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Dear rich gay white man at the RNC…

Dear rich gay white man at the RNC…

Jul 22, 2016

Dear rich gay white man, I see you. I saw you on that stage tonight. Your incessant need for reassurance and acceptance by the very same people who would strip you of your rights if they could; it’s fooled you into thinking you’re one of them. I saw your education, your haircut, your suit, your whiteness, your privilege. They saw your money and influence. But...

Together … Again

Together … Again

Sep 18, 2015

“You have sinned against God on two counts. You have lain with a man who is a Jew,” Peter’s father growled out angrily. Even as he spoke he strained to keep his voice low and unobtrusive. A tall blond man sat stiffly in his red velvet wingback chair. The words stung as if he had been struck across the face, a deep flush rising on his handsome face. His pale...

Flat Taxes sound fair, but they’re really a scheme to benefit the Rich.

Flat Taxes sound fair, but they’re really a scheme to benefit the Rich.

Sep 1, 2015

You know it is that time of the election cycle when the flat-taxers come out in force trying to convince the poor and middle class that they would be better off paying the same low rate as hedge fund managers and Paris Hilton. They make specious claims about revenue neutrality (or increases!) and broadening of the tax base (to people earning less than poverty...

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

Aug 25, 2015

  Something interesting happened in the last Presidential election. 2008 ushered in a new era in the devolution of the Republican Party: the politics of personal gain, a phenomenon unwittingly stumbled upon by no less than the great accidental strategist, Sarah Palin. And although she was incapable of naming a single source of information to draw policy...

Police on the Wrong Side of History. Every. Damn. Time.

Police on the Wrong Side of History. Every. Damn. Time.

Dec 6, 2014

History is replete with tyranny, violence and bloodshed. And even a quick glance reveals the brutal hand of police involved every time. Look anywhere on a map of the world, look deep, and you will find bloodshed and misery stained into the streets of civilization. The ultimate clash between the oppressive status quo, the powers that be, and the everyday citizen...

Capitalism – I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Capitalism – I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Jun 6, 2014

Capitalism, in theory, depends on the theory of free markets, that is, markets where buyers and sellers are free to enter into any arrangement and there is no oversight from any authority, democratically elected or not. These free markets depend on the concept that markets self-regulate; essentially, they act in good faith and behave well because to not do so...

Another Christian Victim Movie

Another Christian Victim Movie

Mar 24, 2014

Ah, more Christian victimhood… so predictable. Growing up in a fundamentalist church setting means that you see a lot of propaganda; straw men are set up to be toppled over in the most unlikely scenarios invented to set up a moral superiority lesson. All of it to promote a sinner versus saved ideology. What am I talking about? The newly released...

GOP Writes Its Own Obamacare Narrative… And Its Final Chapter

GOP Writes Its Own Obamacare Narrative… And Its Final Chapter

Oct 11, 2013

“Repent now! For the end is near!” The typical street corner fire and brimstone preacher promises a swift and utter demise, global in scale, absolute in ending. Meanwhile, the GOP’s demise has been more subtle, akin to the slow decay and crumbling of an abandoned building, promising only an empty, hollowed out skeleton on the skyline for years to come....

It’s the End of the World as the GOP knows it…

It’s the End of the World as the GOP knows it…

Dec 31, 2012

Part of me thinks that all of the doom and gloom movies about the end of the world as we know it stemmed from the attempt to capitalize on the idea of the infamous Maya calendar. And while Y2Kers who missed their last opportunity at global cataclysm and disaster may be disappointed yet again, the rest of us who have just a mild love affair with a zombie...

Mere Tolerance

Mere Tolerance

Oct 29, 2012

Please do not be put off by the title. I am inspired by C.S. Lewis. A great man, a great author, and an even greater thinker. One of his best known works is also the inspiration for my thoughts on relationships where we are merely tolerated. When Westboro Baptist trots out their family and pickets a dead soldier’s grave with their hate filled signs it reopens...