Our national media cannot take a stand on objective fact or truth. It can only pass on what others are saying, and then only what’s said the loudest and most persistently. At this point I don’t seen any possibility that the media can or will or even wants to correct itself. It’s too far gone, too corrupt. [...]
Opinion-makers on the right … think stirring up racial resentment will energize the white base and help the GOP win elections. [...]
I’ve been thinking about political correctness lately. The legend on the bag says “Political correctness killed soldiers at Ft Hood.” Really?
We all know what happened at Fort Hood in 2009: a single gunman, an Army major serving as a psychiatrist, killed 13 of his fellow troops and injured 30. He was Arab-American and Muslim; [...]
Phase 2 has begun. Wednesday afternoon’s knee surgery was successful and, after three nights in a hospital room, I was allowed to go home Saturday afternoon. Outpatient PT starts tomorrow.
The dogs were glad to see me home again, especially Schatzi, who has always taken a motherly interest in my welfare. She does not approve [...]
I should write about our Christmas with the kids in Las Vegas, but when I think of it I’m happy, and as with most things happy, words are slow to come and inadequate when they do. When I see right-wingers getting up to their old shenanigans, on the other hand, I see red and words [...]
God, have I been neglecting the blog lately! Of course if I don’t blog every day I feel neglectful … that Puritan streak of mine is a mile wide.
No theme today; just a bag full of miscellaneous thoughts.
One of my sisters is mad at me for picking on Missouri. Well, I pick on [...]
I’m not taking credit for this, but I spent a couple of hours on base yesterday for an annual physical and noticed that all the public area televisions were set to CNN and NBC. Not one was set to Fox News.
I wonder if the letter I sent in September 2009 had anything to do [...]