Category: Essays

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Making a Hero

The Newest Houston Hero Disagree, maybe, we must. I will acknowledge there are valid arguments on both — indeed all — sides of this argument. And no matter where you place your bets in this discussion, the only certainty is it’s one we must have. On January 9 at a small but well-reviewed restaurant called Ranchito Taqueria #4 here in Houston, as diners peacefully munched on tacos and tostadas, a lone gun-wielding thug entered the scene. Wearing gloves and a medical mask, he pointed a handgun at the customers, threatening the lives of several patrons. He demanding wallets and money. The...

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Thankful for Whom?

Today, America is celebrating another feasting festival known as Thanksgiving, where supposedly the nation unites with family to feast on turkey and watch the Detroit Lions once again embarrass themselves in their annual nationally televised upset. This year, 2021, is the 401st Thanksgiving. Yet each year, more and more people are becoming familiar with the story behind the holiday, and how it is, more than any other American holiday (with the possible exception of July 4), an indictment of white expansionism and colonialism.  We see depictions of pilgrims breaking bread with Amerinds (American Indians) wearing full headdress and velum loincloths; men,...

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“. . . Not As I Do.”

The horrors and hypocrisies of the anti-choice movement know no bounds The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health is easily one of the worst, most short-sighted decisions since the September 24, 1789 passage of the Judiciary Act.  In the 85,009 days between its founding and this disastrous decision, the Court has made several ghastly decisions, most of which have been rescinded or overruled by subsequent Congressional law. One of the major problems with the entire hearings in Dobbs which lead to the final ruling is the lack of professional medical guidance.  In the original Roe v. Wade decision,...

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Humanities Nirvana in Fort Worth

Today, wifey and I spent exactly $ 00.00 for free Saturday admission to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The building itself on the outside resembled a vaulted German WWII bunker lining the beaches of Normandy. Inside, the open stretched gallery layout provided ample room and variability in illumination and display. Later this year, the main building turns 50. Designed by Louis Kahn, it was the last major project to finish before his passing. And no, he was not the brother of renown Detroit-based architect Albert Kahn. I’ve been to some of the top notch art museums in maybe 20...

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Oh, The HYPOCRISY . . .

On Nov. 30, a man named Marcus Lamb died of Covid-19 in a sleepy suburb of Fort Worth. He is a distant relative of mine, though I have never met him. He is, however, related to family members I truly, deeply love. My sincere sympathy for loss goes out to my affected family members. I know they grieve, thus in my heart I grieve for their sense of loss. The story of why I write this is a long and complicated one. I do not doubt Mr. Lamb was a sincerely well-meaning person, whose love of his specific deities and attached...

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Diary Entry 2111.28

Afterlife  ||  Thankful for Whom? Afterlife Having recently viewed the latest installment of the Ghostbusters franchise — and one which is an actual sequel to the two flicks from the 80s — I have posted my review. If you care to see that review, it can be found at: https://pearsonally.com/reviews/#mov You will also find other reviews.  Feel free to comment, agree, disagree on any.  Unfortunately my book reviews are behind, as several titles I’ve consumed have failed to inspire me to cut time to review. Thankful for Whom? America just celebrated another feasting festival known as Thanksgiving, where supposedly the nation...

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‘Hillary Clinton Tried to Warn Us – And Paid The Price; Let’s at Least Call Republicans What They Are’

[this post is taken directly from https://www.salon.com/2021/09/22/hillary-clinton-tried-to-warn-us–and-paid-the-price-lets-at-least-call-what-they-are/, used w.o.p., because sometimes others say better all you want to say . . .basically, unfortunately, the entire fuckublican party has – by embracing trumpism and his baggage – become a worldwide embarrassment] Still, America’s political class is unwilling to call the fascist, white supremacist Republicans what they are By Chauncey DeVega Published September 22, 2021 5:50AM (EDT) During a speech in September 2016, Hillary Clinton — then the Democratic presidential nominee — warned the American people and the world of the dangers represented by Donald Trump and his followers. She described the “volatile...

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Deplorable America

Let me make it clear here that I am NOT condemning in one broad stroke every Republican or even every single Trump supporter/voter.  ONLY those who participated in the attempted Trump-led insurrection on Jan 6 and those who support — even subsequently — the authoritarian-style coup attempt which (by my prediction) turned deadly over one of the biggest lies in American history, that Trump, who lost the 2020 election by over 7 million votes, actually won. Fuck you, Trump, for all the damage you have done to America and American democracy.  And if you supported the attempted violent insurrection at the...

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A Tune For The Holidays, 2020-Style

​”Let Us Grow” (to the tune of “Let It Snow”) Oh, the Covid out there is frightening But the truth within us is enlightening Together we’ve one place to go: Let us glow, let us grow, let us know The tragedy wouldn’t be stoppin’ If it not for the doctors microscopin’ The brights didn’t care about the show, Caring only on stopping the Covid on the go, Now we got a relieving liquid charm, How we need to get a shot in the arm, To get Covid a hurried alarm And reduce its horrid harm So the plague is slowly dying...

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‘They Are What They Say They Hate’

[this post is taken directly from https://thebulwark.com/they-are-what-they-say-they-hate/, used w.o.p., because sometimes others say better all you want to say . . .basically, unfortunately,  the entire fuckublican party has – by embracing trumpism and his baggage – become a worldwide embarrassment] Trump is a triggered loser who embodies every trait conservatives spent decades decrying. by TIM MILLER NOVEMBER 17, 2020 Donald Trump is a snowflake who cares only about his feelings not the facts. He’s a pampered millennial child who can’t handle losing and wants a participation trophy. He’s a coddled, out-of-touch elite who cares more about what his media friends say about...