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When Humans Turn into Lemmings

Although lemmings do not actually gather in swarms and run over cliffs, humans do. This literally happened during WWII when US troops landed on Okinawa and the residents, who had been told by the Japanese of the horror and shame that would ensue if the Americans won, literally jumped off cliffs with their children in … Continue reading

The Man Who Refused to “Heil Hitler”

I don’t know how much courage it takes to refuse to “Heil Hitler” when 100,000 people around you are doing so, but I think it takes a lot more than I have. I did once refuse to worship America at a Christian leadership conference, on the grounds that I thought we worshiped Jesus? All I … Continue reading

ISIS Fake Videos: Japanese hostages

For a group that claims that modernity is evil and we should all go back to the year 650, ISIS has made good use of Youtube (and apparently leader al-Bagdhadi favors  Rolex watches over sun dials.) Their latest post purports to show the beheading of one of two Japanese hostages. We might recall that their posts … Continue reading

Governor Dies on camera! Episode 2 of Truth Scooper

Governor Butch Otter of Idaho, recipient of this week’s Golden Cowflop was tragically taken out by the Fickle Foot of Fate in Episode 2 of Truth Scooper.  

Hiraeth: Longing for the impossible…

We have probably all experienced this: longing for a place that never was, or a place that was and to which we can never return. English doesn’t have a word for it, but the Welsh do. Hiraeth. “It often translates as “homesickness,” but the actual concept is far more complex. It incorporates an aspect of … Continue reading

No, my friend, Jesus wasn’t a Republican

I look at arguing like the ancient Greeks. To argue means to present differing opinions in order to possibly arrive closer to the truth than when you both started. I got into a Twitter argument a few days ago with a Republican Christian. It started like this: (Pic) Here am I with my lovely wife … Continue reading

The Opposite of “Fascist” is “Liberal”

Interesting how meanings of words change over the years. Of course, public relations firms are hired to do that very thing. The word, “liberal” still means what it used to mean in Europe, but in ‘Amurca ‘it has come to be hurled as an insult. But if you are the opposite of liberal, watch out! … Continue reading

Fanatical Mercenaries Have Ideas of Their Own. Duh.

Ask Google about fall of Roman Empire and you’ll get this: “In 476 C.E. Romulus, the last of the Roman emperors in the west, was overthrown by the Germanic leader Odoacer, who became the first Barbarian to rule in Rome. The order that the Roman Empire had brought to western Europe for 1000 years was no more.” That’s the … Continue reading

Critical Thinking and the Manure Minuet

How is your week going? Good, I hope. I’m working on a video project to encourage Critical Thinking and just finished this silly opening for it. It originates in the brilliant conclusion I reached that, since I grew up on a farm and know what to do with BS, I could best serve humanity by … Continue reading

Is Mother Nature scary?

I needed a painting of Mother Nature for a project I was working on and I intended to do the standard thing-a pretty, graceful maiden with flowers in her hair. Earth Mother, Disney style. But then I started thinking, always a dangerous pursuit. Mother Nature is not wispy. She is big and strong and fertile, … Continue reading