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 […]
Here’s a useful tip: If you delete Facebook from your phone, you will check Facebook less often. A LOT less often. In a scientific experiment starting the day after the election, I deleted the ubiquitous blue icon from my iPhone 6. That was right after putting out feelers regarding a move to Australia. Still haven’t heard back from Australia, but over the past few days I’ve noticed […]
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 […]
Let the record show that last month, well before anyone seriously thought a certain sinister buffoon could win the White House, American wages were at an all-time high and still growing. Also, median household income is projected to show an all-time high in the next census report. In other news, unemployment is now under 5 percent — a bit lower than Mitt Romney predicted it would be […]