Podcast

The Justification for the Explanatory Pause

Code Switch is one of those podcasts that I make a point to listen to even when the titles make me cringe. This is one of those episodes that I cringed through while at the same time having some relevant old white guy points I really felt were worth addressing. The podcast hosts bring on …

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Holiday Humor Religion

War on Christmas, Black Santa

This was a thing again this year. FOX News declaring that Santa is white. Why is it important what color Santa is? Why does anyone care? The fact that this is still a thing makes it even weirder than it was way back in 2013 when Jon Stewart riffed on the subject in these segments …

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Philosophy Politics Television

Madness Takes the Reigns

As a people, we don’t believe in America. We stopped believing in America sometime after WWII. Maybe it was some time during the McCarthy hearings. Maybe it was the assassination of JFK. Maybe it was the sixties and the Vietnam war. Maybe it was Nixon and Watergate. And maybe it’s been the sea change in …

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Humor Politics

When Government is the Answer

Please direct your attention to the image at right, one of those ever present internet memes that purport to offer valuable insight to the problems we face in modern day society. The problem is, they aren’t. The aren’t memes for one, and they aren’t usually clever insights for another. Let me explain this image for …

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Humor Technical

Those Halcyon Days of the Rolodex

Jim Wright over at Stonekettle Station on Facebook is a frequent read of mine. I have moved his notifications to view first in the Facebook interface. Why? Because he makes me laugh, and I need a good laugh these days. Today was no exception, Once upon a time an address book was a simple list of …

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OHM Politics

The Pettiness of the Orange Hate-Monkey’s Henchmen

Did anybody else note this the other day? Facebook video, Youtube video, PBS NewsHour December 2, 2016  The NPR politics podcast (live) covered a bit more of this. NPR Politics Podcast Weekly Roundup: Live In Cambridge December 2, 2016 Can anyone be more juvenile than the entire Trump team? Can anyone be more clueless than their …

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OHM Politics

If You Don’t Know What Fascism IS

If you don’t know what fascism IS, if you don’t know what communism IS, if you don’t know what those ideologies are comprised of, where they came from, what the social pressures were that gave birth to them, WHY people embrace such oppressive ideologies in the first place, then you can NOT — absolutely CAN …

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