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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.

Dog Scientists vs. Trump Scientists

Dog Scientists vs. Trump Scientists

Marty’s photo of the day #2019: While it’s true that dog scientists still haven’t mastered the concept of the doorknob or—as demonstrated in this photo—that shaking while standing in a lake does not make them drier, they still are far ahead of Donald Trump’s scientists, who still believe that global warming is a hoax and […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 7 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 7 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2017-2018: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 5 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 5 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2014-2015: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 4 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 4 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2012-2013: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 3 of 7)

Hey Republicans: Look at what you won! (Part 3 of 7)

Marty’s photos of the day #2010-2011: Hey Republicans! Look at what you won! Your man Donald Trump has already promised to pull us out of the Paris Agreement, and the Keystone XL pipeline will soon be moving the dirtiest oil on the planet. Also on Trump’s list will be opening up the Arctic National Wildlife […]

I will not unify behind this man!

I will not unify behind this man!

Numerous news stories, in legitimate publications, are reporting how shocked Donald Trump is, now that he’s finding out what the duties of a president actually are. Ironically, President Obama—a man Trump spent eight years insulting—is going to graciously spend extra time giving Trump private “president lessons.” How the fuck could voters be so fucking stupid […]

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