The Ten Billion Dollar Orange Gorilla in the Room – Election 2016

So welcome back to me. I haven’t blogged on here for quite a while. I have actually sat out almost the entirety of the 2016 Election except for commenting on Twitter, though anyone who knows me should know how I felt about most of it. I think there’s been some really great people who have […]

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October 13, 2016 at 10:41 am

How We Start the Conversation About Race

Last week brought yet another infuriating example of America’s incessant tendency to ignore everything wrong until that wrong thing blows up in its collective face, and then ignore it again. Of course, I’m speaking of the nine African-Americans killed at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Like all of America’s best examples of […]

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June 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Ebola – A Case for Collectivism

The big news this week is that finally, at long last, an actual case of ebola has made its way to America. The “doomsday” scenario of countless movies and books has come to pass and the news media has been gleefully shitting its pants ever since. Their attempts to spread fear and despair have so […]

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October 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Why do Dead Dogs Matter More than Battered Women to the NFL?

Unless you’ve been under a rock the last three days, you’ve probably seen the video of Ray Rice smacking the ever-living shit out of his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. Even if you aren’t into football, you have probably been exposed to this sordid story of domestic violence and corporate ineptitude. It highlights a major problem […]

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September 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Another Mass Killing – Another Wrong-headed Debate

In the aftermath of yet another of the all-too-regular tragedies we seem to have in this country, the Internet and various mass media outlets are engaging in yet another debate. I’m speaking of course about the horrible deaths of seven in Santa Barbara by Elliot Rodger. I’ve barely been involved with news media this holiday weekend, […]

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May 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Gun Control Debate

I’ve been contemplating this post for a while, ever since the gun control debate came to the forefront of the national political conversation in the wake of the Newton school shooting. Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy to blog but now seems as good a time as any to discuss it. After all, opponents of gun […]

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March 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Mitt Romney doesn’t understand government or gifts

Last week Americans voted, and I’m glad to say that at least 51% of us still had some concept of the proper role of government. There has been much hemming and hawing from the right-wing side of the country (the sore losers) and a little too much gloat-filled crowing from the left wing side of […]

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November 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Vote… or shut your hole.

I’ve been off writing about politics lately, but today is Election Day. Whether you vote for Barack Obama or that lying liar of an untruthful suit puppet money bags Mitt Romney, whether you are in flyover country or the city, whether you live in a swing state or (like me) a foregone conclusion, you need […]

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November 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Wear the Black: Why Wikipedia is Going Dark

Hopefully, you’ve heard the news about Wikipedia. Today, January 18th, Wikpedia is taking its entire Internet encyclopedia offline in protest of the two Congressional bills worming their way through the festering guts of our crumbling legislative body: the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House and the Protect IP Act in the Senate. Both bills are […]

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January 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

How Citizens United Creates Consequence-Free Lying

I’ve written before about the atrocity that is the Citizens United decision. You know the one, the Supreme Court decision that equated political advertising dollars with free speech, granting corporations the same free speech rights as individuals. I’d like to give you an example of how this decision is starting to poison the already poisoned […]

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November 7, 2011 at 11:08 pm