I get, pardon the pun 'triggered' when people boil down mass shootings to mental illness. Or even just the weird quiet kid. Are there cases where mental illness plays a part? Without a doubt. People that could have been helped.
This weekend's music theme is intended to keep ringing the alarm about Climate Change and taking immediate action to reduce it. Songs about fire, rain, storms, wind and the oceans are in the forecast for this weekend.
"It's not like people think," the boxer knows, "it ain't about knocking guys through the ropes, or fighting dirty. It's about getting hit; taking a hard hit that jars your senses a little, and standing back up again. It's about throwing a punch he'd never expect when you don't have the strength to raise your arm. It's about you maybe getting hit three times for every one that you land, but making him pay."
Here we go again, another record heatwave in the West courtesy of the fossil fuel industry and their global production of, "Climate Change!" We're calling them out this weekend with a music theme about heat and cold, otherwise known as things that people die of in Texas.
It's Thanksgiving weekend, a time for family, home cooking and photoshopping the heads of 73 year old obese narcissists onto the bodies of fictional boxers. So naturally, this weekend's music thread is for songs about what Thanksgiving represents, family, happiness, gratitude, love and of course, food.
I've known the son of a powerful New York Mafia don. He told me, "They started telling me when I was a brat kid that everyone is just as crooked as everyone else. That no one is any "smahta," that that's just the smartasses talking out their asses." And they hate experts and smartass know-it-all assholes above all things (except, maybe, boredom).
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson epitomizes what excellence looks like to the fullest despite all the obstacles placed before her path — stoically facing a gaggle of stupid questions such as when Lindsey Graham asked her to rate her faithfulness.
Your ignorance, prejudice, bigotry, and racism was the catalyst that drove me and sustained me. It propelled me to move forward and not stand still and accept your narrow-mindedness nor did it dissuade or discourage me from reaching for my dreams and making them come true.
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.
This weekend's music theme is about work and (well-earned) play. Songs about working at anything, whether it's a job, playing music or a relationship and songs about play including traveling, games and anything people do for fun when the workweek is over.