Share Your World — 04/17/2023

Share Your World

Di, at Pensitivity101, is our host for Share Your World each week. Here are her SYW questions for this week.

1. Do you have a special talent (e.g., music, art, singing, dress making, pottery, etc)?

Blogging? Does that count?

2. What was your best subject at school and was it your favorite?

I loved history, social studies, civics. The only part I didn’t like about those courses was having to memorize dates. Of course, I’ve since learned that the versions of history I was taught were often whitewashed and Christianized. I guess, at that time, majority ruled.

3. Do you like to cook?

Simple things, yes. Fortunately for me, my wife is a much better cook than am I and she does most of the cooking in our household.

4. Do you get riled easily?

I used to be more easy going and even tempered, but as I’ve aged, I am less so. I get riled up nearly every day when I read or hear about yet another mass shooting in the U.S. and about how Republican lawmakers rollback the most basic common sense gun laws. I get riled up when Republican lawmakers continue to fight women’s reproductive rights, LGBT rights, fight climate change initiatives, ban books, ban teaching certain subjects in schools, rollback social programs, and legislate based upon their own unenlightened self-interests and/or religious beliefs. I get riled up when I read or hear about far-right white nationalism, white supremacy, and ultra Christian conservatism. And I get riled up when I encounter ignorance and incompetence, as I did last week at the DMV.


I am grateful that I have blogging as an outlet to distract me (at least somewhat) from all of those things that get me riled up. I’m grateful that blogging gives me a place to vent my anger and frustrations, and to hone my writing skills and flex my creative muscles. And I’m grateful for the WordPress blogging community that is so supportive and encouraging.

11 thoughts on “Share Your World — 04/17/2023

  1. Lauren April 17, 2023 / 9:22 am

    Same as Paula
    I get riled up with the same stupid people you mentioned.

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  2. Sadje April 17, 2023 / 9:33 am

    The political situation in any part of the world is enough to derive a sane person mad.

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  3. pensitivity101 April 17, 2023 / 9:53 am

    Thanks for joining in Fandango. I can well understand while you get riled. It’s almost as bad over here.

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  4. Marleen April 17, 2023 / 1:12 pm

    I get really annoyed with ignorance and incompetence in work environments, as having a job is supposed to (in certain mindsets) be proof of worthiness as a human being. Of course I am bothered, while I as you used to be rather blissful and easygoing, with many aspects of current politics (and with myself for having continued Reagan’s trajectory but also with a Biden who seems like a Republican in practice but I won’t get into that with this comment).

    This is not the first discrepancy to be found in Thomas’s disclosure reports.

    Recent ProPublica investigations revealed Thomas failed to report lavish vacations from GOP mega-donor Harlan Crow and a 2014 real estate deal in which Thomas sold his childhood home to Crow [who proceeded to upgrade the property and its surrounds with Thomas’s mother in it].

    Federal law stipulates that government employees, including Supreme Court justices, must disclose real estate transactions worth more than $1,000.

    The findings renewed calls from Democratic lawmakers to impeach the 74-year-old justice, but judiciary ethics experts told Insider removing Thomas is highly unlikely.

    Unseating a lifetime appointed Supreme Court justice requires a similar process as removing a US president: A simple majority of the House of Representatives must vote to impeach, and then two-thirds of the Senate must vote to convict.


    There are few laws for Supreme Court justices.
    If we aren’t going to enforce the ones there are, we’re cooked.

    It seems that way to me anyway. Or can we add some laws we would enforce?

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    • Marleen April 18, 2023 / 5:47 pm

      I knew someone would write that off as a nearly-meaningless oops. Undoubtedly, the same would be argued in court unless something is found wrong or distinct with the non-defunct version.

      WaPo [Calls Out] Clarence Thomas for [Clerical Error … ]

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    • Marleen April 18, 2023 / 5:48 pm

      Gov’t is RIGGED FOR THE RICH, [and the C.T.] Corruption Story Proves It

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      • Marleen April 18, 2023 / 7:19 pm

        What if the religion is that having more money or contact to it and more influence IS winning in the “marketplace” of ideas/speech or being the more righteous person/personhoods? Unenlightened self interests become synonymous with virtue, so-called. This isn’t unique to this individual. It’s the kind of religious leader who hung out with the Donald (I wonder if the witch, Paula White, is still in contact with him).

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        • Marleen April 18, 2023 / 7:20 pm

          Is it possible that every GOP president
          since Ike has had treason in their heart?

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    • Marleen April 18, 2023 / 5:49 pm

      ProPublica: [Justice] Thomas’ Secret Life of Luxury (44:23 long)

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong April 17, 2023 / 3:26 pm

    I’ve gone back to the Star Trek universe. All the agita of politics is not making me feel better. I can’t fix things, so I decided on an old-fashioned solution: retreat!

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