I don’t get the whole ‘trans’ thing. But then, I don’t need to. My attitude toward it is the same as for a lot of other things: Do what you want and live as you choose and leave me out of it, and I’ll do the same. What I do get – más o menos – is the English language and how this group of selfish, imagination-less people have disrespected it and the rest of us.
It is apparent that trans and androgynous people don’t want to be referred to as either ‘he’ or ‘she’. Fine. But the pronouns they have gravitated to, ‘they’ ‘them’ and ‘theirs’, are PLURAL pronouns. Do they consider themselves so very special as to require to be referred to as more than one person? Or are they just being lazy?Keep Reading
The vaquita is the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Studies estimate there may be as few as eight vaquitas remaining in the Gulf of California, the only place they exist and where they often become entangled in illegal gill nets and drown.
Mexico faces sanctions from the international wildlife body known as CITES for not doing enough to protect the vaquita. The sanctions are designed to compel Mexico to to save the vaquita where all other efforts have failed.Keep Reading
As the housing market begins to melt a bit, you may find yourself in the market to hire a real estate agent. Beware! There is a new predator slithering along the real estate industry’s jungle floor: the tech realtor.
A growing pack of techie millennials have apparently decided that selling and buying real estate can and should be done almost entirely from their laptops! Most have full time jobs as IT administrators and imagine that selling real estate should be just another side hustle, a part time gig, an easy way to make a few extra bucks.Keep Reading
Another weekend of NFL football, another weekend filled with questionable officiating. Another weekend of one team being convinced that they got screwed and another team accepting a win that they may know isn’t really theirs. Another weekend of complete bullshit being spouted by Dean Blandino, the game’s Referee and the league office. There is no need, nor is there enough time, to create a list of terrible calls and decisions recently made by those wearing the stripes. We see and endure them almost every game and spend most of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday fixating on them.
Respected analysts like Mike Greenberg declare emphatically that “what is important is to get it right”. That getting it right should be achieved at all costs, using whatever technology we have at our disposal to ensure that we do. This widely accepted notion seems incontestable; a ‘conventional wisdom’ if you will.Keep Reading
Seeing as how it is January of a new year (2023), the winter sports are winding down, and the summer sports are just getting started with training camp. With a substantial percentage of the population remaining indoors, this becomes award season. I won’t bother naming them. The award season is where some very rich, lucky, or related to the right people, get together and congratulate each other. The rich and famous don lavish attire, the ladies in designer dresses (sometimes revealing) and sporting jewelry that it would take the average Jane or Joe decades of their salaries to buy. I’m not opposed to the filthy-rich recognizing good work; however, all artistic work is recognized in context. We’ll get to that in a moment.Keep Reading
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