Let’s Just Get It Over With Already: MAGA!

The Republicans are not going to achieve the goals of their “constituents,” MAGA, until: anyone earning over $250,000 a year doesn’t have to pay any taxes at all: federal, state, or local the corporations these people work for or own don’t have to pay any taxes at all: federal, state, or local none of the tax revenue everyone else pays… Continue reading

The Past Tense

A few years ago I wrote a blog post, “I’ll Buy a Vow*l”, about the state budget horrors of California. I jokingly stated that, to raise revenue, the state passed a law limiting the use of the vowel “e” from all forms of written communication. Each state resident was only allotted a fixed number of the vowels per month. When… Continue reading

Let’s Chat about Banksy Graffiti

These are some initial thoughts after an encounter with Banksy graffiti, whose work I find provokes my thinking on several different levels. In my opinion, if there is any truly great sin widely practiced in our world today, it’s the failure to think, for deep thinking almost always enjoins action. Banksy takes this on with verve. Banksy had a 2013 … Continue reading

And Man Became a Living Soul [Updated]

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 21st-century America, I am feeling less and less like a living soul and more and more like a collection of data points. I place the blame for this at the feet of the American church. The church has, as the Bible refers to it, “lost its savor.1” Today’s Sorry State of Affairs I think that most people now realize… Continue reading

Something Evil Is Afoot

Death of the morning paper? You have no idea! Google announced yesterday that it is killing off Google Reader. Google claims they are doing this because, “RSS is a dying technology.” Don’t believe them for a minute, because I believe that statement is a flat out lie. RSS isn’t just alive and well, it’s thriving like never before, but corporate… Continue reading

Slick, Clever, and Birlliantly Positioned!

Unlike most people I suspect, literally everything I see in media, online and on TV, I’m asking myself: “Who paid for me to see this and why?” Call me cynical, but I genuinely do not believe anything in the mediaspehere happens by accident. I believe that corporations have paid large marketing corporations to attain very carefully defined goals, and they… Continue reading

Why I Oppose ObamaCare

Here’s why I am against the healthcare law that the US Supreme Court recently upheld, the one Mitt Romney basically passed in Massachusetts and now is against: Every well-educated person in this country has a well-paying job that affords him and her access to affordable health care. This means the law is completely unnecessary.The young man I just saw standing… Continue reading