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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 […]

Republican issues on the editorial page

Republican issues on the editorial page

Republican issues, based on what politicians and voters write in newspaper op-eds and letters to the editor:   1) Nothing is more important than preventing undeserving people from getting something they didn’t earn (except for us, of course).   2) Any protest not intended to support our eroding white rights or Donald Trump is either […]

The big difference between conservatives and liberals

The big difference between conservatives and liberals

One of the big differences between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives continually try to come up with new regulations to go after classes of people they despise. When was the last time a liberal did that?   Yesterday, Donald Trump tweeted that he intended to ban transgender people from the military (a move he […]

If . . . (part 12)

If . . . (part 12)

If you’re okay with socialized schools, roads, military, fire, and police, but draw the line at socialized medicine, just admit that you get off on the suffering of others.

Trump’s speech appealed to the unevolved

Trump’s speech appealed to the unevolved

Donald Trump’s speech last night played well to the uninformed and the militaristic side of America, as he was under control. I wish the media had the guts to call out Trump for his tasteless stunt of bringing out Carryn Owens (wife of Chief Petty Officer Ryan Owens, who died during Trump’s ill-advised raid in […]

Republicans: Watch out for killer vending machines!

Republicans: Watch out for killer vending machines!

America, are you scared yet? I’m not talking about all the bullshit the Republican Party wants us to be scared of. I’m talking about the fact that so many millions of Americans fall for conservative doomsday crap without questioning it at all. That’s what is truly scary! Just because Donald Trump starts his nomination acceptance […]

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