When a proud basic value set runs up against drastic and obscene changes across a broad spectrum of society, one needs to be extremely careful in how one goes about presenting the matter to those who could be allied...
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord   Phil Collins As much as I try to listen to almost every Trump shill that befouls the oxygen at CNN and MSNBC, usually because they say such magnificent things...
Well, it's a sunny Saturday, so of course the guys in the brown shirts with the sauerbraten stains dribbling down the front, and the male bed sheet runway models with the pointy hats are wandering around downtown Portland like a...
We all know that life today is complicated. Hell, we even have a strategy for dealing with it, it's called "dumbing shit down," trying to make complicated things easier for simple slobs like me to understand. That being said,...
Author Windsor Mann penned an essay in "The Week" that is haunting in its obviousness, and saddening on an existential-level, for each of us personally and as a nation. The premise is one we all understand, but have a...
These are dark days, there's no doubt about it. Like Sauron in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Trump has cast his dark cloud over the entire land. Pundits, and even some Democratic presidential candidates are calling the 2020 election more...
Ha, faked you out a bit, and I do apologize. We are not going to have a survey because the moment you see the question, you'll see there is no need. But I do need to explain. We have taken...
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo   Meditation enlightenment chant Calm your mind grasshopper, there are many long miles to go until this journey is complete. Or maybe not. Seems to me that we've been down this road before, and it turned out to be more...
Ah, what a time to be alive, eh? If you're a Democrat, the old refrain is as comfortable as the chorus of "Me and my Bobby McGee." Democrats suck in the midterms due to a depressed voter turnout caused...
Corporations are people too, my friends.   Mitt Romney Anybody remember that old line from the Mittster? I sure as hell do. It was pundit gold, and along with his imbecilic "47%" comment from a closed fund raiser, sealed Romney's 2012...

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