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 […]
Disarray at DHS seems to be the new normal Remember that weird media site I stumbled into, Executive Mosaic? They report that Krebs “served as director of cybersecurity policy within Microsoft‘s U.S. government affairs […]
But first, a word from our sponsor Hi. You might know me from such…no. No, you wouldn’t. I’m nobody. I’m just some rando on the internet. Or maybe I’m a Dem apparatchik. […]
@Doc and Otherwise engage in a leapfrogging chat about the arrogance of sport and religion. ED NOTE: The emails flying back and forth are sometimes more interesting than the actual posts here […]