Month: March 2014

…and give you peace

Peace is always at a premium. Whether it is world peace or inner peace, peace is not easy to come by, and a most prized possession to those who have it. Outrage is easy. Just open Google News in another tab. I can almost guarantee you will find something outrageous. You may find yourself more than outraged. You may be enraged. If Google News is not enough to get you there, peruse Twitter. Turn on MSNBC. Listen to a government official explain how the lie he brazenly told was not actually a lie at all, and here’s why… “Read...

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Ban Bossy: Irony, hypocrisy, and idiocracy all rolled into one

Feminists have taken it up a notch with the launch of a new campaign called “Ban Bossy.” Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, is leading the charge, along with the Girl Scouts (an organization constantly veering as hard left as possible). Sandberg and her have launched the website The masthead of reads: When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading...

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I’m just sayin’ that saying “just sayin'” is overdone

“Just sayin’.” How many times do we hear it in conversation or see it in an email or on social media? “Just sayin'” is the qualifier for all sorts of observations. It is used as a psychological buffer or protective force field against the blow-back that might otherwise be expected to accompany an offensive, derogatory, or mean-spirited remark. I decided to Google the question, “Why is everyone saying just saying?” The top result is from and here is a bit of their wisdom on the subject: Lately the annoying expression “I’m just saying” — usually tacked to the...

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