June 2018 Archives

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» A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

America is learning a lot about itself these last few years.

Nighttime rally by white supremacists at Charlottesville VA August 11, 2017

It is not a pretty picture.

Nazi flag and Confederate flag marching together side-by-side in Charlottesville, VA. August, 2017

But at least we know better where we stand.

President Trump identifies with and defends hate groups in America

And who stands for what.

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» His Foot has Slipped

When I saw Trump hold up the executive order after signing it ..

Trump signs XO with Kirstjen Nielsen ending refugee children being separated from their parents 20 June 2018

.. the one ending refugee children being separated from their parents .. after fleeing violence and threats of violence in their home countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) ..

Map of Central America

.. when I saw him hold up that executive order .. the voice in my head said, "His foot has slipped. The day of his calamity is near."

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This entry originated here » A Departing Sting with the Venom Meant to Do Lasting Harm (19 March 2018).

» Mika Goes Ninja-Like on Kirstjen Nielsen

Oh, look at Mika go here .. getting all ninja-like on Kirstjen Nielsen. I dont think that I have ever seen another thing quite like that.

She is calling out every single piece of bullshit that is being said .. right at the point where it is being said it. That has a cool effect when she does that.

It is a different topic, but Ana does a similar thing here. That was outstanding.

And here is Mr. Ninja himself talking about the devolving of language.

» Doctors Say that Toxic Stress Can Affect a Child for Their Entire Life

Shame on you, Kirstjen Nielsen. Shame the fuck on you and your shitty values and priorities. You are spineless.

Statement on the effects of separating children from their refugee parents by James Madara, CEO AMA

Woe unto you. "Here, hold this millstone for me."

And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble. Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come.

Audio recording of immigrant child crying for her daddy

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Where is This Bed?

Where is this bed? You know the one I'm talking about .. the one with my name on it.

This song is so stuck in my head and talking to me .. saying things that some might consider nasty.

The idea of a powerful, sexy woman having a bed with my name on it .. this speaks to me. I can't stop it from speaking to me.

» More than Just a Flirty Song

Now this doesnt necessarily mean that I will cave to the invitation .. but merely dealing with the idea .. this activates in me things that are both exhilarating and challenging.

Who can resist such a thing? Show me the man.

Before you know it .. my imagination has picked up on this thing is is already running with it. Though I dare not say where these places lie.

There are all kinds of socio-erotic things happening here. It's more than just a flirty, seductive song.

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Writers are Forged in Injustice

This entry originated here » More at Stake than Selling Albums (23 April 2018).

What do you think, Tay .. about what Hemingway said about Dostoevsky?

Ernest Hemingway's 1923 passport photo

.. that » "Dostoevsky was MADE by being sent to Siberia. Writers are forged in injustice, as a sword is forged." [ Green Hills of Africa, p 71, 1935 ] ]

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is one of a handful of thinkers who helped forge the modern sensibility

You obviously have the songwriting thing going on. Even people who hate your guts have to admit as much. Naz knows what I am talking about.

Taylor on the cover of the August issue of Harper's Bazaar 2018

This makes Kanye's snatch of your mic even more iconic .. in a symbolic sort of way. Tho I would probably sound like a nut-case if I went into any detail.

I see that you draw on this sense of injustice when writing some of your songs. This is why I feel that you will be able to relate to this quote by Hemingway.

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This Really Does Feel Like the Next Level

I saw you at Wango Tango yesterday. That is right up the road here in Los Angeles. No wonder you were feeling so close.

That was an impressive show. Even with the weird video overlays during Side to Side .. I was still impressed. And I am not the only one.

Ariana singing Into You at Wango Tango Los Angeles June 2, 2018

I chose this particular image of you here with this dancer because it reminds me of how secret lovers can feel each other's gravity ..

.. as they play with, and explore their attraction for one another. Regardless of what Einstein might say on the subject.

Sleeveless shirt that says Einstein said that gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love

This thing that you are doing here with this dancer .. this reminds me of pair annihilation. And I am not even going to mention how good you look either. Why labor the obvious? ]

» Hard to Keep Secret

Afterwards I thought of a lot of things. But one of these things was » "Wow .. this really does feel like the next level."

It wasnt long before I thought, "This is going to be hard to keep secret."

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