Teh Squeaky Wheel
Carp…after that overblown greeting, I got nothin’ else.
Maaaaan…between work, household stuff and having some kind of token offline life, I have to admit to “scandal/outrage fatigue”. I’m burned out from trying to be an informed citizen (something our republic kinda requires if one wishes to retain some semblance of same).
Things would be a whole lot easier if our FedGov’s effect on my daily life were really limited…if only our Founders had taken that into account. 👿
Why, if we lived in an actual republic, BrendaK and I would reside less than a day’s drive from damned near every public official who needs their ass kicked. (CA, TX, AK and HI residents perhaps not so much, but still…)
It is tiring, Fatwa. I feel that this, the perpetual sense of outrage and recrimination, will continue for the rest of our lives. Sad.
It’s never not about race.
“But when you take a step back, the imagery that’s seen not only just at that moment but also the judge hugging Ms. Guyger later, it infuriates me — it drives me crazy because what you see is a place and a posture in which African-Americans — black folk always are having to show forgiveness when that is not reciprocated.”
It’s so damned sad that, more than 56 years after MLK’s most famous speech, so many Americans still adamantly refuse to judge people by “the content of their character”, rather than the color of their skin.
Fark race-baiting “pundits” like Bakari Sellers. And the media outlets who give them ongoing exposure.
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Been having a good conversation with Teh Older about his work projects and school projects.
Mrs. Paddy and I went to a high school football game last night. One of the young men at her church is the quarterback and we sat with his extended family. It was an exciting and loud game, that came down to the final minute. The other team had the ball and was up by one point with 1:17 left. They ran out the clock.