Selling Prejudice for Profit

Look carefully at my Solstice Gnome. Who does he look like that’s been in the news for his prejudiced remarks lately? The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without my commenting on some of the ignorant remarks given national attention this year, during this year’s horrific “War on Christmas.” Jesus is white? (Riiiiiiight!! And the manger accepted the Gold Card, too.)… Continue reading

Solstice Cards All Mailed

Well, just to piss off Fox News, Sarah Palin, and all of the “War(mongers) on Christmas1,” I am informing the world that our Solstice Cards have all been mailed! Design and print the Solstice card; write, print and fold the Solstice newsletter, and then stamp and seal the Solstice envelopes. Finally: double check to be sure they all have sufficient… Continue reading

Showing His Posterior for All to See

Took me a while to get to this post: Once upon a time I thought John McCain was basically a respectable guy. He promoted himself as “the maverick” that bucked the political establishment. Turns out, he actually sees himself as the political establishment, and nobody is going to buck him. Rarely do we see the true character of public figures,… Continue reading

Lovin’ Me Some Chick-fil-A

Yes, I’m from the southeast. I love fried foods. I love chicken. I vividly remember my first Chick-fil-A sandwich. I was just a kid. Yummmmm! That thing was divine! And for years, in the not-too-distant past, my weekday routine included a Chick-fil-A biscuit for breakfast while driving to work. Just perfection. Ironically, most of the Chick-fil-A restaurants are located in… Continue reading

The Week in Review

Lots of interesting odds and ends this week; so, I thought I’d share… I Said I Never Would!  I always said I would never join Facebook, and, well, I did.  I always insisted I would never get a tattoo, and, well, when in LA …  So, what do you think? * [polldaddy poll=5239476] Sarah Palin’s Movie Opens in limited distribution… Continue reading

Can Anyone Help Me Out Here??

Since Sarah Palinâ„¢ has filed for a trademark for her name and her daughter’s name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, does this mean I will have to pay her royalties every time I splash her idiocy across my blog? Will this be retroactive? I mean, will I have to pay for every time I’ve every bemoaned her craziness… Continue reading

Scrub-a-dub-dub

So, it’s finally happened.  The irresponsible, the calculated, the inexcusable rhetoric of extremists in politics and so-called journalism has reached the tipping point and created an incident of domestic terrorism.  Now Sarah Palin, whose name I had sworn I would never print on this blog again, is busy “scrubbing” her blog of these images and her hit list. I doubt… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 3: Civil Rights

Image via Wikipedia It’s pretty simple, really. I can not imagine a United States in which women were not allowed to vote, in which they were considered more as a man’s property, his birthright, his just reward for manhood.  I can’t imagine a United States in which black people were considered property, slaves, people owned and bred for the profit… Continue reading

Sincerely Sad

These folks don’t seem to understand what’s gone wrong in America. They just know something has gone really wrong. They are trying to make sense of it. I suspect that we all are. I guess Glenn Beck offers some bizarre and simplistic way for them to vent that frustration and to have hope that things will get better if they… Continue reading

Profit & Safety

If this TED talk by toxicologist Susan Shaw isn’t depressing and a powerful call to arms, then nothing is. She begins by mentioning the chemical industry, which is all but completely unregulated, and how many chemicals can be found in our bodies.  In Europe, the numbers are vastly, vastly lower.  The worst offender:  flame retardant.  It’s in everything you can… Continue reading