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The Closeted Authoritarianism Of Boutique Progressives

The Closeted Authoritarianism Of Boutique Progressives

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I recently engaged in a Facebook discussion with a couple of Facebook friends regarding the kerfuffle about some disparaging comments the chef / gourmet-show host Andrew Zimmern made here and here about Chinese food, and Asian food generally, in the US. Considering that the conversation about Zimmern’s critique occurred among three Facebook friends, my remarks were uncharacteristically sharp. (One Facebook friend said "abrasive".) What aroused my ire was that the Zimmern critique provoked yet another round of bend-over-backward-til-your-vertebrae-crack political correctness that evidently holds that all works on the part of people of color, particularly people of color who are recent immigrants, should be immune from open and honest criticism and replaced by approbation on the part of
In the Beginning There Was Ceiling Cat

In the Beginning There Was Ceiling Cat

Abundance, faith, humor
  I know I'm far behind on the LOLcat craze, but I always thought the idea of the LOLcat Bible was hilarious. The Egyptians worshiped cats as gods, so it's not too hard to believe that there could have been such a thing as "Ceiling Cat." I don't know a cat that doesn't seem to think he/she is in charge of everything anyway! For some reason looking at this picture made me think how different the world would be if we could look at it a little less seriously all the time. Maybe we don't know everything there is to know. Maybe cats might not have created the world, but maybe they know something we don't. They worry about "cheezburgerz" and staying out of "wawter" and the "showa." They don't worry about politics and wars and so many of the issues that take such big big bites out of o...