Cicadas are in the news again. Soon, millions upon millions of them are scheduled to emerge from their underground bunkers after seventeen years of pupation.
In an act of sublime irony, Nature has timed this emergence perfectly: Ronald Reagan, the sperm donor of today’s Republican party, died seventeen years ago and now his spawn are emerging from their larval lairs, noisy and creepy to look at, some holding public office. They are here to tell the rest of us that our dreams of an America where everyone has equal rights to water, voting, and general decency shall not come to…
Totally agree. I was raised in a military family and I dislike forcing children to take "pledges" they don't understand. And adding that "under God" part forces a child to speak religion. Nope. Totally against forcing children to mouth mindlessly.
Yes, he has made it clear what his beliefs are. Fox news is certainly the torch bearer of his tribe.
At this point, it is near impossible to deny that Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist. When Tucker Carlson Tonight first replaced The O’Reilly Factor in April 2017, his first suppo…
As pie holes go, Rick Santorum’s is one that has, time and again, let escape some truly disturbing ruminations on America, Americans, and American culture. He is not just a conservative. He is a white American Christian first conservative. Forget the fiscal policies of traditional Republicans. He is all about maintaining the power and privilege of white men at the expense of everyone else. Because, you know. God, man, white.
We can be thankful that Santorum is no longer a politician. He is now a so-called commentator on CNN, and he made worldwide news last week with a real plane-crash…
Do we think of the motion (inward or outward) as linear, curvilinear, spiral, or cicular? Does motion require a gravitational field? I am not a scientist but I have read books for lay people on string theory and related topics. Fascinating. The math is beyond me but I appreciate it.
So true. So true. My grandmother told us that lie, too, among other such lies.
I called out a friend who loves to say "we're part native american" anytime she gets the chance to force it into a conversation - which is often enough that we all eye-roll now. Yet she avoids opportunities to go to powwows because they are "commercialized" and cannot see the irony she has laid before us.
And it’s not just black folks who do it. While I neither care for nor respect the 45th president’s “Pocahontas” jokes regarding Senator Elizabeth Warren, she was another person I was suspicious of when it came to heritage.
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This is a hard lesson to learn in a culture that that has grown increasingly self-serving and antipathetic. Thanks for sharing a wee little phrase that can make all the difference to somone who strugles with letting people in.
…r to us. Only after passing over thousands of experiences, will we find the moments that define us. Only after losing our way on thousands of roads can we truly find the current and next versions of ‘ourselves.’ But first and foremost, we must tear down the walls and let in all those who care.
You are correct that white women are socialized to tear each other down to get to the thing they want. As friends, they can be shockingly passive-aggresive and disloyal, especially if a man or a compliment is involved. It is difficlt to build trust. And it is sad. Very sad. And the white men at the top benefit. We are trained to do their.
You might argue that women in general behave this way towards each other, which is sad. But within the context of relationships between white women and Black women, the effects of their t…
Yes, and that allows racism to flourish
“Sticks and stones may break my bones” it posits, “but words will never hurt me.” Your reign of terror sure proved that one wrong. As painful as your policy sticks and stones were to America’s body politic, it was your rhetoric that permanently crippled us by making three generations Americans resent and distrust the government.
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