Category Archives: National

Kent State University, May 4, 1970

To observe the Kent State Shootings, I’m reposting an essay I wrote 2 years ago. The night of May 2, 1970 I was a 17 year-old high school senior, living about 40 minutes east of Kent, OH.  One of my … Continue reading

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Despite Deep Cuts, Defense Spending Deepens

Many of us watched in disgust the ministrations of our lawmakers as they preened, lied, cried, threatened, insulted one another and worst of all, showed their unbridled contempt for America as conservatives promised to shut down its government. The Tea … Continue reading

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Poll: Nearly half of Mississippi Republicans would outlaw interracial marriage

Mississippi first etched itself into my psyche as a focal point of the American Civil Rights Movement, in which racist whites fought long and hard to thwart progress, seemingly denying the outcome of the American Civil War; terrorizing, murdering and blocking any and all effort to drag it, scratching and clawing into compliance with national law, including America’s founding documents. Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism: Manifest Destiny for Shitbirds

National elitism is a crock of shit. We are no better than the best and no worse than the worst among us. The same is true across the planet. The thing about exceptionalism that few of its adherents recognize is that when one is truly exceptional, he or she need not announce it to the rest of the world. Continue reading

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Dr. West changes opinion of President Obama

Disregard most of the comments in reaction to this clip. I doubt that many of the posters have read Dr. West or know much of his work. Suffice to say that Cornel West is worth listening to…and as usual, I … Continue reading

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New Hampshire GOP hate merchant (aka legislator) tags bishop as ‘pedophile pimp’

As a practicing Catholic, I excoriate Mr. Bettencourt for his disgraceful attempt to change focus by intentionally exploiting and churning up convenient negative public sentiment regarding a tragic scandal to assassinate the character of an opponent–hardly behavior one can accurately describe as Christ-like Continue reading

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Lose Lips Sink Ships: On cruise, key Fox News exec admits lies regarding Obama’s alledged “socialism”

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Fox News exhaustively smeared Barack Obama with charges of “socialism,” a clarion call that rings piercingly throughout the right-wing to this day.  Last week Media Matters published audio of Bill Sammon, vice president of News … Continue reading

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Teacher v. Private Sector Pay: Don’t Buy the Lie

These bastards (teachers) have it made. For an average minimum six-figure investment in their 6 or so years of education, teachers command a whopping starting salary from $25-53k, depending on location. The average new math teacher makes $38,211. Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh Mocks Japan After Disaster

Here are your compassionate conservatives reveling in Japan’s horror. These are some heartless bastards… Continue reading

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NH GOP Rep Will Resign After Comments on Mentally Disabled

Sometimes one knows when it’s time to go. Others overstay their welcome and must be shown to door. Martin Harty ((R-NH), a New England politician, is such a man. Continue reading

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