Do you know why I don’t worry about Global warming or volcanoes or recycling? Because we are all going to die. Evolution is as certain as a sunrise (for the next few billion years, anyway). Nobody gets out alive and humanity will come to an end someday, regardless of how many taxes we raise or plastic water bottles we bury. NASA reminded us of this fact this week. with a 107 kiloton calling card from nature…
I am continually amazed at people who tell me that they believe in the Constitution and the rights that it guarantees are the first people in line to do the opposite when it suits them. Take @DevinCow, ahem, Congressman Devin Nunes. He once wrote a book filled with platitudes and promises about how much he loves liberty and the rights we have protected by the Constitution.
Until those rights start offending him personally. Then it’s off to the court to file a $250 Million lawsuit against Twitter…
Once upon a time, people started calling each other names.
Seriously, they did. At first, they were clever plays on a person’s original name to be more representative of their character. Take Izabel in the Old Testament. You probably know her a Jezebel, but that is a play on her name, calling her a name if you will, that reflected the character the writers of the Books of Kings wanted to project upon her.
But from long ago it seems like names have both deep meaning, expressing the hopes and dreams of the family, and an opportunity to make fun of them.
And where are we now? Now we get parents who seem to not understand that the names they give their children actually do matter. They set the kid up – no, that’s not it – they set themselves up to be mocked.
Twitter gets people fired. Or criticized for not being contrite enough. Or not being woke enough before it was time to be woke.
Rent-a-Crowds are a thing. Seriously, you can rent a crowd to show up for basically anything. But why…?
A long time ago, an actress went to North Vietnam. In the ensuing years, she has gone on to wealth and fame and high esteem in the eyes of those who were unmoved by her trip. But for those who saw her trip to visit the enemy for treason, it hasn’t been quite as fun of a journey. Now, Jane Fonda has issued what is being reported as an apology. So why is it that Veterans, both from the Vietnam War and after that, seem so unwilling to accept her purported apology? There is a reason, and it’s really not that complicated.
The Director for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was fired when his history of Tweets was uncovered and he was found to have made disparaging comments about pedophilia. Following his firing, the cast and crew of the film have made it clear that they want him rehired since his tweets were “jokes.”
Meanwhile, a young Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves comes without one out of a no-hitter on Sunday. Within seconds of the end of the game, his Twitter record is released and is full of disparaging comments and phrases about gays.
So what is it? Do we conduct a Twitterpast witch hunt every time somebody does something positive? Do we use the results of that hunt to destroy not just the accomplishment, but the future as well? Luckily, a US Senator has a plan…