i rather liked the roseanne show and am sorry to see it go…

I heard about this app, created by a teenager to combat “online bullying”, inspired by current brain science on how teenagers make bad or too immediate decisions — there’s a delay in accessing consequences.  The effect of the app is simply a delay and a question of “Are you sure you want to post this?” that gives the person on social media a chance not to post something.

Roseanne Barr would have benefited by such.  Or maybe she wouldn’t have.  She was, by her claim, under the influence of Ambien — and cue the makers of Ambien crying foul — and to be sure it may be the case … would she be drowsy or aggressive or both?

I’m a bit puzzled by some things — this 2012 Presidential candidate of the Peace and Justice Party, Cindy Sheehan her running mate.  (Failed utterly in her attempt to get the Green Party nomination, something on the level of Mike Grave’s failure in getting the Democratic nomination — and with her bid for vice president slot immediately similarly rebuffed) —

OK.  Looking over history:  I know what, say, would prompt Jimmy the Greek — it’s an attempted pop anthropology or sociology, botched perhaps but with a line of logic in it.  Actually, ironically I’ve heard the basics of the racial and slavery angle thrown out in criticism of the “economic system of college football and how ingrained it is in the South, with historical precedent”.  Rush Limbaugh’s statement on McNabb makes some sense, (sure, you’d have to buy McNabb as overrated — and maybe even uniquely/ exceptionally overrated — and ameliorate the racial resentment implied).  And oddly enough, in the following year we’d there was a black sports writer with a bizarre column calling McNabb out for betraying his black qb credentials as quarterback for shifting his playing style.  Mike Richards was throwing out the most offensive thing he could think to say in frustration at his heckler.  Mel Gibson was drunk.

Explainable, if not excusable.  Or maybe partially excusable, if not fully.

And to be sure, I don’t know what Beth Ditto was doing… though, strangely I’ve read and seen interviews and reviews of her from publications that would care about the matter that don’t even mention her anti-gay tirade… which, given the audience for folk music and “I always assumed she was a Lesbian” sentiments strikes one as career suicide… though, maybe she’s just niche enough that it doesn’t matter?

Roseanne Bar puzzles me.  I suppose I could divy up her moving to looks as “been thrown at me all my life, made it part of my comedy routine” fair game, even if… bluntly the insult doesn’t make any sense (as her response that — hey!  Muslims not a race!  What the physical features implied by her would then be, dunno…)– but … why, in Roseanne Barr’s ambien or not ambien filled mind on the person of Valerie Jarret?  How is she a contemporary Trump era person of mass public rage for the small segment of Trump supporting former Peace and Justice Party presidential candidates when she isn’t much on anyone else’s radar screen right this minute?

OK… lost in the mainstream news reports… Barr came to Jarrett from … a wikileaks document dump by Julian Assange, retweeted to Barr from the site of “SGT Report”, after hacking away at Chelsea Clinton by suggesting she married a Soros…

News details you need to know?  Dunno.

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