Little Suzi: Hi, Uncle John! Uncle John: Hi, Little Suzi! How are you? LS: Oh, I'm fine, thank you for asking. But I have a question for you. UJ: Oh, really? LS: Oh, yes. You know a lot of things, right? UJ: Well, some people think so. At least 12 or 13 people. Ha ha. … Continue reading Little Suzi has a Question
Why are we treating opinion as news?
This scares me a little. Actually, it scares me a lot, and it has for quite a while. Long before the Coronavirus made its appearance, but that has brought it into even sharper focus. Almost every post on social media that even hints at politics (or political figures) links to commentary. Editorializing. Opinion. And in … Continue reading Why are we treating opinion as news?
You may not know it, or mean to, but you are. If you're posting those accusatory memes on Facebook, the ones about the stimulus "handouts" or that Trump called the Coronavirus a hoax, you're spreading lies. It's easy to get swept up in it. You see a meme that puts into simple terms the anxiety … Continue reading You LIE!!!
I plead guilty and throw myself on the mercy of the court…
OK, I was starting to foam at the mouth... "My people skills are fine. It's my tolerance for idiots that needs work." And the idiots crawl out of the woodwork during a crisis. People who somehow think the laws of nature don't apply to them. These are the ones who drive 55 on icy highways … Continue reading I plead guilty and throw myself on the mercy of the court…
COVID-19: Government Ineptitude
In my last post (Novel Coronavirus COVID-19) I emphasized the need to not panic over the spread of this virus, that most of us are going to be fine without a lot of problems. I hope, though, that I conveyed the proper concern about how serious this virus is, that you didn't come away from … Continue reading COVID-19: Government Ineptitude
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
Whatever you call it, Coronavirus, the Wuhan Coronavirus, Coronavirus disease 2019, or the official designation "COVID-19", everyone is in a panic over this "novel" (aka "new") virus. And panic is not a good thing. Panic leads to stupidity, like buying several years' worth of toilet paper and hand sanitizer and not leaving any for your … Continue reading Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
I’ll see you in Hell…
That's a well-used line, usually uttered when the hero rides off to almost certain death over the objections of his companions. Used frequently in war movies, Han Solo delivered it as he rode off into the blizzard on his Tauntaun... I'm using it in a slightly different context. I'm extremely frustrated with our current situation. … Continue reading I’ll see you in Hell…
Is it over, yet?
I was waiting for today to see if my predictions were accurate. So far, the Circus hasn't disappointed. They've performed exactly as I knew they would. And they will continue to perform as I knew they would, just like any other trained monkeys. Which makes this post difficult to write, to be honest. What's the … Continue reading Is it over, yet?
…And In The Center Ring…
I've been watching the circus. You know, the one currently being held over in Washington DC. The one that's been dominating our news cycle for weeks. If nothing else, what I've seen has convinced me of one thing: I don't like the circus. You might not know this, but I have a legal background. I … Continue reading …And In The Center Ring…
The Times We Live In
We live in dangerous times. We live in a era where divisiveness rules. Our differences deliberately amplified, our similarities ignored. "We" cannot be like "them" - even when "we" are actually more like "them" than not. We are taught to hate those who don't look/act/think as we do, and that hate is OK. We live … Continue reading The Times We Live In