Category Political

Feeling the Bern

I went to see Senator Bernie Sanders last night at the North Charleston Coliseum. I haven’t ever attended a political rally. In fact, the last overtly active political activity I involved myself in was working for the Ron Paul campaign in 2008. It’s not that I’m not interested in politics, because I truly am. It’s […]

Trumpishness

The thing that bothers me most about Donald Trump and the people who admire him, follow him and most importantly think like him, is that they operate in a fact-free world of opinionated ignorance. Trump himself is a blowhard with ADHD. A narcissist with such an inflated opinion of himself that he actually thinks the […]

In the Name of The Lord

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, where they followed the Constitution with its guarantees for Americans to have equality under the law, many who are opposed to equality for all often say that God’s law dictates what marriage is supposed to be about. By God, it’s safe to assume they mean the Israeli […]

The Cowards who would be King

Reeling as we all still are in my adopted hometown of Charleston, SC, after a young man chose to murder nine innocent people, men that wear the Republican label on the lapels next to their flag pins, and who have expressed a heartfelt desire to take the reins as President in 2017, have chosen to […]

The Religious Freedom Lie

It has occurred to me that religious freedom, the latest American catchphrase, is not only a misrepresentation, but an oxymoron. First, to the deceptive manner in which it is being employed. Those who invoke religious freedom as a defense for some action they wish to take, or not take as the case may be, seek […]

Sniping

There’s a long history of hiding and murdering people, with bragging rights going to those who can murder people from a distance with pinpoint accuracy. Warfare is in our blood, our DNA, and patriotism is our natural bias. We like to kill the other guy, before the other guy kills us. Killing all around. So […]

Reckless Endangerment

I’ve noticed that when I’ve had too much to drink, specifically too much scotch, my ability to spell goes to shit. I backspaced and retyped the title to this post, which will soon resemble a rant, repeatedly until it finally passed the built in spell check, without which I’d write completely illegible gibberish. So this […]

Treason

Senators think a lot of themselves, and perhaps with some legitimate reason. After all, they were elected by a majority of the local yokels in their state to represent their interests in Congress. It’s kind of a big deal. Unfortunately, the reality of the day-to-day job of Senators, particularly those with further political aspirations, has […]

ISIS

US HAS NEW PLAN TO COUNTER ISIS PROPAGANDA This was on the television screen at the gym this morning, which I happened to glance at in between sets of bench pressing. There was someone standing near one Washington, DC monument or other talking to the newscaster, but I didn’t hear it or need to. The […]

Our Rights

It will be difficult to match the impressive showing of support for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, along with the repulsion and repudiation of violence committed under the guise of avenging the character of another, that so many thoughtful and passionate people have already written. At best, I will add my voice to […]