Category: politics

  • False, false equivalencies

    False, false equivalencies

    Note: in researching the source of this meme, I found it on a Reddit thread dated nine months ago. However, I saw it for the first time today. I saw this image on my Facebook feed today, and was alarmed. For context: watching white people being racist in the various infuriating and tragic videos that […]


  • Clay County Blues

    An article from The Tennessean appeared on my news feed a few months back. It was an article about how Donald Trump has captured the imagination of a county neighboring the ones where I grew up in northern middle Tennessee. Clay County. Although named after statesman Henry Clay, it seems apt that the “people of […]

  • What a Real Conspiracy Looks Like

    I would like to describe an incident where the media, the American public, and the political establishment were in cahoots to tear down an American personality for no good reason. In 2004, Justin Timberlake exposed a great deal of Janet Jackson’s right breast during the Super Bowl halftime show. The fallout from the “wardrobe malfunction” […]

  • PC: causes, symptoms, and treatments

    Donald Trump has a number of pet peeves, real or adopted, that he has articulated (using the term loosely here) during the current presidential campaign. One of them is political correctness, which is enjoying a revival as a discussion topic due to the Republican nominee’s focus (again, loose usage) on the issue. Since conservatives want […]

  • You Can’t Deport Me, I Quit

    I am too frightened to do the research on this, but apparently there is a hashtag movement afoot regarding the deportation of Muslims from the U.S. It may be an exaggerated threat or a couple of really loud jerks drumming up support, but I simply can’t do the necessary heartbreaking research. This is one of […]

  • The Solitude of Clinton

    The flip side of my aversion to Trump and the way he blusters through life, seemingly without comprehension or consequence, is my identification with Hillary Clinton. It’s quite a neat flip side. Of all the outlandish political plot points that have littered fiction through the years, none seems as contrived and orchestrated as the Clinton […]

  • The Parade of Trumps

    I won’t try to convince you that this is not a political post. In some ways, it is. In fact, it’s a desperate political post. Not desperate in the sense that I’m beside myself with fear that The Donald will become The Commander in Chief. Desperate in the sense that I have found no way […]

  • First Thoughts on the Orlando Shootings

    Love yourself, and if you hate someone else, ask what about yourself you are not coming to terms with that’s causing you to direct it to that other person. It seems not right to post about anything except today’s deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. I usually offer a hearty Whatever to Gay Pride Month. […]

  • Feel the Other Burn

    I have a fairly well-informed group of friends, if I must generalize. But listening or reading to many of their opinions regarding the current presidential race is exhausting. Part of it is me, I admit. It’s been rather a foregone conclusion in my mind for the past decade that Hillary Clinton is exactly the person […]

  • Gay marriage: a Santorum-proof defense

    I’m tired of this. Rick Santorum and some college students have stoked the fires of the gay marriage debate, thanks to a fiery exchange during a campaign stop for the looming New Hampshire primaries. In that exchange and the ensuing public discussion, the same worn-out and pointless arguments have been set forth to argue against […]