Rigid Thinking

Damian Penny
Stuff that crossed my mind and caught my eye.
Created 16 Oct 2020
  • Everybody point and laugh at Ted Cruz
    07 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    I don’t usually take pleasure in other people’s misery or join in when everyone is piling on someone. But there are exceptions to every rule, and the sniveling bootlicker from Texas is mine. Read more
  • 1/6 wasn't 9/11. But...
    07 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    While I was still in shock from the storming of the Capitol, I joined many others in comparing it to the September 11 attacks. This comparison was on full display when the first anniversary of the Bee...
  • Never forget what they said at the time
    06 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    One year after the Beer Belly Putsch, what galls the most is that the Republican Party had its chance to put a stake in the heart of Trumpism once and for all. They wanted to do it. They were ready to...
  • The first shots of the MAGA civil war
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    A radical, cultish, authoritarian political movement devolving into infighting and division? Surely this has never happened before, but The Washington Post has details: The far-right firebrands and co...
  • Two things to remember in 2022
    03 Jan 2022 • 5 min read • 5 4
    1. That viral story you’re so outraged about might be incomplete, misleading or totally made up. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was conspicuous by his absence over the last couple of weeks of 2021, and...
  • Deleted Scenes
    31 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    My latest post burning off some interesting stuff I came across a while back, but never really had time to write about. Read more
  • Freedom in retreat
    29 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 4 1
    In 2021, China and Russia went full mask-off. Item: the memorial to the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre at the University of Hong Kong was removed, under cover of night. A famous statue at th...
  • Don't write your year in review until there's a full year to review
    27 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    It’s that last week of the year, between Christmas and New Year’s, when we’re still digesting our massive Christmas feasts and getting used to the next-generation game consoles Santa managed to track ...
  • The Christmas special to end all Christmas specials
    24 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    When it comes to cinematic universes colliding, Spider-Man: No Way Home has nothing on this classic: It’s the first time the Muppet Show, Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock characters have all been in the...
  • A holiday miracle in the making?
    23 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    A few quick notes before the Christmas break: I’m not sure what’s gotten into the former guy lately, but I like it: Former President Donald Trump pushed back on Candace Owens during a recent interview...
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