Tag Archives: murder

Minneapolis Falcon Heights: Time For The NRA to Walk The Walk

Another day, and another American gunned down for having the audacity to be black. Against this latest atrocity, and apart from so much that needs to be said about sympathy for Philando Castile’s friends and loved ones, as well as … Continue reading

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Who Didn’t See This Coming?

Yet another law enforcement officer has been killed, this time near Chicago, and while the initial, uncertain reports available thus far imply that Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was not targeted, but rather that he was doing his job, happening into … Continue reading

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I Hate This Fucking Thing

Symbols. I should respond to them with a clearer head. I’m a smart guy, I know some things, like the way symbols work to galvanize allies and adversaries in their causes. Especially flags.  Especially in this country. A few days … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Malcolm X

I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat … Continue reading

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Let Electricity Do It

What do we think we’re talking about here?  Something subtle, like an electric blanket and a leaky waterbed–or just the usual, mundane film noir toaster tossed in the bathtub?

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December 29, 1890: Wounded Knee Massacre

While we’re all sitting about in our mid-Holiday malaise, drunk on sugar and fat, filled with drink and feasting and friendship and song, it should be mandatory to sober up for a moment or two and give some thought to … Continue reading

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That Was Then, This Is Now.

With apologies to the band Soft Cell, and the writer S. E. Hinton, who ruined reading for roughly half the middle-school aged children in America with her nausea-inducing drivel, but still doesn’t deserve this. Sometimes I feel I’ve got to … Continue reading

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NFL Players Salute Ferguson–Cops’ Turn To Protest

Good For Them It’s encouraging to see athletes stand up, show leadership, and express connection to the communities that support them.  I take exception to the old “I’m not a role model” stance of celebrities, particularly athletes, as expressed by … Continue reading

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