, China --you name it. People who believe . . .
As much as I can't stand all the crazies of electioneering, it's been hard to miss the good, the bad and the ugly of candidates making their push to be our next president. Donald Trump's star is fading as I write this, something that's long overdue. His smirks and unprofessional facial expressions . . .
Regular readers know that I'm a fan of Donald Trump--as an entertainer. As a politician? Not so much. In fact, not at all. The Donald is very big on platitudes and reassurances, but quite short on specifics and plans. In fact, he has none. "We can fix it!" he claims over and over. But there's no . . .