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No, God doesn’t get the credit when COVID-19 is defeated

No, God doesn’t get the credit when COVID-19 is defeated

This morning, I read an AP article about Donald Trump’s business and spiritual advisers pushing him to declare everything hunky dory with COVID-19 in time for Easter. God forbid that American church leaders and evangelists miss out on one of their biggest paydays of the year! Trump evangelical adviser, Johnnie Moore, even went as far […]

Behind the screen

Behind the screen

Marty’s photo of the day #3202: I call this photo from the Amazon Rainforest of Peru “Behind the Screen.” This morning as I scrolled through my photos, deciding what to post, it struck me as a metaphor for what is happening here in the United States, where Trump and his wealthy corporate advisers are pushing […]

If Trump’s National Day of prayer doesn’t work, then . . .

If Trump’s National Day of prayer doesn’t work, then . . .

To fight COVID-19 and appease his evangelical followers, Donald Trump has declared today a “National Day of Prayer.” That’s fine—as long as the rules regarding the results are consistent. If COVID-19 suddenly stops in America, Trump’s right-wing Christian followers will rightfully claim that prayer works and God swooped in to help. On the other hand, […]

The GOP suicide cult

The GOP suicide cult

Sometimes bad news can be good news. Soon Senate Republicans will reject impeachment witnesses and acquit Traitor Trump. When that happens, their white-supremacist and evangelical Christian cult will celebrate without realizing that the acquittal will backfire bigly. That’s because the rest of America will know that the GOP sold out their country to protect the […]

The only impeachment deal the Democrats should make

The only impeachment deal the Democrats should make

By standing by their cult leader, the Republicans have totally fucked themselves (and not in a good way). Over the past few weeks, pundits have speculated that the Democrats would try to make a deal with the Republicans, but the impeachment trial has changed that. If the Republicans don’t allow witnesses, their deceit will follow […]

Saved from the brink

Saved from the brink

Marty’s photo of the day #3146: I photographed this Antarctic fur seal on a little island off the coast of Antarctica. This species of fur seal almost went extinct due to over-hunting, but fortunately international protection stepped in before it was too late. Thank God the Trumps weren’t in power at that time, or Donny […]

It’s not the toads’ fault

It’s not the toads’ fault

Marty’s photo of the day #3110: This is a marine toad (also called a cane toad) that I photographed in Puerto Rico. These large toads are native to South America and have been introduced to places like Puerto Rico and Australia, where they have created havoc. It’s not the toads’ fault, of course, it’s the […]

Off to the editor!

Off to the editor!

Yay! I just sent Time Is Irreverent 3: Gone for Sixteen Seconds off to my editor. After I wrote my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents (published in 2007), it took me nine years to publish Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. […]

Words for the cult and their angry Trumpsgiving

Words for the cult and their angry Trumpsgiving

Like many of you, I learned this week that liberals had declared war on Thanksgiving, and that Fox News and Trump cultists get very angry and explode in a high-blood-pressure rage at the very thought of renaming the holiday to call it “Celebrate Immigrants Day” and include brown people in what they believe is a […]

The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks

The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks

Marty’s photo of the day #3073: The Bluebird of Trump Family Perp-Walks. (Photographed in Yellowstone National Park)

The Republican Jesus has a new song!

The Republican Jesus has a new song!

It’s been awhile since the Republican Jesus has made an appearance on my posts, but he’s a busy guy, visiting various gun-loving Christian groups across America. His favorites include a Montana group that meets in a church and will provide you with a loaner gun if you show up without one, and “Calling for Christ,” […]

Do we have a Russian asset in the White House?

Do we have a Russian asset in the White House?

With the Trump Administration now forcing the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate themselves in a criminal probe aimed at clearing Russia from their interference with the 2016 election and instead switching the blame to the Democrats, there should be little doubt in any sane person’s mind that Donald Trump is a Russian asset. At […]

GOP chairman confuses Republican vales with Montana values

GOP chairman confuses Republican vales with Montana values

Don “K” Kaltschmidt, the chairman of the Montana Republican Party, has a blistering guest column in Montana newspapers this week. In that column, he accuses Gov. Steve Bullock and other Democratic state leaders of not reflecting the state’s “values” by supporting the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. While it’s laughable that any Republican would speak […]

The real reason President KKKlueless canceled the G-7 summit at Doral

The real reason President KKKlueless canceled the G-7 summit at Doral

So President KKKlueless backed down on having next year’s G-7 summit at his Doral Golf Resort. Trump would like people to think he canceled the event because the “Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!” and Democrats will think Trump backed down because he was afraid of adding yet another impeachable offense to his […]

To those who believe “God ordained Trump”

To those who believe “God ordained Trump”

If you are a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and you paraphrase Trump’s Ukraine “do me a favor” call, President Crybaby will whine, “Treason!” The same goes for the whistleblower, who President Crybaby threatened with death using mobster language. Oh, and if that’s not enough, the dirty-diapered little man just upped the ante […]

President KKKlueless and the Climate Action Summit

President KKKlueless and the Climate Action Summit

So President KKKlueless showed up at the Climate Action Summit, not to talk about our climate crisis and the mass extinctions, human deaths, and wars that will result from it, but instead to walk into an adjacent conference room to give a speech about religious persecution. Yes, this from the Muslim Ban President! In actuality, […]

Hell, yes! Beto O’Rourke!

Hell, yes! Beto O’Rourke!

I haven’t decided who I will ultimately support in the Democratic primary, but this week two of the candidates who were in the middle of my list switched positions. When Beto O’Rourke said during the debates, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47, and we’re not going to allow it to be […]

Inspiration for Trump?

Inspiration for Trump?

Marty’s photo of the day #3002: I photographed this in a small, rural Spanish city. It’s on the side of a Catholic church. I debated posting it, for fear that some Republican might share it over on Trump’s twitter feed, and he’d find it inspiring.

Yellow Goatsbeard

Yellow Goatsbeard

Marty’s photo of the day #2942: Yesterday I wrote about Deb’s and my secret spot—a special place in the mountains near our house, where we can hike and never see another human. When we hiked there on the 4th of July (completely devoid of thoughts of President KKKlueless and his speech, honoring the brave Air […]

Martyman puts Mr. Trump Head where he belongs

Martyman puts Mr. Trump Head where he belongs

Marty’s photo of the day #2928: After reading this morning about a Trump Administration attorney arguing in Federal Court that the government shouldn’t be required to provide toothbrushes, soap, or beds for detained migrant children, Martyman did the only thing a liberal action figure could do: he locked Mr. Trump Head and the Republican Jesus […]

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