There's a short essay going around the tubes titled "Fuck the U.S.A.!" It's a good rant, an angry rant.
"I want to scream. I want to scream. To separate from this. This government, this country.
The world shouldn’t have to suffer one more day of American exceptionalism.
I know it's all the fashion in politics today to call for regime change in Syria, and who doesn't like the idea of yet another chaotic, Mad Max-style failed state, amirite?
But I'm an old-fashioned kind of guy, and one of those old-fashioned ideas is that people should chose their own government. I know that self-determination is out of style in mainstream Democratic circles, but humor me anyway.
The question is: How do we determine what the Syrian people want?
In my opinion it is never worthwhile judging what either party does or says when out of power.
Again, not really my cuppa, but it's dominating the transgender community news.
It turns out that being tossed off the island on Survivor wasn't enough.
Jeff Varner returned home to Greensboro, NC after his public outing of transgender man Zeke Smith during Survivor Tribal Council which was aired this past week. But his life has not returned to normal.
Remember this moment?
How about this moment?
Way to go at stimulating the progressive base, Hillary! Way to go at creating excitement with your voters.
and it is past time for the re-birth of America
With the anti-transgender SB 6 stuck in the mud in the Texas House, Rep. Ron Simmons of Carollton has taken a cue from the North Carolina "compromise" and introduced HB 2899, which would prohibit cities and counties from passing non-discrimination ordinances which extend rights beyond what is protected by state law. The bill would also nullify all local non-discrimination laws already in place.
It's an "amazing coincidence".
Just as Trump is pushing us into a deadly military confrontation with North Korea - because REASONS - it turns out that North Korea has been up to no good on the interwebs.
In my opinion, the claim of "conspiracy theory" has become the Democratic party's new way to shut down honest discourse entirely. In this case, I was accused of being a conspiracy theorist because I had doubts about both of the claims of Assad gassing his own citizens.
This is MSNBC's poll question today. W.T.F.?
Are we sure North Korea is about to attack us?
How sure are we?
How do we know?
Remember our "preemptive" strike against Iraq, to get Saddam before he used WMD against us? How good was our intel then?
Dove has a new ad campaign about how to be a mother.
The theme of the campaign is:
There's no right or wrong way to be a mom -- only your way.
A hell of a lot of people disagree with that statement.
The advertisement displays mothers break dancing, rock climbing, farming, raising a child alone, even being transgender.
Shea is a graduate student. She has a woman partner.
Perhaps the all-time peak of Democratic misrepresentation was when President Wilson got America into WWI after campaigning on how he kept us out of the war.
However, the present Democratic Party is trying to rival that level of misrepresentation.
Has anyone really asked this of Bernie or the Bernie people or Justice Democrats/ Our Revolution/ Brand New Congress/ Coalition to Promote Maybe You Get A Little Something For Your Tax Dollars?
Are any of those organizations planning to support any candidate anywhere (outside of Bernie, but only technically) who isn't a Democrat?
Poland on Thursday welcomed the first US troops in a multinational force being posted across the Baltic region to counter potential threats from Russia.
Is there any way to stop this?
The above title is from an article written in 2009.
"The Pentagon is accelerating by three years plans for a super bunker buster, the GBU-57A/B or Massive Ordnance Penetrator or MOP, a powerful new bomb aimed squarely at the underground nuclear facilities of Iran and North Korea."
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.- - You know the source.
For a time I actually thought the United States government classification system was about keeping us safe. While that may, in some way, be true: It often is used to keep us ignorant.
I don't watch reality television. I think I accidentally saw about a minute of Survivor last night before I found the remote and switched to PBS' Nature.
As far as I can tell, reality shows like Survivor are a cess pit of mean people displaying their meanness to win a stupid game...and the money and "prestige" that our warped economic environment deems that to be worth.
No, not that nuclear armed state. The other one that bombs the crap out of Syria (and other Middle Eastern countries) day in and day out. No, its the one that never admits it is wrong, usually blaming the terrorists and the victims, or occasionally saying that "mistakes were made, and gosh we're sorry." Today's bombing falls into the latter category.
The Cold War is back on you ask? Was it ever off?
“We’re not getting along with Russia at all,we may be at an all time low”.
All time low? A Cuban Missile Crisis type low? Along with the Hitler comparisons this is top of the pig ignorant quotes of the week chart.
We are on the road again, last night before passing out in our tent to the sound of wind and rain, read the great comments in response to my recent rant about the 'peace movement.' Thanks you all. Sorry about no responses.
Today after some nights camping and during the day observing and photographing wildlife along the Pacific Coast Trail in Monterey to Big Sur, we passed the Republican Party offices in Monterey, California on our way out of town.
Take it easy, man. Relax. Take it all in. Breath deep the gathering doom.