Archive for the 'Culture' Category

THE WORLD LAUGHS AT OUR CLOWN AND CHIEF…

February 18th, 2018

MINHAJ: IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, TROLL THEM

February 17th, 2018

THE MEMPHIS GARBAGE STRIKE 50 YEARS ON…

February 13th, 2018

On 12 February 1968, 700 Black sanitation workers—under the slogan I Am A Man—went on strike in Memphis, Tennessee. The strike would last for 65 days, in which time Dr. Martin Luther King would be assassinated while in Memphis supporting the strikers. Launching an 11-part examination of the events 50 years ago, Kirsten West Savali, […]

THE ONLY REPUBLICAN TALKING TRUTH IS BUSH…?

February 10th, 2018

Yeah, we’re so screwed…

NO PROTECTION FROM RUSSIAN HACKING…?

February 9th, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Wayne Tillerson statement here boggles the mind. I cannot imagine any politician rolling over in such total submission to a foreign threat. Even if getting fucked is inevitable, you still go down kicking and screaming, fighting to the end. This is what he told Fox News: I don’t know that I […]

JUST DICK WASN’T ENOUGH…

February 8th, 2018

Then there’s Cadet Bone Spurs…

WHAT DONALD TRUMP REALLY WANTS IS THIS…

February 7th, 2018

and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and these, and most of all… This… George Orwell had this to say on the subject of military parades in general, and goosestepping in particular: One rapid but fairly sure guide to the social atmosphere […]

61-01-19, 69-07-16, 81-04-12, 18-02-06 AND…?

February 6th, 2018

I am a child of the American space program, of humanity’s exploration of the final frontier. My generation will be defined by what President John Fitzgerald Kennedy called our choice: to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that […]

LIKE FRACKING? LIKE THIS IN YOUR BACKYARD…

February 2nd, 2018

Via WVVA… Previously…

EDUCATING TRUMP, ONE COMMERCIAL AT A TIME…

February 2nd, 2018

I’ve been meaning to post these since the end of the year. John Oliver’s brilliant Catheter Cowboy commercials, targeted at one person who slavishly watches morning television news shows such as Fox & Friends in the Washington, D.C. market, are, in my opinion, the best guerilla theater since Abbie Hoffman and a few good friends, […]

YOUTUBE IS BUILDING A BETTER RABBIT HOLE…

February 2nd, 2018

I watch YouTube. A lot. And I’ve been sucked down the rabbit hole more than a few times, but I’ve always been able to grab hold of a bit of reality and drag myself out again. I know from listening to my students that they often aren’t quiet so lucky. One of my 17-year-old students, […]

SWEET POTATO SADDAM & BLACK HISTORY MONTH…

February 1st, 2018

THE STATE OF BLACK SHIT IS STRONG…!

February 1st, 2018

IF ONLY OUR CARTOON DRUMPF WASN’T SO REAL…

January 30th, 2018

ORWELL, WEEK 4: SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

January 28th, 2018

This week I read Shooting An Elephant, published on 1 October 1936. While the major action in the essay is indeed the shooting of a bull elephant—reader warning, if you are at all disturbed by descriptions of the slaughter of animals, as I am, skip that part—in musth, Orwell’s true theme is imperialism. Orwell begins […]

COMING FRIDAY TO A STREET NEAR YOU…

January 27th, 2018

Via Mano Singham… In his most recent novel—Robicheaux—James Lee Burke puts wise words into the mouth of his police officer protagonist, Dave Robicheaux: Clete Purcell normally referred to cop shows on television as “the most recent shit Hollywood is foisting on really stupid people.” Clete’s intolerance aside, the facsimile has little to do with the […]

YOU’LL SEE THEM IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT…

January 25th, 2018

DOJ office says it has found missing text messages of FBI officials.

THE NASTY LITTLE SHIT IN THE WHITE HOUSE…

January 24th, 2018

For more on the nasty little shit Miller you can surf over to Now This News which has equally revealing profiles of other White House denizens. The Guggenheim Museum has offered just the thing for the nasty little shit…

JASON KANDER WANTS TO LET AMERICA VOTE

January 23rd, 2018

Let America Vote…

VIOLA DAVIS: I’M GOING TO MAKE IT PLAIN.

January 21st, 2018

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