I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago.I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue.
Recently most of the Fearless Girldiscussions have focused on the complaints by Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor who createdCharging Bull. He wantsFearless Girl removed, and that boy is taking a metric ton of shit for saying that. Here’s what I said that got me spanked:
The guy has a point.
This happened in maybe three different discussions over the last week or so. In each case I explained briefly why I believe Di Modica has a point (and I’ll explain it again in a bit), and for the most part folks either accepted my comments or ignored them. Which…
Is Donald Trump a dangerous madman? Is Hillary Clinton assassinating her political foes? Is someone rigging the ballots and cheating us out of our elections?
I’m pretty sure Trump is far more clever and personable than he lets on, and I’m also quite certain that nobody who’s as much in the spotlight as Senator Clinton could sneak away from her Secret Service entourage long enough to commit murder. But the answer to that third question is an emphatic “YES!” (more…)
For those of you who have been following the news, the recent announcement by Stag Arms about their plea deal with the ATF is unsurprising. For those of you that haven’t been paying attention, here’s a basic rundown:
Stag is a true niche manufacturer. They assemble the only version of the AR-15 presently on the market that’s designed for left-handers, specifically (more…)
I’m preaching religion here, folks. I don’t usually do that; we get preached at quite enough in our lives — the TV blares at us, our bosses yell at us, our spouses yammer at us, and Facebook memes shout their simplistic half-truths and loaded messages all day long. (Many seem to involve Starbucks cups.)
This time, though, I think it’s worth you being a little irritated. It’s in a good cause.
You see, I’m afraid you may be suffering under a misapprehension, and if so I’d like to correct it. I am sorry that I have to preach in order to do so. I’ll try to make it as painless as possible. (more…)
Bombings in Egypt and Lebanon. Shootings in Paris and California. Terror attack after terror attack after terror attack.
Folks, we’re in the situation we’re in because people are ignorant and easily deluded. I refer both to terrorists, exploited and manipulated into committing their ghastly acts, and to you the reader. In order to oppose this, (more…)
The New York Daily News is renowned for attention-grabbing headlines. “Anything to sell a paper” could be their motto (and some say it is). Today, they’ll be printing “God Isn’t Fixing This” on the front page as a slap at the Republican presidential candidates. (more…)
“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
– Albert Einstein
A friend and I were discussing this tonight, and we saw it in different ways.
“Science is science, religion is religion. They are NOT mutually dependent,” he said. As he continued, I had to admit I saw the justice in what he was saying. The two are quite distinct, two very different ways of seeing the world, for science applies logic to perception and measures the universe, seeking facts, finding and testing rules; whereas religion seems to apply its own rules to the universe, forcing everything that exists to fit into the laws and commandments and rituals of the faith. (more…)
I’ve just read a CNN news story that’s miles away from objective journalism. It’s the top-trending article, above the Tunisian bombing, above what seems to be World War Three starting in Turkey. And it’s not even news.
So a year and more ago, Chicago cops apparently (more…)