“The Spam Problem”

Sent by a reader* with the title shown as the subject line. I did track down the origin: it’s from November 30, 2016 — a few weeks after Trump was elected — as an entry in a Trump “Photoshop Battle” on Reddit by user LeontiosTheron. * I didn’t make it, so no “RandysRandom.com” imprint on it. The … See the Meme

Fun Fact: Patriotism

“To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary and spontaneous instead of a compulsory routine is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds. We can have intellectual individualism and the rich cultural diversities that we owe to exceptional minds only at the price of … See the Meme

Alternative Realities

Giving the commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute (May 16, 2018), Tillerson warned that democracy in America is threatened by a “growing crisis in ethics and integrity.” “If we do not as Americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both the public and private sector … See the Meme

Orwell on Freedom

It’s Orwell Week (#1 of 3) George Orwell was a pen name for Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic best known for the novella Animal Farm (1945), and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Orwell understood policing. In 1922 Blair took a position as a police officer in Burma. A colleague there recalled … See the Meme

Strengthen the Wall

Ever notice? Both like to build their monuments to themselves at the top of a hill. If the image looks familiar, yeah, you’ve seen it before with different text. Sometimes you can get double duty out of the work done to create a graphic. 🙂

Today’s World

Meanwhile, Education is mostly stuck in the era of “Grapes of Wrath”.

Not To Be Used for Bribing Politicians

My photo: I got this bill in change. It wasn’t done well, as the URL at the bottom got cut off, but I found this is from Stamp Stampede. I hadn’t heard of them before, so I looked it up: Stamp Stampede is a grassroots campaign mobilizing people across the country to stamp messages on … See the Meme

The Magic of Time Zones

Hell: some parts of the country are actually afraid of clocks — if they run forward, at least.

Confiscation Begins

Clickable article link: http://bit.ly/4000guns Not that I’m suggesting it’s a bad idea: they did somehow manage to get guns despite failing the background check. Yet what are we continually told? Little steps lead to big steps. After all, wasn’t that what was behind the February headlines like Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People … See the Meme

The American Way

The context? It’s part of an editorial Roosevelt wrote for the Kansas City Star, published on May 7, 1918, regarding America’s involvement in World War I. Roosevelt had been quite critical of President Woodrow Wilson’s conduct of the war, and frequently wrote editorials advocating for more U.S. involvement on the European war front. Those editorials led to accusations … See the Meme