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Micro-aggressions, gluten and a wide assortment of bathrooms

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BathroomsWe’re living in strange times.

At the top of our list of should-be concerns are a nuclear ambitious Iran, a nuclear capable North Korea, a leading presidential contender who’s being investigated by the FBI, 18 trillion dollars in debt, more Americans on food stamps than ever before, terrorism on the rise, family values disintegrating, abortion as a contraceptive, half of all pregnancies being unwanted, and that’s just to name a few.  You’d think though that we have such deep seeded insecurities that our focus can go no further than those things that have the potential to make us feel bad, probe at our inner vulnerabilities and encourage government dependence.  Why else would we be hyper focused on such things as micro-aggression, hurt speech, gluten, GMO’s, safe spaces, and the assurance that we’re certain to have a wide assortment of bathrooms to satisfy any gender bending abstraction.  A big clue to our transformation is our newly acquired ineptitude when it comes to figuring out what bathroom to use.

Sadly we’re losing those in our society who were part of the “greatest generation.”  To add insult to their sacrifices, it’s being replaced by the “helpless generation.”

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Extremists and religion

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Extremists

There are those who’s nose goes straight up in the air, their arms immediately cross over their chests followed by a heavy sigh of acrimonious air exhaled if anyone dares to criticize the Islamic faith,  After all, even the President wagged his finger at us to say that Christians are no better.  Look no further than the crusades.  To that bunch of hooey we say get a grip on reality and start loosening up on your PC condition.  Too bad you can’t go back hundreds of years and try to fix that crusade problem.  In the mean time, can we focus on why we’re more likely to today to be beheaded than we were a decade ago?

Can you spot what’s missing in this gun violence info-graphic?

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Courtesy of the Washington Post on Sunday December 13, 2015, we now have a “clear” picture of how bad the gun violence is in this country.  “50 years of mass shootings in the U.S.” screams the headline followed by an info-graphic that captures all of the well known tragic gun related shootings that we recall vividly or perhaps with just a hint of remembrance if you’re old enough.  But there are missing pieces to this carefully constructed puzzle.  In the fine print the Washington Post notes that this info-graphic:

“does not include gang killings, shootings that began as other crimes such as robberies, and killings that involved only the shooter’s family.” 

That seems like a wide swath of omitted data and makes the reader question the motives of such cherry picking journalism.  We’ll leave it up to you to determine why those tragic categories of violence shouldn’t be considered “mass shootings.”

Feel free to comment below.

Gun violence

Gun ban list, any list will do

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The List

All of the buzz about the no-fly list, yet it’s still unclear how someone gets on and off that list.  Seems about as reasonable as using Santa’s.

An unexpected Trump fan.

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Trump Fan
Hillary and her minions must be quietly praising Trump for storming into the picture and turning the Republican establishment on itself.  As long as he continues to stay in this race, and it certainly looks like he has staying power, the more the focus leaves her and bores in on the GOP divide.

At the end of a Presidential election, voters often consider it a choice of the lesser of two evils.  That’s likely due to the continued negative campaigning to the point where each of the candidates have been torn down in the eyes of the voters.  The GOP candidates are doing just that for the primary!  By the time they get to the general election the victor will be scared, beaten, burned, and basted leaving Hillary to sweep in unscathed.  Please quit giving her a reason to cackle.

Chipotle, black beans, hold the e coli

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Ecoli BurritoThe GMO-conscious Chipotle restaurants have been recently linked to an outbreak of e coli bacteria infections in as many as 52 people in 9 states across the country as of Friday, 12/4/15.  Perhaps the restaurant chain should spend more time working on pathogen avoidance which we know are deadly, instead of GMO’s which have shown no proven harmful effects.  Even with the admitted lack of effects, the FDA already regulates food derived through biotechnology such as GMO’s.  Personally, we’d rather have e coli-free burritos.  You can keep your GMO hysteria.

Better decision making through coin flips

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Hope for Change

This President has a unique track record.  He says ISIS isn’t a threat, then on that very day they attack Paris.  Next he mocks Republicans by saying they’re afraid of women and orphans, then a deadly terrorist attack in California involving a woman.

We really shouldn’t think of orphans as a problem, but now we’re not so sure.