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About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

“Let’s go Brandon” is a lovely sentiment brought to you by today’s Republican Party.

Recently it’s come to my attention that “Let’s Go Brandon” is a euphemism for “Fuck Joe Biden,” and conservatives are all delighting in it. One Southwest Airline pilot apparently signed of his flight with it, which he is apparently living … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court is starting to feel the heat. We need to bring a lot more of it.

Yesterday was the beginning of the Supreme Court’s new term, and you can see that the justices are starting to feel the heat. They’re out there defending the institution before having written any controversial decisions, but what they do decide … Continue reading

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Let’s not look at the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 too much  through rose-colored glasses

Saturday was the 20th anniversary of 9/11. As appropriate, there were a lot of heartfelt tributes, and remembrances, and stories about couples who were marrying where both had lost a parent on 9/11. There were beautiful stories about the children … Continue reading

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The Texas Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law is a legal calamity in the extreme

The more I read about the Taliban Texas anti-abortion law (Senate Bill 8), the more it becomes clear that this a legal clusterfvck of gigantic proportions that may come back to bite its proponents in a big way. This is … Continue reading

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Why do people want to use Ivermectin but not FDA-approved vaccines?

I have a friend on Facebook who has been promoting Ivermectin for months. She is not, in  my experience, a right winger, a Trump supporter, or a crazy person. Maybe a fan of alternative medicine, but that’s about it. Maybe … Continue reading

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I’m tired of arguing with Vaccine-skeptics. Do we argue about whether Drunk Driving is Wrong? The answer is No.

I’ve been reading some articles lately about how one might be able to persuade vaccine-skeptics and anti-maskers that it really would be better it they were to change their positions to come into tune with public health guidelines. Screw that, … Continue reading

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All the so-called experts on Afghanistan should just sit down and shut up.

Now that the Afghani government has collapsed like a house of cards, and the Taliban are firmly in control, I hear various “experts” being interviewed on the radio or on television about what happened. All these experts should just sit … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter how much longer we stay in Afghanistan, they will never be “safe” from the Taliban

Is it a total bummer that the Taliban are soon going to take over most, if not all of Afghanistan? Sure it is. But here’s the thing: it’s their country. The Taliban are Afghanis. It’s their own civil war. I … Continue reading

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A few disparate Thoughts on the Olympics

I’ve been pretty clear that I thought it was a mistake to hold the Olympics now in the midst of a resurging Pandemic, but hold them they did. NBC didn’t quite get what it wanted, as the ratings are apparently … Continue reading

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I’m completely losing patience with Climate-Deniers, Anti-Vaxxers, and People who still believe the Big Lie

I’ve been doing a slow burn that is turning into an unmodulated rage when it comes to three categories of people: Climate deniers Anti-vaxxers People still believing the Big Lie Taking them in order. Climate deniers For the second year … Continue reading

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