Browsing All posts tagged under »GOP«

The History of Right-Wing Extremism

July 19, 2022

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It’s easy to blame poor Donald Trump for the current extremism of the Republican party from blah-blah-blah-we-hate-taxes to raped-10-year-olds-shouldn’t-have-abortions. The truth is that the roots of right-wing extremism can be traced back to the moment that early humans first realized that their environment was fraught with danger. “Things were better before poisonous snakes and Neanderthals […]

Gas Prices and Mickey Mouse

June 25, 2022

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As the Cult of the GOP valiantly ignores the ongoing January 6 hearings, its disciples are agreed that all people really care about are gas prices and inflation. This surprised Life in the Boomer Lane. Surely, all these God-created folks scattered around the country must be getting hopped up about more topics than this. For […]

News of the Wild

June 6, 2022

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The past week has been jam-packed with so many atrocities due to gun violence and the GOP’s continuing belief that each life lost is simply another indication that the Second Amendment is alive and well, thank you very much, that the non-gun wisdom of many high profile GOPers has gone unnoticed by all but an […]

Our Political Climate, Explained

April 29, 2022

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The political climate, like a baby created by the earth and most people’s weight, goes round and round and up and down. From the dawn of things, it seems doomed to cycles, but sometimes, it’s difficult to make sense of it all. It’s easier to simply not pay attention or to say things like “Everyone […]

What’s in A Name?

February 8, 2022

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Life in the Boomer Lane had just finished writing a post this morning, when a surprising news nugget rose up, smacked her in the face, and left her reeling. She had to immediately dump what she had intended to post and post this instead: Mitt Romney, staunch Conservative of the esteemed state of Arizona, son […]

Burning the House Down

October 7, 2021

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been around for a long time, so long that she remembers when everyone listened to the same news and either agreed or disagreed. It’s a crazy thought now, the idea of our choices being limited to either agreeing or disagreeing. Now, we are on a different path. It’s like […]

Stuff Authors Put in Books

October 1, 2021

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Congress is entirely distracted now, either trying to pass legislation or trying to stop the passage of legislation. Life in the Boomer Lane will not deter them from their respective missions by casting comments in their direction. Instead, she will address herself to something other than the GOP that annoys the shit out of her: […]

Catch Up

August 30, 2021

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LBL hasn’t posted anything in quite some time. She has spent most of that time with family, reminding herself that, when both children and then grandchildren have all been successfully potty-trained, life becomes far more civilized. Unlike her children and grandchildren, the world has not yet been able to successfully potty train itself. While she […]

The Republican National Convention

August 25, 2020

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The world is a mighty, vast, complicated, and often frightening, place. As the world shrinks in size, we are confronted more and more with a knowledge that there are people who don’t look like us, talk like us, or act like us who, nevertheless, have a great impact on our own lives. Technology has made […]

Orange is the New Smart

October 28, 2019

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It’s no secret to anyone except Trump supporters that the educational system of the United States is failing the vast majority of its students. Although literacy rates have increased, reading levels have been falling since the 1970s. The US is now ranked 125th in world literacy, behind, among many others, Latvia, Armenia, Barbados, Fiji, Tonga, […]