Tag: tea party
The War Is Real
I know it’s tough, taking your teabagger neighbor seriously; you know, the one who spends all those hours alone on the overpass just outside of town, dressed in a colonial costume, flying a Gadsden flag and dangling a homemade banner that reads “Impeach O’Bama” over the interstate. He’s a mad hatter, for sure, but this…
Immigrants Stealing “Our” Jobs?
I’m enjoying the sputtering protestations of simpleton would-be patriots in the wake of President Obama’s discussion of his plans to address immigration issues here in the USA. At base is the outrage that, after 6 years of the legislative branch refusing to allow any relevant, useful legislation to even be debated, the President is threatening…
The More Things Change…
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Among the crowds welcoming President John F. Kennedy to Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, were some folks whose litanies sound very familiar to even the casual observer of American politics. Tea, anyone–while you read?
Some Late Thoughts on Ferguson, Missouri
I have been as appalled as anyone by the events in Ferguson, Missouri–from the killing that precipitated it, through the (literally) jack-booted thuggery of the local bureaucracy’s bumbling, violent attempts to suppress the inevitable reactions, the stumbling efforts to hide their conduct from the media, to the equally inept machinations to spin the story into…