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Metaphorically circling the GOP

Metaphorically circling the GOP

Marty’s photo of the day #2386: Readers of my by second book, “Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico,” will recognize this black vulture photo. Just think, eleven months from now millions of these will be metaphorically circling the Republican Party.

The New Republican 1 Corinthians 1:28-29

The New Republican 1 Corinthians 1:28-29

Marty’s photo of the day #2099: Now that millions on the far right believe that God has appointed Donald Trump as President of the United States, the Republican Jesus has insisted that I let him take over my photo of the day from time to time to post scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own […]

We must all be there to call bullshit!

We must all be there to call bullshit!

We should not be at all surprised that Republicans in Congress have once again put party before country—this time to ignore the gross incompetence, childishness, and treasonous behavior of Donald Trump and his administration. Quite literally, there is nothing these sorry excuses for human beings won’t do if it gives them power. As Republican Senator […]

The Republican Jesus and Mark 19:18

The Republican Jesus and Mark 19:18

Marty’s photo of the day #2087: Now that millions on the far right believe that God has appointed Donald Trump as President of the United States, the Republican Jesus has insisted that I let him take over my photo of the day from time to time to post scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own […]

Scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own Party)

Scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own Party)

Marty’s photo of the day #2084: Now that millions believe that God has appointed Donald Trump as President of the United States, the Republican Jesus has insisted that I let him take over my photo of the day from time to time to post scripture, updated by the GOP (God’s Own Party). This series will […]

The high price Republicans paid for Donald Trump

The high price Republicans paid for Donald Trump

Flash back to the year 2000. George W. Bush became president of the United States with the help of Florida Governor Jeb Bush and a politically motivated, right-leaning Supreme Court. Later George W. Bush would do the worst thing any U.S. president could ever do: he’d lie to start a war. President Obama followed President […]

Voting against themselves

Voting against themselves

I had to laugh this morning when I read a newspaper column about the three things Trump voters expect their man-baby to accomplish: create jobs (he’s already taking credit for Obama’s accomplishments), drain the swamp (he’s already done the exact opposite to the extreme), and lower health care costs (see below). That Trump voters actually […]

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.” […]

Jesus talks to Republicans about Trump

Jesus talks to Republicans about Trump

“Hey Republicans! Jesus here. As people who claim to follow me, you should know that I never said anything against abortion or gay marriage, and you certainly should know that I would always support a person’s right NOT to get shot over your childish fascination with guns. Yet you say you can’t vote for Hillary […]

Are Trump voters evil or naïve?

Are Trump voters evil or naïve?

To vote for Donald Trump one must be either evil or naïve. That may seem extreme, but hear me out. Based on Trump’s campaign message, there are three basic reasons to vote for him: 1) Because you agree with his bigoted stand against Muslims, Mexicans, and other minorities, and you think building a border wall […]

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 […]

About that basket . . . .

About that basket . . . .

A Politico/Morning Consult poll taken after Donald Trump’s “Grab them by the pussy” brag-fest shows that 74% of Republican voters think the GOP should continue to support him, and 87% think he should stay in the race. In fact, 8% of Republican voters actually said Trump’s comments made them feel more positively about their candidate! […]

Trump plants the assassination seed, twice

Trump plants the assassination seed, twice

You probably already know that yesterday, for the second time, Donald Trump insinuated that Hillary Clinton should be assassinated. Here are Trump’s exact words: “I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm, right? Take their guns away, she doesn’t want guns. Take their—and let’s see what happens to her. Take their […]

Don’t be a loser of a human being, like Trump!

Don’t be a loser of a human being, like Trump!

As I’m sure most of you know, more than 25 women have come forward to report that they had been sexually harassed by FOX News CEO, Roger Ailes. Fox News then paid Roger Ailes millions (the actual dollar figure is in dispute) to go away. Misogynist Republican nominee, Donald Trump, then came to Ailes defense, […]

Martyman watches the Republican National Convention

Martyman watches the Republican National Convention

Hi! Martyman here. I’m filling in on this blog for Marty Essen, who has taken the night off to be with his wife, Deb. As a patriotic person, Marty believes it’s every citizen’s duty to watch both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. However, his definition of “patriotism” seems to be looser than most, as […]

Martyman prepares for the Republican National Convention

Martyman prepares for the Republican National Convention

After watching last night’s Republican National Hate-and-Scarefest, I realized that I will need to pace myself a bit if I’m to make it to the Trump-finale on Thursday night. So sitting in for me tonight, watching the convention, is my alter-ego (or in this case, stunt double) Martyman. And, obviously, he’s prepared. In addition to […]

Just like her husband, Melania Trump steals

Just like her husband, Melania Trump steals

After watching the Republican National Convention last night, I went to sleep disgusted by all of the hate, lies, and misinformation spewed forth. However, I felt kind of proud of myself that I was open minded enough to like much of Melania Trump’s speech. She was articulate and handled herself well in what was obviously […]

Can’t sleep next to your AR-15? Too bad!

Can’t sleep next to your AR-15? Too bad!

The problem with political talk shows is that guests and hosts all fail to listen to me when I yell at the TV. Last night, on Real Time with Bill Maher, one of the topics of discussion was the sit-in earlier this week by House Democrats. Republican Michael Steele mentioned that the reason the GOP […]

24 days to GOP chaos!

24 days to GOP chaos!

Marty’s photo of the day #1832: “Just twenty-four days until the Republican National Convention. It’s going to be so much fun. We can’t wait!”

No, you can’t be a Republican and still be concerned about the environment

No, you can’t be a Republican and still be concerned about the environment

Oh, my! I read every review my books get, and on Amazon my latest, Endangered Edens, is doing great. Until recently it had a rating so high, it was almost unbelievable. Of the 40 reviews, 37 were 5-star, and none were lower than 4-star. Then some right wingers found my book. For some reason the right wingers […]

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