THOUGHTS, PRAYERS, OTHER BULLSHIT, AND A STORY – TOM CURLEY

I don’t know why I’m writing this. I don’t know why I’m wasting both my time and yours. But, what the hell. As I’m writing this the news is still in full-time coverage of the latest mass shooting at a public school. This time in Florida, not that it matters much. It could have been … Continue reading THOUGHTS, PRAYERS, OTHER BULLSHIT, AND A STORY – TOM CURLEY

HEY, RUBE! THE FIGHT IS ON

"Hey, Rube!" is a slang phrase most commonly used in the United States by circus and traveling carnival workers ("carnies"), with origins in the middle 19th century. It is a rallying call, or a cry for help, used by carnies in a fight with outsiders. In the early days of circuses in America (c. 1800–1860), it was very common for carnies to … Continue reading HEY, RUBE! THE FIGHT IS ON

How To Debunk And Deconstruct Every Argument From Anti-Vaxxers?

I find "flat-earthers" bizarre (and stupid) beyond words. I find most far right leaning people too weird to talk to. But I have a special hatred of the "anti-vaxxers." These are people who -- denying all science and rationality -- put all of us in danger. They urge the ancient lethal diseases back to ravage … Continue reading How To Debunk And Deconstruct Every Argument From Anti-Vaxxers?

STAYING SAFE ACCORDING TO THE NRA

What a shock! The best that our government could offer to Parkland were ... you guessed it ... thoughts and prayers and of course "it's too soon to make decisions when we're still trying to figure out what happened." We know what happened. We always know what happened. How many answers do you need? A … Continue reading STAYING SAFE ACCORDING TO THE NRA