Loosely Speaking

Friday, September 18, 2020

RBG, RIP

After the first shock and the sorrow for a lost champion, now I am thinking, what would she want of us now? She can't do any more for us, but she showed us what to do: Stand up to power when it's wrong, never give up on the ideals and values we honor, never quit fighting just because we've taken a... Sign in to see full entry.

Talk like you mean it.

"Socialism" and "Capitalism" are words thrown around carelessly as if they are whole, complete and meaningful notions, as if they are in that one word, enormous problems for one mindset or another. They are not. "Socialism" is a boxful of ideologically distinct notions, and when Conservatives use it... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Of Governments and Coups

I read a thing that said we are living in a fast-running fascist coup in the US, that has been going on since this current maladministration began. I disagree. The coup has been a slow-moving thing, a long game put in motion back in the Reagan years if not earlier. It is the corporate 'persons' and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Where to live in this wide country

Will the devastating effects of climate warming change where in the world you plant yourself? This article offers an answer to that question on a large scale:... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

I'm just going to leave this here...

An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the passive voice. • An... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 31, 2020

What if...? Language edition

What if we dropped the words Good and Bad, and all their variations, from regular use? What if we required ourselves to be specific, to actually communicate more than I like or I don't like? What if we had to give reasons for what we like or not? What if we found real words where we're in the habit... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

the towers of babble

I'm done with all the talk: I hate being lied to, especially when it is so blatant and obvious. I hate watching theories, speculations and opinions presented at truths, especially when they are absurd and so totally misinformed. I hate the cheap insults and smears that actually do more for the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Useful stuff for voters and people who talk to voters:

This is a very long read from someone who knows what he's talking about, so his opinions are worth something. ========== From Sean Freeder (PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley), friend-of-friend. Well, now that Biden has chosen his VP, and the usual suspects have gathered the various... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Special Privileges

I am glad to see that C 19 numbers in Colorado and specifically in El Paso County, continue to decline. The mandating of masking up in public places may have something to do with that. Such a simple and easy solution... and yet--All those whinging about their 'freedom' are really about protecting... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Who we are

We are not a nation of people acclimated to doffing the hat or tugging the forelock to our "betters." We created a nation, for better and/or worse, based on the sovereignty and equality of the individual. For good or ill, that is who we are. Yes, it is a spectrum of energies that expresses itself... Sign in to see full entry.

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