Posts Categorized: Politics

Reporters Can’t See the Big Fat Orange Forest

My most harsh criticism of modern journalism is that coverage almost always misses the larger forest by focusing so intensely on each of the trees. It’s called turn-of-the-screw journalism. It goes like this. This happened and then this happened and he said this and she said and this happened. When you consume that news you… Read more »

Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Think Angels are Real

Sometimes, when one looks at politics in America, it’s easy to think, “What the hell? Why are Americans so stupid?” Why are Americans stupid? I actually don’t know. I have some theories, but there’s no doubt about it that Americans are stupid. More than one poll has shown that nearly 80 percent of Americans believe… Read more »

March For Our Lives: March 24 in Washington DC

Have you ever thought, “I’m tired of one mass shooting after another and the slaughtering of innocent people while our representative government does jack squat. I want to do something”? Well, now you can. Get your butt to Washington DC on March 24 for the “March For Our Lives” rally. The brave young people from… Read more »

Surviving a Terrorist Attack

They’re not always called terrorist attacks, but what happens regularly at schools, churches, movies theaters or workplaces are terrorist attacks. The guy who attacked the high school in Florida is a terrorist. That other guy who murdered those people in that church, he’s a terrorist too. The Nazi who rammed his car into the crowd… Read more »

What Really Happened to Sandra Bland

When Sandra Bland died in police custody in Texas, I said, “This is it. This is the case that’s going blow the lid off of police brutality against black people.” Bland was killed on July 13, 2015. I was wrong. The official report says that Bland had killed herself. That she hanged herself in her… Read more »

Happy Birthday Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin was born on February 5, 1995 in Miami, Florida to Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. When Trayvon was 9 years old, he saved his father’s life. His father was immobilized by burns to his legs, and Trayvon pulled him out of a burning apartment. By all accounts, Trayvon had a pretty normal life…. Read more »

Steve Wynn Political Campaign Contributions

Republicans lambasted Democrats for accepting campaign contributions from Harvey Weinstein. But now that one of the GOP’s top donors and money guys has been ensnared in the #MeToo movement, I’m not hearing the same lambasting from Republicans about campaign contributions from Wynn. Here’s a list of some of Wynn’s political contributions over the years. According… Read more »

How to Fix Stupid

The United States has a problem. The People are stupid. Not everyone is stupid. And some are stupider than others. But when Donald Trump can get elected president, that’s a serious, if not fatal, stupid problem. The nut of this problem is education. Millions and millions and millions of americans receive an inadequate education. They… Read more »