24 November 2016 · Comments Off on Stray Thought, Normalization Dept. · Categories: "That Conversation about Race", Words Fail Me

One of the distressing aspects of dis coarse post-election discourse is the attempt on the part of some to portray bigotry, hatred, and racism as somehow legitimate because the bigots, haters, and racists feel “aggrieved.”*

For example.

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*Afterthought, Late That Same Evening:

And, natch, because they are not Not White. Not White grievances are ipso facto not legitimate. If you paid attention, you’d know that.

I think I shall be ill.

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05 November 2016 · Comments Off on Inquiring Minds Don’t Want To Know · Categories: Words Fail Me

Josh Marshall contemplates the “Trump-Pecker alliance.”

I have nothing to add.

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20 October 2016 · Comments Off on Crimes of Celebrity Chefs · Categories: Words Fail Me

Mother Goose says,

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04 October 2016 · Comments Off on For the Birds · Categories: Too Stupid for Words, Words Fail Me

Plaintiffs eat crow in silly lawsuit about crows.

Being a farm boy, I tend to be biased against crows, but, really, now.

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18 September 2016 · Comments Off on Distracted Driving · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe, Words Fail Me

Maybe they should have stuck to texting.

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16 September 2016 · Comments Off on Republican Family Values · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Words Fail Me

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the chutzpah.

It leaves one babbling.

(I guess the bright side is, he stands tall and proud in his hypocrisy.)

Via The Bob and Chez Show Blog.

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06 September 2016 · Comments Off on When Will White Folks Stop Lying to Themselves? · Categories: "That Conversation about Race", Words Fail Me

Tony Norman points out that it was called “slave labor” for a reason.

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29 August 2016 · Comments Off on Snakes on a Plain · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe, Words Fail Me

Do you want your snake back? Call this number . . . .

An 8-foot-long snake — possibly a python or a boa constrictor — was rounded up in a park west of the Twin Cities and is awaiting either its owner to step forward or a new place to call home.

Humans are the stupidest people.

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29 August 2016 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Words Fail Me

The Woman in the Silver Mercedes.

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26 August 2016 · Comments Off on Childhood’s End · Categories: Too Stupid for Words, Words Fail Me

No, not the science fiction story. This:

The summer school students plopped down on an orange mat and listened as teacher Elizabeth Fraley read aloud to them from a book. As she pointed out different animals, they took turns pinning the lion and polar bear pictures on a corkboard.

They had already gone through parts of a book – front cover, back cover, spine – as they sat outside on the grass in Santa Monica. People walked by with their dogs. One floated past on a hoverboard.

The children, ranging in age from 3½ to 5, were engaged in more serious pursuits. They were at KinderPrep, a $1,000, weeklong boot camp designed to prepare them for the rigors of kindergarten.

Words fail me.

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24 August 2016 · Comments Off on Look! It’s Aurora Borealis Briggs and Stratton! · Categories: Words Fail Me

Whoops.

Subscribers to the AuroraWatch UK mailing list were sent a “Red Alert” yesterday; informing them that it would be possible to view the aurora borealis from anywhere in the UK.

Unfortunately, this extraordinary alert was withdrawn just four hours later when it was discovered that a groundskeeper driving a sit-on lawnmower had disturbed the readings of a local magnetometer.

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12 August 2016 · Comments Off on But Wait! There’s More! · Categories: Words Fail Me

Now! at Donald’s Discount Emporium.

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21 June 2016 · Comments Off on TSA Security Theatre · Categories: Too Stupid for Words, Words Fail Me

Send in the clowns.

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11 June 2016 · Comments Off on Life Imitates Art · Categories: Wingnuttery, Words Fail Me

Eric Blumberg remembers Ionesco’s The Leader.

One of Ionesco’s least known works is The Leader, a short play about the anticipated arrival of The Leader. During the play, the Announcer broadcasts everything The Leader is doing prior to his onstage appearance. At last, The Leader comes on stage whereupon one of the cast notices he doesn’t have a head. Yet, this abnormality makes no difference to his followers since they know “he’s got genius.” The play also includes a secondary theme, which ultimately points to society’s inability to communicate effectively.

Follow the link to see what brought it to mind.

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23 May 2016 · Comments Off on No Beauties Need Apply · Categories: Words Fail Me

You can’t make this stuff up.

This, by the by, is nothing new.

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