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MLK Today: Racism is not a Simple Black and White Issue

We cannot treat racism as a simple black and white issue in the 21st century. It’s a multi-faceted issue: obscure, deep, and at times indistinguishable. If the above photo was part of an art exhibition and your job was to distinguish its meaning, you would likely contrive different meanings, altering perceptions. 483 more words

Politics

Motorific - It's Terrific!

Looking through some old Justice League of America issues the other day and came across this ad for Motorific action highway sets:

There’s a couple of things wrong with this ad, not least the first claim from Fred or Larry: 117 more words

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An Awakening

I woke up in 1968. At ten-years-old, I was bubbled within the safety of my family and school. I lived in a tidy house on a quiet dead-end street, with my parents, three sisters, and baby brother. 860 more words

Yesterday's Stories

No Words!

I’m feeling a lot of feelings, thoughts are flying through my mind but I’m feeling very inadequate to express them. This most recent insanity comitted by #45 (I can’t bring myself to utter his name) shocks me but doesn’t surprise me. 183 more words

A Letter To Sen. John Cornyn

I am mailing hard copies of the following letter to senators Cornyn and Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and The Sad Bloated Carrot. We old hippies love the Futile Symbolic Gesture. 1,131 more words

Economics

Snippet: On Naming Storms

Back in the olden days, the only storms that earned names were hurricanes, and they were always women’s names. That, in itself, is fodder for a separate rant. 207 more words

Humor

99 Noteworthy Songs from the 1960s to 1990s

99 Noteworthy Songs from the 1960s to 1990s

by Alexis McCarrens The 1960s
1. A Mess of Blues – Elvis Presley – 1960 515 more words