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Monthly archives for October, 2017

Pure Evil!

Pure Evil!

My wife and I, along with 20,000 Montanans, have our insurance through the wonderful Montana Health Co-op. As a result of Donald Trump’s vindictive and sadistic executive order to undermine Obamacare, it appears as if the co-op will have to pull out of the exchange. If 20,000 people in Montana are losing their health insurance, […]

The Trump IQ Test Winner!

The Trump IQ Test Winner!

Marty’s photo of the day #2334: As you probably heard, Psycho Don challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ test contest. What you probably haven’t heard is that a third contestant entered the contest and won. I’m proud to share with you an exclusive photo of that third contestant and winner! Congratulations Mr. […]

Alligator Eyes

Alligator Eyes

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: This is one of my favorite photos from my book Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. I took it on a solo hike in the Everglades. Here’s an excerpt from my book, explaining the shot: Most of the water I […]

From Costa Rica

From Costa Rica

Marty’s photo of the day #2333: Flower and butterfly. Photographed in Costa Rica.

Charge them with murder

Charge them with murder

If you aim a gun at a person’s head and shoot, you will be charged with murder—even if it takes a while for the victim to die. By ripping apart every environmental regulation they can get their hands on, Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt are aiming a gun at the world and shooting. Deaths won’t […]

Global warming deniers don’t want you to know this

Global warming deniers don’t want you to know this

Marty’s photo of the day #2332: When I speak at colleges, this is one of the photos I use when discussing global warming. Disingenuous Republican global warming deniers use the ice cube example to “prove” that the melting ice caps won’t raise sea levels. In that example, you fill a glass full of water and […]

The president and vice president of the United States are not entitled to protest

The president and vice president of the United States are not entitled to protest

Protests are for people who are not in power and are victims of injustice. The president and vice president of the United States are not entitled to protest, as they are the ones in power. The bigoted Trump-Pence stunt, to “protest” black football players protesting police violence, cost the American people hundreds of thousands of […]

The Republican Jesus kills Garfield

The Republican Jesus kills Garfield

Marty’s photo of the day #2331: Okay, I have to admit that life was boring around my house this past weekend. My wife was in Portland, and I spent most of my time staring at my computer screen, waiting for my editor to email me the long-overdue edits for my new book, “Time Is Irreverent.” […]

American gun death resurrections

American gun death resurrections

Soon Republicans and the NRA will agree to make it a bit harder to acquire bump stocks. Then they’ll puff out their chests, tell us all how much they care, and go on offering prayers for the victims of the next slaughter—and the next. If prayers were effective against America’s gun death epidemic, victims would […]

We can make it!

We can make it!

Marty’s photo of the day #2330: I will get back to politics in a bit, but after this last week, we all deserve a cuteness break. In my arms is a baby silver wallaroo—perhaps the most adorable animal in all of Australia. Now that you have this wallaroo in your mind, close your eyes, take […]

Weapons straight from hell

Weapons straight from hell

If Great Britain had the guns and ammo the Las Vegas shooter possessed, they would have won the American Revolutionary War. In fact, the Las Vegas shooter alone would have most likely been victorious in any battle against American troops. Can anyone honestly say that the framers of the Constitution wouldn’t have been totally freaked […]

Fiddler crab

Fiddler crab

  Marty’s photo of the day #2329: I photographed this fiddler crab in Puerto Rico several years back. I’m pretty sure most of Puerto Rico’s residents struck the same pose earlier this week, when Golden Shower Donald arrived to throw paper towels to the “ingrates.”

Martyman and the chicken soup mutiny

Martyman and the chicken soup mutiny

On Wednesday, my wife made me a big pot of chicken and dumpling soup, before leaving to teach weaving classes in Portland. That means it’s just the dogs, Martyman, the Republican Jesus, and me in the house until Monday. I can cook, if I have to, but I have been busy working on various projects […]

A message for the Republican Jesus

A message for the Republican Jesus

Marty’s photo of the day #2328: A message from the Republican Jesus: “Hi there! I just want to remind all of my sheep that no one, even me, can have enough firepower. Whether you own 47 guns or just 10—bring them to schools, concerts, churches, and movie theaters. You never know when you’ll get to […]

Martyman is in Puerto Rico, helping with hurricane releif efforts

Martyman is in Puerto Rico, helping with hurricane releif efforts

Martyman is now on the ground in Puerto Rico, helping with the hurricane relief efforts. He had stowed away in the carton containing the paper towels Donald Trump tossed into the crowd. When I asked Martyman how he was able to know which roll to hide in, so he’d actually be thrown by our egomaniacal […]

Satan and the NRA

Satan and the NRA

In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Senator Claire McCaskill has called on the NRA to do some “soul searching.” While I appreciate Senator McCaskill’s comments, if we wait for the NRA to find its soul, nothing will ever get done. The NRA, CEO Wayne LaPierre, and its membership all sold their souls years […]

Dedicated to the Minnesota Lynx

Dedicated to the Minnesota Lynx

Marty’s photo of the day #2327: This is Cub, a semi-wild lynx that I photographed in my backyard several years ago. I dedicate this photo to the Minnesota Lynx, who won the WNBA championship last night. Of the four major sports, I like watching basketball the least. But this year the Minnesota Lynx sucked me […]

Guánica State Forest, Puerto Rico

Guánica State Forest, Puerto Rico

Marty’s photo of the day #2326: This photo from Puerto Rico demonstrates the effect of the island’s interior mountains. Most of Puerto Rico has a tropical climate, with rainforests, but the Guánica State Forest, on the southwestern side of the island, is dry, as the mountains block much of the rain. Here the cacti grow […]

Hey “Christian” Republican voters!

Hey “Christian” Republican voters!

Hey “Christian” Republican voters! You refuse to vote for Democrats, due to your religious belief that they are baby killers, for not forcing pregnant women to give birth. Yet you are perfectly fine voting for Republicans, who are killing our planet with their anti-environment votes; who are obsessed with taking away health care; who look […]

Open wide, Wayne LaPierre!

Open wide, Wayne LaPierre!

When I told Martyman that it was too soon after Las Vegas to make a political statement about how easy it is to buy high-capacity, rapid-fire guns in America, he said to me, “That’s what right-wingers always say! Yet after mass shootings, what do those people do? They hurry out to buy more microphallic compensation […]

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