A cocoon, either literal or metaphorical, is intended to protect its occupant during a time of change like caterpillars transforming into butterflies. But many people also cocoon themselves against knowledge, when it’s knowledge that is needed to bring about a beneficial metamorphosis. They shut themselves away and refuse to hear or see anything that contradicts the dogma that clouds their minds. This becomes frustratingly obvious when one tries to educate a person buried inside one of the Abrahamic religions. Continue reading
It’s getting so you can’t open your mouth anymore without someone taking offense. Everyone it seems is feeling persecuted. Gays and Christians are fussing over rainbows and flags. Conservatives and Liberals are fighting over just about everything (with Libertarians caught between them). Regular citizens are afraid to walk outside because there are so many street thugs waiting for a chance to cut’em up or shoot’em just to get their wallets. Female athletes are rightfully pissed off because males are getting their peckers chopped off then competing in women’s sports. Continue reading
The data presented below is strictly for comparison between states. Whatever conclusions you might draw are strictly your own. I crunched the numbers to satisfy my own curiosity about a couple of things that come up on the news and in debates from time to time. Continue reading
Well here we go again. Christians are once more seeking to worm their doctrine into our public schools. This time it’s in Arkansas. State Representatives Mary Bentley (R) and Gary Stubblefield (R) have sponsored a bill (HB 1701) to allow teachers the option of teaching Creationism to K-12 students as a theory. It’s passed in the State House on a strict party line vote and as of this writing is awaiting a vote in the State Senate. Continue reading
I find it disappointing that as time goes by, civil online discourse is getting harder and harder to find. Discussion forums used to be a lot of fun but anymore things deteriorate into flame wars at the drop of a hat. And I for one am sick of it.
Here we go again. Yet another public school teacher who thinks her religion gives her license to break the law. It’s stuff like this that sits at the heart of my belief that young children must be protected from religion until they’re old enough to think critically on their own. But supposed purveyors of piety know how much easier it is to twist the mind of a child than an adult. As such they continue to shamelessly worm their way into our schools. Continue reading
Author’s Note: This bit is a work of satire. Any resemblance to real persons, places, or mermaids is purely coincidental. This includes any instance of similarity to someone who is real but self-identifies as fictitious or vice versa. Continue reading
So the governors of Texas, the state of my birth and Mississippi, my adopted home state have decreed that it’s time to “open up for business.” I hope that goes well but I must admit being a bit skeptical. Both governors apparently think that we’re safe from the pandemic at this point. But no we aren’t. Not even close. The end result will be a new wave of infections and unnecessary deaths that will rightfully be the fault of these two short-sighted men. Continue reading
OK before I get into this please allow me to make something very clear. I have no issue with the gay community. Sexual orientation is largely decided in the womb before you’re born. We don’t get to decide what gender(s) we are attracted to. It’s just how people are wired. If Jack marries Phil instead of Jill, my life doesn’t change. It’s their business, not mine and I wish them happiness and prosperity. The LGBTQ folks deserve all the same rights as the rest of us. And if you wish to have gender reassignment surgery, it’s your call to make. Again, I wish you well.
But sometimes our rights come into conflict, and things can get complicated. Or as the old saying goes, “Your right to swing your arm ends at my nose.” It is just such a conflict that concerns me here. So let’s dive into it… Continue reading
Of all the craziness being pushed by the Left in America, I think the idea of “slavery reparations” might be the most outlandish of them all. Yes, there was a time when reparations would have been justified – back when the majority of former slaves were still alive. But now? Generations have come and gone. Race is no longer a factor where civil rights are concerned. The time for reparations has long since passed. Continue reading