On Taking A Knee…

Question: Since when does “patriotism” mean covering your eyes with the flag and using the national anthem to drown out dissent?

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10 Things About Patriotism

With so much in the news about President Trump’s supposed “outrage” over the “unpatriotic” actions of athletes during the playing of our national anthem, I thought that this new video from Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian might clarify things a little…

Look Martha, The Dingbats Are Doing A Jim Carrey!

Break out the Kettle Corn friends, because the following clip from last night’s Rachel Maddow Show is like a weird Right Wing Dingbat parody of Jim Carrey’s I’m Kicking My Ass! bit from the movie Liar Liar. And if that isn’t schizophrenic enough for ya, the “party of small government,” that nevertheless insists on government-mandated ultrasounds for women contemplating abortion, is now telling us we don’t need health insurance…

The Anti-War App?

You know, ever since 9/11 I’ve had this raging debate going on in my head over what to do about the terrifying threat posed by middle eastern extremists. And over the years, as the craziness has gotten worse and worse, my growing outrage has provided more and more ammunition for the side of my internal debate arguing for extreme action. And then came news appearing to confirm the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against its own people. Well my friends, that pretty much made the case for the side in my head arguing for “radical” intervention…

6 Bags Of Salt Water…

This report, from last night’s All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, just plain pisses me off. “Consistent with industry standards?” What the hell does that mean?!?! Sounds like “industrial grade” bullshit to me! Like some weird cross between a whining “We’ll be kicked out of the gang if we charged more reasonable prices!” and a strident “How dare you challenge the great American tradition of ripping off the consumer!”

Sunday Thoughts…

I’m not feeling quite up to doing my usual “big deal” type post today, so instead I’ll just talk a little about one of those “cosmic synchronicity” things, revolving around the number 50, that occurred to me just recently. As I’m sure most of you are aware, particularly those in African-American communities, the term “Five-O”…

I Know It When I See It…

At a time when so much of the news is about taxes and “unsustainable” government spending, I find myself in my usual position of being the odd man out who sees both the merits and the ridiculousness of both sides of the debate.