Superheroes, Star Wars, and toxic masculinity…

So sometime in the last couple of days, this post (and artwork) circulated into my Facebook feed from several sources: https://www.facebook.com/SoYourACartoonist/photos/a.151448048245360.31062.151447094912122/1878942682162546/ and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ADobsonComicArt/status/1015023772838060032 I’d link to the image itself, except that would be stealing. Go check Andrew Dobson’s feed on FB or Twitter and come back.

Aftermath (Part 7): I told you so…

Remember when I wrote this? “If you want the full picture, you can check out Endarkenment, the rest of the Aftermath or Dots series’ on my blog. I’ve been writing about this stuff for years.” It comes from Aftermath (Part 6): The Enemy of the Good…

Perspective…

Until today, If you looked up the word “Holocaust” on The Cassie Times, you only found the following posts, in reverse date order. I wrote these articles based on discoveries I made in the news, as they related to me or my views of current events.

Connecting the Dots, Part 8…

When you were a kid, did you ever read Dr. Seuss’ book The Sneetches and Other Stories? You know the one I’m talking about.

Changes…

And these children That you spit on As they try to change their world Are immune from your consultations They’re quite aware of what they’re going through… –David Bowie A little under two years ago, I wrote this post in reaction to Philando Castile’s murder: Storm’s here. In that time, nothing changed, until last February, Read More …

Language means something…

My friend on Facebook says: “This kid was a domestic abuser. His girlfriend had broken up with him, so he SHOT HER. This headline is BS.” Boy, howdy, is it ever. Entitled asshole with access to deadly weapons. But this isn’t the first time I’ve had trouble with headlines. What headline? From the Associated Press via Read More …

Burden of Proof…

This nugget showed up on a friend’s FB post, which I can now no longer find. Chances are, either the friend decided it had to go, the genius who posted it blocked me, or I blocked him. At the time, (sometime just after Christmas, I think) I thanked the guy for posting virtually every propaganda-driven Read More …

Seriously…

Here’s my latest, thanks to some recent ugly discourse on FB regarding immigration & the military. From the same source, some months ago, I got asked how I felt about Nazi re-enactors who came to local events. Now I’m chewing on why reenactments are needed at all. There are multiple prompts for this post, but Read More …

Achilles’ Heel…

Achilles’ heel n. A seemingly small but actually crucial weakness. More at Wordnik  from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition It all started with this comment on a post on Facebook, in response to this article about Al Franken: Medium.com: A Survivor’s Defense of Al Franken I said: “Speaking as a survivor of Read More …