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“The perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.”—Federalist 1.
I don’t worry about that despite the warnings from nervous people on what they have to say about Siri and Alexa. I frankly don’t care if these paired-down AI functions are collecting information. What they would get from me would be tedious and confusing at best.
Youth arrest is a new form of Jim Crow without the masked riders in the middle of the night with torches — the use of the judicial system to negate any progress or potential progress of young Black children.
Writers such as James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ibram X. Kendi, and Nikole Hannah-Jones are just a few of the names found on book ban lists. Why? Because they are good writers and ‘touch life often.’
Religion is the creation of those with power and wealth who play on the fears of the uneducated and superstitious, causing them to become subservient to them through their fear of suffering everlasting damnation if they fail to do what their rich and powerful overlords tell them to do.
Kanye lost his touchstone when his mother died of surgery complications, and losing her, shattered him. It appears he started slowly spiraling out of control. His wife Kim may have filled that gap and stemmed the downward spiral, but their divorce has placed him back on a path of self-destruction.
I think about all the times I didn’t vote because of my religious beliefs, and I get angry. How could I allow a religious construct to keep me from doing something so many Black people gave their lives for?
With the Democrats in The Senate just having passed landmark legislation on Climate Change, prescription drugs and taming inflation, there ain't no shame in winning ugly. So this weekend's music thread is about winning and celebrating, as the entire country should be doing with this victory for the majority of Americans.
It's the middle of Summer, a time for being outdoors, having fun and playing all kinds of games. So this weekend's music thread is about playing, enjoyment, travel and all kinds of fun that's had during Summer.
What's going on in this country is putting a lot of stress on people who care about this democracy and their fellow Americans. People may or may not be in good shape right now so this weekend's music thread is about shape. Lines, circles, round, flat, happy, sad, mad or loving, share songs about geometric shapes or feelings, it's all flat out good.

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