Another week, another mass shooting. The biggest one in recent history, the headlines tell us. And while it’s awfully, tragically familiar, I draw some small portion of comfort from the fact that I’m not so numb that I don’t feel angry and disgusted. In the TV series American Gods, there’s a scene where a faulty… Continue reading Your Child Died Because ________
Via @Billy, Just Billy, who saved screenshots: https://twitter.com/sassygayrepub/status/838866195092647936 https://twitter.com/sassygayrepub/status/879426978087960576 https://twitter.com/sassygayrepub/status/908360475405987841 https://twitter.com/sassygayrepub/status/910244887223664641 I understand that the reason his insurance claim was denied is that he was using his own car for his job (delivering pizza), but had a personal insurance policy, not a professional one, which costs more but covers job-related accidents. So now he’s running a… Continue reading A Republican Drama
One response that I see a lot on Twitter and elsewhere is some variation on “calling Trump supporters racist is getting old”. And maybe I’m growing stupid as I grow older, but it finally dawned on me what was bugging me about that. I’ve been in plenty of discussions where one side or another used an… Continue reading “It’s Getting Old” Isn’t A Rebuttal
I’ve heard sentences of the form “If you [don’t agree with the blindingly-obvious point that I just made], unfriend me” a lot lately. And while I sympathize with the sentiment, I have to disagree with the tactic. The message is, if you can’t even agree that women should control their bodies / gay people should… Continue reading “If You Don’t Agree, Unfriend Me”
I had a lengthy discussion with one Nathanael Brown. (I’m sorry that the discussion is disordered, that you have to read it bottom to top, and there isn’t good threading. Blame Twitter.) Since this started in the context of demonstrations on the National Mall, both for and against, about whether the Bible’s rules about marriage… Continue reading Christians Are Better than Their Religion
(Via Right Wing Watch.) This post at pro-life site lifenews.com highlights this video: http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/d-XHPHRlWZk The video shows a woman with bruises and cuts on her face. She shows how to use makeup and accessories to cover up the fact that she was beaten. The video ends by saying “65% of women who suffer domestic violence… Continue reading Religious Righties Have Trouble With the Irony. And the Facebook. And the Truth.
Today’s Washington Post: There are changes in how parents nag. In what they nag about. In frequency. Parents know more about flubbed tests and skipped homework because of online grading systems. They know more about social lives because of Facebook and MySpace pages. The Onion Video, five days ago: Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk… Continue reading Reality Catches Up to The Onion. Again.