Any News?

So what was the real deal with that explosion in Beirut? Or is it off the news cycle completely?

I don’t have time for the news right now, so I’m in the dark.

Any other important news?

Lost Your Way

If a college administrator – let’s say a Dean – added “Make America Great Again” to his email signature, would that be appropriate?

I happen to think that it won’t. People have to look at your emails because it’s part of their jobs. Should your political beliefs be forced on them against their will? And it’s not just any political slogan. Rightly or wrongly, it’s a slogan that’s quite polarizing.

Obviously, no college administrator would add MAGA to his signature because that would be the end of his career.

But there’s another polarizing slogan that people think it’s ok to force employees to see and unwillingly endorse. It’s the BLM one. At work, there’s now quite literally nowhere to look to avoid pronouns, “all gender bathrooms” and BLMs thrown at you. And nobody dares to say anything because you can’t make a living if you do.

I’d like to hear how the supporters of BLM and pronouns would feel if they had to work surrounded by, say, anti-abortion slogans and pro-Trump symbols. Is it OK to this just because you can? Because you are completely convinced nobody will have the power to do this to you? Because your ideas are “objectively good” and anybody who doesn’t share them deserves whatever is coming to them? Because nobody can possibly feel the same about the ideas that are the opposite of yours?

I think that Biden is a terrible candidate. But I’d never force employees or students to submit to my proclamations about it. I’d never make them grit their teeth and bear it, knowing that they have no choice. It’s a terrible thing to do even though I’m completely right and he is a terrible candidate.

I’m sorry, people on the Left, but you have lost your way. You have. None of this is OK.

Fresh Riddle: Spiky Lemons

Here’s a fresh riddle for you!

What is this and why do I have it on my night-table? (And also in every room, and even on the verandah).

I don’t eat it, in case anyone is wondering.

As a prize, I’ll share my story about how I changed my mind about pizza.