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Under water

Deep Sea Diver, “Creatures of Comfort”, off their recent album Secrets.

– Badtux the Music Penguin

Lucious Lucius

Lucius, “Dusty Trails”, off their new album Good Grief. Some lucious harmonizing…

– Badtux the Music Penguin

Yes, the rare Northern Mojave Penguin is off on its spring migration to the Mojave Desert to celebrate Penguin Week. Don’t tear up the place, y’all. The Mighty Fang is too old and tired to hunt you down and slaughter you like he used to, now he asks me to do all the hunting for him, but, uhm… about all penguins hunt are herring. Just sayin’.

– Badtux the Migratory Penguin

Y’know, as someone of a certain age born in a certain place where bigotry was just “common sense” in the air around me, there’s a fair number of things that make me uncomfortable. I’ve been privy to some talk of gay sexual practices, for example, that just completely squick me out.

But here’s the thing. I recognize that this is *my* problem, not *their* problem. It isn’t a human being’s purpose to make other human beings feel comfortable. It is a human being’s purpose to live life, grasp for the stars, love deeply, be kind, strive greatly, quest for truth, speak truth, be him or herself. It is not a human being’s purpose in life to make others feel comfortable. Indeed, the best amongst us never do. They instead challenge us to be better people, a challenge that is never comfortable.

My discomfort is no reason to create a law punishing the people who make me feel uncomfortable. To do so is to punish human beings for being human. That is never the right thing to do.

– Badtux the “People are people” Penguin

Holy ghosts

Barns Courtney, “Fire”, currently available as a single from iTunes and other sources (though not in this acoustic version, which I actually prefer to the recorded version).

– Badtux the Music Penguin

Someone said of a person who was speaking out against injustice, “What a pain in the ass.”

Thing in, pain in the asses who are, morally, in the right, are how society gets ahead. Polite people never change anything. They just get trampled. Every single person who has changed this society for the better has been a massive pain in the ass.

– Badtux the Observant Penguin

The Black Angels, “Bloodhounds On My Trail”, off their 2006 album Passover.

– Badtux the Music Penguin

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