On Refusing to Let Others Pull Your Strings

by baldilocks Randall Kennedy: A student read a sentence in class from James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time: "You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world calls a ni**er. [edited for DTGB sensibilities throughout]" Airing the N-word caused a commotion. The professor leading the class, Philip Adamo, asked the students … Continue reading On Refusing to Let Others Pull Your Strings

Illan Omar (D-MN) Channels Tip O’Neill’s counting skills

Prime Minister Jim Hacker: A British National is facing a barbaric punishment for a trivial offense committed in a foreign country, the foreign office is there to protect British NationalsSir Humphrey Appleby: The Foreign Office is there to protect British InterestsPrime Minister Jim Hacker: It's not in her interest to be flogged.Sir Humphrey Appleby: It's … Continue reading Illan Omar (D-MN) Channels Tip O’Neill’s counting skills

Protect the environment by attacking cheap housing

Before I moved into my house, I lived in an apartment complex. I hadn't live in an apartment for years, so I had forgotten how not family-friendly apartments can be. Our first night featured two people screaming profanities at each other at 2 in the morning, me calling the cops and then wishing the one … Continue reading Protect the environment by attacking cheap housing

Lenten Reflections 1st Saturday of Lent: confess Confess CONFESS!

One of the best things about Lent is that almost every parish I've ever run seen always offers extra confessions during the season. Alas it is not uncommon for some priests to find their confessional empty during the scheduled times for confession at normal time and it's even worse when a priest during extra Lenten … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 1st Saturday of Lent: confess Confess CONFESS!