October, 2021 archive
Happy Hallowe’en 0
And, yes, Hallowe’en is spelled with an apostrophe.
Image via All Things Amazing, an image site (some images NSFW).
(Broken link fixed.)
A Magnetic Personality 0
We are a failed state.
Maskless Marauders 0
A marauder who suffers the children.
We are a society of stupid.
The Eastman Codex 0
An undercover reporter busts John Eastman’s cover. Sam and his crew discuss the implications of this. (John Eastman is the lawyer who wrote the memo justifying Donald Trump’s January 6 coup d’etat attempt.)
“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0
Demonstrate politeness when patronizing your local shrine to conspicuous consumption.
Greenwood Assistant Chief of Police Matthew Fillenwarth told 13News that a man was handling a gun in front of Pac Sun, one of the stores inside the mall, and it accidentally went off.
Guns and stupid, guns and stupid.
They go together like love and Cupid.
Let me tell you brother,
You can’t have one without the other.
The Parent Flap 0
The Idaho State Journal’s Mike Murphy tries to make sense out of something nonsensical.
Still Rising Again after All These Years 0
Will Bunch takes a look at the right-wing strategy to leverage school boards and curricula to gain political power. A snippet:
In Tuesday’s neck-and-neck Virginia gubernatorial election, the GOP multi-millionaire political newcomer Glenn Youngkin is betting that fanning the culture-war flames is the key to victory in what might be the most-watched race of this year’s midterms. The Republican is closing his campaign against Democratic ex-governor Terry McAuliffe with an ad featuring a mom who fought school officials, claiming her then-high school senior son experienced nightmares from explicit scenes in an assigned book: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved. Critics have justifiably blasted the ad as both a step toward book banning and as a not-remotely-subtle racial “dog whistle,” invoking one of America’s most iconic Black authors to trigger white suburbanites.
But those with big money are betting that this is a winning political strategy.
Fergus Hume, in the voice of Sir Harry Brace:
I see that, like all fanatics, you distort texts and sayings into fitting your own peculiar views.
Spin City 0
The worst of this is that persons believe uncritically stuff they read on their computer screens when they would not believe the same stuff if it happened right in front of their faces.
“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0
Another child . . . .
The two teenagers had been hunting together over the weekend. On Monday they were at a residence near Pinedale when one of the teens was handling a pistol that fired, Sheriff Steve Holton said.
. . . and, it would appear, another gun that somehow magically fired itself.
A Rutgers professor searches for the origin of the legend of the Jersey Devil. A nugget:
Gillespie, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University and a leading New Jersey folklorist, is not actually trying to track down the beast itself. He’s been researching the origin stories, gathering context so present and future generations of New Jerseyans can fully understand the Garden State’s greatest legend. This Halloween season, he wants to make one thing crystal clear.
“The Jersey Devil is evil,” he said. “He’s known for slitting the throats of babies in their cribs. This is not a cartoon — it’s a monster.”
Follow the link. It’s a fascinating tale.
Richard Johnson, in the voice of Rex Masters:
I’m not prepared to be the pariah just to keep the hypocrites feeling happily self-righteous.
“Come Home” 0
The author of a letter to the editor of The Roanoke Times issues an invitatioh to the Trumpettes. A snippet; the whole thing is worth the minute or two it will take to read.
You have been in an unhealthy and abusive relationship for half a dozen years or so, and it is time for you to cut those ties and return home to your loving family and your democracy.
Please come back to us. You are being led astray by a person who does not care about you. He is using you. He is hateful. He is abusive. He is selfish and self-important. He is not that into you, but he knows you will do anything for him, so he is mad with that power.
The Harvest 0
The Arizona Republic’s Laurie Roberts reminds Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk that those who sow the wind reap the whirlwind.