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For Ahmaud | The Smirking Chimp

I sure don't want to trample on the solace Ahmaud Arbery's mom took from her faith in God, nor do I think there's anything productive to say that quibbles with the comfort provided to so many black people by their churches. Or to the…

On Pardoning Turkeys | The Smirking Chimp

— from Consortium News The White House on Friday revealed the names of the recipients of two pardons President Biden plans to issue—Peanut Butter and Jelly. The pardons are, of course, for two Thanksgiving turkeys, part of a stupid…

Do Unto Others | The Smirking Chimp

Inspired by Billy Bragg Do unto othersAs you would have them do unto youDon't let anger from the pastStop you from doing what you need to doI'm not a big bible readerBut there’s something in there that's trueDo unto othersAs you would…

“Well Said Herb!” | The Smirking Chimp

Friendly Blog Commenter: I did six tours (twelve years) on the Waterford RTM, or Representative Town Meeting. Herb was a republican member, naturally also of long standing, who ranted regularly about nothin' but it was free. This night…

The Proudest Boy | The Smirking Chimp

Ok, at the time of this writing, we're still waiting to find out if a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin decides that Kyle Rittenhouse did anything particularly wrong when he traveled across a state line with a weapon illegal for him to own,…

Climate of Delusion | The Smirking Chimp

— from Foreign Policy In Focus There is an astonishing statistic in a Pew research study released in 2020 on perceptions of how different countries handled COVID-19. Only 15 percent of people in a dozen countries around the world…