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THIS IS SUICIDE BOMBING ON A GLOBAL SCALE…

December 28th, 2017

First, clean coal is a fantasy. Second, burning coal hastens the rise of greenhouse gasses and the environmental degradation of the only place we have to live. Continuing to dump carbon into the atmosphere is tantamount to detonating a global suicide bomb. President Donald John Trump thinks that both points are fake news and his […]

THE TRUTH FECKIN’ MATTERS…

December 26th, 2017

I learned of Bruce Bartlett’s handy little book—The Truth Matters: A Citizen’s Guide To Separating Facts From Lies And Stopping Fake News In Its Tracks—while watching his interview with Jordan Klepper on The Opposition. The narrative isn’t anything I’m not aware of, but for many of my students who struggle with determining what is real […]

EVERYBODY LOOKS WHAT’S GOING DOWN…*

December 23rd, 2017

*Buffalo Springfield, 1967…

HOW WE MISSED THE BANNER’S FEARSOME POWER…

December 22nd, 2017

In light of recent events surrounding Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cornel West, I’ve pulled this piece from my Isle Of Misfit Blog Posts . I originally wrote this on 22 October. I’m uncertain how much of America missed the rise of Donald John Trump. His nomination seemed a lock to me in August 2015 and his […]

A NEW SILENT MAJORITY IS GETTING WOKE…

December 22nd, 2017

So, I’m doing a bit of catch up over the break and I want to start with two pieces that I think bode well for America as we approach the first anniversary of the presidency of Donald John Trump. The first is an editorial written by as bland and mainstream a newspaper as you can […]

YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF, HOW DID I GET HERE…?

December 22nd, 2017

For those who may have forgotten the original…

LIES, DAMN LIES AND OUR PRESIDENT’S SPEECH…

December 20th, 2017

So, I’m updating the old saw There are lies, damn lies and statistics to There are lies, damn lies and what happens when President Donald John Trump speaks. Ralph Nader, writing in Needed: A Meter for Trump’s Lies-Per-Minute, explains: Imagine an app that can calculate the lies per minute Trump subjects the American public to […]

I WAS KIDDING, I LOVE YOU DONNY AND MITCH…!

December 20th, 2017

Last Friday, in HOW LONG WILL DOUG JONES STAY A DEMOCRAT…? I wrote: So, here’s my question. Does anyone want to make book that in the coming months, newly elected Alabama Senator will be revealed as a stalking horse, part of a grand scheme to keep the toxic Roy Moore out of the Senate, who […]

HOW LONG WILL DOUG JONES STAY A DEMOCRAT…?

December 15th, 2017

[Update @ 1013 on 17 December—Damn! That didn’t take long. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Jones was asked if he would join new Senate colleagues including Cory Booker of New Jersey, who campaigned for him, in calling for the president to resign. He said: “Where I am on that right now […]

THANK YOU BLACK WOMEN, SERIOUSLY…

December 14th, 2017

MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA! MAGA…!

December 14th, 2017

Failed waste of human genome, and silly cosplayer, Roy Stewart Moore, ought to best remembered as the only politician brazen enough to fully articulate what all trumpies are thinking when they chant Make America Great Again. At a 17 September political rally in Florence, Alabama, Moore, responding to the question when was America last great? […]

SHAME FOR OUR MOST DIVISIVE MONUMENT…

December 12th, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King knew mountains. Key to his imagery was Mount Nebo, the mountain that Moses stood upon to glimpse the promised land. King invoked that image in 1968 when he delivered his final speech. He said: And then I got into Memphis. And some began to say the threats, or talk about the […]

GOP NOW, GOP TOMORROW AND GOP FOREVER…

December 11th, 2017

[Update @ 2300: Trevor Noah makes his case…] In 14 hours the polls open in Alabama and we will discover what kind of nation we live in. Much has been made about two 14-year-old girls—Denise McNair and Leigh Corfman—in the special election to decide between a man who successfully convicted McNair’s murderer in 2002 and […]

THE INTERCEPT’S TOP 20 FROM 2017…

December 10th, 2017

Yeah, this is a little early, who knows what the president will do in the next 20 days? Still, The Intercept saw fit to publish 20 Intercept Stories From 2017 That Show the Kind of Year It’s Been. Maybe everyone’s going on holiday and they wanted to get this out the portal before the office […]

WHO PUNKED CNN, MSNBC, CBS AND TPM…?

December 10th, 2017

This has been a sad year for Journalism, and we’ve got 21 days to go. Democracy cannot exist without a free, independent and reliable fourth estate. I just finished reading Bruce Bartlett’s excellent The Truth Matters: A citizen’s guide to separating facts from lies and stopping fake news in it’s tracks. (Jordon Klepper interviewed Bartlet […]

PLAYING CHICKEN IN THE UNITED STATES’ SENATE…

December 9th, 2017

Yes, Senator Alan Stuart Franken has resigned (sort of) from the Senate, but the game is not yet over—speculation that Franken will hold his resignation hostage to Roy Moore’s election next week is rampant—and Ralph Nader has some thoughts on the process. Nader, in Remarks on Senators’ Calls for Al Franken’s Resignation, writes: Many Democratic […]

REPUBLICANS ARE STEALING ALL THE PRESENTS…

December 7th, 2017

President Donald John Trump has a Grinchy Christmas planned for most Americans this year and the two juniors, his leading handlers-come-henchman, Congressman Paul Davis Ryan Jr. and Senator Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr are rubbing their hands in glee in anticipation of Christmas eve. Ralph Nader calls the plan devious, but I think that it is […]

OH HELL, TO THE FECKIN’ NTH DEGREE, NO…!

December 7th, 2017

I think that Alabama senate candidate Doug Jones just handed Roy Moore the win in Tuesday’s coming election. Michael Harriot, writing in A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones the Election Because the Entire Democratic Party Is Trash for The Root, explains: The above photo is not a stock photo or an image created by […]

NADER CALLS OUT PELOSI FOR DOUBLE STANDARD…

December 6th, 2017

There are two elephants in the Men-Behaving-Bad Room at present: President Donald John Trump and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Ralph Nader, writing in Pelosi Called on Conyers to Resign But Not Trump?, addresses the first: Last week, Nancy Pelosi called on Congressman John Conyers to resign from office after allegations of sexual harassment were […]

NOW THE NRA LOVES FEDERALISM…?

December 4th, 2017

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