Your body, your choice — unless there’s a uterus involved

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Six hundred and sixty-six new Texas laws went into effect on September 1, 2021. 666? Could you help me out here Biblical Scholars? Isn’t the number 666 used to signify the devil, the antichrist, or evil in general? Are 666 new Texas laws Karma or serendipity? You decide.

These 666 new laws from the “Go Big or Go Home” Long Star state presents a writer with a cornucopia of writing fodder. Let’s see which ones we should focus on?

An important law was the restrictive voter suppression laws that the Texas legislature finally passed after the Dems in the Texas…


100 WORDS

Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #31: Numbers

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Ironically, like Marla Bishop, twenty-seven is my continually recurring number.

My still-living mother was born in 1927.

Marla noted musical legends who died at 27. I saw two of them, Hendrix and Joplin, in concert before they exited stage left.

Hendrix was born on November 27. So was I.

My son was born on August 27. My first daughter on May 27. Two years later, my second daughter, always late, waited until 27 minutes into May 28 to make her entrance.

Wife two was born on March 27. …


But you are totally unencumbered by the thought process

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Could someone please explain the logic of why a person refuses to take a vaccine that is safe and highly effective in preventing infections, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19? A vaccine that has been received by 170 million people in the U.S. alone. A vaccine that the FDA has fully approved for use in individuals 12-years old and older.

But the logic challenge is exacerbated when I add “and logically explain why this same person voluntarily chooses to take an anthelmintic (dewormer) intended primarily for veterinary usage in large animals? …


Richard Hofstadter’s classic 1963 book explains 2021 Covidiots

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it!”. George Santayana

How does one explain the refusal of a large swath of the American public to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, even as the highly contagious and virulent Delta variant is filling hospital ICUs with the unvaccinated and deaths have again risen to over 1,000 per day?

Why do people oppose masks, which have been proven to reduce COVID transmission, especially for children too young to receive COVID vaccinations, as they return to school?

Why don’t people want to follow…

James Knight

Old unreformed unf**kwithable professor with a rock & roll soul, still crazy after all these years and still running against the wind.

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