The War On Christmas

As many of you know, I’ve spent a great deal a decent amount a lot some time declaring that the War on Christmas is bullshit. In the past, I’ve hinted that it’s a smokescreen perpetrated by a certain news channel to blind the masses to how they’re getting screwed or a ploy by a cynical media whore […]

Nothing To Do With Islam?

Ever notice how, whenever Westborough Baptist Church comes out to spew their bullshit or some anti-gay nut kills a person who is LGBTQ, Christian leaders come out of the woodwork to say “This has nothing to do with Christianity” and explain that the Christian faith is based on love, not hate? No? That’s because they […]

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 […]

The Cult Of The Manly Man

Last month, The New Yorker ran a piece by Adam Gopnik titled No More Mr. Tough Guy. It addressed the public perception (and by “public”, I mean conservative bloggers and pundits) that President Obama is a wimp, a weak sister, an effeminate girly-man. Of course, supporters (and liberal/progressive critics) of the President will say it isn’t so, […]

Israel And The American Right

In the past month, Israel and Hamas have gone at each other hammer and tongs with Hamas getting the worst of it. Actually, that’s not true; the Palestinian people in Gaza have gotten the worst of it. Their homes have been destroyed, their family members killed, maimed and wounded, their country reduced to smoking rubble. […]

Not Our Best Week

Last Friday, a friend posted the following on Facebook: “People of earth: This was not your best week. You can do better. Seriously.” He was right. It was not our best week. Hell, it wasn’t even our best day. Friday, July 18 2014, is a day that evil reigned. Last Friday, we woke up to the news […]

Happy Holidays? I Think Not

It’s that time of year again: Christmas, when the secular humanists, atheists and other equally Satanic unbelievers come out of the woodwork to attack this most holy of seasons. That’s right, beloved, the war on Christmas is hot again! First, it was “Christian academic” (like those two words actually belong together) Diana Butler-Bass with her […]

Have We Learned Nothing?

Normally, I don’t talk about 9-11 on 9-11, and that’s if I say anything at all (I mean online, in person I won’t shut up). Today, I’m breaking that tradition with the question, have we, as a nation, as citizens of the world, as human beings learned nothing since that awful day in 2001? I ask […]

Pacifism vs. Reality

In a piece for Huffington Post about nonviolence, John Dear included the following: “Nonviolence means avoiding injury to anything on earth, in thought, word, or deed,” Gandhi wrote. “I am certain that if we want to bring about peace in the world, there is no other way except that of nonviolence. One person who can […]

I Don’t Wear Black

Recently, someone told me that I spend too much time fighting a battle I can’t win. They were talking about the fight for LGBTQ rights, but it’s really about justice for all. I have to admit, that statement stunned me because no one has ever called me to account over fighting for justice. This morning, I was […]