Your Dreams are Stupid – and Other Wisdom

Your dreams are stupid
Here's another quote from Epictetus. I like it because it explains pretty well how I see life. That can be summed up as, "things - are". "When something happens, the only thing in your power is your attitude toward it. It is not the things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance. Things and people are not what we wish them to be nor are they what they seem to be. They are wh...
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Letter from White House Counsel Pat. A Cipollone

thickastheives
Below is the letter that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel, Adam Schiff, and Elijah Cummings. The short of it, if you don't want to read it, is that the impeachment effort is a farce. He explains why it is unconstitutional, violates due process, is not actually an impeachment inquiry, and that the actions of the Democrats are actually more in que...
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Elizabeth Warren & Adam Schiff – Lying Liars Lie

We recently talked about how Warren lied about why she was fired from her teaching job. She says it was because she was "visibly pregnant". We now have proof that she lied. The meeting minutes from the board of education, a legal record, states that they actually renewed her position for a second year and that she put in her resignation which they "accepted with regret". She lied - outright. When ...
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Transcript of Trump Telephone Call

Well...here it is...the transcript of "the call". I don't think there can be any other conclusion than - Trump didn't do anything wrong. The call is mild. There is no pressure. Biden's own video bragging is much worse than anything Trump says in this. Trump for his part is really just asking them to do something that should have been done before and would have been done before if Biden had not...
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The Timely Tale of Tales Told in Code

I wrote a post and published it. The text is below. What happened with that post was quite ironic. First, here is the post. It had no link and this image. "I'm going to have to come up with some solution to get around Facebook's censorship. You know, that's what people always do when other's try to oppress - they find a way around it. Perhaps I'll need to write some posts in the original pl...
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Disney’s Skin Color Problem

The other day I posted about the casting of the live action Little Mermaid movie. My comment was about the red hair. Others commented about race. It does seem that there is a strange standard when it comes to casting. It's okay to replace an entire male cast with females or a character that has been (the little mermaid) that has been white in the most famous iteration of the story which came out i...
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The Bible Is Homophobic?

Well...of course the bible is actually anti-LGBTQ. The book is clear on the subject of homosexuality and feminine men. Though many do ignore those inconvenient parts of the book it does indeed stand strongly against this behavior. Of course, note how I say "against this behavior" because it is the behavior that's at issue when it comes to Christianity. A view that these behaviors is okay is new...
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Don’t Carry a Burden that isn’t Yours – Slavery’s Past is Passed

Linked below is an editorial in response to the couple who toured a plantation and complained that the tour talked too much about slavery. I wasn't there so I'm not sure what "too much" really constitutes. I can see both sides of this. The one side is that when you tour a plantation house you really should be prepared to know that there were slaves there once and if you are getting a history lesso...
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All the Left Offers is Misery, All Socialism Has is Pain

Bill Maher
This is not the first time that Bill Maher has said this, that he thinks if we have a recession that it would mean Trump would not get elected again. He's getting a lot of attention for saying this but in reality the entire leftist agenda is based on people doing poorly. If people are doing well, then the left has nothing. True conservatism (I have to say "true" because there are other brands) is ...
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Conservation vs Environmentalism

Bindi Irwin
As you know I'm a conservationist not an environmentalist. I've given some hints as to what that means to me but never really spelled it out. The way I think of conservation is connected with the idea of the "tragedy of the commons". Resources that are shared are often misused. People have a natural tendency to look out for themselves. This is perfectly understandable. People may be embarrassed ...
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Michelle Carter Case – Are Words Murder?

We know that rights to have limits. The limit to free speech is mostly in how that speech wrongfully harms another. I say wrongfully because speech that rightfully harms another is perfectly fine. If you say someone is a child molester and they aren't, then you are in trouble. If you say they are a child molester and they are that's a different story. The story below is about a woman who encour...
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United States Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence, Engrossed copypost treatment
Action of Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God en...
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To the Left Trump Deescalated America

Trump for the people
The silly article linked below is just quotes from people who were at Trump's campaign announcement. That wonderful Wanka-esque ride down the escalator. Is it a "deescalator" when you go down? But I digress. In all the worthlessness of this article I did find one quote that I think typifies both the hatred of Trump and the success of Trump. "Carter Wiseman, former architecture critic for New Yo...
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Abortion: The Life of the Mother

It's popular among some to say that abortion is never (NEVER they say in all caps) necessary to save the life of the mother. That isn't true. The below linked article gives one very good example of that. A case where a woman is carrying twins and one of the twins has died inside of her but the other twin has not. "Cecily Kellogg, 44, a writer who lives near Philadelphia, says that was the situa...
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Violence, intolerance, humanity, and the border

As I have clearly stated over and over, I'm in favor of building a wall and I'm in favor of immigration reform and a strong set of criteria for citizenship or extended stay in the country for work or school. However, there is nothing in this stance that should ever be taken to mean I'm against immigrants or have the slightest hing of xenophobia. I don't. The below linked article points out a 60...
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