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

I’m Not One Hundred Percent Sure That Pandemics Bring Out the Best in Me

horizons shrink, waistlines expand, and Americans find freedom in the most unlikely places THERE AIN'T NO ONE IN THIS WHOLE wide world angrier than a white American CoronaZombie told they can't go to their vacation home. "Let my people go! Tell old Pharaoh—" "Naw, he sounds Muslim—tell Alex Jones instead!" I'm conflating, maybe even extrapolating, … Continue reading I’m Not One Hundred Percent Sure That Pandemics Bring Out the Best in Me

On Differences of Opinion

Flash mobs of stupid conservative bigots are monopolizing our headspace OCCASIONALLY, DEAR READER, I AM FORCED to come up with a statement of principles. This usually happens when I've been online, getting exasperated by and attempting to respond to the comments of conservatives who are all in a panic about some class of people they … Continue reading On Differences of Opinion

A convenient hero…

... and a broken promise. Frederick Douglass, from a speech delivered in Rochester, N.Y., 1852. FREDERICK DOUGLASS, A BLACK MAN who escaped from slavery in the state of Maryland and through monumental efforts of self-education and determination became one of the most celebrated abolitionists, activists, writers, orators and statesmen of the nineteenth-century, is celebrated as … Continue reading A convenient hero…

A Case of Dementia in Squirrels

lost: a few nuts randomly buried under the Statue of Fuckery WHATEVER YOU POST IN AN INTERNET FORUM, no matter how bat-shit insane or obviously fueled by malice, becomes instantly and indisputably true, provided you make your case with the absolute conviction of a Supreme Court justice and the fire and brimstone of a born-again … Continue reading A Case of Dementia in Squirrels

Little brother is watching you, aghast, and also ever so slightly enviously.

AS I STOOD NAKED IN MY KITCHEN THE OTHER MORNING, smoking my first Pall Mall Red of the day, desperate for a pee and staring with pink, watery rabbit eyes at the jars of Colombian Roast, Gold Espresso and Special Regular Blend flash-frozen crystals while debating my options— —whether I should dredge up a greasy … Continue reading Little brother is watching you, aghast, and also ever so slightly enviously.

Don’t Drop the Democracy

the morning after the U.S. mid-terms is one big macaroni picture Well, well, well, America. Aren’t we full of surprises. You little freckle-faced rascals! You’ve done something good. You’ve made a start on redeeming yourself; made a little wobbly-oopsy baby-step towards taking America from a state of total insanity back to the regular, day-to-day state … Continue reading Don’t Drop the Democracy