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Not too different from what Gen. Kelly said, except it's about Italians and it was written in 1895:

From an Iowa newspaper editorial:

"They will not educate…They have poor conception of our standard of morality. They are not self-governing...
They have no habits that our people can copy with benefit. Whatever they teach is a detriment to the community. They will not learn, because knowledge would overthrow their characters and cause them to cease to be the menace they have been whenever colonized in America".
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sat May 12, 2018, 09:39 AM (0 replies)

People have moved from a horizontal to a vertical view of the world around them.

It bothers me when people take videos in the vertical format. I couldn't figure out why this is. Then I realized why...

We watch movies and TV with a horizontal aspect. In fact, we now expect our films to be widescreen. In the theater or at home, we are among others, sharing the experience. Cameras used to take pictures in a default horizontal plane. The purpose then was to save a moment in time that was a shared moment.

Then "selfies" came along, always taken with our phone, and nearly always set to the vertical plane.

This, I think, has changed us. It has subtly changed our perspective from one among others, sharing the world around us (naturally viewed from horizon to horizon) to one of seeing the world as separate from us- a solo autobiographical and vertical depiction- to be passed on to others.

Our phone is our mouthpiece, and now, so is our camera. And so the pictures taken with them are literally shot in the standing, vertical position. Our picture now say "this is me" instead of "this is the world around us".

Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Mon May 7, 2018, 12:18 PM (9 replies)


will become the pebble that begins the landslide that topples Trump. His NDA with Stormy Daniels included non-disclosure of "Paternity" or "alleged children". The fact that the NDA was "form letter" style indicates that "paternity" was an assumed outcome of his relationships with women that ended with such NDAs. The man had unprotected sex with multiple women. What are the chances he did NOT get a woman pregnant? When it surfaces that he, or his lawyer paid to silence an abortion, he will keep a good number of his evangelical base. But he will lose a good number also. It is then, I believe, that the Republicans will abandon him. The Russia thing or his business practices would sweep much of the Republican party with him in bringing him down. They don't want that. But abortion? They get to keep the high ground with his impeachment. And it leaves Pence untouched.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:15 PM (0 replies)

Hey, y'all remember when President Obama got hell for not attending Nancy Reagan's funeral?

What are the odds Trump will be on the golf course Saturday?
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Wed Apr 18, 2018, 01:09 PM (4 replies)

Can you deny collusion

if it's really just blackmail?
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Mon Mar 5, 2018, 04:37 PM (1 replies)

I've been on this earth for 57 yrs, and for most of my life America has been fixing problems

with guns and bombs. We, as a country, have killed millions of people around the globe since I was born. We answer violence with exponentially more violence. I have seen nobody connect this fact to the number of people who shoot other people in this country. I see a connection.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 02:09 AM (7 replies)

How do you fight THIS kind of CRAZY?

A Facebooker on my newsfeed posted his belief that "Clinton's FBI" has been setting up all the mass shootings we've had to: 1- divert attention from her collusion with Russia and various other traitorous deeds, and, 2- to push her anti-gun agenda. On top of that, he got 57 "likes" and more than a dozen replying they agreed with him!
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Mon Feb 26, 2018, 10:41 AM (20 replies)

OK, I'm definitely paranoid here, but I have to put this down somewhere.

Does anyone else find it odd that almost our entire executive branch leadership is going to be out of the country, and in a neutral country at that?
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Wed Jan 24, 2018, 06:35 PM (33 replies)

I fear Republicans may control the Country for decades with only one third of the people behind them

One third who do nothing and one third divided among themselves. Controlling the 60% of states which are home to 30% of the population gives them the Senate. Gerrymandering gives them the House. An antiquated Electoral system gives them the edge for the Presidency. And between the Executive and the Legislative branches, they populate the Judicial branch with their own. I'm not hopeful.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:58 PM (12 replies)
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