Posts Categorized: Politics

Stupid Bundy Don’t Know Shit About the Constitution

Remember those idiots who took over a bird sanctuary in Oregon a few months ago because they claim that the federal government has no authority to own any land in any state? So a bunch of armed yahoos took over a bird sanctuary in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. It lasted for a… Read more »

The Day After

When I was a kid, a movie called “The Day After” aired on television. The cast included Steve Guttenberg, Jason Robards and John Lithgow. The film was about the day after the USSR and USA exchange nuclear weapons. It was pretty scary for an 11-year-old, but I was a cold war kid, I could handle… Read more »

Steal My Tweets

I snicker every time I see someone twitching about someone “stealing” a tweet. For the uninitiated, “twitching” is “tweet bitching.” Today, one of my twitches was twitching about the alleged theft of one of her brilliant tweets and I thought, “I wish people would steal my tweets. I wonder if anyone ever does?” For me,… Read more »

Watch Out for Politically Calculating Politicians

In politics, it’s important to recognize when a politician is doing something, not because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the easy thing to do. One tiny little never-going-to-become-law bill, HR 4038 “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act,” was up for a vote in the House last year. At the time, everyone… Read more »

WPA Posters

I enjoy looking at WPA posters. Here are a few I like, not all of them are necessarily of the era, but some are inspired by the WPA design.

Clinton Supports NAFTA (VIDEO)

For some reason, perhaps it’s youth, some people don’t believe us when we say that Hillary Clinton advocated for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Here’s the video.

Hillary Clinton Says “Yes” to Chocolate

March 6, 2016 NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Today, Hillary Clinton announces that she does, in fact, like chocolate. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state maintains a healthy and balanced diet, one that frequently includes chocolate. “I love it,” Clinton told reporters outside her New York campaign office. “When I was a… Read more »

Troy Davis

When I think about the story of Troy Davis, my belief that the death penalty is wrong is fortified. In more times than we’d care to think about, the justice system gets it wrong and for a black man with limited means, there’s little chance of getting a conviction overturned. On September 21, 2011, the… Read more »

Journalism Kind of Sucks Now

Journalism sucks today. The failure of 21st century journalism is no more glaring than in national political reporting. It’s bad. Take for instance this “news” story in the Washington Post today. The “reporters” Karen Tumulty and Anne Gearan wrote this lede. “Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, meeting Thursday night for their last debate before the… Read more »