Since a friend asked a question or two, I’m going to share them. I truly look forward to your responses. The long and the short of the questions boil down to this: what […]
Lifelong student with interests a mile wide and an inch deep. Autodidact. Pedant, hopefully of the slightly more pleasant sort. Sharer of things learned along the way. Lately of a creative bent.
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Is there a word for espousing the practice of fine points of faith while breaking with the key themes? 888-727-BECK I realize my views on the following topic may well be considered heretical. […]
“Hang Obama!” Is that always racist?
Correlation, causation, race, the President, and hanging Once upon a time not so long ago, someone on the Internet expressed an opinion. I found my umbrage and took all of it. And, […]
Fact checking Lee Camp, and still to good effect
Lee Camp, one of the most scathing and brilliant commentators of the day, has a new macro up on Facebook. It makes a compelling case. Sadly, even one of our own occasionally needs […]
American conservatives: some of the most important history you’ve probably missed
Racism or abortion? You decide. For the sake of history and truth, this might be the most important thing you read in quite a while. The Real Origins of the Religious Right @ […]
What rough beast slouches toward Yellowstone?
Pop quiz: where is just about the last place you would like to punch a deep hole in the earth’s crust? Drat. The headline gave it away, didn’t it? Well, yes. I […]
Fear mongering for sex traffick? Surely that’s not what the GOP is about, is it?
I’d like to think even the GOP has limits, but sometimes I have my doubts Lately the right-wing fear-mongering machine has been making much of news that 16 teen members of MS-13 […]
If revoking corporate charter is capital punishment, this might be genocide
And I’m okay with that Last Thursday, John Nichols, writing for the Nation, reported on some stellar news. It sounds like, for once, something major, some positive, actually got traction in the […]
Breitbart & Gawker, match of the century?
Wherein I try for a more evenhanded tone ICYMI, Breitbart recently engaged in the kind of, how should I put it, less than rigorous journalism that many have come to expect of […]
If corporations are people, what about capital punishment?
Pun intended It’s about damned time we remembered that corporations are chartered and that charters can be revoked. If they’re actually people, would that be the death penalty? On those terms, I am […]