Black Shards Press – Electronic Gumbo is Our Specialty

David

11.09.2017 (11:35 am) – Filed under: Politics ::

Is it a beauty pageant or a political debate? I sort of like these questions as it reveals a thoughtful character. What I dislike is that a politically correct sound bite must be given in place of a thoughtful, nuanced answer if the contestant wants to remain in contention. With years of preparation on the line, contestants literally can’t afford to tell the truth.

Trump to donate $1 million to Texas recovery

31.08.2017 (9:05 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Seven figures isn’t something to sneeze at, but Donald Trump donating a million for Harvey relief is like you or me giving $50. Let’s all do better than that! #bthoharvey

Sachs: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, you need to resign

30.08.2017 (12:41 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Apparently it’s not too soon for Jeffery Sachs to start the political dog-pile. Of course, he ignores the real big-picture issue: Why are the majority of the country’s refineries in a hurricane-prone region? Why don’t we build more of them in places far away from Houston? Because people like Jeff Sachs won’t allow them to be built.

Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley

29.08.2017 (4:41 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

Thousands of people in Houston are homeless – and some liberals say they deserve it, of all the idiocy – but the thugs in Berkeley still can’t grasp what it means to be an American. Horrifying as it is to admit, Donald Trump is the only political figure with the balls to say that there are scumbags on the fringes of the entire political spectrum.

Thousands March Against Bigotry In Boston – Political Wire

20.08.2017 (7:35 am) – Filed under: Politics ::

Boston Globe: “A city with a fraught racial past turned out tens of thousands of protesters Saturday for an overwhelming denunciation of racism, anti-Semitism, and religious bigotry, in a demonstration that was largely peaceful though punctuated with scuffles and some edgy nose-to-nose encounters among demonstrators.”

“On a hot, humid day, sweaty throngs on Boston Common chanted — sometimes angrily, often profanely — against Nazis, racism, the Ku Klux Klan, and fascists.”

This is the First Amendment as it should be: Both sides, one right, one wrong, making their claims without coming into violent conflict. The white supremacists will lose every time the normal people let them parade around and display their lunacy.

Doctrine Man

19.08.2017 (7:22 am) – Filed under: Politics ::

Exactly. There’s no need to destroy the First Amendment to shut white supremacists up. Let them talk. People will see them for the clowns they are and laugh them out of town.

Eric Greitens

19.08.2017 (5:22 am) – Filed under: Politics ::

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal called for President Trump’s assassination. The state of Missouri must remove this person from office immediately.

One Theory Over Meaning of Trump’s ‘Many Sides’ Remark

15.08.2017 (8:05 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

“President Trump’s reluctance to single out the far right reflects a view widely held by conservatives that the news media willingly overlooks left-wing extremism.” That is, for one example, the masked goons who trashed U.C. Berkeley and committed various felonies in the name of progressivism.

Antifa: Left-wing militants on the rise – BBC News

14.08.2017 (10:40 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

There’s more than one set of troublemakers loose in the streets. “Antifa and the white supremacists are two sides of a common coin. The people dead in Charlottesville died because of one neo-Nazi, but there were dozen [sic] of people left bleeding in the streets because of Antifa”.

Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism – Political Wire

14.08.2017 (9:15 pm) – Filed under: Politics ::

“This generational divide between daughters and mothers who reached adulthood on either side of 1989 supportsthe idea that women had more fulfilling lives during the Communist era. And they owed this quality of life, in part, to the fact that these regimes saw women’s emancipation as central to advanced ‘scientific socialist’ societies, as they saw themselves.”