Death by Stooges

According to this, "The Trump administration apparently found [Peter Navarro, the little known stooge/fringe economist/mastermind behind Trump's whacked-out trade war] after Jared Kushner, most likely thirsting for knowledge, searched for books about China on Amazon. There, he found Navarro's "Death by China." My first experience with Navarro was seeing him interviewed by Chris Wallace on … Continue reading Death by Stooges


Instead of watching last night’s Altered State of the Union address…

I watched this video, remembering "fondly" how utterly incompetent Dubya was and how utterly destructive and deadly his administration was, yet never once being suspicious that he was pining whole-heartedly to become Autocrat-in-Chief (I did have my suspicions about Dick Cheney, though) or fearing he was set on undermining the American Way of Life just … Continue reading Instead of watching last night’s Altered State of the Union address…

Devolution, Baby

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For some reason I’ve been humming this song all day long…

Despite the fact that Southern Man don't need those of Neil's and my ilk around anyhow.   #hardtobelievewehavetocelebratethefactanallegedchildmolestorlostanelection #harderstilltobelievewehavetomournthefactanadmittedsexualmolesterwonthepresidency #apologiesforthemassiveracistsymbolthatissoproudlydisplayedinthatvideo #resist  

A First-Rate Fish Tale of a Thriller: USA, Inc. – A Review

BOOK | FICTION | THRILLER USA, Inc. (A Mike Wardman Novel: Book 1) by Larry Kahaner RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   When acclaimed and prolific author, investigative journalist, and private investigator Larry Kahaner reached out to me to see if I would be interested in receiving a copy of his latest thriller, USA, … Continue reading A First-Rate Fish Tale of a Thriller: USA, Inc. – A Review

Sticking It To The Man: A Cultural Response





Actus Magazine

By Abigail Gilson 

There is a reinvigorated cultural response to the current political dysfunction on the rise. Artists from around the world have mobilised together to troll Trump by creating controversial protest paintings, sculptures, and murals- and they’re holding nothing back. There is no limit of political satire nor hues of orange in these depictions of the U.S president however their outright messages have provoked censorship across social media sites (so much for free speech, eh) and even the administration has threatened particular artists with litigation. Alas, all is not lost with this dose of cultural reassurance: here are five distorted versions of D.T that are sure to make protest-art great again.  

Emotional Downloads by James Ostrer

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This grotesque rendition of Donald Trump is not for the soft-stomached as it is curated completely from raw meat, fish, chewed up pieces of croissant and drizzled in…

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La La La La La La La…

Missed Trump's big speech last night. Not because I was balled up in the corner of my dark and damp basement with my eyes closed and ears plugged chanting la la la la la la la to drown out any possibility of hearing it until it was over. No, I missed it because I mercifully … Continue reading La La La La La La La…

Transgender Community* Trumped by the Arc and Bent of Autocratic Politics

My fury throughout the whole last campaign to and through the election until now has never been much about politics. Politics in this country, while they have been expanding outward toward the wacky fringes leaving the mostly moderate radicals (the rarity of moderates these days makes us rather radical) like myself quite lonely, have always, … Continue reading Transgender Community* Trumped by the Arc and Bent of Autocratic Politics

“Post-apocalyptic fiction has been moved to our current affairs section”

I wish I were smart enough to be able to claim this post's eye/brain-catching headline as my own. But, alas, I cannot because I got it from this read-worthy #longread of an article written by John Feffer, a journalist and author who, with his read-worthy article, attempts to (in subtle sublimity) -- and in my … Continue reading “Post-apocalyptic fiction has been moved to our current affairs section”

H. R. McMaster, Reporting for Duty, Sir!

Well, since Trump scared away all the qualified civilians who might have been remotely interested in taking over as his new National Security Advisor, he had to put on his Commander-In-Chief cap and order an active duty general officer to take the job. From what I can tell, Lieutenant General McMaster has the intellectual and … Continue reading H. R. McMaster, Reporting for Duty, Sir!

Happy Presidents Day

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ― George Washington “If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union, or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of … Continue reading Happy Presidents Day

Honor, Courage, and Commitment

Each branch of the military services has its own stated Core Values that each member of that branch is expected to uphold and is held accountable when not upholding them. When I served in the Navy, its Core Values were Honor, Courage, and Commitment. They still are. The Marine Corps falls under the Department of … Continue reading Honor, Courage, and Commitment