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Today the Fox News’ talking point is . . .

Today the Fox News’ talking point is . . .

Without even having to watch, it’s easy to tell what the current talking points are on Fox News. Yesterday, a letter in my local newspaper from a Republican called the Democrats shameful and unpatriotic for not applauding Trump at the appropriate times during the State of the Union Address. Today, Crybaby Donald took that message […]

Presidenting lessons

Presidenting lessons

Obviously the presidenting lessons Obama gave Little Trumpy didn’t take. So now it’s time for an intervention. All of the living presidents need to show up at the White House, have a sit down with the little guy, and tell him that big boy presidents don’t threaten with nukes.

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 […]

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 […]

May this New Year not really suck

May this New Year not really suck

Marty’s photo of the day #2054: Since sunrises are symbolic of optimism and new beginnings, this sunrise photo I took last month in Mexico seems appropriate for New Year’s Day. Still, I must say that at no time in my life have I been less optimistic for a new year. Donald Trump can do that. […]

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.” […]

Surviving the Apprentice President: A Look on the Bright Side

Surviving the Apprentice President: A Look on the Bright Side

Here’s my “look on the bright side” of the 2016 Presidential Election: Had Hillary Clinton become president, all she would have been able to do is play defense. Republicans in the House and Senate would have opposed her at every step, and new, vicious conspiracy theories about her would have dominated the news. Then, after […]

Five groups you can blame for President Trump—and be at least partially right

Five groups you can blame for President Trump—and be at least partially right

Tuesday’s election was so close, you can blame any group for Trump’s victory and at least be partially correct. After looking at the numbers, here are five groups that I am at least partially correct in blaming: 1) Bernie or Bust voters: By voting for a third party candidate, or by refusing to vote, you […]

Legitimate political commentary

Legitimate political commentary

I don’t think there is a more repugnant human being than Rudy Giuliani. Every time he speaks, he’s the caricature of a sleazy, hateful, foaming at the mouth politician. Today, CNN host Chris Cuomo asked Giuliani what he thought about Donald Trump claiming that President Obama “founded ISIS.” Giuliani responded that Trump’s words were “legitimate […]

President Obama: Savoring his last six months in office

President Obama: Savoring his last six months in office

Marty’s photo of the day #1862: As I watched President Obama’s speech last night, I couldn’t help thinking: “He’s the Democrat’s Reagan.” The big difference, of course, is that the Republican version of Ronald Reagan’s history is, shall we say, mostly fiction. In fact, we are still dealing with the severe damage done to our […]

Republicans: Don’t talk to me about patriotism!

Republicans: Don’t talk to me about patriotism!

The other day, in an on-line conversation with a Donald Trump fan, a woman denied that her candidate’s bigotry was an issue and instead claimed that voting Trump was the patriotic thing to do. With that in mind, here’s my 4th of July Weekend patriotic rant: The word “patriotism” has been co-opted and distorted by […]

The difference between President Obama and Republicans

The difference between President Obama and Republicans

14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed—a Muslim student living in Irving, Texas—makes a clock and brings it to school to show to his teacher. He is then wrongfully accused of making a bomb and arrested. After the facts came out, President Obama wrote this to Ahmed: “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We […]

Voters: here’s what blind patriotism gets you

Voters: here’s what blind patriotism gets you

I live in Montana, so I sent my state’s only congressman, Republican Ryan Zinke, an email, asking him to support President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. He responded by saying, “I have vehemently opposed the President’s negotiations since day one. Now that the plan has been sent to Congress, I will do everything possible to […]

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