Political Correctness V. Valid Criticism

Political Correctness v. Valid Criticism

(apologies for the re-run: I’ll be back soon!)

Dear Readers:

I don’t literally have a dick, but today I’ll stick my figurative one in the hornets’ nest.  Come along with me, won’t you?

Welcome to Friday Feedback, our formerly-weekely, now occasionally-as-circumstances-demand excising of the blog’s milia using the sharp instruments wielded by readers of criticism, scorn, and condemnation.

I was discarding some old blog drafts this morning when I came across this one. Given my “issues” lately, I thought it would be a good time to finish what I began last year.

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Naughty Words

Naughty Words

(Illustration courtesy of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and all-around political genius Jack Ohman)

Dear Readers:

I don’t know about you, but I have had enough of this presidential race.  

The GOP apparently has too, because they contacted me this morning to ask if I’d consider a third-party run against their presumptive nominee.  I’ve accepted, but on the condition that Archie the Drunken Chihuahua be my running mate.  

“Of course!” they said.  “We were actually hoping you would give him the top of the ticket…”

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Friday Feedback, Caitlyn Jenner, And What Makes A Hero A Hero (or A Shero A Shero)

Friday Feedback, Caitlyn Jenner, and What Makes a Hero a Hero (or a Shero a Shero)

Dear Readers:

I don’t literally have a dick, but today I’ll stick my figurative one in the hornets’ nest.  Come along with me, won’t you?

Welcome to Friday Feedback, our formerly-weekely, now occasionally-as-circumstances-demand excising of the blog’s milia using the sharp instruments wielded by readers of criticism, scorn, and condemnation.

I was discarding some old blog drafts this morning when I came across this one. Given my “issues” lately, I thought it would be a good time to finish what I began last year.

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Social Media and Politics in a Hurricane of Stupidity

Readers:

Don’t let the word count scare you. This is a fun one so grab some coffee and settle in!

Dear Robin:

I’m finding this election season unbearable.  I’ve found myself raging against people on social media over two specific issues:

Donald Trump and Planned Parenthood.

I have been shocked that some people I know support Trump and are rabidly anti-Planned Parenthood.  Their ignorance has made me question communicating with them at all.  

But that’s not my question, my question is how to handle “fights” on social media over delicate political matters?

Chris

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