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Yelling bullshit at people I otherwise agree with

Yelling bullshit at people I otherwise agree with

I am a liberal on virtually every issue. That said, I believe liberals hurt their causes when they go beyond what’s helpful and into the absurd. Not only does it turn off people in the middle, but it also turns off those who support them. The rote overuse of terms such as “microaggression,” “trigger warning,” […]

President KKKlueless and why this time it’s different

President KKKlueless and why this time it’s different

Like many of you, I get frustrated that Donald Trump has scandal after scandal and always seems to escape. His cult is very effective at either just not caring or not having the brains God gave an animal cracker. To see for yourself, visit Townhall(dot)com, where at this moment Trump is a saint and the […]

F*ck, f*cking guns!

F*ck, f*cking guns!

Three people were shot at the Minnesota State Fair last night. Having lived much of my life in Minnesota, I’ve been to that fair many times. Never once did I think, “Oh, I wonder if there will be a shooting while I’m there?” But now, such a thought enters the minds of millions of Americans […]

Slow murders

Slow murders

Even though Joe Biden isn’t my first choice for the Democratic nominee, I have a real problem with candidates going after him for things he said 30 to 40 years ago. Times were different back then, and people can—and should!—change. Let’s be honest: if you are over the age of 50 (no matter what your […]

The GOP can’t cry if the Chinese out-hack the Russians

The GOP can’t cry if the Chinese out-hack the Russians

As Republicans resist securing voting machines and requiring paper ballot backups, I can’t help thinking: Wouldn’t it be ironic if instead of the Russians hacking for the Republicans the Chinese foil the Russians and win the hacking war on behalf of the Democrats? Should that happen, we must not let the Republicans get away with […]

After each mass shooting in America . . .

After each mass shooting in America . . .

After each mass shooting in America, Republicans offer thoughts and prayers. After each Republican prayer session, God answers, “I gave you Australia as an example of how to stop mass shootings. Follow them and they will go away.” Republicans respond, “I can’t quite hear you God. But I think you said we need more high-capacity […]

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 […]

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 […]

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