The Opinant

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Posts tagged “Society

Why the New Abortion Laws don’t bother the Sea Turtles.

Posted on May 16, 2019

  Normally, I tend to avoid discussions on abortion. Just bad form old boy, very bad form. The reason is rather simple, and I am sure you are used to them too. Visceral Reactions, no matter what your take is on the subject. Nobody agrees, everyone has their own point of view. The Middle Ground? Is for whoosies. But the subject has come to the forefront lately. With two States, Georgia and Alabama, enacting new laws that for all intents and purposes, outlaw abortion. Neither of these laws will survive for long, and both will die in the courts, to be ignored by the Supreme Court. All of this is, of course, political posturing. Reactions from Republican lawmakers in response to Democratic lawmakers in…

The Inconvenient Truth about the Inconvenient Truth that is really Inconvenient.

Posted on May 7, 2019

    Did you hear the news? One million species are going to go extinct soon. All this because of some bipedal ape. Of course they will have to hurry, we only have 12 years left according to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman Congresswoman from New York. Then again, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, a former Congressman from Texas, and is now a Presidential candidate for the Democratic ticket in the 2020 election, says we have 10 years left.   I am anxiously await for 8 years left.   Of course this mass extinction, and the subsequent fall of the bipedal apes is all caused by Climate Change. Formally known as Global Warming. Formally known as Runaway Green House Effect. And it is after us like…

The conclusion of the Mueller Report. The President is Human after all.

Posted on April 19, 2019

    I want to think the President was sitting in the Oval Office, pen in hand, when the news dropped. Rod Rosenstein had appointed a Special Counsel. He drops his pen on the desk. Laces his fingers as he sits back and takes a deep breath, sinus issues and all, and then looks up. He is looking at the Oval Office, a place, for almost two years, he has fought hard to be at. He really isn’t looking at anything, but thinking. He looks at the nervous messenger standing in front of him, and says the most human thing a person can say.   “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f’d.”   Of course it…

Forty Acres and a Mule.

Posted on April 17, 2019

      Well it’s back. Talk of reparations for slavery. Like many ideas floated around during the political season they all come from righting wrongs of our past. We are destroying the planet by carbon dioxide emissions. So, let’s sign a treaty and stop driving cars. We have an illegal immigration problem. So, let’s build a wall to keep them out. We celebrate that evil Columbus Day. So, let’s call it Indigenous Peoples Day instead. And on and on. Slavery Reparations have been tried before, the iconic 40 Acres and a Mule solution. Didn’t work out. Stopped by the Democratic President Andrew Johnson. It’s a long story, the short version is this: Take the land previously held by Southern Plantation owners and give…

Let’s forget the citizen question and count them all.

Posted on April 10, 2019

    Tomorrow I plan to move my family some 2000 miles away from our home. My children know no other home than this one, and it will be a huge change for us. We are going to California, walking there, with only the clothes on our back, what we can carry in suitcases, and with little money in our pockets. It will be a hard journey, but it will be worth it. I don’t speak the California language. Their dialect and nuances of the English language is just too foreign for me. What exactly does ‘Gnarly’ mean? But in California? I can find a home, get medical care, send my kids to their schools to be educated by people who speak my Midwestern…

Just because you think the world is flat, doesn’t make it so. Same with your gender.

Posted on April 5, 2019

  This is like my 5th draft of this post. No, seriously, I have written this four times before and didn’t like it. Kept coming off mean, and disingenuous. Because something is wrong, and I can’t quite put a finger on it. Every time I try? sounds like I am being a whiny. And it all revolves around Gender Identity. And while I seriously do not care what gender you identify as? It’s this nagging thing in my brain that is troubling me. H.R.5 Equality Act of 2019 and Hillary Clinton. It started with a post by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A nice post, wishing well to the Transgender community on Visibility day. What really caught my eye was the flag. Because…