CNN reports that today’s shooting in Florida in the fourth shooting at middle or high schools in the US in calendar year 2018. We aren’t even two months in to the year yet. The most recent count I have seen is 17 dead. I don’t generally prefer to cite Wikipedia, but their link to school … More School Shootings
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so that means six more weeks of winter. The upside is that Mueller will probably then indict Trump. Silver linings. Oh… Also, that “Nunes memo” was made public today. It was, predictably, garbage. As fun as it might be to go line-by-line, someone else has already done it. Here’s a … More Groundhog Day (and that memo)
President Trump gave the State of the Union address last night, summing up his first year. It was, predictably, full of exaggerations and outright lies. Even many of the true statements require additional context, which makes the somewhat misleading. Here’s a link to Politifact’s fact check of the address. Here’s a link to a transcript … More State of the Union
The federal government officially shut down at midnight on the morning of 20 January, the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Since then, congressional leaders have been working to find a resolution before Monday morning. That work has included a great deal of blaming as well, and so far attempts at laying blame are the only … More The Shutdown and the Blame Game
It has been 55 years since Martin Luther King Jr’s most famous speech. While we have come far since then in terms of racial and social equity, the events of the past several years – especially the 2016 Presidential campaign and the first year of the Trump presidency – remind us how far we still … More Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018
I think everyone is probably tracking the President’s awful comments about immigration from “shithole” countries by now. The defense from the White House might be even more offensive. The notion that immigration programs harm us economically or provide an easy avenue for terrorist infiltration have no merit. These are blatant lies. While Trump’s administration labels … More Sh!thole
What is a genius? Let’s ask Merriam-Webster: plural geniuses or genii play \ˈjē-nē-ˌī\ 1 a plural genii : an attendant spirit of a person or place b plural usually genii : a person who influences another for good or bad He has been accused of being his brother’s evil genius. 2 : a strong leaning … More Stable Genius!!!
I really don’t even know what to say about this: This is beneath the office of the Presidency. It is utterly ridiculous that a head of state is making “mine is bigger than yours” comparisons with another head of state. Aside from the absurdity of the comment in general (though unsurprising from a man that … More The Bigger Button
Who does New Year’s resolutions? It’s not normally my thing, but in 2018 I resolve to continue to: – Advocate for civil rights and civil liberties for the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, women, immigrants, and any other group being disenfranchised. – Back law enforcement personnel, but call for strict accountability for … More Happy New Year!
After some back and forth, the Republicans in the House and Senate have finally approved a tax bill. Billed as tax break for all Americans and a stimulus for jobs and economic growth, the objective assessment is that the bill heavily favors the wealthy both in the short and long term. The assertion that this … More Trickling Down