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

The Limits of Funny and the Whiteness of Money

Dave Chappelle’s shameful trans bashing might be “humor that was never intended for white audiences anyway.” Except even then, it’s just shameful trans bashing. Full confession: I haven’t watched Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special, “The Closer.” And I don’t intend to. As a gay man who’s known he was gay from the age of eight, believe me, I’ve had … Continue reading The Limits of Funny and the Whiteness of Money

Because It Feels So Good When You Stop

nothing like expecting the world to thank you because you've decided you're not after all going to continue drowning us in the tub, then slit your wrists. Justin Trudeau was the first world leader who President-Elect Biden spoke to. Justin and Biden. This means we've traveled back in time to that gold-misted Camelot of 2008 … Continue reading Because It Feels So Good When You Stop

COVID-19 Pandemic and Racism Endemic Have Fucked the Funny Out of Me

Save me from myself, please! As I descend into a possibly terminal state of Toxic Earnestness Hello. My Name is David and I'm—earnest. Thanks, David! booms the twelve-step Greek chorus. I'm an earnest, virtue-signalling piece of old jute carpet woven by cheerful, appreciative, highly-skilled and adequately-paid native workers in a tropical paradise that hasn't been … Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic and Racism Endemic Have Fucked the Funny Out of Me

What’s More Shameful Than Nude Photos of a Member of Congress?

thinking that they're shameful. LET ME STATE THIS RIGHT OFF THE BAT: Revenge porn is sexual assault. And Katie Hill, the thirty-two-year-old Democratic representative for California's 25th District who has resigned over nude photos of her leaked by her ex, has been violated as completely as if she'd been raped. Though you be in sunny … Continue reading What’s More Shameful Than Nude Photos of a Member of Congress?

Only an Appointed Senate Can Be a “House of Sober Second Thought”

and Jagmeet Singh's NDP just doesn't get it We're now fairly skidding along the reinforced cotton gusset of life, aiming straight for Monday the 21st October, when the citizens of the People's Republic of Libtardia head to the polls. Ugh. I get sooooo tense about the "wrong" person getting into power, only made more tense … Continue reading Only an Appointed Senate Can Be a “House of Sober Second Thought”

I’m Just So Very Much NOT Hysterical About Notre-Dame de Paris

Let's burn the rest of them down, too. Please—don't pray for us. YES, GENTLE READERS, TODAY'S THEME IS "disasters, real or imagined" and to kick off, I must apologize for my absence from these bloggy parts during the last few weeks. You know how much I crave your attention, and the very quickest among you … Continue reading I’m Just So Very Much NOT Hysterical About Notre-Dame de Paris