A replica of El Greco's "View of Toledo" hung in my grandparents' guest bedroom, and it terrified me when I was a kid. Even now it's a powerful image to look at.
The Washington Post: Top Stories | Compassion. Claustrophobia. Originality. Why El Greco inspired so many great modern artists.
@starbreaker Yeah, I think that's what's going on here too.
@starbreaker “Work ethic” implies a standard you hold YOURSELF to. This is politicians giving the finger to working people.
Yeah, "live each day as if it were your last" does seem to have some significant flaws as a working philosophy of life.
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 04, 2020 https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2020/03/04
Draining the swamp by pardoning a guy who tried to auction off a US Senate seat.
Trump Commutes Corruption Sentence of Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois - The New York Times
@tek Psalm 109 is far too tame. I prefer Psalm 52.
@tek Imprecatory prayer is a lost art.
Fascinating piece about wild rice--lots of stuff I did not know. Apparently it's not actually rice, for one. But also its importance in indigenous North American cultures.
The Cross-Border Indigenous Battle for Wild Rice https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-wild-rice
Paul Krugman puts his finger on the reason for Republicans' refusal to hear evidence in the impeachment trial: it's become a habit of mind.
"Think about what is now required for a Republican politician to be considered a party member in good standing. He or she must pledge allegiance to policy doctrines that are demonstrably false; he or she must, in effect, reject the very idea of paying attention to evidence."
How Zombies Ate the G.O.P.’s Soul https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/opinion/republican-party-trump.html
Wow. Didn’t get this until I saw the picture.
“The money necessary to implement a Green New Deal or provide health care and jobs is there — it’s simply being given away to the Wall Street casino.”
—Nicole M. Aschoff, “No Rational System Would Value Tesla at $100 Billion”