Tag Archives: social commentary

Tap Dancing at the Cataclysm

June 21, 2010

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So there are two ants on an ant hill, see, and both ants feel the ground tremble and boom. They notice this gargantuan creature – this sky-high behemoth – walking toward them. One ant says to the other ant: “Human: better run.” The other ant replies: “No worries. Humans would never hurt us because I’ve constructed a psychological/sociological grid – a theoretical model, if you will – of a human being.

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When Language Smothers Conversation

June 17, 2010

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The coal mine’s canary is hacking, spitting, gasping, and turning blue – so yell at it. Question its motives. Tell it the fumes are imaginary. Drop hints that it’s wheezing a heretical wheeze.

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Shield Our Kids From Mother Teresa

June 5, 2010

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To: The Board of Education; From: The Committee of the Concerned

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Cannibals in a Con-Artist Culture

June 4, 2010

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A riddle and a question have hounded me recently. The riddle: “What is the difference between members of the pro-life movement and cannibals?” The answer is easy: “Cannibals eat their enemies.”

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Who should stand in the dock?

June 1, 2010

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What happens when the would-be dragon slayer peers into the mirror and sees a flame-throwing reptile?

That’s the real question as tar balls wash ashore in the Gulf and the ooze seeps into the reeds of Louisiana’s marshes.

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Just a bile duct in the Body of Christ

May 1, 2010

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By Carlene Byron I have an acquaintance who feels stuck. Like there’s a big pile of something in front of him that keeps him from doing what he fervently believes is most important. He’s not lazy or unproductive. On the contrary, he’s an award-winning web designer for a global nonprofit. His work – often late […]

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The Arithmetic of Fear

April 28, 2010

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by Carlene Byron  Do you have a copy of the US National Debt Clock ticking away on your computer’s desktop? Last time I looked online, a couple days ago, we were at $12.87 trillion, a pretty staggering number.  I wish there were an equivalent US Personal Debt Clock available. Because that number is also staggering.  […]

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A Scandalous Scandal Scandalizes The Scandalizers

April 12, 2010

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The outcry over God’s failure to adjust himself to human expectations reached a high-pitched scream yesterday with yet another startling revelation: God – the Great “I AM,” The Almighty Monarch, the Creator of all Existence, the One Who Pulled the Pin at the Big Bang – is registered with neither major American political party.

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I’m so sorry, Mr. Beck …

March 15, 2010

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So I wake up to find Glenn Beck’s picture pasted over the Nicene Creed …

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Another Look at the Professionals

March 9, 2010

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Are the “professional politicians” the real villians? Or have we lost the art of politics?

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