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

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

The “Strong Economy” is Unlikely to Save Donny

A lot of what we hear from the right-wing is their certainty that Donald Trump will win another term as president. This, despite the fact that the numbers that matter do not favor that as a likelihood at all. This … Continue reading

The GOP That Used to Be is No More…

I first started getting into politics in 1972, when I was 14. Back then, my original mentor was a Republican Senator. At the same, I was doing a little grunt work for George McGovern; you know, just getting their coffee … Continue reading

A Message from Jesus to “Christian” Trumpers

I sometimes come down to Earth to see how some of my followers are doing, just for shits and giggles. I just want to see how the human race is doing; no big deal. However, the last few times I … Continue reading

Trump and the London Terror Response

First of all, my heart goes out to the people of London this morning, after a series of attacks by assholes who claim affinity with extremists last night.  As of this morning, seven were killed and about 50 or so … Continue reading

Trump’s Candidacy Means GOP Death Knell, But…

I don’t think many people understand just how screwed the Republican Party is with Donald Trump in the race. His mouth means there is absolutely no way he can ever be elected, and there’s little chance he’ll ever get the … Continue reading

Republicans just don’t get this concept of rights…

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free … it expects what never was and never will be.” — Thomas Jefferson One of the most bothersome things about the Republican Party these days has to be their sheer hypocrisy when it … Continue reading

With Ebola, GOP scares people into staying home. Press helps.

There is no greater example of the national press absolutely dropping the ball on coverage of a story than the current Ebola panic of 2014. Keep in mind, the number one strategy of the Republican Party is to drive down … Continue reading

29 to go: In praise of elites

When it comes to the next election, we have to encourage voters to raise standards, rather than lower them. that means, voting out the supremely incompetent Republican Party, and voting in Democrats, who at least seemed competent and willing to listen … Continue reading