Tag: Social Media

Aug 18

Monumental Mistakes

The John Hunt Morgan statue on the lawn of the old Fayette Co. Courthouse on West Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky.

Since Dear Leader Trump’s recent comments regarding the Charlottesville demonstrations and related violence, I’ve seen many people on my social media channels offering a defense of the Confederate monuments. (Supplemented with bogus stories about the Confederate flag.) First, an overview of where I stand on some related matters: I’m heartfelt advocate of freedom of speech, and …

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Mar 29

Electric Libraries and Thigh-high Mud

Some days the internet is a wonder, where I feel my mind pulled at light speed through a nearly infinite maze of electric libraries and forums – each more interesting than the last. Other days, it’s a slog through thigh-high mud just to answer the door for a spammer or inane Facebook post. My evening …

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Sep 08

Facebook and Politics

I really enjoy your poltical Facebook posts, said no one ever. - Some Cards

Periodically, but during the voting season in particular, some friends will post, “I wish there was a hide political rant” button, or they’ll post a snarky image about politics and Facebook. They very well may be right. It’s easy to imagine sophisticated people sitting around a table at a dinner party exchanging political witticisms (“Well …

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