May, 2019 archive
Shorter Law Vegas Sun editorial: Actions speak louder than words.
Politeness is a family value.
Police say that a preliminary investigation shows Pressley’s father fired through a door at what he believed was an intruder, but was actually his adult daughter.
The Des Moines Register’s Kathie Obradovich explains how “freedom of speech” and “freedom of religion” have become right-wing Newspeak for freedom to discriminate.
David and his guest, Harvard professor Nancy Rosenblum, discuss the malignancy of “conspiracism” and its appeal to the culpable gullible.
Sometimes, when I walk into a restaurant and see four persons all seated at a table with their heads buried in their phones, I can’t help but wonder, “Why the hell did they bother going out together?”
Leonard Pitts, Jr., comments on Alabama’s attempt to ban all abortions, including those resulting from rape and incests. A snippet (emphasis added):
And note, please, that the state now barging so brazenly into women’s uteruses is the same one that has banned the sale of sex toys since 1998. For an ideology supposedly predicated upon getting government out of people’s lives, conservatives seem awfully determined to insert themselves into the most intimate crannies of people’s lives.
But then, it seems obvious that their larger target was never so-called “big government,” but rather, modernity itself, progress itself, change itself — the repeal of the 20th century. That was, remember, the century that saw African Americans finally win voting rights, gay people blow up the metaphorical closet and labor unions win higher wages and better conditions for American workers.
My local rag has an article recounting the stories of Virginians caught in the spiderweb of “payday lenders.”
I got nothing to add. Just read it.
Mike warns that we are again facing a Great and Glorious War for a Lie in a Country with a Name that Starts with “I” and discusses the long history of U. S. and British meddling in Iran. Some of his analogies may seem a bit extreme, but I wonder . . . .
The video is below the fold because of language and the possibility of autoplay.