The New McCarthyism…

New liberal ad ties presumptive future House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to ‘red scare’ icon Joseph McCarthy, Peter Weber, The Week Topics: Civics, Civilization, Democracy, Economics, Existentialism, Fascism Debt Ceiling and Dystopia The debt limit does not authorize new spending commitments. It simply allows the government to finance existing legal obligations that Congresses and presidents ofContinue reading “The New McCarthyism…”

Hierarchy, Power, and Resources…

The Last Kingdom recap: season one, episode three: succession in Wessex, Sarah Hughes, The Guardian Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism The modern martial arts belt ranking system started emerging in 1907 when the creator of Judo, Jigoro Kano, introduced the iconic Judo uniform and belt. Before that, his students practiced traditional Japanese kimonos.Continue reading “Hierarchy, Power, and Resources…”

Tribute to the Trekkie…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism, History, Human Rights Note: Sourced from https://physics4thecool.blogspot.com/2011/10/honoring-trekkie.html, my previous blog posting site. “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness.” Dr.Continue reading “Tribute to the Trekkie…”

Munchausen by Congress…

Research Gate dot net: Epidemiology of Munchausen syndrome by proxy in New Zealand Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Tina Depuy (from her website: tee-nuh doo-pwee) wrote an analysis of the Republican Party when the House of Representatives was under John “weed head” Bohner in 2013: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, nowContinue reading “Munchausen by Congress…”

Young Guns: an Epitaph…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Dark Humor, Democracy, Existentialism In 1870s Lincoln County, New Mexico, English cattleman John Tunstall hires a wayward young gunman named Billy to join the “Regulators” who live and work on his ranch: Doc Scurlock, Jose Chavez y Chavez, Dick Brewer, “Dirty” Steve Stephens, and Charlie Bowdre. Tunstall tries to educate and civilize the young men in his employContinue reading “Young Guns: an Epitaph…”

Kindred and Us…

Image source: Carter Matt dot com Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Climate Change, Existentialism, Star Trek Note: Apologies for the late and last 2022 blog post. My laptop has had its own mind lately. My “Rotten Tomatoes” review: “I’ve been a fan of Octavia Butler since reading my first novel by her, “Mind of MyContinue reading “Kindred and Us…”

Grievance, Gridlock, Grift…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democratic Republic, DNA, Existentialism, Fascism The genesis of grievance The man who was least deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in history is the beginning of the roots of white fragility. It wasn’t that he might have had learning disabilities or wasn’t suited for college. He turned his focusContinue reading “Grievance, Gridlock, Grift…”

Takeaways…

Democrats kept the Senate. But Georgia is still important. Ellen Ioanes, Vox Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights, Women’s Rights First, explanation and apologies: I’m working on a five-year-old laptop, and the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) is no longer supplying parts, or at least that’s what Geek Squad is saying. Early in theContinue reading “Takeaways…”

Death by Whataboutism…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Climate Change, Environment, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Nikolas Cruz was sentenced in the Parkland Shooting to life without the possibility of parole, torpedoing his request to die by the state executioner. Alex Jones owes a bucketload of money to the Sandy Hook families who have had to endure his liesContinue reading “Death by Whataboutism…”

The Apotheosis of Stupidity…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, History, Human Rights “Obviously, there are issues with the border and with migration, but these are the kinds of stunts you see from people who don’t have a solution,” Buttigieg said in an interview with journalist Evan Smith at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival. His comments drew applause fromContinue reading “The Apotheosis of Stupidity…”