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Words Fail Me

Not really sure what to write about today. Nothing in the news is really piquing my interest, and I haven’t run across any really interesting alternate stories.



I saw this at The Other McCain and I don’t think I agree with it. Not sure where my comments went to, but I can’t say that Coates’ article on racism is completely uncalled for, although I wish the story that he uses as his vehicle - actor Forest Whittaker frisked for shoplifting at a NY deli - had enough information so that the reader could form a better judgment. On the other hand, one commenter noted (vaguely, and my comment there seems to have evaporated) that Coates also wrote this piece on the Civil War. I found myself in agreement with most of that essay with just a couple of rough spots, though in fairness his perspective is not mine and was news to me. Easy enough for me to contrast that essay with the rougher edged ones at Stuff Black People don’t like, concerning the history and current public perception of those Tuskegee Airmen. I know the Tuskegee story has been inflated quite a bit, some outright whoppers being accepted as truth, and it’s the rare essayist who looks a bit further back in history to see that it was blatant racist President Woodrow Wilson (D) who segregated the armed forces. They weren’t segregated during the Spanish-American War as far as I know, and I’ve heard few tales of how good or bad that was. (but then, the SAW is a conflict even more forgotten than the Korean War). And if I had to, I weigh the Stuff Black People Don’t Like blog in the balance and come down a bit on the racist side. A bit, because I don’t really think the author is a neo-Klansman, just a White Guy Who Is Fed Up With The BS. His comment section is open to the public, uncensored, so I can’t hold him responsible for more extreme views some folks leave there. After all, with New Nation News being shut down, those folks have to find somewhere else to vent. And I will admit that I feel that a whole lot of Black Problems have very significant Black Causes, and that yes, it does very often seem that we are living in “BRA”. And that it has gone too far. Your opinions and mileage may vary. So that’s my deep thoughts of the day.




More of the never ending moronic lunacy in the school systems, with some kid’s cupcakes being ousted because he decorated them with plastic army guys. Because, you know, soldiers have guns and all that. :eyeroll:  If I was a parent there, I’d be more concerned about germs from the plastic toys. All that stuff comes from China, and Confucius only knows what kind of germ crusted crap they’re made of. At least the kid wasn’t arrested. This time.



With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, here’s a decent recipe for Boxty.  Every northern European culture has its own recipe for potato pancakes, and the Irish claim Boxty as theirs. It looks like a good way to deal with leftovers, though I’d want to add a touch of onion. But like so many other ‘tater cake recipes, they drain out the tasty juice and throw it away. Which is why a proper batch of Raggmunk is always better, and the best excuse ever for owning a proper kartoffelreibe.


So there you go.

Looks like Saturn, the word-ending-terror-snowstorm, has finally arrived here. It’s been snowing gently all morning, about 2”, but it looks like things are melting already.


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