The Martyrs of Portland

They were the first to fall. Their names are Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, Ricky John Best, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher. They are heroes. They are martyrs. Two of them died, and the third was critically injured, defending two Muslim teens from harassment in Portland, Oregon, widely regarded as one of the most “liberal” cities in the […]

The Guns of August

No parables today. No allegory. Just some real talk. According to NBC, the United States just launched a Tomahawk missile strike at Syrian Army emplacements in Syria.  This act of war against a sovereign state has a high potential risk of killing Russian personnel in addition to Syrians, meaning we might very well have just […]

Priorities

“At least if Hillary were elected, Planned Parenthood would be safe.” This was something said to me in discussion earlier today by someone who simply doesn’t believe in Hillary’s crimes and misdemeanors.  (Crimes?  Why yes!  Mishandling of classified data, benefiting from the DNC’s fraud, interfering with the GOP primaries by colluding with the media to […]

The Last Revelation

“And when the final sunset rolls behind the earth And the clock is finally dead I’ll look at you, you’ll look at me And we’ll cry a lot But this will be what we said…” Live, “White, Discussion” In the Year of our Lord, 2015, a Jewish man from Brooklyn came to us, the People.  […]

Well, That Was Unexpected

I watched the results come in last night in a state of disbelief. I knew that Clinton probably couldn’t beat him fair and square.  I knew that months ago.  What surprised me was that we apparently live in a democracy after all.  Who knew?  If there is a silver lining to the gathering stormclouds, it is […]

The Land of the Free on the Fourth of July

It was a fine summer day this Fourth of July. Balmy, mid-70s, sunny. Perfect weather, really, for a barbecue, or anything else for that matter. Truly a lovely day for celebrating the birth of the self-ascribed “greatest country in the world.” Yeah, you know what’s coming. Nuncle Jack is here and he has some truth […]

An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Dear Madame Secretary, By now the shape of this thing should be apparent to you. Your esteemed opponent is surging. He “lost” the first primary by the most razor-thin of margins, and won the second by the largest landslide since JFK. Your lead in the polls in Nevada and nationwide has collapsed. You are constantly […]

The Oregon Situation

In case you missed it, a “militia” of armed white “patriots” has “taken control” of a building in a Federal Wildlife Reserve in southeast Oregon. I use all of these terms loosely — the building was apparently locked and empty, and thus far there has been no real violence. However, the subtext is pretty obvious […]