commentary / Meandering / Politics

Meandering Monday about the Manners of Emily Litella

I have fond memories of Emily Litella, one of Gilda Radner’s characters from the original class of Saturday Night Live. The lady would get on the news report giving a concerned citizen’s report on some issue that she was concerned about. She would berate parents for protesting “violins on television” (instead of violence), or complain … Continue reading

commentary / Perception

Fundamentalist Friday: What Everybody Knows, What You Believe, and the Truth

Narrative seems bigger today than it has in memory – mine, at least. Or maybe, with the end of the “mainstream media” monopoly on reporting, narrative has just become more obvious. When I say narrative, I mean NARRATIVE as in the adherence to a particular slant on telling stories – and I don’t mean fiction … Continue reading

commentary / news / Politics

Sum-it-up Sunday: Arms, Aftermath, Accords, Accomplishments

As of this writing, we still don’t have a motive for the Las Vegas mass shooting – and yet within twenty-four hours the calls began for SOMETHING to be done (meaning gun control), along with the vilification of people who didn’t agree with that agenda. There is a certain callous absurdity in demanding more laws … Continue reading

Forecast / Freedom / Technology

Forecast Friday: Improving Others for the Greater Good

Scientists in Germany are seemingly concerned that some members of their electorate are opposing their betters. These people are said to have a host of wrong-headed ideas – thoughts of nationalism, and xenophobia, among others. A study has been done by said scientists, and they have determined that they can reduce this wrong-thinking by administering … Continue reading