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Waldopaper's Blog – July 2008 Archive (7)

Get used to it: killing "liberals."

As usual, there is great temporary great buzz and twitter is about the nut-case in Tennessee who shot people because he “hated liberalism” Whacko reasoning is not always the best. He could have done it because a demon possessed his neighbor’s dog. However, there is something more common and universal in US… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 30, 2008 at 6:40pm — 2 Comments

McCain: a God-fearing man

Throw an atheist off a cliff, and half-way down they’ll start talking to something. Pilots tend to be an especially superstitious lot, as are sailors, dealing with wind shear and vertigo miles above the earth or angry leviathan waves that break over the bows of Kennedy-Class aircraft carriers. Such forces tend to make even the most rational person, overtly or subconsciously, call on the help of unseen metaphysical forces.

Matt Tabbi’s… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 26, 2008 at 5:50pm — 2 Comments

Foul language: fatheads, fools and fakes

Would you discuss “air” with and oyster?

US culture is truly suffering from foul language, that is, some language is stinking and loathsome to the senses… especially “common” sense. Perfectly good words like “freedom,” “democracy,” and most references to “God” and such have putrefied with repetition by fatheads, fools and fakes. The fatheads are those who cannot make change for half-a-brain. The fools believe what they want to… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 17, 2008 at 10:44am — 5 Comments

It’s the same dang thing, I tell ye!

Hick Hop, corn crop, Vox Pop; po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe and civil war ghosts.

On the surface, seems like there’s no connection between “we are the fascists our fathers fought against” and “Hick Hop,” a combination of Country & Western murder ballads and Gangsta Rap. But if ya put the James Burke/… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 12, 2008 at 1:41am — 5 Comments

There are grown-ups

…and there are writers.

So what about the distinction between “serious” readers and “influential” readers? Maybe cynical, but let’s just suppose that a “serious” reader is a critical thinker whose opinion is worth something more than money. Which leads to the other kind, the “influential,” rich famous whatever… got money.

“Serious” and “influential” need not be mutually exclusive, but how about letting the cat out of the… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 8, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

It ain't over yet.

Did it not seem real?

“…it may be given to us, after this life, to meet again in the old quarters…”

Sgt. Berry Benson

Their ghosts are close to the surface now. They could be nothing more than random stimulus being perceived as significant. They say the US is polarized now. The young rebels and yanks who were greybeards a hundred years ago, seen sitting on… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 6, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Io: Christians and Patriots

Like all successful plagues, it will probably recede when it runs out of fuel. -wp

A word, please. I’ll try to be nice. You used to frighten me. Then you just flat-out bored me. Now I wish you’d just go away… and the truth is, you were never here to begin with. Many of us would probably find much in common with Christians or Patriots… and would get along with them just fine… IF WE EVER MET ONE. Living in Dominionist… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 1, 2008 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

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