Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Some Assembly Required (A NeoSurrealist Forsaking a Habit for Lent)

 

Chapter 4

Did You Hear the One about V-8 Nate?

Prior Restraint

Premarital Skydiving

"Characters don't always say what writers want them to say, and it's ignorant to presume otherwise."

 

Different Drummer: Jackie Speier

With the second Senate impeachment trial of my lifetime scheduled to start any day now, I've chosen to schedule this TalkBack episode in advance for future release. That's a risky move. Who knows what might happen between now and then? To me, that's one of the challenges of dealing with current events on a podcast intended to be more evergreen than the news of the day. And the impeachment covered in this podcast is more than 20 years old now!

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/40-other-high-crimes/

 

Considering how prominent sex is on the logo for Inappropriate Conversations, I haven't touched that topic as often as I could. I may explore some reasons why in the next Inappropriate Conversations recording for #IC #222. We'll see. In the meantime, this past episode from 2010 provides valuable background information, recalling a time when the church taking sex education seriously did not have anything to do with protesting, banning, or undermining it.

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/14-sex-education-the-protestant-way-then-not-now/

Happy 2020!

What if I go low instead of high? The named Different Drummers might be people like:

Mitch McConnell

Rick Wiles

Franklin Graham

Candice Keller

As opposed to the real answer this time.
Different Drummer: Michelle Obama

For science in particular, great leaps forward sometimes happen primarily because a person with means chooses to leave a very different legacy than a name on a building. The birth control pill is one example, a particularly relevant one still today.

Different Drummer: Katharine McCormick

World Contraception Day

Kavanaugh confusion

Rethinking the Abortion Conversation

The Protectors (1972)

 

 

Minority experiences and law enforcement.

Different Drummer: Claudette Colvin

 

Jimmy Cliff - "Piece of the Pie"

Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit"

The Clash - "Know Your Rights"

The Beatles - "Piggies"

The Boomtown Rats - "The Elephant's Graveyard"

Public Enemy - "Welcome to the Terrordome"

Public Enemy - "Fight the Power"

Ice T - "Body Count"

Steve Reich - "Come Out"

801 - "Law And Order"

Michelle Shocked - "Graffiti Limbo"

Nahko and Medicine for the People - "Make a Change"

Bob Dylan - "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Bob Dylan - "Blowin' in the Wind"

Sounds Of Blackness - "Black Lives Matter: No Justice No Peace"

Sounds Of Blackness - "Time for Healing"

Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Get Up Stand Up"

 

 

 


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