Musical Monday

It’s Monday and time for a bit of music since “Last Week Tonight” had no new episode this week.

I’m often amused over people’s reactions to the most innocuous things, and laugh out loud at those who try to push other people’s buttons when they get offended over nothing. It just goes to show how miscommunications and misunderstandings happen regularly, especially on the interwebs.

For me, speaking with people is always best done in person so that facial expressions and body language can be seen, or vocal tone can be heard and discerned. Much is lost on many levels without face-to-face communication.

This isn’t a complaint or a gripe, it is a personal observation. I think that there are some out there who might agree with this observation if they were willing to be honest with themselves.

I’m not holding my breath.

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Tuesday Tunes

A trio of Tuesday tuneage for those of us who love music.

“There are two kinds of music: good and bad. There are no genres.”

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Loving Day

Today is Loving Day…it’s a great thing. From Wikipedia:

“Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states citing “There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.”[1][2][3] In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage, mainly forbidding marriage between non-whites and whites…The “Loving” side of the U.S. Supreme Court case consisted of Mildred and Richard Loving, a black woman and a white man. They first met when she was 11 and he was 17. He was a family friend and over the years they started courting. After she became pregnant, they got married in Washington, D.C., in 1958, when she was 18.[7] Reportedly, Mildred didn’t realize that interracial marriage was illegal, and they were arrested a few weeks after they returned to their hometown north of Richmond, Virginia. They pleaded guilty to charges of “cohabiting as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth,” and avoided jail time by agreeing to leave Virginia. They moved to Washington, D.C., and began legal action by writing to U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy referred the case to the American Civil Liberties Union. After the Warren Court unanimously ruled in favor of the young couple, they returned to Virginia, where they lived with their three children. Mildred Loving died May 5, 2008 at the age of 68. Richard Loving had died about thirty-three years earlier in a car accident. Each June 12, the anniversary of the ruling, Loving Day events around the country mark the advances of mixed-race couples.”

I still get irked about the use of the term “race” and “mixed-race.” Yes, they are terms in the human lexicon that won’t go away. Because of this, many don’t want to accept or admit or acknowledge this simple fact: human beings are an entire race. Horse races, dog races, go-kart races, track-and-field races, etc. – those are “multi-racial” things! Any one of us who enjoy shows and movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek, or Doctor Who, for example, just might be a bit less inclined to think of another human being as a completely different “race.” I know that I’m hoping for too much in that regard.

Even in this day and age, there are people who go into paroxysms of rage if they even see people of different skin colours talking with each other. Their craniums implode if they see people of different skin colours, faiths, or nationalities holding hands. How ironic that those types accuse me of being “racially charged.” It’s laughably stupid. Just as they are.

I’m guessing that they are people who might have nobody special in their lives, because nobody sane would want to be around them for any length of time. Note the qualifier in that sentence, pea-brain.

If you are like me and have a special someone along with family and friends, enjoy this day and share the love. Here are three songs about the best things that love has to offer.

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Monday Funnies: (Anti) Social Media

Full Frontal Thursday: Facebook, Sarah Huckasanders, & the Frightening Faces of Trump Supporters

In this edition of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam kills it with her spot-on statements about Mark Zuckerberg’s decade-long history of false apologies. He is directly responsible for the bullshit that was spread by his own creation, so he needs to own up to it. Enough with the talk and empty promises. Do something already.

Next, Sam skewers the lying mouthpiece of the rapist liar-in-chief. The blatant hypocrisy of everyone in the Drumpf administration is obvious, but his mindless and blind supporters are ignorant beyond belief. That ignorance and racism is on full display for Amy Hoggart when she attends a klan rally in Michigan.

I’m not surprised by those people at all. They were the same when my husband and I rode through that area back in 2012, and they’ve only gotten worse.

They breed like flies and roaches.

Pagan & Proud

I have considered myself an agnostic, polytheist pagan with nihilist tendencies for most of my life. That consideration is wrapped up in a healthy, cynical sense of humour.

I like my individuality. If I’m not accepted for not walking in lock-step with everyone else and doing exactly the same thing as they do, then so be it. Goose-stepping with everyone else has never been my thing.

Some like boring, stale sameness and hive-minded groupthink. I’m not one.

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You’re Still Offended?

Third test completed and passed easily. On to test number four.

The fifth one is the final.

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Easter Fools

Funny, isn’t it? Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day were both on 14 February this year. How fitting that April Fool’s Day coincides with Easter Sunday. I find it hilarious, personally.

Pray on, you moronic, bible-thumping hypocrites. Jay-bus forgives your lies and hate.

That is why you go to church, isn’t it? To be absolved of the bullshit you engage in the other six days of the week?

Instead of, you know, actually practicing what you preach at others and what others preach at you?

How laughable.

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Busy Month Ahead

Things are ramping up for a busy month ahead. Many projects will take up my time from the Ides of March through to the first week of April.

My week-long birthday celebration will commence on Saturday, 17 March, and ends in time for the in-game anniversary event of the launching of The Elder Scrolls Online. Mischief and merriment, combined with a healthy dose of drunken debauchery, will be prevalent themes on this blog during that time.

Live-broadcasts of in-game activities will be scheduled periodically so tune in to my Twitch channel to view the fun. The link can be found in the “Multimedia Links” tab on this blog and will be provided anew with the broadcasting schedule.

I’ll have some excerpts scheduled so that I have a reasonable amount of daily posts. I may not have many readers, but at least I’m consistent. Those with legions of followers can afford to be lazy, and I’m not one.

Drive, dedication, and determination have served me well throughout my life. They continue to do so. After all, I’m still young. I’ve done much in life, but still have much more to do that I’d like to achieve – and, I will. The things that I achieve seem to get accomplished in a different order than I plan, but they get done. Being flexible is also crucial.

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Midweek Musings: International Women’s Day (Re-blogged)

International Women’s Day is on a Thursday this year. I decided to post my “Midweek Musings” from last year about this day.

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Eyrie Of An Aries

Today is International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. What, if anything, do these observances mean to myself and other women around the world? It depends on who you ask, where that person resides, and what their perspectives and experiences are. When I talk with others, I look for common ground and relatable experiences to initiate dialogue. Then, if I find a difference in personal experiences between myself and another, I ask questions in an attempt to learn about and understand that person’s unique experiences. The funny thing about this is, even the most basic questions that I ask of others never really get answered! This makes it difficult to know where another person is coming from, and makes it virtually impossible to meet them halfway with anything.

These hiccups in communication mostly occur in online interactions, especially when there are differences in language and culture…

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