Whataboutism

Whataboutism

By @BossBird17 Sometimes we confided in our friends or we said nothing because we were embarrassed or feared being blamed.  Sexual harassment and discrimination are pervasive and not just relegated to the workplace. Indeed, it infects every industry.  I know because I’ve experienced it along with friends and colleagues.  But, I don’t owe you my…

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Tomorrow: What Will It Be

You are luckier than I. You, who read this, do so in the future…24 hours into the future, to be precise. You see, I’m writing this on the night of Sunday, October 29, 2017. I have to do that because otherwise it won’t be posted on Sunday night to be read on Monday morning. So,…

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Tillerson The Twit

We do not like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. We have never liked Rex Tillerson. We have not liked him from the moment we laid eyes upon his jowly little face. We particularly did not like him when he announced that he was “not a big media press access person,” as though the press reporting…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

Lots of excellent articles on the web to check out this week. Among ‘em are: Several came in from our friend Brent Williams, among them this piece from Business Insider, “A Yale psychologist’s simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals.” It seems that in a recent study, researchers were able to curb Trumpist thought…

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Whitefish: Threats, Teeth, Contempt

So what do we make of it? That is, of the fact that tiny Whitefish Energy Holdings suddenly got a contract to basically rewire a major chunk of Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Maria? Particularly given that Whitefish, which has absolutely no connections in the area, and precious little experience in…

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A Few Good Videos

So there’ve been so very cool videos on the web this week. When you get a chance, check out: This one we got from our friend and contributor William Albee. I’ve got 99 problems…palsy is just one, a TED talk by Maysoon Zayid is both hilarious and inspiring. Zayid is a feminist, a Palestinian-American, a…

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Silenced: Purge of Progressives?

Coming under the heading: We View With Serious Alarm (and WTF?) is the ongoing story of what may be a purge of progressives from the leadership of the Democratic Party. By this time, you will have seen the several stories about what seems like a deliberate plan to remove Bernie Supporters, Progressives, Left Nationalists, and…

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What Defines Us?

By @BossBird17 What defines me has been an elusive question throughout my life. When you’re a child, life is simple, but it’s not until our teenage years that we usually start to push boundaries and explore different aspects of ourselves or identities. In adulthood, this becomes more of an existential question, such as, “Why am…

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The Price Was Not Right

By Michael Jay Tucker I am sitting here thinking about Tom Price, the Trump’s now (thank heaven) dismissed and disgraced Secretary of Health and Human Services… It has been some weeks since he was kicked out of office, which makes him kind of hard to remember. There have been so many Trumpsters to come and…

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