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Helpful Tips for Nazis

Dear Nazis, Congratulations! American apathy and misplaced aggression have created an environment that has allowed you emerge proudly from your hidey holes. You white supremacists have always had a wealth of pride, but ya’ll don’t even wear masks anymore. You present yourself as ‘bravely’ unafraid of the repercussions of your bullshit–which can only mean that you either think most people agree with you, or that the few who DO agree with you are powerful enough to protect you from those…

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Selfishness

I’m going to be completely selfish in this post. What’s new, right? I am far too young to have lost so many classmates to early death. Sure, I’m almost 50, (well, turning 47 this year, so closer to 50 than 40) and that’s a lot more time than a lot of people get. Hell, it might be more time than most people get. I haven’t looked it up. At this point, I went to school with people who died and…

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Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

It’s been a few days, so I think I’m finally ready to say something about the death of my favorite living actor, Bill Paxton. I’d always been a fan of his from stuff like Weird Science and Aliens which we saw over and over again when it came out–I was a junior in high school. Plus I remembered him from The Lords of Discipline. I thought he was so versatile and funny and amazing. He was credited as “Wild” Bill…

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Low

Whelp, it was fun having a president who didn’t make me ashamed to be an American. I mean, look at what we’ve had to deal with just in my lifetime. Jimmy Carter was awesome, but treated badly due to his “soft” nature. See, when I was a kid, it was Democrats who said we should be a “Christian nation,” by which they meant feeding the poor and housing the homeless. Like many things between Republicans and Democrats, this has completely…

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Deaths 2016

Okay dammit, there have been too many artist and fictional deaths this year.I’m fucking sick of it. Like who, you ask? Alan Rickman — this was bullshit. Not that old and we had no idea it was coming. Shenanigans. Bowie — no comment required. Prince — ditto. All of these are utter bullshit Norma Bates on Bates Motel. Okay, we knew that was coming. So why was it so horrifying and tragic? Because they’re great at what they do. Anton…

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Once again, I literally can not even.

The Good: I voted. I’m so glad I did, because several analysts have said Ann Arbor was a potentially pivotal factor–as late as 11pm. We lost in the end, but I can at least know that I did what I could. I’m gratified to see the good guys coming together, vowing to protect the vulnerable–because they’re gonna need it. I’m not an especially powerful person, but if I can do something to help you or someone you know who is…

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Ode to Olly

Imma talk about Game of Thrones and I’m not gonna cut it even though it has spoilers for earlier in this season. So skip ahead now if you don’t want to know. This is 100% showie information, no book stuff here. I’ve heard several people speak as if they’re “okay” with the death of young Olly. I’m really not. I cried almost as much for Olly as I did for Princess Shireen–though methinks Shireen will be avenged in a few…

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So long, good lady!

Like most of us, I don’t normally answer my phone when I don’t recognize the number. But when it rang around 6:45 this evening, I figured it was either a telemarketer I could mess with, or an amusing wrong number. In fact, it was H’s Aunt Sherry, who I don’t think I’d ever talked to before. H’s grandmother, a lovely woman named Virginia (also a family name in my own family of origin) had died on Valentine’s Day. We hadn’t…

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Um…

Am I the only one who remembers that Glenn Frey was kind of an asshole? Not quite as bad as Don Henley though. Both of those dudes were bitter jags when the Beavis and Butthead album knocked Eagles Greatest Hits off the charts. “I guess we’ll all get together in 20 years for the Beavis and Butthead reunion.” And then we did. Because Beavis and Butthead are hilarious.

The Refugee Crisis is Making ME Hate America!

How much more disgusted is it possible to be with one’s countrymen? Every time I think I’ve reached maximum disgust between the Tea Party and all their nonsense, in-your-face gun activists who can’t go out to dinner without packing major heat, and Donald Trump being treated as if he’s actually a viable presidential candidate–I get schooled on how cowardly and terrible Americans can be. I know plenty of Christians online and in RL–of all stripes. I know Mormons who think…

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