Broken? Part II

The whole broken people/original sin thing is kind of big deal to Christians, conservative and progressive alike. They tend to look at in different ways, though.  For those of a more conservative bent, original sin and the brokenness of humanity is a given. It’s one of those absolute truths some folks like to talk about: it […]

Glass Houses

So far, it’s been one of those days. Not in a bad way, though; my snark-o-meter has been going babies (that’s an Adventure Time reference for all you hopeless squares). It’s always a good day when that happens. As usual, I began my writing process with some procrastinating surfing morning reflection. Just a few minutes in, I […]

My Beloved Rednecks

I have always loved the line that makes up today’s title. I believe it comes from an early 20th century southern politician (possibly James K. Vardaman of Mississippi, but don’t hold me to that). It’s a favorite because if ever there was a group that needed some love, it’s the rednecks. Another reason I love it is […]

I’m Dreaming Of A White(washed) Christmas?

Well, I did it, beloved. I made it all the way through Advent without talking about Christmas once (okay, so maybe I mentioned once or twice, But, still…). But, now that the Christmas season is here, I can yammer away as much as I want and not worry that some damn high-church liturgy freak will […]

We Are Awesome!

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, (aka the CIA Torture Report) and it’s generated a little controversy. And, by “a little controversy”, I mean “people have lost their damn minds”. Liberals are up in arms because officials and agents of the United States […]

The Cure For AIDS?

Okay, so there’s this preacher in Tempe, Arizona named Steven Anderson who has a habit of saying controversial things. And, by “controversial”, I mean “really douchey crap calculated to draw attention”. He first came to my attention a few years back, when he went on record saying he was praying for President Obama’s death. Since […]

This Country Is Going Straight To Hell

Once again, I’m handing over the reins of the Progressive Redneck to my boyhood friend, Jefferson Davis Dudley. Jeff is very concerned over the course our nation is taking and wants to ask for your help. So, without further ado, here’s Jeff((As always, any post from my “friend” should be read as satire)). Once again, […]

Veteran’s Day 2014

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day and, just like always, I was inundated with “support the troops” pictures, posts and other such nonsense. Yes, I said “nonsense”. It’s nonsense because the phrase “support the troops” doesn’t mean a damn thing. As Noam Chomsky said “…the point of public relations slogans like “Support Our Troops” is that they […]

It’s Not All Doom And Gloom

Let say this right up front: last night was not a good night for Americans with a progressive bent. Hell, it wasn’t even a good one for moderates, considering that moderate Republicans are pretty thin on the ground these days. But, are things really as bad as some of the progressive blogs and websites are saying? […]

Halloween Isn’t Scary Anymore

So, it’s Halloween again. This is Parker’s((my son)) favorite holiday, He really gets into it, decorating the house, coming up with ever-more elaborate costumes and watching Halloween-related movies (think more Corpse Bride and less Friday the 13th). I, however, am not such a fan. Why, you ask? Because a big part of the whole Halloween […]