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
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reason at any time, but what is clear is that whatever rationale Trump supporters may have had in the past has since been replaced by blind obsequience to a leader and an administration that is directionless, disorganized, backwards, and scoffed at by every other country in the world save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
In Episode 04 I talk about Rachel Maddow’s poor handling of Trump’s 1040, the persistence of the liberal bubble, Trump voters and the ACA, AG Jeff Sessions, and Sec Def Mattis. To go along with E04, I’ve included a list of sources that I referenced during recording: Ep03 of the Podcast – Tammy and the T-Rex […]Read More Podcast Companion – Ep04
UPDATE: I’ve recorded a podcast that expands upon my thoughts on Maddow, in addition to a few other points of interest. There’s also a podcast companion article in which I list specific sources that I reference in the episode. David Cay Johnson, a prominent financial journalist and Trump-empire expert, very recently received Donald Trump’s 2005 IRS […]Read More MSNBC Plays the Trump Card: Maddow and David Cay Johnson Give Us NOTHING on Trump’s 1040
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!
In what can only be described as a stunningly obtuse and ham-fisted policy move, Donald Trump has effected an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The contents of the EO, by this time, are well known. Most notably it “bans” immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries (Syria, […]Read More Muslims Not Welcome Here: Islamic Extremism and A Common Sense Immigration Policy for the US
Many of us are trying to gather our thoughts after an unexpectedly perplexing election night and, frankly, a thoroughly bizarre year to date both politically and otherwise. It appears that these results were widely unexpected by everyone. My panic, formerly kept at bay by a dim hope, set in with finality late evening on the 8th. […]Read More Relax. This is all just a simulation, maybe. I gather my thoughts.