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Microphallic compensation tools & fetish patriotism

Microphallic compensation tools & fetish patriotism

This year, my two favorite terms are “microphallic compensation tools,” for assault rifles, and “fetish patriotism,” for the hyper-patriotism that both the military and the far-right generate to keep the cash flowing for new military toys. With today being Veterans Day, fetish patriotism will be at an all-time high. It’s quite possible to be a […]

Republicans and their warped definition of freedom

Republicans and their warped definition of freedom

So Donald Trump thinks people who burn the American flag should lose their citizenship, women who have abortions should be punished, and actors who express their concerns to the Vice President-elect should apologize. With that in mind, please tell me Republicans: Other than wanting to give giant corporations more freedom to cheat and pollute and […]

Baby Orangutans

Baby Orangutans

Marty’s photo of the day #1660: I came across these two young orangutans at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in northern Borneo. The orangutans had escaped from their caretakers. Now that they were free, they were unsure if freedom was such a good thing. It’s a big bad world out there!

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