Category Archives: Political Correctness

Cognitive Dissonance , Gun Violence and Facebook

As defined by Encyclopedia Britanica (bet you haven’t seen that source for a while) “Cognitive dissonance is the mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. The unease or tension that the conflict arouses in … Continue reading

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Defining Racism

I have been watching with concern the stories and posts about  a high school teacher and a college professor here in Iowa  being pilloried over “racial slurs” which did not have any racially motivated intent.  They simply used a word … Continue reading

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School Suspensions; The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Recently our local paper opined that student suspensions from school harm education and for an individual student I agree that may be true. The editorial writer was particularly shocked and dismayed  that kindergartners and 1st graders were occasionally suspended while … Continue reading

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Drawing Lines Where None Should Exist

A baker refuses to serve a potential customer in Denver. A florist refuses to serve a potential customer in Washington State. A restaurant owner refuses to serve a potential customer in Virginia. All three acted on their own personal beliefs. … Continue reading

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The Fringe Element

This is a bag. Its purpose is to carry things from here to there. To store things. To have a valuable function.  Attached to the bag by a very thin and tenuous grip are “Fringes.”  The fringe tends to draw … Continue reading

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Brains Do Not Equal Smart

  I carve, wood burn and paint gourds as a hobby. Over the years  have learned the following things about gourds. Most importantly, when you work with a  gourd  you always have greater success when you recognize what a gourd … Continue reading

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I Feel The Need

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said Thursday. “Starbucks bathrooms will be open to anyone who wants to use them, whether they’re a paying customer or not.” http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/10/news/companies/starbucks-howard-schultz-bathrooms/index.html This is going to get interesting for Starbucks next winter in northern climes. Will … Continue reading

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Damned For All Time

‘You can and you can’t-You shall and you shan’t-You will and you won’t-And you will be damned if you do-And you will be damned if you don’t.’ ” … Lorenzo Dow. From this quote I can only assume that Lorenzo … Continue reading

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Fake News about School Shootings? It’s All In The Definition

When you hear the phrase, ” School shooting,” what do you visualize? I have tried to avoid doing this but have learned from experience  that if you say something long enough, loud enough,  and often enough that for many people … Continue reading

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Bad Boy- Bad Boy, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boy

I am old, white, eat meat, male, fat, bald, living a privileged life, driving a gas powered car, paying taxes, politically incorrect, still married, for free speech, proud to live in America. supporting our police, a teacher, and finally I … Continue reading

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