Seriously, you have to figure out a way to tune this stuff out once in awhile. In my case, I took up woodworking. I know; that’s a hobby you’d expect of any aging retiree, even without an alarming political climate. But it was a pretty big step for me. Prior to last November, I’d never built a damned thing. Now, three months after Trump’s election, I’ve put […]
No matter what happens with Trump’s dumb travel ban, we’re nearly certain to see another ISIS-inspired attack sometime this year. But that’s not the scary thing. The scary thing is that Trump and Bannon will be absolutely delighted when it happens. It’s been nearly eight months since the last big incident, in which an American citizen killed 49 people in Orlando. Now, the media ignored the Orlando […]
In the tragic wake of the Bowling Green Massacre, you’d think people would be lining up at gun stores. That’s the normal response when guns are used to kill large numbers of Americans at a single sitting: People immediately think to themselves, “hey, how better to honor the memory of the victims than by buying a bunch of the same weapons used to kill them?” But gun […]
Not all morons are assholes, and not all assholes are morons. In a nutshell, morons are people who don’t know what they’re doing, and assholes are people who don’t care. Very few of either category wind up president of the United States. So now that we have a president who is both a moron and an asshole, it kind of feels like God has decamped to another […]
President-elect Trumpachev. Every day it’s a new fucking travesty with this guy. On the day after the election I dared hope he might not be as bad as I thought. I was right: He’s much, much worse. He’s the most unpopular president-elect in history. I wonder why? He can’t articulate a single policy beyond bellicose boasting, can’t finish a declarative sentence most of the time. He kisses […]
People in impoverished Clay County, Ky., are now worried about losing health care coverage. Turns out Trump’s victory means the state’s Republican governor is now likely to succeed in his untiring efforts to roll back Medicaid coverage. Clay County, of course, voted overwhelmingly for Trump, as the above chart shows.
I’m one of those aging white males whose job became obsolete a few years back. I come from a rural background and learned to drive a tractor before I learned to drive a car. Growing up, there were always quite a few firearms around the house, not to mention a fair amount of literature from the John Birch Society. So I suppose I could be mistaken for […]