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Politics

Google-owned Quora: It’s Rude Not to Laugh at Dead Conservative Opponents

Evidently some liberal decided to take offense at the post below. The question: Is it karma or Irony that John McDaniel, a vocal protester against the Governor of Ohio’s shutdown orders, has recently died of COVID-19? One wonders if it’s okay for conservatives to mock women who die during abortions, [Read More]

Trump Derangement Syndrome
Donald Trump

The inchoate, vacuous emotionalism of Trump Derangement Syndrome

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased Trump Derangement Syndrome symptoms from moderate to acute, with rampant emotionalism erasing all sense and reason. I didn’t like Barack Obama. My dislike for him started with his policies and, eventually, extended to his person. Policy-wise, I didn’t like his frequently expressed belief that America [Read More]

Coronavirus memes
Politics

Bookworm Beat 4/13/20 — the “this is the place to come for coronavirus memes” illustrated edition

If you’re looking for coronavirus memes, my friend, you’ve come to the right place, and I’ll throw some bonus Biden memes, silly stuff, and random wisdom.     He’s 94; she’s 91: If you liked this post, you can find more illustrated editions here.

War

Revisionist History Is Alive and Well on Social Media: Japan as Victim

Scott Kerwin, writing at Quora, takes on a common revisionist theme – that the US was responsible for the war with Japan, and ultimately the atomic bombings were war crimes perpetrated against an innocent people. This question garnered over 20k views, 3 shares and over 400 upvotes before Quora took [Read More]

Conspiracy theory
Politics

The enormity of what Obama’s people did to Trump makes this conspiracy theory . . . reasonable?

A theory about a peculiar Eric Holder tweet doesn’t seem like a laughable conspiracy theory when you consider what Obama-ites have already done to Trump. I’ve always said of conspiracy theories that they connect invisible dots to make imaginary lines. Within their own tight little universe, they make total sense. [Read More]

Passover
Politics

For Passover this year, China will take Pharaoh’s role

The Passover story provides us with deep insights into the nature of tyranny. This year, China’s tyranny is the subject of my annual Passover post. For roughly 3,500 years, Jews have been telling and retelling the story of Passover — which is also the story of the world’s first revolt [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

African-Americans and the Second Amendment

Scott Kerwin, writing at Quora, takes on the belief common on the Left that the African-American community supports gun control because they suffer from a disproportionate level of violence. But Kerwin points out that this same community also suffers a disproportionate level of state-sanctioned violence – racist actions by the [Read More]

Trump has freedom to act
Donald Trump

Thanks to Democrats, Trump is unchained and has freedom to act

Democrats think they’ve outsmarted Trump by saying everything he’s done is bad. They’ve done the opposite, though. Trump is now free to act as he sees fit. Democrats, both inside and outside of the media, are feeling pretty pleased with themselves. As far as they’re concerned, they’ve got Trump locked [Read More]

Politics

It was inevitable that socialized medicine gave up on the elderly with COVID-19

It’s no surprise that socialized medicine countries stopped treating their old people. Socialized medicine rations care even when there’s not an emergency. I was talking to a friend in Spain who has taken his 88-year-old mother into his home. His mother had previously been living in a retirement community near [Read More]

Culture

On Cultural Appropriation: How Appropriation is Characteristic of Culture

Scott Kerwin writing at Quora answers the question, “Why do people not like cultural appropriation?” You may be too young to remember, but are you familiar with the Japanese PS2 game Katamari Damacy? If it wasn’t designed by the Japanese I’d say it was designed by two surfers tripping acid. [Read More]

Race Relations

Guilty of Being White

Olzhas Yessenbayev isn’t white but gives an interesting defense for those who are when addressing the question, “What sucks about being white?” at Quora, a Google company. Olzhas writes: Quick disclaimer here: I am not White. I am not European. I am Asian, and I come from such a part [Read More]

Pop culture

I Can’t Hear You Over the Sound of My Freedom

Murphy Barrett confronts a question at Quora, “Do Americans have any idea their patriotism might be exaggerated from the point of view of foreigners?” His answer has been viewed over 40,000 times and has been upvoted almost 3,000 times. Read it here in it’s entirety.  Do Americans have any idea [Read More]

Culture

Why is the Right Wing So Anti-Intellectual?

Ashley Lande, writing at Quora, rises to the challenge to take on this common misconception about the Right. Here’s her answer, taken from Quora, a Google company. Let me ask you a question. Do you have one of those areas of experience you’re knowledgeable in because you’ve known it since [Read More]