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 LIE!!!

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…

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