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Zimbabweans don’t need no stinkin’ guard rails!

Zimbabweans don’t need no stinkin’ guard rails!

Marty’s photo of the day #2373: This is a small section of Victoria Falls, photographed on the Zimbabwe side. If these falls were in the United States, this photo would have been much more difficult to take, as guard rails would have blocked my view. But Zimbabweans don’t need no stinkin’ guard rails! I have […]

Who knew that being president was so easy?

Who knew that being president was so easy?

Crybaby Trump tweeted this morning: “Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show” Even though it’s an embarrassment to all Americans that our low-rated president regularly gets into Twitter feuds, the media needs to stop getting its […]

Amazon kids

Amazon kids

Marty’s photo of the day #2136: Kids who live in the Amazon Rainforest don’t have TVs to sit in front of, or video games to play, like kids in the United States do. They also don’t have helicopter parents. Still, I have a hunch that they are bored less often and have more fun than […]

Dear Mr. Trump: Stop Embarrassing Us!

Dear Mr. Trump: Stop Embarrassing Us!

Dear Mr. Trump: Being president of the United States isn’t about you—it’s about the American people you work for. That your ego is so fragile that you can’t even let criticism from Meryl Streep roll off your back once again shows that you are totally unqualified to lead the most powerful country in the world. […]

Elephant

Elephant

Marty’s photo of the day #1925: My photos over the last month or so have been pretty much United States-based. I think it’s time to dig back into my international photos. Here’s an elephant that I photographed in Zimbabwe.

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 […]

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