There has been a lot of “post morphing” going on lately, meaning that whatever I start writing ends up morphing into something else. Here is another example.
Last Friday, October turned glorious for me. Not because I got all the pink ribbon bullshit out of my system, but because the confluence of baseball and hockey took place on a cool autumn evening, when I was able to turn on the television and watch two different sports at two different stages of their seasons. In baseball, it’s playoff time, and the New York Mets have not made a post-season appearance since 2006. For hockey, it is the dawn of a new season. The National Hockey League (NHL) is often ridiculed for having the shortest off-season of all the major North American professional sports, but if you’ve grown up a fan as I have, the stifling summer weather can’t end soon enough.
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I’ve been sitting on this blog post for a few days because I’ve been having a lot of difficulty trying to articulate how I feel about Donald Trump. I don’t like the guy, that’s a certainty, but to make comments about him in a tone that would make me sound like a bigger buffoon than he is wouldn’t satisfy my objective. It would feel good to call him a fucking asshole; a clueless moron; a scumbag; an embarrassment to America… Well, I just did. Now I can get down to business.
Continue reading Donald Trump and Ann Coulter Are Ruining It For Everyone
Recently, someone in my life asked me why I am so obsessed with Kim Davis and her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. I told that person my biggest beef is with her hypocrisy. I have a huge problem with the act of using one’s faith as a cloaking device (shameless Star Trek reference) for bigotry.
Faith is being used as a shield to mask the ignorance of people who believe Kim Davis is providing a valuable service to society. By defying the law of the land, she is instead exposing herself and a great many others as uneducated morons who disrespect history by using it as a means to an end. What does this have to do with Rosa Parks? Some of Kim Davis’s followers have begun referring to her as “our Rosa Parks”, and they clearly have no idea who Rosa Parks was.
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I’ve given much thought to writing about gun violence in the United States. Not a week goes by without hearing about a shooting somewhere in our country, most often by a person who obtained a gun legally and has a beef with a particular segment of society.
It’s gotten to the point where we’re used to it; the events have become almost predictable. There’s a pattern to them we know all too well: The event itself; the decent of the media like a hoard of locusts with its non-stop coverage of the event; the apprehending of the suspect; the aftermath; the debate about gun control. This pattern has become so ingrained in society, we barely bat an eyelash. Yet, the rest of the world looks at America as a land of savages that worries more about its precious firearms than the well-being of its citizens.
Continue reading Why Gun Violence Will Not End