91 Days to Go: White People Need to Embrace Black Lives. It Matters.

It happened again this morning… A Facebook post that I figured was dead was revitalized by someone on the far right instructing me on why the people in the “Black Lives Matter” movement are racist. As usual, the assertions made … Continue reading

Fighting the Ignorant White Menace, One Trope at a Time

We have to overcome our racist past, but we’ll never do so was long as something this profoundly stupid and racist is allowed to exist, unchallenged. And really, it is profoundly stupid and ignorant, as well as being racist. What … Continue reading

96 To Go: We Have to Work to Protect and Encourage the Vote

There is a built-in problem with democracy, and it has to do with who gets to vote. Ot, at least, who should get to vote, which is everyone. Under the best of circumstances, a lot of truly idiotic people get … Continue reading

Rights Are Important; Know What They Are

Let’s talk about rights… I feel like we have to do this because a lot of people don’t seem to understand the concept very much. Their biggest puzzlement seems to revolve around the concept that everyone – all 320 million … Continue reading

Use Your Vote Wisely…

One of the worst aspects of having Donald Trump as “president” come with his and his cronies’ tendency to ignore reality in favor wishful thinking over actual facts. This should surprise no one, really; faith in bullshit is the stock-in-trade … Continue reading

The GOP Has No Principles Left…

One of the most-used tropes in the right-wing’s arsenal, along with their “strict constitutionalist” nonsense (as if any of them have read enough of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention to know what anyone working on the Constitution thought at … Continue reading

Another Trump Fantasy: Kill All the Drug Dealers

Once more, we are treated to Donald Trump once again showing why we were stupid, as voters, when we allowed this ignorant asshole to rise to the presidency. Today, he made a speech in which he praised China’s government for … Continue reading

More Trump Cruelty: Denying Basic Rights at the Border

As is his tendency, Trump has decided that his approach to immigration could be even crueler than it already was. This speaks to this incredible immaturity; after all, a lot of middle schoolers also believe that the only way to … Continue reading

An Open Letter to the GOP “Base”

I doubt if I will ever understand why so many people in red states continue to vote Republican, and do so habitually. Why do none of them take the time to realize that the Republican leadership is playing them for … Continue reading

Another Repost: Pro-Choice is the Essence of Liberty

This is another post that seems relevant these days, and I wrote it more than 22 years ago. I first published it on April 18, 1997. It is depressing and wrong that it’s still relevant. Men; we have to be … Continue reading