“Both Sides” Re-re-boot

Originally posted on The View from the Armchair:
I’m sharing this again because it seems that there is far too much false equivalence going around. Keeping an open mind doesn’t mean I have to pretend up is down for the sake of conversation. ************************************************************************************************ Some folks disingenuously use the “both sides” argument, and others employ…

Abortion Rights

Originally posted on The View from the Armchair:
Roe v Wade is settled law. Remember Kavanaugh saying that? Or, was it somebody said they heard his say that? Well, it was bullshit. Roe v Wade has never been settled law to right-wing extremists. TX passed a law not only outlawing abortion after 6 weeks (effectively…

Coup?

Originally posted on The View from the Armchair:
We’ve been prone to political hyperbole in the 21st century, so terms like traitor and treason and fascist and coup have started to lose their impact. That has had the unfortunate effect of people dismissing warnings of the rise of fascism and authoritarianism as a part of…

“Never Forget”

It’s 11 September, national “never forget” day. We’re not going to forget. 11 September 2001 had an enormous impact on our national psyche. It is a significant historical event that will be taught to every new American, like Pearl Harbor. (Though, we weren’t still bombing Japan in 1961.) So what is the call to “never … More “Never Forget”

Minimum Wage vs Military Pay

Originally posted on The View from the Armchair:
Arguments comparing service members’ wages to minimum wage (asserting that service members make less) continue to circulate. This is somehow meant to support arguments against raising the minimum wage, even though the arguments in favor of raising the minimum wage are not related to military pay. The…

Abortion Rights

Roe v Wade is settled law. Remember Kavanaugh saying that? Or, was it somebody said they heard his say that? Well, it was bullshit. Roe v Wade has never been settled law to right-wing extremists. TX passed a law not only outlawing abortion after 6 weeks (effectively outlawing all abortion) but also “deputizing” people to … More Abortion Rights

COVID – 27 AUG 2021

Isn’t is great living in a post-COVID world? LOL/JK!!! COVID is still a pandemic, and it’s still killing people around the world. Here’s some global trends: And I’ll bet you’ll never guess who is leading the world in new cases per day. Give up? See below… That’s right, it’s the US! We’re always saying we’re … More COVID – 27 AUG 2021