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February 15th, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers, Guns and Bullets

First of all, nothing will happen. Another school shooting, more dead children. Congress sends their thoughts and prayers, guns and bullets, death and carnage, to Americans, wrapped neatly inside the empty rhetoric of the Second Amendment, all while whored to the huge pockets of the National Rifle Association. And there will be no new legislation …

January 2nd, 2018

2018 – Time For Women To Save The World?

There is something in the air, and no, it’s not more snow. Today Tina Smith will take over as embattled MN Senator Al Franken steps down. And as positive for women as that might sound, the overall numbers are dismal. Women make up less than 20% of Congress, and in the US, women in elected …

December 26th, 2017

The War On Christmas? Never About Christmas

White Protestants, or if we’re being honest, racists, who insist that we say “Christmas” instead of “Holiday” might reconsider if they did a little bit of homework. With Trump leading the chant, they call on Americans to embrace “the reason for the season,” as a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, …

December 16th, 2017

Does “Smart” Barbie Look a Little Heavier?

The latest barrage of sexual assault and harassment allegations against men has me thinking and viewing the world differently. As it should. A friend sent me this picture of two Barbies. There’s the “scientist” Barbie and “ice skater” Barbie. They are both attractive representations, but the scientist Barbie seems to be dressed more modestly, and …

December 15th, 2017

Baby, Please Don’t Go

The annual White House Christmas party for reporters is always worthy of a few jokes. During the course of the year a popular joke among the press corps is “Man you pissed them off. You won’t get an invitation to the Christmas party.” Apparently April Ryan, the African American reporter from American Urban Radio Networks,  did just that. She …

December 5th, 2017

Will The Real GOP Please Stand Up?

Note: I’m burying the lead, but follow me. With all of the talk of obstruction and the legal maneuvering it will take to end this Faustian nightmare, one thing to remember is Roy Moore. Just two weeks ago, McConnell and Co denounced Moore as a predator. They actually said “predator.” They discussed how they would …

December 1st, 2017

Wal-Mart: America’s Real Embarrassment

Wal-Mart is a great place to shop. That is if you don’t mind the under-paid employees, the shitty benefits, the guns and groceries beatdown of America’s small businesses, the Chinese influence and now this; Violence and racism. The T-shirt pictured here was on sale at Wal-Mart until just recently. No, really. Wal-Mart sold a t-shirt …

November 3rd, 2017

They’re Laughing At Me, Mom

As part of his response to the latest terrorist attack in New York that killed eight people and wounded a dozen more, President Trump said that the U.S. justice system is a “laughingstock.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve lost count of the number of times Trump has said that the world is laughing …

October 22nd, 2017

Millennials Are Paying For It, But Will The Democrats Pay More?

The good news is… Since the election, millennials have stepped up. Subscriptions to “real media,” that is publications with traditional standards of verification, multiple sourced investigations and on-staff ombudsmen, have more than doubled since Trump’s election. And that’s good news. The bad news is, if you’re a Democrat, the truth hurts. The optimistic uptick comes …

October 18th, 2017

“Fake News;” The New Normal, The New Danger

For theater of the absurd, you could not beat the scene at the White House Monday afternoon. On the back steps of the Oval Office leading to the Rose Garden President Donald Trump trotted out Senator Mitch McConnell as the two renewed their vows for the media. The President, who had only one full news …

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