We need a passenger rail system in the United States of America.

The tech giants should be investing in a rail system in the United States. Electric cars are fine and useful. But it seems like there’s a lot of bang for your buck in a comprehensive rail system. I don’t understand why this isn’t happening already.

In fact I think something like this is necessary if we were ever to have or even pretend to have a unified country.

And if we aren’t trying to become unified then why don’t we break apart into separate, independent nations?

Pick one, for fuck’s sake so we can get on with it!!!

Marco Rubio needs a pacifier.

The Hill: Rubio hits Warren’s ‘crude and vulgar’ response to opposition to same-sex marriage | TheHill.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/465539-rubio-hits-warrens-crude-and-vulgar-response-to-opposition-to-same-sex

I’m sorry there are people who feel differently than you do, Marco Rubio. I’m sorry that you, supposedly, for now, unless you are a white-male-capitalist-oligarch, have to respect their feelings and rights and speech. I’m sorry that you even have to countenance them.

Traditions change, dear boy. For example, do you expect negroes to greet you at the door when you arrive at a fancy dinner party? Do you don a traditional white wig when attending the faire? So which traditional values are you talking about?

Amazon Is Firing Its Delivery Firms Following People’s Deaths

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/amazon-is-severing-contracts-with-delivery-firms-linked-to

Basically, contracting equals fraud. Contracting equals diminished quality, diminished product, diminished customer service, diminished satisfaction, diminished lifespan, diminished value, diminished society. Society is diminished by the institution of contracted labor. Fuck contracting. It’s a way to cover your ass at the expense of workers, i.e., people who actually do work in the world as opposed to sitting on piles of money and making phone calls and pushing buttons. Contracting is a way for cowards, ignoramuses, and the lazy and recalcitrant to avoid responsibility and legal liability.

Ellen DeGeneres Explained Why She’s Friends With George W. Bush And People Are Really Angry

https://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/ellen-degeneres-defended-herself-hang-out-george-w-bush

Sorry to get all complicated and stuff but. . . .

Words matter. Terms matter. What we say and how we say it matters a whole lot, assuming of course that you want to convey information and you want other people to understand it. If that were not the case then why bother saying anything?

So in this case, it’s important to define what it means to be friends with someone and I think it also is worth defining what it means to be nice to someone. If what Ellen said is genuine then it would have to hold true that she would have to be friends with Hitler and be nice to Hitler. And I think that is ethically tenable depending on how you define friendship and being nice.

See what I mean?

Personally, I think at the end of the day we have to be able to connect to feelings of love for every single person on Earth in order to have a civil, just, and peaceful society. So I would be okay saying I love George W. Bush, but he’s also a fucking idiot and a war criminal and there’s no fucking way I would choose to spend time with him. If I were to find myself spending time with him I would strive to be civil, respectful, and treat him as a human being, as I would want to be treated. We should all do the same toward each other every day.

I think Ellen’s error is that the way she put it sounded too sickeningly Disney.

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