Former: The Most Important Word In Government Titles

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

The most important thing to keep in mind about having a role in the State is that it ends, and then you go home and you’re just another citizen again. This is really important. My father, with whom I agree…

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Royalty: You Just Can’t Get More Un-American

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Elizabeth Windsor died today. This will be the subject of a lot of news coverage in the coming months, along with the installation of her successor. That’s fine: she was the Queen of England (among many other titles). She was…

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Colorful Speech: We’re Doing This Again?

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, this weekend it came to light (in a rather dramatic fashion) that some folks think “colored” is a racial slur. Not just problematic, but an actual slur whose use warrants expelling a panelist from a professional conference. That’s gonna…

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Still Going: The Energizer Pandemic

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Even if you follow the news, you might be forgiven for thinking that the SARS-COV-2 pandemic was largely in the past. You’d be wrong, of course. It is still very much with us, and has been growing steadily since (shortly…

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Abortion: Ignoring The Real Problem

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Abortion’s legality is not a problem that should be addressed directly; there is an underlying problem that should to be solved instead. At what point does a new human come into existence? For any of you who aren’t familiar with…

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Endemic: Just Another Word For “Giving Up”

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Newsom’s grabbing for the brass ring before the ride stops. Again. Today’s infuriating headline is “California to unveil shift to ‘endemic’ approach to coronavirus“. Endemic. So, for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, “endemic” means accepting the disease…

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Don’t Stop Now: Riding the Pandemic Tiger

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It’s appropriate that we just entered The Year of The Tiger, since apparently a whole lot of folks need reminding about what “riding a tiger” means. ‘He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount’. And he damn well should be. One thing about…

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Just Stop It: This “Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated” Stuff Is Nonsense

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This has been bugging me for a few weeks: Stop calling it a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”; that’s just not true. And it’s not helpful. It’s very much still a pandemic of everyone. First, it’s still a pandemic: That’s the…

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Lowe’s And SARS-Cov-2: Good Policy, Bad Follow-through

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So I was just at the local Lowe’s, because staying properly isolated during a pandemic involves a surprising number of trips to the hardware store on account of all the home-based projects that I’m getting done this summer, and I…

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Good One, Gavin: Now Apologize For Making It Necessary

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So, as Wonkette subtly points out in Gavin Newsom: Better Part Of Valor Is SHUTTING CALIFORNIA THE F*CK BACK DOWN, we’re putting the brakes on our brief dalliance with reopening public gathering places in the midst of a pandemic. So,…

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