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From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #10

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #10

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #3

From the Liberal Ten Commandments, #3

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

From the Liberal Ten Commandments

From the Liberal Ten Commandments

Imagine if the United States had an egomaniacal president who thought he was smart enough to drop nuclear bombs here and there without negative consequences. What if you could go back to AD 31 and present the people of Galilee with a new liberal version of the Ten Commandments? How would that affect our culture […]

Life among the right-wingers

Life among the right-wingers

As followers of my posts know: I live in one of the most right-wing areas in conservative Montana. Consequently, it’s not the most friendly place for an outspoken liberal to live. One thing I do—both for exercise and to reduce my carbon footprint—is go on a half-hour bike ride each morning to my mail and […]

Right-Wingers: Just be consistent!

Right-Wingers: Just be consistent!

Because I write liberal newspaper guest columns, right-wingers frequently criticize me in follow-up letters to the editor. I don’t have a problem with their letters. After all, I got to say my side; it’s only fair they get to respond. That being said, I find it amusing that by far their most frequent criticism of […]

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: […]

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 […]

Yes, it’s better to be liberal than conservative

Yes, it’s better to be liberal than conservative

Sometimes I feel like we live in Opposite World. Time and time again Republicans use the word “conservative” like a badge of honor, while Democrats shy away from using the word “liberal.” I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be known as a liberal (which is someone who is broad-minded, tolerant, and […]

Happy Earth Day! Sorry, Republicans

Happy Earth Day! Sorry, Republicans

Marty’s photo of the day #2161: Happy Earth Day! Sorry Republicans. I know this liberal day stands for everything you vote against, and that preserving the planet for future generations must really depress you. But don’t despair. Your holiday, Black Lungs Are Fun Day, is only a month away.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Trump and a biker bill collectors have in common

What Trump and a biker bill collectors have in common

Donald Trump’s verbal wet fart yesterday gave me flashbacks to my early twenties, when I was a partner in a Minneapolis-based talent management agency. A nightclub owner had stiffed one of our bands, and we hired some scary-looking bikers to attempt to collect the money. Before the collection effort, we had a meeting with our […]

Conservative vs liberal humor

Conservative vs liberal humor

I find the differing ways conservatives and liberals perceive humor to be fascinating. For instance, when Donald Trump calls Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” conservatives yuk it up. The same goes when conservative commentators joke about women speakers “screeching” (be it Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, or Nancy Pelosi). On the reverse side, I can’t help but laugh […]

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 […]

Hating hate does not make you a hater

Hating hate does not make you a hater

If there is one thing conservatives are good at, it’s effectively changing the meaning of words and phrases. For example, when they say “healthy forests,” they mean logging the crap out of them; “equal rights” is something only leftist minorities and radical feminists demand; “excessive regulations” is code for anything that prevents big corporations from […]

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