IF IT WASN’T ABOUT SLAVERY, WHAT WAS IT ABOUT? – Marilyn Armstrong

I have been a-wandering in a strange, alternative universe called Facebook. It's a place where anyone's opinion is as good as anyone else's. At some point yesterday evening I stumbled into a heated exchange about the Civil War. That it was about 'states rights,' not slavery. I was surprised no one was denying that slavery existed … Continue reading IF IT WASN’T ABOUT SLAVERY, WHAT WAS IT ABOUT? – Marilyn Armstrong

WRITHE AND WRING YOUR HANDS – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Writhe Even though it isn't Earth Day today, I have come to feel that every day is Earth Day, at least as long as we are allowed to live on the earth. All of this happened because I follow Bizarro and a number of other cartoonists on Facebook. It's really about the … Continue reading WRITHE AND WRING YOUR HANDS – Marilyn Armstrong

NO CONSPIRACIES IN THIS HOUSE – Marilyn Armstrong

After many years of not watching “The X Files,” Garry and I ran out of stuff to watch. So … we decided to try watching X Files. Now, maybe a dozen episodes in, I have some thoughts on conspiracies and secrets. Has anyone ever confided a secret to you? And you realized at that exact moment, it ceased being a … Continue reading NO CONSPIRACIES IN THIS HOUSE – Marilyn Armstrong

HATE, ANGER AND SOCIAL MEDIA

A Firestorm of Misinformation, Rich Paschall There are always items in the news that bring out the social media commentators. There's the economy, some collusion, and Supreme Court appointments. There are Trade tariffs and Trade Agreements. There is religious freedom and freedom of speech. It is that Freedom of Speech thing that lets the haters and misinformed … Continue reading HATE, ANGER AND SOCIAL MEDIA

DIVIDED WE FALL – Rich Paschall

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all,  By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall;  In so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed,  For heaven approves of each generous deed. -John Dickinson, The Liberty Song, 1768 Throughout the history of this country, the concept that we stand together has been expressed in … Continue reading DIVIDED WE FALL – Rich Paschall

COMMOTION, CHAOS, HACKING, AND HOW MUCH DO I HATE FACEBOOK? Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Commotion It started, though I didn't know it, when Facebook released my personal data to Cambridge Analytica. Eventually, they sold the data to who-knows-who in the hacking world and two credit cards and a money-account got hacked. I thought this had been sorted out. Police reports. Lots of emails. Far too many … Continue reading COMMOTION, CHAOS, HACKING, AND HOW MUCH DO I HATE FACEBOOK? Marilyn Armstrong

FACEBOOK AND WORDPRESS – A NOTIFICATION YOU SHOULD READ

FROM WORDPRESS: You have probably gotten the same message via email, but in case you missed it or deleted it without reading it, you might want to read it. Many of us use Facebook for publicizing our blogs. This will stop the day after tomorrow. You can return to what I used to do: copy … Continue reading FACEBOOK AND WORDPRESS – A NOTIFICATION YOU SHOULD READ