I must admit, I’m a bit confused by what people want when they want English as the “official” language. On the one hand, I get it if it’s all about making English […]
If 17 matter here but not 50,000 there, it’s not about kids Status update: Flu: day the next. Facebook: still a parade of sanctimonious headlines. Running out of fucks to give. Yes, […]
Ohio Governor is making headlines for “breaking with the GOP on gun control.” Not so fast, Governor. Until Friday, February 16, two days after the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, his wepage […]
Arming teachers doesn’t protect students, it turns schools into one-stop shopping for would-be school shooters.
Good arguments require good facts My job as self-appointed Gadfly Supreme, Pedant General, and Defender of Truth, Justice, and /or the American Way is simple. I generally try to put my own […]
Wherein I try a new troll…#indiesplaining As with everything else, I’m no expert. I’m just some rando doing some supposing about things when a headline catches the eye. Right now I’m thinking […]
In 1994 I learned a set of characteristics that apply to authentic fascists and under what conditions they can come into power. Based on this definition, I said Donald was a fascist before the 2016 election. Since he’s been in office, the evidence in support of that contention has grown much stronger.
Huck Finn and Harper Lee in the crosshairs Fox reports (yeah, yeah, I know): Minnesota school district removes To Kill a Mockingbird, Huckleberry Finn from required reading due to n-word. “It’s wrong. There […]
I’m almost embarrassed for The Guardian for pushing this story Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study “Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was […]
And thank the beleaguered supporters of the Trump administration In today’s episode, your friendly gadfly talks about why this is even a thing now. Spoiler: I don’t know why we should thank […]