The Christian Taliban

Yes, I believe these homegrown religious extremists are every bit as dangerous as their Muslim fundamentalist counterparts. They want to combine church and state and force all of us to live by their ancient and culturally irrelevant beliefs—their narrow lifestyle of choice. Since the SCOTUS rulings, the Christian Taliban has been doing its best to stir the pot of anger,… Continue reading

Some New Concepts

Do you know that feeling when you hear or read something that just offends something about your sense of fair play, but you don’t take the time to tease out the details? You just know in your gut something is wrong. Fred Clark‘s recent post*, well, yesterday’s, put a tidy label on some concepts that I’ve had a difficult time… Continue reading

Why I Hate Security

We all accept risk every day. We try to make informed decisions about the level of risk to which we are exposed. We drive our cars. We know tens of thousands of people die in the US every year in car accidents. Yet, we drive our cars. We drive them at ridiculous speeds. We choose to go well above the… Continue reading

Open Letter to the Red States…

Dear Red States: We’re ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we’ve decided we’re leaving. Just had to share this… We in New York intend to form our own country and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of… Continue reading

My Absolute Favorite Protest Sign

I love what these 99% people are doing. It’s way past time that the middle class take back this nation:  you know, that weird little “of the people, for the people, and by the people” thing. Of all the protest signs that have emerged, this has been my favorite one: I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.” It’s… Continue reading

Phillippe Cousteau Interview with Bill Maher

I had no idea that the grandson of the renowned late Jacque Cousteau lives just a few miles up the road in Santa Monica, California. As a child I loved watching his grandfather’s expeditions. This interview is so depressing. I could cut my leg off, I could cut my arm off, I could gouge my eye out, I’d still probably… Continue reading

My Growing Disgust Now Becomes Outrage!

The extreme, religious right-wing conservatives have won yet another significant victory in their efforts to force their world view down the throats of unsuspecting Americans. I personally don’t care what they choose to believe. But I take HUGE issue with their feverish evangelical approach to forcing everyone else in the nation live by their narrow belief system. In fact, I… Continue reading

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes, former Lieutenant Governor of Texas speaks about his getting George W Bush and a lot of other wealthy Texans into the National Guard so they could avoid service in Vietnam.   This link has several short video clips of Ben Barnes speaking about George W. Bush and John Kerry.  It’s worth taking a couple minutes to watch.… Continue reading