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WHY I GADFLY — Science Edition

I ASK YOU: Don’t you think I’d rather spend all of my days painting (for more than a few hours/day, a few days/week), and reading LITERATURE every day (instead of news, history, and political theory, 90% of the time), and … Continue reading

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Obama and Trump: The Tragedy of the First 100 Days

This is what tragedy looks like: A bellicose, belligerent idiot-naif of a president getting cowed and broken in his First 100 Days in office — outflanked and absorbed by the machinery of fascism — with his base singing his praises, … Continue reading

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INVITATION TO ARTIVISM: This time it’s PERSONAL…

Fart 1 A very long time ago, taking a one-year leave of absence from college, I found myself living with my slightly younger sister (“Bunky” from here on) in her very first house, which she shared with two other single … Continue reading

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The “F-word” is back! (This one is not for the faint of heart… or Obama idolaters.)

Let me tell you about fucking fascism… friend. For a long time in my country it was considered very bad form indeed to drop the “F-bomb” in discussions of our nation’s politics. “Fascism” was bloody serious business, and we were … Continue reading

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“Subcontracting foreign policy to Gulf countries is never a good idea.”

The video clip (above) features Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) telling the truth about the destruction of Syria from the perspective of a strong critic of America’s policy of regime-change in the Middle East. A military veteran who has seen war, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Skull Island: The Catastrophic Calamities of “Col. Kong”

I enjoyed the new King Kong movie more than I expected to, mostly for the film’s terrific special effects, imaginative creature design, and exhilarating action scenes. But surprisingly, it had more going for it than that. Set in the immediate … Continue reading

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All it takes to make an irascible, orange ape “PRESIDENTIAL”…

Now that the Tomahawk missiles are flying, the “liberal” media suddenly sees Trump as “PRESIDENTIAL.” Go figure. Of course, this escalation with Russia is what the establishment has been clamoring for all along, why they preferred Sec. Clinton over that … Continue reading

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NO, I NEVER THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP WAS THE “PEACE CANDIDATE” (a clarification).

Two Sundays ago, Glenn Greenwald aimed a corrective at some 2016 political commentators who, near as he could tell, had mistaken Donald Trump for a “pacifist” in all the shit-stormy chaos and Fake News furor of a nightmarish election year. … Continue reading

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Religion nerd’s thought for the day…

“As to the Apocryphal books, I omit them because I am no papist.” (King James… allegedly) Midday reading got me pondering the notion of the Bible as a form of “graven image,” ultimately, with temporal bounds and such (leaving aside … Continue reading

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MY State of the Union address…

It’s entirely safe to say in March of 2017 that our country, the United States of America, has gone completely off the deep end. Our institutions, public and private, from Washington, DC, to Wall Street, are deeply corrupt and mostly … Continue reading

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