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Monthly archives for March, 2018

Great blue heron

Great blue heron

Marty’s photo of the day #2482: Here’s a great blue heron that I photographed in the Everglades.

Propping up the micro-phallic compensator business

Propping up the micro-phallic compensator business

A news story in this morning’s paper reports that the Trump Administration has pledged financial support to states to start arming and training teachers. Aside from the plan being insane, I object to paying for the guns and training with my tax dollars. Republicans managed to write into law a provision that made sure that […]

Leaf-Mimic Lizard

Leaf-Mimic Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2481: Here’s a leaf-mimic lizard, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Death penalty for drug dealers? Then be consistent and . . .

Death penalty for drug dealers? Then be consistent and . . .

Yesterday Führer Trump aroused his followers by endorsing the death penalty for drug dealers. He suggested that the penalty was appropriate because people die incidentally as a result of the drugs the dealers sell. Okay, but if we’re going to punish people with the death penalty for incidental deaths, we must be consistent and punish […]

Evangelical flimflam men

Evangelical flimflam men

Marty’s photo of the day #2480: “So let me get this straight. . . . Evangelical Christian leaders screamed about immorality and impeachment when Bill Clinton had an affair, yet when Donald Trump has multiple affairs with porn stars and brags about sexually assaulting others they give him a mulligan? Hypocrisy isn’t a strong enough […]

Village in the clouds

Village in the clouds

Marty’s photo of the day #2479: I took this photo in the Yukon Territory of Canada. If you look closely, you can see the village of Faro among the clouds.

Jesus Christ Lizard

Jesus Christ Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2478: Going through my photos this morning, nothing spoke to me, so I’m dipping into my collection of Jesus Christ lizard photos. These lizards can’t speak, but they can run on top of the water. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Mueller is coming!

Mueller is coming!

Marty’s photo of the day #2477: “Mueller is coming! Mueller is coming! And so is Stormy Daniels! . . . Okay, perhaps I should rephrase that.”

Maine Fungi

Maine Fungi

Marty’s photo of the day #2476: Sometimes I come across photographs on my hard drive that I don’t remember taking. This is one of those photos. Judging by the pictures on either side, I know that I took it while on a speaking tour, in Maine, during 2011.

Wars are seldom fought for American interests

Wars are seldom fought for American interests

Marty’s photo of the day #2476: Quick! Name a war in the last 70 years that the United States fought that later you thought, “Wow! I’m sure glad we got involved in that one.” Can you? I didn’t think so. That’s because the biggest lie that politicians and the military tell us is that our […]

A different view of the United States Capitol

A different view of the United States Capitol

Marty’s photo of the day #2475: Greetings from Washington, DC! I have a show on Tuesday at Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas (a DC suburb). Here’s a photo of the United States Capitol that I took the last time I was here. If it looks strange, it’s because I captured the image at night, […]

Washington, DC won’t feel the same.

Washington, DC won’t feel the same.

Marty’s photo of the day #2474: Tomorrow morning, I’m heading to Washington, DC to perform a show at Northern Virginia Community College (in the DC suburb of Manassas). This will be my first time in Washington since the Patron Saint of Insanity and Corporate Greed moved into the White Supremacist House. It will be a […]

Chillagoe cave

Chillagoe cave

Marty’s photo of the day #2473: Inside a cave, near Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia.

When stereotypes are accurate

When stereotypes are accurate

Marty’s photo of the day #2472: As a liberal, I try to avoid grouping people in stereotypes. But sometimes you can’t argue with their accuracy. For instance, I have neighbors who have been known to shoot off their guns in such rapid succession that I can smell the gunpowder more than a quarter mile away. […]

Eye-to-eye with a smoky jungle frog

Eye-to-eye with a smoky jungle frog

Marty’s photo of the day #2471: This is a smoky jungle frog, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

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