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Let me respond of behalf of Puerto Ricans who . . .

Let me respond of behalf of Puerto Ricans who . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2322: This morning, at 5:19 a.m., President Evil tweeted, “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.” So […]

President Evil and Puerto Rico

President Evil and Puerto Rico

Marty’s photo of the day #2319: I read how President Evil is blaming Puerto Rico for much of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Instead, the only humans deserving blame are Republican politicians, for their more than thirty years of global warming denial, votes against the environment, and renewable energy obstruction. With that in mind, […]

May everyone and everything in Florida weather the storm, except . . .

May everyone and everything in Florida weather the storm, except . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2300: I found this gopher tortoise two years ago, when I went hiking between college speaking engagements, in Florida. May this tortoise, the other animals, and the people of Florida all survive Hurricane Irma in good health. Conversely, may Mar-a-Lago and the two Trump International Golf Clubs be leveled to […]

Beautiful ice or clean air?

Beautiful ice or clean air?

Marty’s photo of the day #2297: I can’t remember anytime during my life where the United States has been simultaneously hit in so many directions by environmental disasters (thank the Republicans for voting against the environment at a 95% clip). If you are in the southern US, you have one huge hurricane following another. If […]

Republicans, this sunset is for you!

Republicans, this sunset is for you!

Marty’s photo of the day #2270: Ever since Ronald Reagan ripped the solar panels off the White House, Republicans have been viciously fighting environmental regulations and denying global warming. This has resulted in more than 30 years of lost progress the United States could have made in solving our climate change crisis. Here in Montana, […]

Slow terrorists

Slow terrorists

Marty’s photo of the day #2257: No, Donald Trump did not confuse the nuclear codes with Twitter (at least not yet). This is one of two major fires Deb and I could see Sunday evening from our secret spot in the mountains, five miles from our house. Fire season is here, and it comes earlier […]

If dogs were cows

If dogs were cows

Marty’s photo of the day #2254: Ever since I was a kid, on my grandfather’s farm, I’ve loved cows. That being said, the reckless practice of raising cows on public lands needs to go away. For just $1.87 per cow a month, “ranchers” can let their cows roam and get fat on lands you and […]

Tropical Berg, Ronald F’ing Reagan

Tropical Berg, Ronald F’ing Reagan

Marty’s photo of the day #2244: Today’s photo is dedicated to the 2,239 square mile iceberg that broke off of Antarctica earlier this week. Scientists have named the iceberg A68, but since global warming is melting Antarctica at an alarming rate, I suggest that we start naming giant icebergs after those who have contributed the […]

The Cult of Republicanism

The Cult of Republicanism

A cult is a group of people that shuts out conflicting information and rejects facts in favor of an alternative reality. It’s time to call today’s Republican Party what it is: a cult. The Republican Party hasn’t always been a cult, but you can trace its conversion to one to the late 1980s and the […]

Republicans: What is your moral justification?

Republicans: What is your moral justification?

Hey, Republicans! A few of my Democratic friends have criticized me for being too hard on you. Being a liberal, one of the requirements I put on myself is to be open-minded. That being the case, here is your chance to tell me to shut up. For this discussion, let’s start with some basic facts: […]

Greg Gianforte is a sadistic humanoid

Greg Gianforte is a sadistic humanoid

Marty’s photo of the day #2065: Upon seeing this photo, a normal human being will likely say something like, “Awwww look at that cute ground squirrel!” But if you are Montana’s Republican candidate for US Congress, Greg Gianforte, you would say: “What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?” […]

Time for Republicans to take personal responsibility

Time for Republicans to take personal responsibility

Hey Republicans! Now that Donald Trump is doing everything in his power to roll back environmental regulations—just like he said he would before you voted for him—I hope you will take a moment to sit down with your children and/or grandchildren and explain to them that you take personal responsibility for shortening their lives. Depending […]

Nature’s spectacles endangered by Donald Trump

Nature’s spectacles endangered by Donald Trump

Marty’s photo of the day #2129: Yesterday Deb and I drove 200 miles north to Freezout Lake (near Fairfield, Montana). The lake is a major migration stop for swans and snow geese, as they work their way north. Approximately 3,000 swans and 20,000 snow geese were at the lake when we were there. That seems […]

Trump and the Republicans are using Christianity to kill

Trump and the Republicans are using Christianity to kill

Let’s see, so far the Trump and Republican agenda includes massively increasing our military spending (so they can kill more people), gutting the EPA and environmental regulations (so the rich can get richer, while killing more people), making it as difficult as possible for women to have an abortion (so those women can die the […]

Why I have so little respect for Republicans

Why I have so little respect for Republicans

One of the reasons I have so little respect for Republicans is because they have so little respect for Planet Earth. It all started when Ronald Reagan ripped the solar panels off the White House, and it’s only gotten worse since then. What was one of Donald Trump’s first priorities as president? To defund the […]

Republicans don’t give a shit

Republicans don’t give a shit

Now that Republicans have successfully installed Scott Pruitt as the head of the EPA, no Republican—politician or voter—must ever again claim that they give a shit about the environment, give a shit about mass extinctions, give a shit about their children, or give a shit about their grandchildren. Putting Scott Pruitt in charge of the […]

How to make a Republican lie

How to make a Republican lie

Want to demonstrate how easy it is to make a Republican lie? The next time you have a conversation with a Republican, accuse the GOP and GOP voters of being “anti-environment.” The Republican will respond with a close variation of this: “That’s not true! Republicans want clean air and clean water, just like you do.” […]

Let future generations know where to spit

Let future generations know where to spit

Donald Trump’s picks of Rex Tillerson, Scott Pruitt, Rick Perry, Jeff Sessions, and Ryan Zinke will make up what will undoubtedly be the most anti-environmental cabinet in American history. As someone who has fought for and actually values clean air, clean water, pristine places, unextinct species, and a planet that isn’t burning up, I find […]

Mother Nature Gets Revenge!

Mother Nature Gets Revenge!

Marty’s photo of the day #2025: I just love it when Mother Nature gets revenge! You are looking at old whale processing equipment on Deception Island (just a little northeast of Antarctica), sunk in volcanic ash. Here’s what I wrote about this scene in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: […]

In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux . . .

In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2023: In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, Martyman with be holding up this pipeline all Thanksgiving Day.

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