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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 22

Greetings and Salutations! Today, in the House, much of the time has been spent by the two parties working on finalizing the Articles of Impeachment for El Cheeto. The Democrats are simply stating the facts, calmly and with some regret. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Tamela Shanelle Moore

Greetings and Salutations. A few days ago, as my wife and I were returning to the house after a quick run out through the world, I saw a bubble of white on the driveway ahead of us. I stopped, and … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Hubris, Conspiracy Loonies and Poor Education

Ran into the following thread on a Philosophy group I follow. DS: THIS POST IS ABOUT AN ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS BELIEF: THAT PALAEONTOLOGICAL EVIDENCE SUPPORTS BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION The argument is as follows: Whenever we observe the fossil records we notice … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg and addressing the G4

Greetings and Salutations. The other day, in the Civil Discourse group on Facebook, the following comment was posted, decrying Ms. Thunberg’s speech to the G4 questioning the wisdom of having her address that collection of world leaders. This is the … Continue reading

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Talking with a Cultist, part 2

I had an interesting discussion in a thread today, and, one of the posts was involved enough that I decided to add it to my blog. It falls into the category of dealing with Cultists, and addressing their objections. It … Continue reading

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The Censor Ship

Greetings and Salutations; It being just past “Talk like a pirate day”, I thought it appropriate to go on a little ocean voyage… An interesting question was brought to my attention today – “Is Censorship Good, or Bad?” This came … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 21 – Complaining about America

This meme appeared on my Facebook timeline today, and as it raises some good points, I thought I would add it to the collection of essays I am building here. My disagreement with this meme is rooted in the fact … Continue reading

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“Christians” and Welfare

Greetings and Salutations. The following interaction that I had of Facebook illustrates the sort of difficulties I run into when trying to engage El Cheeto’s cultists, or, the Conservatives who have ONE view of reality. DCM: The Constitution says that … Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes, Part 20 – Third party Candidates

Greetings and Salutations. Today, I want to take a moment to talk about third party political candidates in America. Because of the political turmoil we are seeing, combined with the flood of Democrats running for the Nod to be the … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse about Touchy Subjects.

An interesting moment on Facebook that is a perfect example of the extremest stances that we are in these days. The original post was of a thread from Quora, starting with the question “Why do people get angry when I … Continue reading

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How “Sheltered” are abandoned or surrendered Companion Animals?

Today, this image was posted on Facebook, with the following commentary, by a fellow named Jason Franks I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 19

Greetings and Salutations; As we are all aware, the political turmoil and madness that has engulfed this great land continues. Every day, we see more, increasingly worrisome, and unhinged statements coming from the White House. We see actions being taken … Continue reading

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Is this the End?

Just a little bit ago, one of the folks I see on my timeline posted a link, to a Forbes.com article titled “Sorry, Global Warming Alarmists. The Earth Is Cooling” It was posted without comment, so, I am not sure … Continue reading

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The Joys of Living in the Country

Greetings and Salutations; For something completely different, let me tell you about a moment we had a few years ago, when we were starting to move into the new house. The cats were not there yet, as we were getting … Continue reading

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Education In America?

Greetings and Salutations; Well, life is complicated, so I have a fair backlog of items to discuss, which, hopefully, will produce more frequent updates. It will be interesting to see what actually happens! My topic of interest today is Education, … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 18

Greetings and Salutations; Earlier today, I was reading posts on Park Overall’s page, and found this post she put online: I would preface this by saying – to all my young people, but I can’t. I have to say it … Continue reading

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Why do some still support this administration?

Greetings and Salutations; I saw an interesting query on FaceBook today, and thought I would say a few words about it. The poster had this question and comments: T.M. Trump is a problem. The GOP is a problem. Our fellow … Continue reading

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Gun Clubs for People Of Color

  Greetings and Salutations; We are seeing more and more news reports of people of color being gunned down by the police.  Common threads in these reports?  There are a few: The victim was unarmed. The lethal force was applied … Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes, Part 17

Greetings and Salutations; The debacle that is the current administration continues to sink into the cesspool. The POOO is continuing to get more and more frantic in his attempts to divert attention away from his malfeasance. Counsel Mueller continues to … Continue reading

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Sifting through the ashes, Part 16

Greetings and Salutations; An interesting conversation arose on FaceBook today,  and motivated me to write this entry.    A person I was discussing politics with (yes,  I know that is a tightrope),  had this to say to explain how he felt … Continue reading

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