A Lexicon of Conservative Invective

Let's consign these words and concepts to the dustbin, STFU and start actually listening They say the secret to bricks-and-mortar retail success is location, location, location. The secret to marketing success—and that includes the conservative marketing of bumper-stickers pretending to be actual thinking—is repetition, repetition, repetition. Marketing is basically mind manipulation and to this end … Continue reading A Lexicon of Conservative Invective

Kyrsten Sinema Puts the “Stick” in “Lipstick Lesbian”

Bi, bi, Miss American pie Princess Kyrsten and her Gollum-faced jester, Joe Manchin III (you mean there's two more of him? Yikes!) once again took a great, big, gleeful dump on Joe Biden's progressive agenda, to my mind far more proof than necessary that there's got to be method to this madness. They "supported" voting … Continue reading Kyrsten Sinema Puts the “Stick” in “Lipstick Lesbian”

There’s No One Left Who Can Pay Attention Anymore

and I'm finding it profoundly isolating INKLINGS OF BRAIN DEATH I really started to notice it with my last roommate. He was tightly wound, and spent his entire time staying with me barricaded in his bedroom. But not alone. He had his smartphone to keep him company. Once in a while I'd try to cajole … Continue reading There’s No One Left Who Can Pay Attention Anymore

BREAKING NEWS: Totally Anticipated Situations We’ve Had Ample Time To Wrap Our Heads Around Are Causing Utter Chaos

Because... That's Just What We Do Now In a shock seasonal weather event that has Canadians reeling with the absolute expectedness of it all, Toronto, the largest city in a country famous for hardly anything apart from its cold winters with masses of snow, ground to a total, shocked halt on January 17th, 2022 — a day … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Totally Anticipated Situations We’ve Had Ample Time To Wrap Our Heads Around Are Causing Utter Chaos

It’s Not About the Freaking Filibuster

and it's not incumbent on Democrats to save US democracy This week, Joe Biden traveled to Georgia, that bastion of color-blind equality, to make a hell-raising speech in which he drew a line in the sand: Which side are you on? Are you on the side of democracy, or the side of authoritarianism? Racial justice … Continue reading It’s Not About the Freaking Filibuster

Extremists are Treating Biden Like He’s Not the Legit President

The problem is they're on the Left. When is a President not a President? When seventy percent of Republicans believe that Biden stole the election from Trump, accepting without reservation Trump’s astonishing, brazen lie that he lost only through deliberate and massive voter fraud — which every election official, right or left, affirms did not … Continue reading Extremists are Treating Biden Like He’s Not the Legit President

Stop Enabling Québec’s Islamophobia

"Laïcité" sounds like a straightforward, even desirable, concept—until you understand its hypocrisy and witness its very intentional consequences. French culture is one of the wonders of the world. I can't think of any other which can claim such mastery in every endeavor, from food and wine, to fashion, to literature, art and music, capped with … Continue reading Stop Enabling Québec’s Islamophobia

Joy to the World, Unless You’re Dead

In which case, congratulations Merry Coronadays, readers! Are you dead yet? No? What’s holding you up, and what can I do to encourage you? Because the latest stats show that you should be, with a standard deviation of ±3 percentage points. Get with the program and do your part, so everyone can be right about … Continue reading Joy to the World, Unless You’re Dead