Oinker of the Day
There’s a pink pig with purple spots in the middle of the table, slurping food off plates, grunting and farting in our faces, but we all ignore it. We wait until the noises settle down and we discuss the weather or something that’s ever so polite. We all see, hear and smell the thing but we refuse to acknowledge its existence.
Life isn’t always pretty, but ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. Many times ignoring something just makes the matter worse. Ever see pigs going after the guys with the feed bucket? They’re determined little porkers, and there isn’t any way he’d get away with ignoring them.
The Oinker of the Day is a question related to one of those things we simply don’t discuss, and this is your opportunity to sound off. Controversial, passionate or constructive comments make the exchange more interesting; indulge the urge to get personal or go off topic, and you’re not likely to see your comments posted.
The Boston Tea Party is celebrated as an assertion of independence — in modern parlance, it was nothing more than an act of civil disobedience. So why is breaking a law to make a point now considered unpatriotic? Is civil disobedience an effective tactic for bringing attention to an issue, or is it just self-serving for people desperate for public attention?
Now, talk amongst yourselves …
— Margo Pierce