It is the day after a group of thugs stormed the Capitol. So, in typical fashion before anyone is identified, before any investigation has been completed, the finger pointing begins. Most notable among the finger pointers are Chuck Schumer and Mitt Romney. And, as ludicrous as it may sound, they are laying the blame squarely in the lap of President Donald Trump. President Trump who has always called for law and order, President Trump who had tweeted out calling for peaceful assembly. Not once did he say to storm the Capitol. He spoke out against it, not for it. Let me say that again, he spoke out against it, not for it. But yet, somehow, he is to blame? Continue reading
Little did I know, a few days ago, when I wrote the article “They Ain’t Heavy” how some folks would react. I know, and expect, everyone will not agree with what I have to say. But I did not expect this bit to cause the emotional break down that I witnessed in response to my writing. The article was intended to be a satirical piece based on facts. Immediately upon posting the article I was challenged to provide a source, which I easily did. I did not make it up and numerous references to the idea could be found via a web search. So, I asked my self why this reaction and the only answer I have is “I don’t know”.
It has come to my attention that members of a certain political party (which shall remainnameless) have decided it is time to modify our society by removing all gender specific nouns and pronouns from the English language and to replace them with generic gender-neutral words. For example, one would no longer refer to their Mother or Father by that specific title but would, instead, refer to them as “parent”. Also, one would not refer to their brother or sister by those names but would use the generic term of sibling.
Each day, as part of my morning routine, I check into Facebook, catch up on notifications, visit a few of my favorite groups and usually find myself pissed off at someone or something said or seen on Facebook. Expressions such as “are you kidding me?”, “unbelievable”, “this is really dumb” are frequently said, if not audibly then in my mind. I wondered for a while how social media (read Facebook) could possibly have an impact on our elections. But then, I soon realized that it is so obvious that so many Facebook users will believe anything they read in the app it would be quite easy to influence many with fake news and articles. In my opinion, Facebook is becoming a dangerous place. Here is why.
Well, we made it! Another year gone by and still alive and kicking. Admittedly not kicking quite as hard as in preceding years but kicking, nonetheless. And that is a good thing. So, today is not only an anniversary date for the world as we begin another year but is an anniversary for my Wife who was born on New Years Day! Happy Birthday to my Wife Vicki! She probably won’t read this, but I would be remiss in not at least extending the wish. Oh, let us not forget, there is yet another Anniversary to remember.