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From North America’s beacon of freedom on Independence Day

From North America’s beacon of freedom on Independence Day

Marty’s photo of the day #2588: With today being Independence Day, Americans turn to thoughts of freedom: freedom of the press, freedom to not be shot, freedom from being embarrassed by the head of your country, freedom from misspelled presidential tweets, freedom to believe in science, freedom from Putin, freedom from the cone of silence, […]

Bigotry in the book promotion industry

Bigotry in the book promotion industry

I expect bigotry from conservative Christians and from the Republican Party, but I have to say that I’m surprised by the bigotry I’ve witnessed in the book promotion business. Books reach the top of the charts in three ways: the author is already a celebrity, everything goes right and the author gets a big publishing […]

It’s okay to talk politics on Thanksgiving Day

It’s okay to talk politics on Thanksgiving Day

Marty’s photo of the day #2375: I had this great caption in mind for a turkey photo I had taken several years ago. Of course, with all the photos on my hard drive, finding a specific photo isn’t always easy. Then I came across this moose photo I took several years ago. I’m thankful for […]

Republican cult behavior

Republican cult behavior

When my wife, Deb, ran for the Montana State Senate several years ago, I did exit polling to get a feel for whether or not she would win. It was a rainy day, so it was easy to bundle up and make sure no one would recognize me. When I counted just the people who […]

Trump voters Make America Vulnerable Again

Trump voters Make America Vulnerable Again

What is the biggest surprise of Donald Trump’s presidency? Not the bigotry, the hatred, the incompetence, the instability, or the Russian connections. Before the election, all of that was on full display for Americans to see. Except, of course, for the 63 million clueless people who couldn’t tell fact from fiction, and therefore voted for […]

Even the animals are holding their breath today

Even the animals are holding their breath today

Marty’s photo of the day #2002: Martyman wants to remind voters that it’s not just people around the world who are holding their breath today—the animals are doing so as well. If elected, Donald Trump has promised to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, destroy the EPA, and eliminate as many regulations […]

Trump the whiner

Trump the whiner

Despite having Fox News, hundreds of AM radio stations, and countless right wing “news” sites, for years conservatives have whined about the “biased media.” Donald Trump, of course, has taken the art of conservative whining to a whole new level. According to Crybaby Trump, the media are conspiring against him to “rig the election.” In […]

The Sunflower of Happiness

The Sunflower of Happiness

Marty’s photo of the day #1922: Watching Donald Trump slice into Hillary Clinton’s lead in the past few weeks has been depressing. The good guys are always supposed to win. Right? We aren’t a country of ignorance, bigotry, and hate. Right? Well, last night’s debate raised my spirits. And unless something unprecedented happens, Hillary should […]

Trump voters have sided with hate

Trump voters have sided with hate

Now that the Associated Press has determined that Donald Trump has won enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, I wish to say this to Trump voters: Between now and Election Day I’m going to insult the hell out of you. Donald Trump built his candidacy on bigotry, misogyny, and incivility. And the common thread […]

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