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Democrats and Republicans are not the same!

Democrats and Republicans are not the same!

Anyone who thinks there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans is simply not paying attention. It was that kind of thinking that got both Donald Trump and George W. Bush elected—the two worst presidents in American history. If it wasn’t for Ralph Nader siphoning off votes, Bush would have lost to Al Gore. If […]

If . . . (part 13)

If . . . (part 13)

If you voted for both George W. Bush and Donald Trump, it’s time for you to recognize that voting isn’t one of your skills. That’s okay, not everyone has the attention span to master the task. Give it up and try something else. I bet you’d be great at self-flagellation.

Are all politicians equally dishonest?

Are all politicians equally dishonest?

Here’s a little something to remember the next time someone tells you that Republicans and Democrats are equally dishonest: When Donald Trump Jr. was offered unsolicited dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, he promptly wrote back “I love it” and set up a meeting. When Al Gore was preparing for his presidential candidate debate, […]

Peace from the Borneo Girls

Peace from the Borneo Girls

Marty’s photo of the day #2121: I was hiking in a Malaysian Borneo rainforest, during the height of the Iraq War, when I came across a high school camping trip. Yesterday I posted the boy’s photo; today I’m posting the girl’s photo. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I was the only white person for […]

Dear World: We really screwed up!

Dear World: We really screwed up!

Marty’s photos of the day #2073: Dear World: Please forgive us for our transgression. Sometimes America has to learn the hard way. We really screwed up this time, just as we did with George W. Bush. But look on the bright side: in between President Lie to Start a War and President Little Hands Pussy […]

Emails, Republicans, and Hypocrisy

Emails, Republicans, and Hypocrisy

Yesterday I had to send my main laptop computer in for repair. Before packing it up to return to Toshiba, I had to transfer all of my emails to my back-up laptop. I save all important emails on my computer and my server saves even my deleted emails on-line for 30 days. That meant that […]

The greenest thing Jill Stein can do is drop out and support Hillary Clinton

The greenest thing Jill Stein can do is drop out and support Hillary Clinton

If Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein cared more about the environment than she did for her party, she would immediately drop out of the presidential race and throw her support behind Hillary Clinton. I wouldn’t have written this a week ago, when Clinton was cruising to a lopsided victory. And while that landslide may […]

Savoring the Obama Presidency. A 50-year list of best-to-worst presidents.

Savoring the Obama Presidency. A 50-year list of best-to-worst presidents.

Although diehard Republicans despise Barack Obama, many of us are savoring the last five months of his presidency. It didn’t quite hit me what a good president he’s been, until I stumped three people critical of his policies with this simple question: “Name one president better than Obama during the last 50 years.” That led […]

Kuching, Sarawak at Night

Kuching, Sarawak at Night

Marty’s photo of the day #1696: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. We land in Kuching, Sarawak, population 325,000. The city is comprised of approximately 45% Malays (who are mostly Muslim), 35% Chinese (who are mostly Buddhists), […]

The Wild Ride and Who Shouldn’t Buy My Book

The Wild Ride and Who Shouldn’t Buy My Book

When Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents was published, in 2007, I had no idea that my wild ride was just beginning. Not only did the book win six national awards, but I was also able to turn it into a live stage show, called Around the World in 90 Minutes, which I […]

New Zealand Woman: “George Bush—he’s a lunatic!”

New Zealand Woman: “George Bush—he’s a lunatic!”

Marty’s photo of the day #1501. It’s Book Excerpts Week, featuring an excerpt from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” and a corresponding photo (that may or may not be from the book). This particular section, which takes place in Canada (across the street from Klondike Kate Ryan’s old residence) […]

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