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Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Marty’s photo of the day #2370: These caribou are in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—the most pristine and remote region in the United States. In the coming weeks, greedy Republicans will likely open up parts of this refuge to oil drilling. “Praise, Jesus!” they will say, as they rape the land for oil company profits […]

National jewel soon to be poisoned

National jewel soon to be poisoned

Marty’s photo of the day #2369: This is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—the most pristine and remote region in the United States. In the coming weeks, greedy Republicans will likely open up parts of this refuge to oil drilling. “Praise, Jesus!” they will say, as they rape the land for oil company profits and political […]

In honor of the ass-kicking. . . .

In honor of the ass-kicking. . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2360: Last night’s election provided the best political news in, well . . . more that a year. So in honor of the Republicans getting their ass kicked last night, I went in search of a happy political photo on my hard drive. This photo, from 2006, shows me with […]

The melty glacier, with text for Republicans

The melty glacier, with text for Republicans

Marty’s photo of the day #2346: This is the Bear Glacier in British Columbia. The lake at the toe of the glacier is Strohn Lake, which didn’t exist until the 1940s. I took this picture in 2002, and I’m shocked by the recent pictures of the melting glacier visitors have posted on the Internet. It’s […]

Making the legacy of Idi Amin Dada look better every day!

Making the legacy of Idi Amin Dada look better every day!

Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore says that the Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage is worse than the court’s 1857 decision that upheld slavery, because it forces “people to recognize marriage other than the institution ordained of God.” Actually, an infinitely worse ruling would be any that forces the rest of us to recognize […]

Here’s mud in your eye!

Here’s mud in your eye!

Marty’s photo of the day #2338: I tried to come up with some clever parallel between this elephant and the Republican Party, but I’m not thinking creatively yet this morning. So instead, I’ll go with the obvious: Here’s mud in your eye! (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

The Republican Party in a nutshell

The Republican Party in a nutshell

The Republican Party is a cult that preys on gullible people and gets them to vote against themselves. That’s why America doesn’t have universal health care, and why so many Republicans still believe that global warming is a hoax. Republican leaders built their cult by pretending to be good Christians and getting the far-right Christian […]

Global warming deniers don’t want you to know this

Global warming deniers don’t want you to know this

Marty’s photo of the day #2332: When I speak at colleges, this is one of the photos I use when discussing global warming. Disingenuous Republican global warming deniers use the ice cube example to “prove” that the melting ice caps won’t raise sea levels. In that example, you fill a glass full of water and […]

American gun death resurrections

American gun death resurrections

Soon Republicans and the NRA will agree to make it a bit harder to acquire bump stocks. Then they’ll puff out their chests, tell us all how much they care, and go on offering prayers for the victims of the next slaughter—and the next. If prayers were effective against America’s gun death epidemic, victims would […]

Hey “Christian” Republican voters!

Hey “Christian” Republican voters!

Hey “Christian” Republican voters! You refuse to vote for Democrats, due to your religious belief that they are baby killers, for not forcing pregnant women to give birth. Yet you are perfectly fine voting for Republicans, who are killing our planet with their anti-environment votes; who are obsessed with taking away health care; who look […]

Let me respond of behalf of Puerto Ricans who . . .

Let me respond of behalf of Puerto Ricans who . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2322: This morning, at 5:19 a.m., President Evil tweeted, “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.” So […]

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 NFL’s Republican-style false outrage

The NFL’s Republican-style false outrage

I enjoy football, but I wish the NFL wasn’t so Republican. If a football player beats up his wife or girlfriend, he might get suspended for up to four games. If a football player beats his son bloody with a switch while claiming faith in God, the suspension will be longer, but when he comes […]

Republicans: What will it take?

Republicans: What will it take?

Gun deaths, police violence, and global warming are epidemics, solvable with commitment, ingenuity, and cooperation. Unfortunately, as long as Republicans stand in the way, solutions to those problems will remain out of America’s grasp. With that in mind, I’d like to ask Republicans, “What will it take?” From 2000 to 2015, the equivalent to one-half […]

Beautiful ice or clean air?

Beautiful ice or clean air?

Marty’s photo of the day #2297: I can’t remember anytime during my life where the United States has been simultaneously hit in so many directions by environmental disasters (thank the Republicans for voting against the environment at a 95% clip). If you are in the southern US, you have one huge hurricane following another. If […]

The Republican Jesus needs . . . your money

The Republican Jesus needs . . . your money

Marty’s photo of the day #2280: Once again the Republican Jesus has taken over my photo of the day: “Hey suckers . . . I mean God-fearing patriotic gun-loving conservatives! Our great white leader, Donald Trump, needs your help. Because some libtards couldn’t handle the fact that many Nazis and white supremacists are ‘very fine […]

Yes, let’s do remember who elected Trump

Yes, let’s do remember who elected Trump

“I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.” —David Duke, responding to Donald Trump’s call for unity Hmmm . . . While I don’t think standing up for civil rights, health care for all, and protecting the […]

Republicans, this sunset is for you!

Republicans, this sunset is for you!

Marty’s photo of the day #2270: Ever since Ronald Reagan ripped the solar panels off the White House, Republicans have been viciously fighting environmental regulations and denying global warming. This has resulted in more than 30 years of lost progress the United States could have made in solving our climate change crisis. Here in Montana, […]

They want to shoot you!

They want to shoot you!

Sometimes I forget that being the most outspoken liberal in the ultra-conservative Bitterroot Valley of Montana puts me on the Republican’s Most Hated List. For years I have been getting into the face of conservatives via my guest columns in the Missoulian, Ravalli Republic, and Bitterroot Star newspapers. This has generated some hate mail and […]

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 […]

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