Politics and its Discontents: Fearless Journalism, Or Presidential Appeasement?

Happy New Year, everyone. And now, a return to regular programming. As 2017 dawns and the Trump presidency draws near, I have been wondering if the MSM will show any real backbone and fulfill the role traditionally ascribed to them as bulwarks of democracy. Or will they simply continue to be the abject failures that ...

Politics and its Discontents: More Discrimination Thanks To Trump

I see reports and videos daily about the actions taken by the unhinged right-wing, the bigoted and the morally diseased. Most I choose not to include on my blog, but two especially egregious examples merit further attention. Both are brought to you from Raw Story: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Use Your Words

This, courtesy of our friends at Raw Story: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: News From Dystopia

We interrupt this program to bring you important news. But please remember, as Johnny Carson used to say, “I merely report these things, folks. I don’t make them up. The Colorado Springs fire marshal gave a measured response after being attacked by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for not allowing his rally to get unsafely ...

Politics and its Discontents: Why Would You Be Enslaved To A Vegetable?

Vegetable, get behind me! So intones Pastor Pat Robertson in one of his finest hours. Watch and be saved, brothers and sisters! Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: I Guess This Is What Resisting Police Looks Like

No doubt, the SIU would have given this one another pass had it happened in Canada. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: More From The Religiously Unhinged

Oh, he’s back at it again. The perpetually aggrieved and unhinged ‘Reverend’ Gordon Klingenschmitt is still grappling with that old demonic spirit of tyranny and persecution, as the following video makes clear. One can only hope that the poor tormented soul will someday find peace by concentrating on God’s love rather than his own issues ...

Politics and its Discontents: From The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave

Somehow I don’t think our ‘friends’ to the south have anything to teach us about civil society and democratic rights, although I can’t help but think that much of this footage would gladden the dark chambers of the Harperite heart: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

Now, for my weekly edition of nutty evangelicals, I thought I would give Pat Robertson a break and offer you this: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Pat Robertson’s Digestive Problems

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

Dead Wild Roses: Raw Story: 13 Year Old Called a Whore.

Yep, we certainly do NOT live in a rape culture.   “The 13-year-old victim of an alleged sexual assault has been called a “whore” and bullied by athletes and students after two Connecticut football players were charged for the crime. The Register Citizen on Wednesday reported that Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio, both 18, had ...