I think we can all agree that burning a confederate flag is perfectly acceptable as an act of protest, or to keep warm, or because you have a match, the name of the day ends with “y,” whatever.
“Hey guys, wait up, wait up!”
Retarding intellectual development and scientific progress until religion, ethics, and morality can “catch up” is a shell game.Continue reading ““Hey guys, wait up, wait up!””
The opposite of “backward” is “forward.”
I wonder if there’s a certain point in time in our lives when we stop adding new things to our brains.
I think about it this way – from the moment we’re born to a certain point, we are constantly cramming things into our brain. We are learning language and social interaction and mathematics and how peek-a-boo is a brutal assault upon our souls.Continue reading “The opposite of “backward” is “forward.””
“It’s a PR problem” is the problem.
There is a value. It is a numerical value.
It is the number of children who have been abused. It is the number of incidents of an organization covering it up. It is the number of times a priest has been moved to a parish to avoid dealing with pedophilia. It is the number of times a priest who tries to stop these incidents or begs the Vatican to stop and change their course is told to shut the hell up and pray and reflect upon what they are trying to do. It is the number of times people are willing to look the other way before they can no longer look the other way.Continue reading ““It’s a PR problem” is the problem.”
Let There Be Giants
I was joking around in another thread in response to “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” attributed to Sir Isaac Newton.Continue reading “Let There Be Giants”
Power is a great fertilizer.
Power consolidation combined with opaqueness is the perfect hiding place for scoundrels.Continue reading “Power is a great fertilizer.”
Anyone Can Learn to Cook
I did not learn to cook until I was quite definitely an adult. I took one Home-Ec class in grade school, but, having a penis, was mostly ignored, or asked to make pillows in the shape of footballs.Continue reading “Anyone Can Learn to Cook”