Saturday, December 3, 2016

Portable Weirdness At Charlotte Open Air Market

Portable Weirdness will be at Charlotte Open Air Market at 5471 Central Ave (the old site of Eastland Mall) Sunday, December 4, 2016. I'll have the Usual Suspects and some new bling, and Miles Batty will be there from 11 am to 2 pm to answer questions and sign books.

Check the website link above or the Facecrack page for more Whats, Whens, and Wheres. See ya there!

(Yeah, I know they're upside down. I've reoriented and uploaded those two pics four times, and even when they show correctly in the preview, they're still flipped when I publish. Screw it, I got stuff to do)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Stuff

I'm thankful for oxygen. And water. And fingers and eyeballs and ears. And flannel jommer pants. And dark chocolate. And tea. And snooze alarms. And hot showers. And the oak tree in the front yard. And books. And music. And tools. And People That Don't Suck. And Beastie Monster. And food and heat and AC. And a house with no bomb or bullet holes, wildfire scorches, earthquake cracks, or flood marks. And Bridget and Dogberry. And LJ and Howie. And Merf, Araminta, and the collective herps. And Miles.

Happy Thanksgiving  ;0)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dan Rather, Your Beer & Cookies Are Onna Way

From Dan Rather's Facebook post, the text of which is also available in this article:

"  . . . Holding hands and marching forward, raising your voice above the din of complacency, can move mountains. And in this case, I believe there is a vast majority who wants to see this nation continue in tolerance and freedom. But it will require speaking. . . . "

Thank you.

(Broken record part) qui tacet consentire videtur, people.

Calling bullshit on unethical/illegal actions and behavior is not divisiveness.

Challenging unjust or unethical actions is not censorship.

Refusing to validate emotional reasoning that borders on qualifying as a disassociative disorder is not intolerance.

"Can't we all just get along" becomes an endorsement of abuse when "getting along" means "you have to support social norms or legislation that lets NeoCon extremists have freedoms and rights you don't get to share".

If you want me to engage in "unifying" with the people that have put Trump and the rest of the various NeoCon flavors into power over the last decade, you need to start speaking up for equal rights and justice for all humans, working for integrity and fair dealing, and stop acting like WASP Americans don't have to share this planet with anyone else.