Coat Hangers Or Knitting Needles

Watching/reading about the proceedings regarding scariest #SCOTUS appointment ever--that #Americants deserve? Also a few pics from #Eurowasteland that coincide with it all. (Actually I've since learned that, in Germany, women who died from botched abortions, did so because of knitting needles not coat hangers.) Rant on. T

Misdirected Lyrics And The Ultimate Lie Of The #Americant Mind Long Run Amok

Another email exchange with an old friend. To Worstwriter: I've been reading a bit lately. Found this quote: What's more crazy than a bunch of people gathering each Sunday to sing and greet each other at the foot of an empty cross, the ancient equivalent of the electric chair? Pretty good, eh. Your old friend. …

The Caesar Equation?

Let us at least say of religion that it means that every part of the body is infused with mind, not that the mind is overwhelmed and drowned in body. For the principal attribute of the Gods, without or within us, is mind. -Caeser's Journal XLII-B, aka Thornton Wilder, The Ides of March Rant on. …

Another Night Of Not Finding You-Know-Who Or How I Beat It Before Turning Sixty One Last Time

Ok. Obviously there are better things to be done on a Friday night before flying to my beloved homeland Sunday morning. The only question that remains is: what the hell to do Saturday night? In the mean time, here another fabulous quote as I re-read a book. "When individuals are finally emasculated and alone, bereft …

The Bridge To The Cliff Has Already Been Crossed. So How’s The View While Falling Off The Cliff That Has Been Your Life Journey?

The political payback president stupid owes certain republicans has been trickling in with ferocity lately. By certain republicans, of course, I'm referring to the bat$hit religious nutjobs that got Stupid elected. The best example of this can be seen in #Trump's appointees. There are also a bunch of bat$hit appellate judges he's been appointing--some of …

That Woman Syndrome

One last thought before heading back to the old country where rational thought (still) prevails in the confines of political discourse. I spent a lot of time joining my mother this visit to her various church gatherings. Whether it's mass on Sunday morning or happy-hour at a local lodge, I'm there watching her, witnessing, taking in …

By Definition We Are

psychopath |ˈsīkəˌpaθ| noun a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. sociopath |ˈsōsēōˌpaθ| noun a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience. In the wake of recent "mass" shooting in my beloved #americant, I got to thinking about one …

The Bigot Meter

Trillions of dollars have been spent. Habeas Corpus has been suspended--along with Bill of Rights. The government has the right to spy on you. You can be put on a no-fly list. We now have a government institution named homeland security. We also have a patriot act that cannot be dissolved which guarantees all the above. Seriously. Can …

Great Unknown Men

"The greatest men in the world have passed away unknown. The Buddhas and the Christs that we know are but second-rate heroes in comparison with the greatest men of whom the world knows nothing. Hundreds of these unknown heroes have lived in every country working silently. Silently they live and silently they pass away; and …

Kings or Churches

Ever wonder how a king is made? I mean, how does a monarchy come to be? How does it get its power? Who makes those gold calf crowns? I know. I know. History tells us that monarchs usually are rich, have even more rich friends, including lots of wannabe rich people--and then there are the rest who …

They Were Really Great

"Their precepts related chiefly to ourselves, and the government of those passions which, unrestrained, would disturb our tranquility of mind. In this branch of philosophy they were really great. (Italics mine.) In developing our duties to others, they were short and defective. They embraced indeed the circles of kindred and friends, and inculcated patriotism, or …