A few years ago, after the Sandy Hook massacre, during the height of the so-called gun “debate” here in the U.S., I read an article (forgot who wrote it or where I read it — apologies) that in essence postulated that as soon as white America saw African-Americans walking around legally carrying guns, the debate about gun control would begin.
(We all know allowing Americans to openly carry guns translates to white Americans openly carrying guns because white America has to protect itself from the black savages who are ruining the country so — wink-wink — open carry laws aren’t really meant to apply to African-Americans.)
I agreed and it has begun. This happened in front of the State Capitol in Austin, Texas today:
I like this approach when talking about Climate Change:
At approximately 1:30 this afternoon, on a beautiful sunny day (65º!), I was sitting on the deck in back of my home in Boulder, Colorado when I suddenly heard a whirring sound. I looked up and lo and behold, there was a white drone which looked to have risen from the street in front of the house behind me. It was at an altitude of about 30 feet, its camera pointed right at my face. It hovered there for three or four minutes before being brought down by whoever was manning the thing.
To say I felt that my privacy had been violated wouldn’t do justice to my feelings. I mean, what’s next? The drone hovers outside my bedroom window, captures video of me naked and the owner posts video on YouTube?
I hope my City Council is working on privacy laws as I write.
I guess the lesson here is to keep your windows cracked so you can hear that whir.
Aye yie yie. The future is here folks.
I literally put a meatloaf in the oven just now, ten minutes before this passed by my eyes. Ugh. I have GOT to rethink eating meat.
This happened in Idaho today:
BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.
The question Monday from Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine.
Dr. Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to the bill when Barbieri asked the question. Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.
Per his Wikipedia page, Mr. Barbieri is 63-years-old, he’s married and he has a law degree but somehow, despite all those years of life and all that education, he missed the fact that what a woman swallows doesn’t end up in, or go through, her vagina.
Here are my dogs giving me the death stare this afternoon telling me they want their dinner, NOW, and if I want to live a normal life, free from their ever-present, guilt-inducing (I should have taken them on a longer walk), penetrating gaze, I’d better comply.
I met them half way.
Spoiled (wonderful) brats.