Many of you probably know about Juneteenth. But perhaps, like your Curmudgeon, you knew about the American Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, but you never heard of Juneteenth before. Well, today we not only heard about it, but we learned that it’s a newly-declared federal holiday. We can’t let the occasion go by without calling attention to it.
Perhaps it’s by design (if you know what we mean) that there’s no creationism news today. That would have distracted our attention, but it didn’t happen. Well, there’s some news, but it’s not worth blogging about. Ol’ Hambo is raving about a creationist conference — see First-Ever Answers Mega Conference Brazil, July 2–3, 2021. The Discoveroids have never been as boring as they are these days. And elsewhere, creationism is just one more crazy belief, as respectable as believing in the flat Earth.
So with nothing else going on, Juneteeth certainly qualifies as the excuse for today’s Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Please use the comments for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!
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