In the history of government systems, monarchy played a pretty dominant role for many centuries. Its main tenet is that power and leadership rights are based on inheritance and family connection (sure there were exceptions and people manipulated the rules but I’m speaking in generalities here). Sometimes it worked. Sometimes the heir was a chip […]Read More You Should Have to Earn the Right to Vote
It was the day after the Aurora mass shooting. I was watching the same movie at the AMC Uptown in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. My companions were a married couple. I didn’t know the wife very well but I had known the husband for 13 years. He was always conservative but he […]Read More 7/21/2012: The Endless Night After Aurora
Yesterday I wrote a post about anti-choice, Orange Hitler (commonly known as Trump) supporter Nick Sandmann. I haven’t been blogging long. And aside from a few college friends, no one has been reading my shit. (I calculated and I average 6.9 views per post). That’s fine. I write because it entertains me. Yesterday’s post garnered […]Read More The 123’s of Me: Analyze Myself: Who Else Will?
There is a developing story about this teenager and the first shorter viral video and the subsequent longer, uncut video, and the statement by the teenager in the photo. I haven’t watched either. Why? He’s wearing a Trump campaign hat. That means he’s an asshole, (most likely) a racist, from a red state, an idiot, […]Read More I Don’t Need To Watch the Nick Sandmann Viral Video
I often rail against the American electorate. They elected Donald Trump and they re-elected George W. Bush. They flipped a Democratic house and senate and replaced it with patently racist Tea Party stormtroopers. Those are the just some of the latest greatest hits. Some people are celebrating the house turning blue again and the huge […]Read More An Apology To The American Electorate