Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Overheard at Table 3: Notes on Liberals vs Conservatives

There is a fundamental difference between the ways in which Liberals and Conservatives approach any issue.  Below are three examples:


What makes the Conservative message so appealing to so many people is that it is easy.  In a world where people hate to think, and when empathy takes a lot of emotional energy, a Conservative mindset is, frankly, the easier path.   Let’s face it: to be loving, sympathetic, and understanding takes a lot of work sometimes.  To be apathetic, no real energy at all.




Saturday, June 9, 2018

Overheard at Booth 3: Our Twenty YO Selves

"I think we owe something to our twenty-year-old selves."

"Really?  What?"

"You know... all those dreams we had.  All those things we were going to do.  Climb mountains.  See Paris.  Write novels.   Rappel down the sides of skyscrapers.   Learn new languages.  All that stuff.  Now that we're pushing fifty, it seems like we owe it to our younger selves to do some of those things."

"Me... I don't think we owe our twenty-something selves a damn thing.   In fact, I think just the opposite.  I think our twenty-something selves owe some things to US!"

"How do you figure?"

"They could have taken better care of our bodies.  They could have not smoked so many cigarettes, or burned out so many brain cells or stayed up so late or slept with the people that they slept with without using proper protection."

"Yeah, that would have been nice!"

"So yeah, I think our twenty-something selves can go piss up a rope!"

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Overheard at Table 2: TG Men to Women

I was in Walgreens the other day and I was in the checkout line and there was this kinda pretty Asian in front of me and I couldn't really tell if she was a she or if he was a she, or a he who wanted to be a she, whatever, but anyway, this pretty Asian lady-person was buying a whole bunch of makeup stuff, base, blush, lipstick, some of those eyebrow pushy things, lotions, you name it, whole bunch of women's makeup. 

And the cashier rang it up at $119.38, and I thought to myself, "Man, if a guy wants to become a woman, then he must really think of himself as a woman.  Because no guy who thinks of himself as a guy would change his whole life if it meant laying out so much cash for all that makeup, every time he goes to the store!"