Friday, May 18, 2018

Some Links (Linkdump!)

I'm going to start today with curses and damnation at the NRA for turning into a gun-selling organization bent on preventing all reasonable gun laws. I also urge everyone who reports on the shooting in Santa Fe to NOT repeat the murderer's name. He should have a nickname, like Stupidface Murderscum. His true name should be forgotten.

Ok, let's get on with less painful stuff...

One of the truly horrible things about chronic pain is that most of the time no one can do a thing about it, so why would you want to burden someone with your hurt? This society requires us to nicely ask after other people's pain, but doesn't provide guidance on what to do once you know someone is hurting. So those of us who literally hurt ALL THE TIME tend to stop telling the truth about our pain after awhile because it just stresses out our loved ones and bores everyone else.

Now, anxiety is pretty bad too, but this woman came up with a list of helpful actions when her boyfriend asked what he could do. I particularly identify with 1, 8 and 9.

I'm reminded of the Checklist of Early Warning Signs of Fascism. It appears we can, as a nation, check off most of these. Fortunately, some people are still being ostracized for being racist scum, even if the racist scum-in-chief is being protected by the GOP.

And lastly, for the day, here's How Mueller's First Year Compares to Watergate, Iran-Contra and Whitewater. I want Mueller to finish this investigation as thoroughly as possible. I want everything he presents to be watertight. If he somehow concludes that Deadbeat Don is not guilty, I will accept that. But I want every guilty party punished to the full extent of the law. I also truly believe that anyone currently calling for the investigation to conclude prematurely is probably either guilty of collusion or essentially a traitor to the idea and standards of the United States of America.