A Blow to PCness
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Sep 19, 2018 - 1:59pm
A Blow to PCness

I LAUGHED MY ASS OFF when I first saw the cartoon of tennis "star" Serena Williams blowing a gasket or two. Let me rephrase that; when I saw THE REACTION to the cartoon. When I read that the publication, rather than retracting the cartoon and issuing an apology, put it on their front page, I almost pissed my pants. What was the crime? Williams is a big, black, buffed-out tennis-playing bitch who threw a fit. The artist depicted a big, black, buffed-out tennis-playing bitch throwing a fit. So, what's the problem?   The problem is that whenever certain people are shown in a less-than-favorable light, and even worse, shown to be pretty much exactly what they fucking ARE, OH MY FUCKING GOD!!! I guess that's going to be yet another call to arms..."Fighting the racism, sexism, and homophobia that was long been present in the world of sport…

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AMERICA SCAMMED AGAIN!

As Tubularsock has mentioned before, Donald Trump is the symptom as well as the result of an America that has fallen off the tracks.   Any country that spends its time at war and not at peace is a sick country.   Americans have been willingly led down the primrose path by leaders that re…

Sep 19, 2018 - 7:21pm
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Digital Tavern:  Europe on $5 a Day, 1974

My Y-chromosome friends seem to have been heavy into sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll in the early 1970s, but I only discovered that stuff later.  In the summer of 1974, I had just graduated from college and was working as a waitress at a seafood restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland.  We only m…

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:35pm
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Race: A Parable

Written elsewhere by me in 2013, and reposted because I see no reason to reinvent the wheel. I wouldn’t say that I generally concentrate on race in my posts but response to my last post , “Race Question from 1969,” leads me to conclude that this would be a good addition to the curr…

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:43am
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Profiled
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Profiled

First, A Story: Nine years ago, I left Houston Texas (as my place of residence) for good; moving back to the small East Texas town I grew up in.   I was driving on a particular stretch of highway in my hometown when I noticed a trooper behind me.  I knew this stretch of highway had a lower…

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:30am
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New York, New York

The June, 2018 issue of Mindful magazine was dedicated to optimism.  One of the articles relates the story of a woman whose cleaning service worker cut his finger on a broken coaster.  Her husband suggested she give the man some money, but said husband protested when the writer went furthe…

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:45pm
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Digital Tavern: The Grand Tour of Europe on a bicy…

It was August 1974. I had just finished my BA degree in mathematics at Cambridge. I already knew I had a First. I had been offered a place on “Part III”, a fourth year course unique to Cambridge mathematics, designed to get people to the frontiers of research as quickly as possible. I ha…

Sep 20, 2018 - 8:11pm
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Language As A Marker of Political Division

The Balkan knows many languages: Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian…Some, not all, but some are actually pseudo-languages. Serbo-Croatian does well enough to describe the lingo that is mutually understood by its speakers. The division comes with the ethnic divide and more so with the politi…

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:07pm
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ON DEBATE ITSELF

  I believe that the alternative to violence is Debate, which is the presentation and comparison of opposing viewpoints. The presentation of one's viewpoint is an argument. A debate is made of two (perhaps more) arguments.   I believe that written Debate is the highest form of Debate since…

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:10am
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Digital Tavern - Spring Break 1974

My sophomore year in college, I roomed with Matt. Matt was an army brat, and had a ROTC scholarship that he was already convinced that he wished to default on. Apparently at the time, if you flunked out by the end of your sophomore year, you had no obligation to the Army and would not have to enlist…

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:27pm
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A party devoid of honor and dignity

In a nation with only two parties, it is obscene that one party is now sewer scum willing take down half of the population with 'fuzzy' accusations. Men decreasingly reject marriage. They no longer can treat wonen with respect or kindness due to fear of accusations.   We have become the worst s…

Sep 25, 2018 - 2:08pm
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Humpty Dumpty is Falling of The Wall,  the down fa…

Recently saw a video and then found a review of the book: America: The Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges.  He presents the evidence of the USA in a death spiral that will be complete when the Dollar is no longer the standard of exchange. England had a death spiral starting about the time of WWI an…

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:46pm
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Another Favourite Teacher

Another favourite teacher   Mr. Bell was a different type of teacher. He was quiet and unassuming and not at all alternative but he loved explosions.   I loved explosions.   As a kid we did all sorts of dangerous stunts with gunpowder. Once we’d exhausted all the possibilities o…

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:32am
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Are Fatherless Families a cause or symptom in poor…

I have come to the conclusion that fatherless families are not what causes many Blacks to remain in generational poverty, anymore than discrimination, I think the largest factor is the culture so many of them embrace.   Generationally poor Blacks generally grow up in predominantly Black neighbo…

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:43am
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Is groping a person a crime?

Today groping is a crime in several states but so rarely prosecuted that it might as well not be, and the way we look at it today is NOTHING like how society looked at it 30 years ago.    Look at all the old movies where the hero often grabs a struggling and protesting woman, forces himsel…

Sep 20, 2018 - 3:38pm
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Thinking freely

I would suggest that to be a true free-thinker you have to be both atheist and anarchist, otherwise your thoughts are directed by others who claim to have the right to tell you what, and how, to think.Most of the world’s problems come from religion and politics and their use to stifle or…

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:41pm
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Palpable Fear of Donald J. Trump and the 115th Con…

I first came up with this title as I pondered my own immediate financial future.  Specifically I was concerned about the irrational trade war with China, our greatest trading partner.  I made my move.  I have a 2016 model Sony 40” hi-def television sitting in a box in the corner…

Sep 25, 2018 - 3:57am
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Afghanistan

Introduction   In the 17 years since the September 11 Attacks, I have thought often of an  from Classical times.   Croesus of Lydia had a dispute with Cyrus of Persia.  Although he was not a Greek and did not worship their gods, Croesus queried the Python, the Priestess of Apoll…

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:16am
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Atrocious Administration

Motivation in humans is sometimes difficult to explain. What drives people to do things differs from person to person. We all have different goals in life. Finding a partner, or even finding people with which to work with can often be based largely on one’s motivation and its similarity with t…

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:21pm
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The Kavanaugh conspiracy

There are similarities in the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and I think they should be lightly explored.   Yes, I know that I will be using some comparisons, and this is the reason that I am writing this.   First off, Thomas was nominated by George…

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:13pm
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World Government - We Need It Now!!

There are so many issues that cannot be adequately dealt with by nations. These issues cross national boundaries and this is exploited by unscrupulous people. The issues that I believe a World Government could deal with would include:   Pollution Global warming Environmental destruction Species…

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:19am
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Horsing Around at the Pokagon Saddle Barn

No, no politics, no social commentary--just horses. My theory is that sometimes you just need to relax and enjoy a little. And what's more relaxing than these gentle, beautiful, thousand pound animals that can crush your foot with an impatient stomp of their hooves?   My wife sometimes comes ho…

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:51am
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SWITZERLAND - SENEGAL....DIFFERENCES

  As you might know, I'm leaving for Senegal on September 26. People here in Switzerland have been asking me what the difference is between Senegal and Switzerland. I usually reply by saying "You should better ask what the similarities are".   People there have black skin, I mean, really …

Sep 20, 2018 - 8:47am
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