Category History and Politics

Should we take down statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson?

The one problem I’ve always had with the American Revolution is that, unlike the infinitely better one they had in France, the movement that began in 1776 and ended in 1783 at the Battle of Yorktown  never went through a radical phase. The initial stage of the French Revolution that began in 1789 had their […]

Is the post-9/11 consensus finally over?

A group of middle aged white men in Franklinville, New Jersey decided to counter protest a black lives matter demonstration by mocking the way George Floyd died, pleading for his life with a cop’s knee slowly strangling him.   There’s nothing particularly new about fans of Donald Trump having a good chuckle at a racist […]

Critical Support for Looters

As I’ve said repeatedly, the election this fall is Joe Biden’s to lose. Trump has failed to establish the kind of rapport with the media that comes almost effortlessly even to criminal incompetents like Andrew Cuomo and George W. Bush. I suppose he could try to tweet his way around CNN and MSNBC, but I […]

I’d write in Genghis Khan

I personally am sick to death of having to choose between white men. On a more serious note, the choice in 2020 isn’t between George W. Bush and Hitler. It’s between George W. Bush and Pat Buchanan, between a neoconservative party of the Wall Street elite and a right wing populist party of  cultural conservatives […]

Are Human Babies Kosher?

I’m a Lutheran and I can eat pretty much anything I want, but I’m asking for a friend. In any event, that brings us to Katha Pollitt, the Nation’s longtime feminist writer, who declares that even if Joe Biden boils and eats babies, she’ll still vote for him. I would vote for Joe Biden if […]

Build that Wall!!!

Donald Trump just gave me 1200 bucks. USA! USA! USA! Where’s the birth certificate! Woo! Hoo! America for Americans!!! Does anybody want to take a crack at analyzing the Orange Cheetos’s handwriting? That signature looks crushingly dominant to me, like the Alpha Plus of Alpha Males. Or is he trying to compensate for something? In […]

The Eleven Most Influential Figures of Christianity Ranked in Order of Importance

1.) Plato (428-347 BC): Athenian Philosopher, the first intellectual to pioneer the concept of an immortal soul separate and above the physical body. 2.) Paul the Apostle (5-67 AD): Jewish/Greek epistolarian. Responsible for earliest known Christian writings. Developed the concept of “salvation by faith.” His arguments for the largely superfluous nature of the Mosaic Law […]

Suddenly I have the urge to violate Godwin’s Law

Godwin’s law (or Godwin’s rule of Hitler analogies) is an Internet adage asserting that “as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1”. That is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something […]

My Height Added to Trump’s Dick Size

Right wing protesters want to know why “social distancing” means keeping six feet away from other people. I thought the rough guideline was supposed to be my height (I’m 5’11” and about a half, 182 centimeters for you dirty foreigners) added to Trump’s dick size. Protests in Lansing #Michigan starting to bear resemblance with militia […]

Joe Biden and the Me Too Movement

Back in 2017, when the Me Too movement broke on the heels of the widespread accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, I wasn’t particularly surprised. Hollywood full of sexual predators? Color me shocked. The next thing you’re going to tell me is that Wall Street is full of crooks and the Catholic Church full […]