Some struggle to understand how the loss of a celebrity – someone who many knew but few knew well – can cause such a cascade of grief and lament. And, perhaps, there’s some argument to be had there about the role of celebrity worship or falling in love with a character or leaping to the […]Read More Anthony Bourdain
Trump’s pardoning of Joe Arpaio’s conviction for the refusal to cease an unconstitutional racial profiling practice is yet another strike against a man who has proven himself to be an impulsive, grandstanding narcissist. Trump is an asshole, in short, and even he knows it at this point. Arpaio is a vile human being. The Phoenix New Times […]Read More Pardon me, Mr. President, but you’re an asshole
Charlottesville As I wrote just yesterday in Areo Magazine, Trump’s failure to immediately decry the White Supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville is a self-motivated moral failure that was specifically designed to pander to Trump’s base. It is, at best, a missed opportunity to calm racial and political tensions in the United States. At a press […]Read More A Statuesque Response from the President on Charlottesville
As I said in a post elsewhere, the time for understanding and tolerance of any domestic support for President Donald Trump is coming to an end. Many can’t fathom why anyone supported Trump for any reason at any time, but what is clear is that whatever rationale Trump supporters may have had in the past has since been replaced by blind obsequience to a leader and an administration that is directionless, disorganized, backwards, and scoffed at by every other country in the world save Russia. It’s time to admit that no swamp draining is going on, Mexico isn’t paying for the wall, and ISIS hasn’t been defeated, among a hundred other things.Read More Quick Thoughts – Donald Trump Jr., Tit-for-Tat Politics, and a third party
A flight to San Francisco from DC will cost you a decent amount of cash, but it’ll grant you a few extra hours of life. If only Ponce de León were alive today, I’m sure he’d be a frequent flyer.Read More San Francisco – July 4th Weekend, 2017 – Part I
The second episode of the podcast is officially live. Check it Out Here In this episode I talk about Milo, Jeff Sessions, Transgender rights and what it may mean to have a sexually open society. Fair warning: there is discussion about Milo’s recent comments on his sexual abuse.Read More Second Podcast is Up!