Politics and its Discontents: Cowardly And Indefensible

As cowardly, indefensible and savage as the terrorist attacks on Paris were, equally so is the response of the right-wing, eager to score points by exploiting that massacre for its own twisted political purposes. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to read Montreal Simon’s post on the matter. As well, check out the ...

Politics and its Discontents: John Cleese On Sarah Palin

As Cleese says in this 2008 interview, Michael Palin is no longer the funniest Palin. And about Fox News, which currently employs the post-political Palin, Cleese has this to say. It is probably the best analysis I’ve heard of the rampant stupidity that seems to infest the United States (sorry for that gross overgeneralization): Recommend ...

Politics and its Discontents: Ann Coulter’s ‘Thoughts’ On Marijuana

The always charming Ms Coulter equates marijuana with ‘retard pills.’ One can only assume she comes by her own mental deficiencies naturally. Ann Coulter: Obama acts like he’s from Kenya — and weed is a ‘legal retard pill’ (via Raw Story ) President Barack Obama may not be a covert anti-colonialist “Manchurian candidate” from Kenya, ...

Politics and its Discontents: So Much For Academic Freedom

You only have to watch the first two minutes of this video to see the unhealthy and evil influence of the Koch brothers. The video also helps demonstrate why I love Rachel Maddow. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: I Think We Saw This Coming

Given the severity of this winter season, it was only a matter of time before the usual right-wing blowhards weighed in with their ‘wisdom.’ Led by Donald Trump, they are all reassuring us that the cold, wind, and snow many of us are contending with definitively prove climate change to be a hoax. Here is ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Friday Evening Reflection

Hmmm. I can think of some who might resist this perspective: “God reveals himself not as one who stands above and who dominates the universe, but as He who lowers himself. It means that to be like Him, we do not have to place ourselves above the others, but come down, come down and serve ...

Politics and its Discontents: He’s Everywhere!

Disclaimer: Despite the fact that this is my third recent posting about him, there is no ‘bromance’ budding between me and Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt. It’s just that I am fascinated by him, given his seemingly ubiquitous media presence, one that belies both his profound, quite peculiar stupidity and smug self-righteousness. As reported in The ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Saturday Night Special: On Friday Night News Dumps, Lamar Alexander’s Shirts, And Other Weighty Matters

I love Rachel Maddow. Some of the reasons for my ardour are on display in the following video from her show. Enjoy. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Pat Robertson’s Digestive Problems

Oh, how the (self) righteous do suffer: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: As The Republicans Desperately Seek A New Political Religion

…they would be well-advised to read what, in my view (and I know many would disagree) is one of the greatest American novels ever written, John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, the story of dispossessed Mid-West farmers seeking a new life in California. Like all truly significant works, the novel offers penetrating insights into the human ...

Trashy's World: The American right wingnuts can be…

…crazy as batshit. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Politics and its Discontents: Irish President Rips Into American Extreme Right

I’m happy to make this video my first post since ending my technological hiatus. Enjoy. You can read the accompanying story here. Recommend this Post