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Trump entices fans to kill for him

Trump entices fans to kill for him

Donald Trump will forever be the worst president in the United States, because he is the only president who openly tries to entice his fans to kill for him. In my opinion, he already succeeded once, by giving the man who would become the Capital Gazette shooter that extra push, that extra permission, to kill […]

A different view of NYC

A different view of NYC

Marty’s photo of the day #2847: Because Republicans have never seen an education budget they didn’t want to cut (it’s much easier to fool uneducated voters), I don’t get hired to speak at colleges as often as I used to. I do, however, have some shows coming up: April 3 at South Dakota State University, […]

Jesus would not approve!

Jesus would not approve!

News broke today that Republicans in South Carolina have introduced legislation that would make abortion in their state a felony for both women and their doctors. What would Jesus think of that? In my new novel, Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again! Jesus time travels with Marty Mann and Nellie Dixon to the […]

Trump and the GOP got their asses kicked

Trump and the GOP got their asses kicked

When you hear Donald Trump and the Republican Cult claim the Blue Wave didn’t happen, keep these figures in mind: Total Republican votes for House: 48,370,608 Total Democratic votes for House: 53,305,729 Total Republican votes for Senate: 34,260,424 Total Democratic votes for Senate: 47,886,605 Total Republican votes for Governor: 41,331,517 Total Democratic votes for Governor: […]

The money shot for my Republican friends

The money shot for my Republican friends

Marty’s photo of the day #2564: Yesterday, for my liberal friends, I posted a beautiful aerial shot I took of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Although almost all of my Republican friends have long since had enough of my snarky posts and moved on to safer territory, I still have a few Republican friends. Okay, […]

The first major review of Time Is Irreverent

The first major review of Time Is Irreverent

The normal process for books is to submit them to major reviewers months before publication, so that their comments can appear on the release date. Because Time Is Irreverent satirically skewers today’s Republicans and predicts their future course, I couldn’t follow the normal process and risk that it become dated before its release. Not that […]

Propping up the micro-phallic compensator business

Propping up the micro-phallic compensator business

A news story in this morning’s paper reports that the Trump Administration has pledged financial support to states to start arming and training teachers. Aside from the plan being insane, I object to paying for the guns and training with my tax dollars. Republicans managed to write into law a provision that made sure that […]

When stereotypes are accurate

When stereotypes are accurate

Marty’s photo of the day #2472: As a liberal, I try to avoid grouping people in stereotypes. But sometimes you can’t argue with their accuracy. For instance, I have neighbors who have been known to shoot off their guns in such rapid succession that I can smell the gunpowder more than a quarter mile away. […]

So many guns, so many questions

So many guns, so many questions

When Republicans say that mental illness is the problem, not guns, I’m never sure how to respond. Should I ask why mental illness is such a huge problem in the United States, but not Great Britain and Australia? Or should I agree, proclaim that the best indicator of mental illness is owning an assault rifle, […]

Why I’m not watching tonight’s State of the Union Address

Why I’m not watching tonight’s State of the Union Address

I don’t think I’ve missed a State of the Union address in twenty years. But quite frankly, my time is more valuable than another Donald Trump performance. I know what’s going to happen anyway—and you probably do too: 1) Trump will pretend to be sane for the hour or so he speaks. 2) The media […]

Honoring endangered species, part 2

Honoring endangered species, part 2

Marty’s photo of the day #2403. This week marks the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Endangered Species Act. Since today’s Republicans despise anything that has to do with conservation—they prefer to worship money—it’s possible that this might be the last anniversary of the ESA. With that in mind, this week I’m featuring photos […]

President Evil and Puerto Rico

President Evil and Puerto Rico

Marty’s photo of the day #2319: I read how President Evil is blaming Puerto Rico for much of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Instead, the only humans deserving blame are Republican politicians, for their more than thirty years of global warming denial, votes against the environment, and renewable energy obstruction. With that in mind, […]

The BP Butterfly

The BP Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #2271: This is one of the most unusual butterflies I have ever photographed. Has BP genetically modified butterflies to advertise their brand? Or instead of BP, is that an 89 on the insect’s wings? If so, what does it mean? Perhaps it’s a warning to us that 89 percent of […]

Let’s supersize our health care instead

Let’s supersize our health care instead

I read in the newspaper this morning that Republicans don’t think Donald Trump’s proposed massive increase in military spending is enough, and they want to increase it further. So Republicans want to take health care away from millions of Americans to pay for a tax cut for the rich, yet they think we have plenty […]

Donald Trump likely to pull a Sarah Palin

Donald Trump likely to pull a Sarah Palin

Anyone who has their hopes up that Donald Trump’s recent unhinged and unethical behavior will lead to his being removed from office is in for a disappointment. That’s because Republicans in Congress are simply incapable of putting country before party. Trump could grab Angela Merkel by the pussy and give Vladimir Putin an apartment in […]

Let me know when it’s safe to come back out

Let me know when it’s safe to come back out

One of the best things about writing my new science fiction comedy novel, Time is Irreverent, was that from Christmas until yesterday, I got to spend 10 to 12 hours a day in a completely different world, with no Donald Trump or greedy Republican politicians. Well, since the villain in my book is an insane […]

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.

You don’t want to fund Planned Parenthood? I don’t want to fund the wall!

You don’t want to fund Planned Parenthood? I don’t want to fund the wall!

Republicans prefer to spend money on things like further bloating our military, their damn wall, and tax cuts for the rich (which steals from government services that benefit us all). Democrats prefer to spend money on things like renewable energy, public education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Planned Parenthood. Why should only Republicans […]

Why Republicans can’t write a bill that helps people

Why Republicans can’t write a bill that helps people

To understand why Republicans failed to pass their replacement for Obamacare, all you need to do is look at the Encarta Dictionary definition of conservatism: “Unwillingness or slowness to accept change or new ideas.” Coming up with their own bill meant that Republicans had to be forward-thinking—and that’s just not in their DNA. What a […]

Nature’s spectacles endangered by Donald Trump

Nature’s spectacles endangered by Donald Trump

Marty’s photo of the day #2129: Yesterday Deb and I drove 200 miles north to Freezout Lake (near Fairfield, Montana). The lake is a major migration stop for swans and snow geese, as they work their way north. Approximately 3,000 swans and 20,000 snow geese were at the lake when we were there. That seems […]

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