Category Archives: Issues

Social issues. Legal issues. Society issues.

International Panic Day

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This is a day I “celebrate” without even trying.  It’s International Panic day. Yes- International.  It’s not enough for folks here in the US to panic.  We are panicking all over the globe.  And why not?  Climate change, wars, economic threats, human rights violations- the list goes on.  It’s enough to make you wonder why some people AREN’T panicking! And… Read more »

And You Call Yourself a Christian?

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I’m going to say something that is probably going to piss off some people. I don’t see how it is possible to continue to support Donald Trump and call yourself a Christian at the same time. There is literally nothing even vaguely Christian about this man.  He has cheated on all 3 of his wives.  He has admitted to walking… Read more »

Someone’s Got Their Head up Their Butker

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’d heard all the hubbub about Kansas City Chief’s kicker Harrison Butker’s commencement speech at the Benedictine College in Atchinson Kansas. The usual suspects are complaining that he is being criticized for “speaking out about being a Christian”.  Which is, of course, complete and utter crap.  If Butker had given a speech about… Read more »

Unclear on the Offensive

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I’m sure you’ve seen this on social media.  It’s usually in giant font and it reads “I saw something online that I was offended by and I just scrolled by” followed by something snarky. There are two possible explanations why someone who share this, and neither are very good. The first is that this person shares things that really are… Read more »

Strange Bedfellows Indeed

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We are 7 months away from a Presidential election.  It looks like our choices will be Trump and Biden.  Again.  Bleh.  Grandpa Sleepy vs. Grandpa Felon.  What a time to be alive. For reasons unknown, Nicki Haley is still technically in the race on the Republican side.  She hasn’t won a state yet, not even her home state of South… Read more »

Don’t Let the Gate Hit You………

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Today we’re going to talk about gatekeeping. We are staying clear of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.  That’s another topic for another day.  I’m talking about the simpler, slightly less hateful kind of gatekeeping usually centered about pop culture opinions. The big one I’m seeing online right now is “Beyonce can’t / shouldn’t release a country album”.   Really?  Why not?  Why… Read more »

You’re Not Getting “Hacked”

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You can’t go a day on the Book of Faces without seeing someone posting that they have been hacked.  It’s so common we don’t even get excited about it anymore.  But these people are all wrong.  No one is hacking your grandmother’s Facebook account. What IS happening is that people are opening themselves up to getting their accounts compromised by… Read more »

What are You Supporting?

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There has been a big movement to “Support Law Enforcement” in recent year.  This came about largely as a racially motivated pushback after the George Floyd tragedy, and the people who are supporting it because they are racist idiots are trash plain and simple. Police officers are not above the law anymore than anyone else is and there is indisputable… Read more »

Thanksgiving is Back! A Little Bit.

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A few years ago (in 2016 to be exact)  I wrote about the death of Thanksgiving as a holiday https://beckypalmer.me/?p=857   When I wrote that more and more stores were opening up on Thanksgiving and I thought – as many others did- that in a few years time Thanksgiving would be no more of a holiday than Arbor Day. I’m happy… Read more »