Nancy Pelosi wants to take a softer stance on abortion: Religious zealots and why this is a bad idea

Nancy Pelosi wants to take a softer stance on abortion: Religious zealots and why this is a bad idea

So Nancy Pelosi’s strategy for winning the House in 2018, and bringing honor to the Democrats, is to begin appealing to religious ideologues.

I write this in regards to her new stance on what she thinks  the democrats position on abortion should be. In particular, people should just chill out… and like be more receptive man. She thinks the party shouldn’t take a hard stance on the issue. Her opinion, not mine.

I find this a bit disconcerting. Not because I am for or against abortion in particular. But truthfully people who vote based on the pro-life stance of a candidate tend to subscribe to a certain fantasy involving a magical Jewish hippy that turns water into wine. Continue reading “Nancy Pelosi wants to take a softer stance on abortion: Religious zealots and why this is a bad idea”

Trump Doesn’t Get the Budget he Wants, But so What

Trump Doesn’t Get the Budget he Wants, But so What

Trump seems to be coming to grips with the reality that running a country is really hard work, admitting that he was unprepared to be President and that things are harder than expected. I think the bigger story here though is the man has shown some humility, which is a huge surprise, because since taking office he has tried to promote and push a purely selfish agenda.

This was a somewhat sobering moment for me, to think the POTUS is actually acting like an adult and not some sort of petulant child. Finally, facing reality it looks as if he is getting another smack down, but this time it is over his budget. Apparently, many of the large budget cuts he wants to enact have been blocked by both the Democrats and his own party. The cuts are either minimal at best, or in the case of the National Institute of Health (NIH) aren’t cuts at all. Continue reading “Trump Doesn’t Get the Budget he Wants, But so What”

April’s Feel Good Moment: The March for Science Washington D.C.

April’s Feel Good Moment: The March for Science Washington D.C.

It was cold and rainy, and my morale was starting to waiver, I’d been standing in the same spot for about two-and-a-half hours listening to people speak. I was ready to go home, and the march hadn’t even started yet. Then Bill Nye the Science Guy took the stage to offer words of encouragement, and to remind the 1,000-plus people attending what we were there to accomplish.

We were there to march, March on behalf of science. In particular, we (the crowd) were there marching in protest to the proposed budget cuts to organizations like the EPA, NIH, climate change denialism, or the idea that vaccines cause autism.

I’ve never been much of a protest person. My opinions have always been my own, and however strong they might be, I never really could be bothered to stand up for a change. In fact as I marched through our nation’s capitol I felt uncomfortable. This was new to me, it wasn’t something I would normally do, and admittedly I felt a little embarrassed doing it. Continue reading “April’s Feel Good Moment: The March for Science Washington D.C.”

The Burglary of the United States: Trump, Russia and the assholes who are investigating it all

The Burglary of the United States:  Trump, Russia and the assholes who are investigating it all

As much as I think that Donald Trump has ties to Russia, and that he is/was basically the mouth piece for Vladmir Putin, I think he is going to get away with completely stealing the presidential election.

A lot of signs point to the fact that he is guilty of some shady shit, and just about everyone around him has connections to Russia’s Sergey Kislyak. Please don’t get me started on Trump’s unusual praise for Putin.

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For one I find it increasingly problematic that as he ramps up his bombing campaigns in the Middle East, and his threats against North Korea, that the Russian investigation is getting less attention from the media. Without, actively seeking out information regarding it, the info doesn’t readily come up on the Google News home page or any of the many newsletters I subscribe too. Continue reading “The Burglary of the United States: Trump, Russia and the assholes who are investigating it all”

Bombs, Bombs Everywhere: Trumps Madness (or Brilliance?)

Bombs, Bombs Everywhere: Trumps Madness (or Brilliance?)

Mike Pence has given a word of warning to North Korea – stay in your lane or we will fuck you up. Probably not the exact words used by the vice president, but the meaning was basically the same.

Pence, while visiting Seoul, South Korea; cited the recent bombings in Syria and Afghanistan as what the U.S.  might do to the South Korea’s neighbor in the North.

In a previous article, I laid out three scenarios that could have been the motivation for the Syrian bombings. None of which included intimidation of North Korea. I never considered that the most recent events in the Middle East may have been intended to be a show of force to Kim Jong-Un. Continue reading “Bombs, Bombs Everywhere: Trumps Madness (or Brilliance?)”

Another Bomb Dropped: The Eventual Destruction of the EPA and Our Health

Another Bomb Dropped: The Eventual Destruction of the EPA and Our Health

When it comes to Trump, his foreign policy at times seems like dog shit. His bomb first ask questions later stance is unsettling to say the least, luckily he has trained his military attack dogs to go after the right enemy. Although, the geopolitical implications, let alone the implications it could potentially have on the people he represents seems to hardly be considered. I like that he is targeting ISIS, and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate group of people for the Mother of All Bombs to be dropped on. Although, I’m waiting for Idiot’s Guide to explain to me what it was all meant to accomplish.

I mean seriously this guy has a major hard on for blowing shit up, law enforcement, and tormenting  Mexican immigrants.

With his new found love of military posturing (which I’m still trying to figure out if I’m on board with), I sometimes forget that he is dicking over the American people on a monumental scale domestically. In particular with regards to the Environmental Protection Agency, and somehow he has convinced people that by gutting this program to the point of non-existence is a good thing. A program, remind you, that was started by RICHARD FUCKING NIXON! A goddamn republican, and most definitely a crook, despite what he may have said.

Continue reading “Another Bomb Dropped: The Eventual Destruction of the EPA and Our Health”

The Right Nuclear Option

The Right Nuclear Option

Today’s article is a guest post from one of my dear friends Marcus Walker. In this article Marcus takes a historical look at the Cold War and what is happening today in regards to North Korea and their threats to use nuclear weapons against the U.S.

I’ve known Marcus since childhood, and really think he is a sharp guy with a great sense of humor. Somehow in light of a dark situation he finds a way to add humor to this whole thing. I hope you enjoy.

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And fun was had by everyone

It’s 1962. Americans are listening to Bobby Vinton, smoking like tire fires, and worrying about Communism. Communism is perceived as the cold blooded, godless antagonist to American democracy, an ideological pandemic so sinister that its hypothetical infiltration into American culture would result in the cancellation of The Twilight Zone.  And here’s the kicker: For the past thirteen years, the Soviet Union has stood alongside the United States as two of the only nations (with the UK and France being the others) to successfully develop and test nuclear weapons. Continue reading “The Right Nuclear Option”