Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A Very Dark Comedy - Act 1

This is a political post.

"That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck" ~ Jake Tapper

"I'm just gonna say it like it is. That was a shitshow." ~ Dana Bash

That was the real media immediately following what we all saw. My understanding is that for a few hours Fox news pretended the whole thing was a fever dream until they got their excuses straight. For all the people wondering, the world doesn't respect us right now. Right now, that look you're seeing for other countries is pity and giggling, after all, we got ourselves into this mess. If this type of shit happens again, it's gonna be nervous laughter. Because also after all, we have nukes. 

And Cheato is crowing today about how great the number were. Substance be damned, as long as everybody watched. Yes, it's pity. 

I don't have any real deep commentary. I mean damn, if you can't see what he's becoming, if you don't believe your eyes and ears but only what he says, then you have been fully indoctrinated and I can't do nothing for you man. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Ruth. Bader. Ginsberg.

In a better system, and 87-year old woman dying would not cause people to fear for the future of democracy.
~ The Gravel Institute

Her impact is inestimable. She spent her life and time on the country's highest court using her considerable legal skills to make the country better for us all. And recognizing the stakes instead of retiring and living out her last few years in peace she held on to her position as long as she could breathe. Her tenacity and spirit are a testament to how we all should live.

I didn't understand her friendship with fellow Justice Scalia, but then sometimes we all make odd friends at work. She battled sexism and prejudice while growing up, and engaged the patriarchy with a brilliant mind and sharp wit on behalf of every generation that followed her, man or woman, black or white. And as a writer her dissents from the bench where the she found the majority lacking were the stuff that made law students realize the power of words.

And now she has moved on.

Thank you.   

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Bar chatter

Bar Chatter #38
When it's not enough to make a post, but deserves to go out to the world... it's just Bar Chatter.  

This year feels strange. The days just seem to have blended together. 

California 2020 - No filter

It's like the veneer that kept us from seeing us, who will really are, has faded and all that is left is the cold hard truth about our hopes, dreams, fears and motivations. 

We'd all like a respite from this feeling. But it can't be by halves or later. It can't be for some and not others. We all need to get better. 

We need to stop thinking we know and listen. Because not listening is how bad things get worse. 

Been a long year. And there is still more coming.