Please look at the article on Wikipedia, from which this is lifted https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time.[1] It is also known as the window of discourse. The term is named after Joseph P. Overton, who stated that an idea’s political viability… Continue reading Overton

These are the end times

A cop and a politician speaking honestly and telling truth. Be sure and click through to the complete statements. But I will also say this: that everybody knows, every honest person knows, that the laws in this country today, they’re made almost entirely by unelected bureaucrats and courts. They’re not made by this body. Why… Continue reading These are the end times


“blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do in normal people” Darryl Gates, Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1982 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Gates   “I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard… Continue reading Normal

Quote of the Day

“I’m a father. I don’t want my son seeing that” The great Delroy Lindo to Spike Lee upon learning that he was to wear a “Make America Great Again” cap for his role in “Da 5 Bloods”. What makes an American a patriot? Spike Lee has some answers, By Jake Coyle


The Anthropocene Reviewed This is from a  99 percent Invisible Podcast John Green Can I tell you my favorite joke? I’m sure you’ve heard this joke but you’ve never heard me do it. Roman Mars: Okay. John Green: So a moth walks into a podiatrist’s office. Do you know this joke? Roman Mars: I don’t.… Continue reading So


From the Epic of Gilgamesh, ca. 1600 BCE, From Gilgamesh, a New English Version by Stephen Mitchell


THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF KNOWING EVERYONE A profiteer, a Priest of Nebt-het, from Heliopolis, and a Fool were walking together one day, when they met the grim figure of War belching flame and fury. ‘Who is that?’ asked the fool and the priest of each other, quickening their pace. But the profiteer raised his hat, bowed… Continue reading Tale


                Adrienne Rich From “Boundary Conditions”, Dan Chiasson, New Yorker 6/20/16

Black And Blue

Louis Armstrong – (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue New York, July 22, 1929 YouTube. Louis Armstrong – Black And Blue Songwriters: Brooks, Harry / Waller, Fats / Razaf, Andy Black And Blue lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group Lyrics Cold empty bed, springs… Continue reading Black And Blue