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Bearing False Witness

I’ve written before about Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. Dut to all the furor regarding Indiana’s new law, and the way Georgian politicians suddenly backed down from theirs, I thought I’d talk about them again, and also clarify just what the furor is about.

In general, as I’ve written before, RFRAs can have a useful function.

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Saturday Comic

Here’s our comic for today. It appeared on June 14, 1987, in the strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, June 14, 1987

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, June 14, 1987

Considering that Snuffy Smith and his family are hillbillies in North Carolina (“Hootin’ Holler”), I’m surprised that they very rarely go barefooted. Yet, occasionally, they do, as this strip shows.

 

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No One Said It Would Be Pretty

There’s a story (from about a year and a half ago) that’s making the rounds: Going shoeless at work could make you less stressed and more productive. It’s a nice story, if a bit short.

But I have a reputation as a curmudgeon to uphold.

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Yahoos and Legos

On Monday I wrote a bit about Overselling. Of course, these days, with all the internet competition for eyeballs, practically everything is oversold.

Case in point: An article from Yahoo — Why Is Stepping On A Lego So Painful? Science Has The Answer.

Actually, I have a different answer. Wussitude.

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Overselling

There’s an article that’s been showing up on my Facebook feed, about The Scientific Reasons Why You Should Just Always Be Naked. In it, it discusses going barefoot.

But it oversells it, and gets it wrong. Their supposed reason for going barefoot just makes up the science.

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Saturday Comic

Today our comic comes from the strip, Citizen Dog, which ran from 1995 to 2001.

I’ve put together a four-day run, which originally ran from April 22-25, 1996.

Citizen Dog, April 22-25, 1996

Citizen Dog, April 22-25, 1996

 

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The Essence of Humanity

I’m sitting here wanting to do another adventure Out West, feeling the Soul of the Earth under my feet.

Yet . . .

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