Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Down and out #pencildrawing #lawyerart

It gets hard sometimes.
Sometimes hard times are the only times.

#Ursula the sea witch #crayondrawing

Monday, April 29, 2019

Thoughts on #GameofThrones

I have read 4 of the 5 available Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) books. I also read the prequel. I've not yet made it to A Dance with Dragons, but I suppose I will soon enough. I believe I've only watched the TV show through Season 4, episode 2 where Joffrey is killed. Everyone who is sentient knows this is the last season of Game of Thrones. That's fine. It is a well done show, but I do have to say I find the people who don't at least attempt to read George RR Martin's books as cheapening Martin's creative genius. I can understand quibbling with Martin's style--it isn't for everyone as it is like books within books combined by a thread through the narrative that is often hard to find. While I love some television shows and watch them, reducing America to a culture that prefers to watch and not read is problematic to me. I will always prefer books and short stories. Our words matter. Words matter a lot even if we are a people that elected a semi-literate moron president, perhaps words matter even more so now.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

#SocialSecurity won't be drastically reduced or eliminated in 2035

These stories creep up each year, and Congress ALWAYS accounts for it in the budget. The deadline is always extended. So don't believe it when you hear Social Security will be reduced or eliminated in 2035. These stories are click-bait, and they come up every year. I believe the doomsday date where Social Security theoretically "runs out" was extended from last year's 2034 to this year's 2035. It is a trick of accounting.

Think about it: would a politician slit his or her own throat by cutting Social Security? No. They may talk about it, but they will never do it. It is political suicide, and it will wreck our economy if they do it.

Don't believe it. Social Security is just fine.

But there's one thing you can count on: these kinds of stories and bedbug stories each year. Book it.

Bob the Unicorn his insights in #webcomic volume 1

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Should you be able to sue #antivaxxer parents?

Since the beginning human beings have fought against disease. For so much of human history, diseases such as polio, plague, measles, small pox, and many others couldn't be cured. Fortunately, plague is the only one of those listed that cannot be cured, but it no longer exists except in a lab. Since 1996 anti-vaxxers have chosen not do vaccinate their children. People have died over it, gotten sick, and it has created a lot of fear. Diseases such as small pox, measles, and polio have come back. And why? Because a group of idiot anti-vaxxers believe they and their kids are better off not taking vaccinations. Should these parents be liable if their kids make other kids sick?

Of course they should. It is a public health crisis, and other children have died because these inconsiderate and moronic parents.

Study after study has shown that vaccinations do not cause autism or other adverse health affects. 

So anti-vaxxer parents should be liable, and they are liable for the illnesses they cause. This liability takes the form of medical bills and pain and suffering. 

I talked about it on my podcast just last week. Here's the link Should you be able to sue parents of anti-vaxxers if your kid gets sick?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

#CollegeAdmissionsScam exposes white privilege

Lori Loughlin surrendered to the FBI today. Allegedly she paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to get her daughter, Olivia Jade, into Southern Cal. Many others were implicated in this scandal, including Felicity Huffman, who is also accused of buying her child's way into college. The FBI announced criminal fraud charges yesterday in a widespread case, where elites allegedly bought their kids' ways into school such as Harvard, Stanford, USC, and Wake Forest. This is a non-exclusive list.admissions scam link

Charges show parents paid people to take ACT and SAT tests for their kids in an attempt to bolster scores and gain admission into elite schools.

Parents also paid coaches at schools (Wake Forest was one of them) to say their kid was an athlete, when the kid wasn't, in order to gain preferential treatment and, therefore, admission.

Why does any of this surprise anyone? This thing is really deep. White people can be really dumb, and they want to hold on to their power. How many times have you heard dumb white men blaming affirmative action when they didn't get into UNC Chapel Hill? If you have to blame affirmative action, you weren't that smart to being with.

Monday, January 28, 2019