FOWC with Fandango — Foolish


Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “foolish.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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37 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Foolish

  1. Rall May 22, 2023 / 5:10 am

    it was a foolish thing
    we were young
    was against
    we had a lot of fun
    no regrets
    life seems to be a series
    of vintage songs

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  2. bushboy May 22, 2023 / 5:37 am

    Amusing as it could be, it would be silly of me to comment Fandango 🙂

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  3. breckenridgeann May 22, 2023 / 8:21 am

    It was very foolish of the man to leave his wife and children. Because it’s cheaper to keep her. His child support payments and alimony payments were high way robbery. #FOWC

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  4. Marleen May 22, 2023 / 11:23 am

    When I was very young and being brought up as a conservative, I liked the word conservative as it still had cache in the realm of conservation per se, say of the environment. And we weren’t too far off of having had Republicans in favor of an agency to protect that in name of conserving.

    I began, however, to get wind of a coming storm that conservatives really didn’t want to conserve if they didn’t have to, except perhaps cash [and my mom doesn’t even see that, now, while she does inexplicably nevertheless see fit to lecture other people of the importance as to income in their old age].

    I always loved nature, and there has been an at-first almost imperceptible crackle line between myself and the movement that gained steam in my lifetime. Upon my closer inspection, it has been discovered as a real crack and then serious fissure, an early step toward “liberal” 🌩️.

    So-called “Conservatives” tripped on down the road, like drunkards, of being derisive toward conservationists and making hateful fun of nature. The internally committed likely still don’t see the error of their ways. They worshipped the rich and whatever makes them richer; still do.

    Paul Kingsnorth: What is there left to conserve?

    When there’s nothing left to conserve, what’s the point of conservatism?

    {Disclaimer with respect to nature: this guy doesn’t talk much about it — in my view —although he speaks of the Garden and Earth. He does admit that he’s stumbling. He’s onto something, but my guess is he’s or those most attracted to his quest are still entrapped by the flash bang misdirection of sex as legislated on a political “side” of things grouped against our ecosystem. Said politicos don’t actually care — newsflash — about family (other than whoever is nearest at the moment as props them up); it’s a smokescreen. He speaks of humanity, but doesn’t quite seem to blatantly connect them to nature. I’m not suggesting he himself doesn’t sincerely love the idea of family (which I don’t recall him covering). I like what he says is the message of the One who comes back: the way is not the way of power and technology [and conquering domination] but the way of humility and sacrifice [in preference over our growing narcissism]. Plus, he does mention being whole (which I see as axiomatic or closer to real in nature rather than invention). Additionally, he pinpoints the problem being people foolishly worshipping the strongest thing in the world.}

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    • Marleen May 22, 2023 / 9:09 pm

      Western Press Disciplined on NOT informing the public: Max Blumenthal Breaks Down What Elites Don’t Want You to Know About Secretive Bilderberg Meetings [2023 Lisbon, Portugal | last year in D.C.]

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      • Marleen May 22, 2023 / 9:09 pm

        ‘Secret Cabal of Neoliberal’
        Elites Have Private AI Meeting


        • Marleen May 24, 2023 / 7:22 am

          Due to Peter Thiel being in the resting image of the above video — attending yearly hidden Bilderberg meetings — this topic will fit here. He’s one of the Silicon Valley weirdos who tell themselves maybe they can live forever. (Happens to have been a major supporter, while gay, of Donald Trump for President and Idolized Political Figure for the Right. He has additionally made statements about women being involved in voting and so on involving our downfall.)

          CREEPY Millionaire Infuses Self with Son’s Blood …

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          • Marleen May 24, 2023 / 8:53 am

            A couple of notes pertaining to the video just above about weirdo rich natalists:
            For one, I think Cenk in one spot refered to Silicon Valley as a town; pretty sure he knows it’s an area or region and concept and not a town or city.
            Next note, Ana asks where the hostility toward birth (negativity indicated by the natalists) actually is as she doesn’t experience it and rather is annoyed by people always asking if she is going to have kids; hostility is directed at people of less means. And, thus, the hostility is what “conservatives” do as a block even if they don’t notice that’s what they are part of while they simultaneously or alternatiny get on kicks of trying to guilt people into giving birth. Plus, just as they are pro-fetus and anti-health-insurance-should-cover-perinatal care and childbirth, they are pro give birth and shame-shame that you don’t have money for lunch.


            Data for United States in 2021. Number of births: 3,664,292. Birth rate: 11.0 per 1,000 population. Fertility rate: 56.3 births per 1000 women aged 15-44 years. Prenatal care initiated in the 1st trimester: 78.3%. Percent born preterm (less than 37 completed weeks of gestation): 10.49%. Percent cesarean delivery: 32.1%.

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          • Marleen May 24, 2023 / 9:05 am

            This is from bbc:
            May 5, 2021The American birth rate fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2020, with the lowest number of babies born since 1979, according to a new report. Some 3.6 million babies were born in the US in …


            Birth Rate by Country 2023 – World Population Review The birth rate is the number of live births per 1,000 people in a population over a specific period of time (typically a year). Birth rate and replacement rate Both birth rate and fertility rate are helpful in analyzing a country’s replacement rate, which compares the rate of births and deaths in a country to determine whether the population is …

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            • Marleen May 24, 2023 / 9:17 am


              Birth rate – Our World in Data Children per woman vs. share of 25-to-29-year-old women with no education. Children per women vs. unmet need for contraception. Female labor force participation rates by national per capita income. Fertility rate: children per woman World Bank. Fertility rate: children per woman Gapminder.

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            • Marleen May 24, 2023 / 9:22 am

              These various links are things that came up when I did a search on “birth rate tyt” (but I still haven’t found the precise segment for which I was looking).


              U.S. Birth Rate 1950-2023 | MacroTrends U.S. Birth Rate 1950-2023. Chart and table of the U.S. birth rate from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100. The current birth rate for U.S. in 2023 is 12.023 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2022. The birth rate for U.S. in 2022 was 12.012 births per 1000 people, a 0.09% increase from 2021.

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            • Marleen May 24, 2023 / 9:46 am

              What’s going on is that as soon as the populace of ordinary people reaches a point where they can and in reality has to say they want a fair wage, safer working conditions, and so forth, the powers that be get up in arms that things aren’t right with the world (pining for their uncontested hegemony). While births declined prior to and during the very height of the pandemic, things have picked back up in that regard (at least in 2021). Similarly, despite people being told to stay home during the pandemic, messaging started to emerge complaining of workers being lazy (or immoral for wanting to be home) on the cusp of the pandemic being supposedly over. I really believe it amounts to an at least simmering level of hatred for lower classes (which some people of middle and lower classes ignorantly fall for in terms of ideology). I reject that it’s truly good for middle and upper classes (despite the maintaining of position in society largely from it).

              Click to access vsrr020.pdf

              Births: Provisional Data for 2021 – Centers for Disease Control and … The general fertility rate was 56.6 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44, up 1% from 2020 and the first increase in the rate since 2014. The total fertility in 2021, up 1% from 2020. Birth rates declined for women in age groups 15-24, rose for women in age groups 25-49, and was unchanged for adolescents aged 10-14 in 2021. The birth rate for …


            • Marleen May 28, 2023 / 4:17 pm

              I finally found what my google search had been for:

              Fox “news”: People Who Don’t Want Kids Are Selfish

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          • Marleen May 25, 2023 / 10:28 am

            Minnesota State Lawmakers Win Big Fight Against Greedy …

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            • Marleen May 25, 2023 / 4:43 pm

              Media FINALLY ADMITS
              Corporate Price
              Gouging Caused Inflation

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        • Marleen May 26, 2023 / 2:18 am

          One-Liner Wednesday — The Law of Averages

          AI might not need water— that depending upon how any particular computing system is cooled — but it is my opinion that water (clean and safe) should be and should’ve been long ago a right for human (mass) consumption (in preference over other considerations from ease of dumping to money making to anything else). Had we seen ourselves as more of a democracy, perhaps we’d have accomplished that.

          Americans have spent so much stubborn, intellectual, and blinded time being “anti-communist” (and anti-socialist and anti really giving a darn) that people — the actual people as in my not meaning the concocted “people” (corporations and other imaginary entities) the courts have decided to include to our detriment — are not long from now going to be further endangered than already is the case.

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    • Marleen May 22, 2023 / 9:44 pm

      Media IGNORES … reviving [of] FDR’s 2nd Bill Of Rights


      • Marleen May 22, 2023 / 10:02 pm

        [… Checkmate of] Fox Host

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        • Marleen May 22, 2023 / 10:34 pm

          I, myself, am not worried about this headline. But I see the conversation as interesting (and some approaches as foolish).

          ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Population Collapse is Coming


        • Marleen May 25, 2023 / 2:05 pm

          Watch: cnn Host Reaizes How Corrupt the Pentagon Is

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  5. donmatthewspoetry May 22, 2023 / 9:25 pm


    In the local library
    Computer busted still
    Gotta use word foolish
    Computer, busted, ill

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