Disconnected Thoughts

September 5, 2016

Brainstorming

Here are some things I’ve been thinking today. If we were eating a meal together, I would probably figure out a way to inject them into the conversation. But because I have no social life, I am sharing them here, in this blog post, with random strangers, lurkers and family members checking up on me.

  • Why We’re Hearing More Racist Comments in “Polite Society”
    • I believe that future social scientists will come to the conclusion that one result of Barack Obama’s presidency was a resurgence in public sphere racist dialogue. Not just as a reaction to Obama, but Obama gave racists an opportunity to say racist stuff that heretofore had been discouraged in public, under the guise of complaining about a President, and it just grew from there.

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Contradictions

November 8, 2012

Take a look at these two recent headlines:

Vitamins and Supplement Linked to

Higher Risk of Death

vs.

Multivitamin Use Linked to

Lowered Cancer Risk

My only conclusion is that by eating vitamins, I’ll die sooner, but not of cancer.

Read the rest of this entry »


November 7, 2012


Words Don’t Lie! Romney and Obama Revealed!

November 4, 2012

Hi Citizens,

Before those of you who are eligible cast your indirect vote for US President (I hope all of you have come to know your state electors well, since your vote just technically authorizes them to vote on your behalf) it’s important to really know the candidates. Yes, you can look at position papers, voting history and party platforms, but it’s much more revealing (and fun) to see what their very names tell us.

Let’s start with President Obama:

Read the rest of this entry »


What if We Hired People for Other Jobs the Way We Hire Politicians?

October 19, 2012

A Police Officer:

“You should hire me because that other gal that interviewed hangs out with known crooks.”

Read the rest of this entry »


Obama and the Peace Prize: Ouch!

December 10, 2009

Dear President Obama,

I am still a big supporter & thrilled that you are President. However, your Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech sounded like a more eloquent version of a speech George Bush could have given.

I know that you never made any illusions about your belief that some wars are necessary, but the Nobel Prize occasion should have been an opportunity to express a bigger vision of what’s possible in human relations. We CAN change the world, but it takes people in power, such as yourself, to help change the way nations solve problems. Read the rest of this entry »


%d bloggers like this: