But we never learn: we keep flipping back and forth, one to the other, when they let us down.
My friends range from liberal to conservative, and atheist to pious. And they all enrich my life and my understanding of the world.
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
“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
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
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
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. 🙂
Meanwhile, Education is mostly stuck in the era of “Grapes of Wrath”.
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
Hell: some parts of the country are actually afraid of clocks — if they run forward, at least.