Kudos to Minecraft

Kudos to Rowan Atkinson


Shouldn’t comedy kick up at people in authority, and not down at those who have no power? “I think you’ve got to be very, very careful about saying what you’re allowed to make jokes about,” he says. “You’ve always got to kick up? Really? What if there’s someone extremely smug, arrogant, aggressive, self-satisfied, who happens to be below in society? They’re not all in houses of parliament or in monarchies. There are lots of extremely smug and self-satisfied people in what would be deemed lower down in society, who also deserve to be pulled up. In a proper free society, you should be allowed to make jokes about absolutely anything.”

“And remember that without the truth, we can be neither safe nor free.”

Once I respect a person, a form of loyalty kicks in, and it’s hard for me to give it up. Sadly, I am getting close to that with Mitt Romney. I grew to respect him during his presidential run, even attending his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire the night before he lost the election (if I remember correctly).

This tweet from yesterday isn’t the first thing he’s said or done that has disappointed me:

If I’m chatting with some guy at the local convenience store, I have no expectations his words will always be well thought out or well-informed. As for a tweet from someone as accomplished as Mr. Romney…those should reflect thorough consideration and accuracy.

Perhaps Tulsi Gabbard is incorrect. Perhaps part of that inaccuracy is Russian propaganda. But…

  • This country is not Russia, so we encourage free speech
  • Just because what you say is beneficial to your “enemy,” doesn’t make it wrong or verboten
  • Treason (“treasonous lies”) has very specific…extremely negative…connotations and Gabbard has not committed it

But, to be honest, that’s not why I am writing this post. After a very thorough rebuttal of Romney’s ill-advised tweet, Gabbard wrapped up with a line that needs to be repeated over-and-over:

Now, her suggestion that a politician should resign ‘cause he said something really stupid may not be reasonable (we’d have very few left if that was taken to heart), but…

”And remember that without the truth, we can neither be safe nor free” should be framed and put up on a wall.

Kudos former Congresswoman Gabbard!

P.S. Here are images of the exchange, in case any tweets disappear: Read More

Improving Your Decision Making

I don’t know if this is a “noble lie,” but…

  • If true: More kudos to Zelensky
  • True or false: Great advice for every politician…actually, for every human being

Image, just in case the tweet disappears: Read More

Kudos to Elon Musk




Kudos to the WTA

Kudos again to the Women’s Tennis Association:

Kudos to the Women’s Tennis Association

Update: Wow…

Original post…

There may be a sport that hasn’t sold its soul:

And here are a couple of formal statements from the WTA:

Kudos to the WTA.

Kudos to the FTC


Kudo to FedEx and Vevor

A big thanks to FedEx for delivering my Vevor shelves this morning. It allowed me to assemble them on my day off. I’m feeling more organized. 🙂

Vevor shelves

Implicit shout out to the Wheeland Brothers in the photo. 🙂

P.S. The shelves were easy to put together, but I’m exhausted. 🙂

Kudos to John Cleese

“’Brutal dictator’: NBA gets another chance to defend liberty rather than Xi”

Kudos to Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter:

Kudos to Microsoft

Credit where credit is due…Microsoft 365 for Business is a ridiculously inexpensive, robust offering: