Category Archives: Issues

Social issues. Legal issues. Society issues.

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   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 »

World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Heath Day. Anyone who knows me at all knows how important this topic is to me.  I’ve been very open about my own life-long struggles with my own mental health.  I’ve been very vocal about how the stigma surrounding mental illness has hurt me and people I love. Mental illness is just that- an illness.   There… Read more »

We Forgot

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Last week was the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.  If you went anywhere near social media you were inundated by millions of “Never Forget” posts. But the problem is we DID forget. We forgot what the events of that day did to us as a nation.   We forgot about every store in America running out of American… Read more »

It’s Called Acting People!

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Lately there has been a lot of hubbub about straight actors playing gay characters, cis actors playing trans characters, etc.  Normally I am all about equal rights and representation of ALL kinds of people, but this one that I think the angry mob has wrong.  I understand the thought behind this reasoning and I know that their hearts are in the… Read more »