Category Personal Diary

Kent State Gun Girl Goes to Rutgers

Two years ago, Kaitlin Bennett, a senior at Kent State University decided to bring her automatic rifle to her graduation ceremony. Bennett is from Zanesville, a city in Muskingum County Ohio, roughly 50 miles east of Columbus. She comes from a family of Republicans and supporters of President Donald Trump. Bennett, however, does not consider […]

AOC’s Boyfriend

As a fat, bald middle-aged man in my 50s, I don’t have a right to judge any decent looking man in his late-20s with all his hair (although by the looks of it not for long). So I won’t. He looks OK to me. What’s more, AOC is dating a guy her own age (instead […]

The Japanese Just Can’t Get Any Respect

The Trump administration is aching to start a racist clash of cultures with the Chinese. But they’re forgetting this little thing called World War II. “This is a fight with a really different civilization and a different ideology and the United States hasn’t had that before,” Kiron Skinner, the director of policy planning at the […]

If you’re an ignorant asshole, thank a Marine

Freedom isn’t free. It costs a lot of money to protect Americans against the possibility of learning foreign languages. I guess. Sam Schnelle, a customer at Gross’ Burgers in Danville, Ill., took to Facebook on Friday to share a photo of the sticker in question, which read: “If you can’t read this, thank a Marine.” The message pointed to […]

The Bern is Right and the Buttcrack is Wrong

Bernie Sanders thinks felons should have the right to vote. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person did that. Not going to let that person vote,’ you’re running down a slippery slope,” […]

Under Neoliberal Capitalism Anybody Can Become Homeless

Rebecca Twigg, who’s one of the greatest female cyclists in history, is now homeless and living on the streets of Seattle. The tragic irony of this story lies in the fact that what made her a great cyclist in the 1980s inevitably made her homeless in the 2010s. In a sense. Rebecca Twigg has always […]

On the Antisemitic Underpinnings of the Russiagate Hysteria

Yasha Levine writes about the similarities between American liberal Russophobia and classical antisemitism. with its blood-drenched “Judeo-Bolshevik Lite” aesthetic and hints about other diabolical Russian conspiracies to control the world, Time sure wasn’t going for subtlety: Sure, that plot was a dud, but the liberal global order shouldn’t let its guard down just yet. There are other […]

Notre Dame Burns Down

The great cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, one of the most iconic buildings in the world, is on fire. They’ll probably be able to save part of it, but the whole building looks critically damaged. The cause appears to have been an accident during restoration work. The real issue seems to have been […]

Why do so many political activists wind up dead?

Unlike Ferguson there’s no obvious connection to the police but it’s still disturbing. The body of Columbus activist Amber Evans was found in the Scioto River this weekend, Columbus Police said in a press release Sunday. Evans, a 28-year-old African-American woman, had been missing since Monday, Jan. 28, when police found her car near the […]

Mueller Report

Some already well-known scumbags (Jermone Corsi, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort) are going to prison but it looks like Mueller decided to pass on going any higher up the ladder. (Correction: Apparently Corsi’s not being charged. Too bad. The “Swiftboat Vets for Truth” brainwashed my elderly Marine veteran father in 2004 into voting for Bush and […]