MAGAs Can’t Handle the Truth

MAGAs not only don’t care if they’re blatantly lied to (e.g., Trump, Fox “News,” QAnon conspiracy theories), they WANT to be lied to and even demand it. There are numerous reasons for this: And the list goes on; I’m sure you can think of plenty more for yourself.  But, no matter, lies sooth them and […]

Liars of a Feather

Two Birds

Is this humble spirit the only one who sees the disturbing similarities between Alex Murdaugh and Donald Trump?  Never mind their peculiarly similar hair, they’re both frauds, charlatans, and conmen who got away with masquerading behind an impressive facade.  Above all they’re narcissists and pathological liars.  They’ve lost track of what the truth is, even […]

Coming Off the Rails

The environmental disaster in East Palestine, OH presents an obvious metaphor for our society coming off the rails, crashing and burning while we fail to address the underlying problems that caused the accident.  The residents of East Palestine, a blue-collar town that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in both 2016 and 2020, are rightfully angry, […]

Desperate Pandering

Fox News

Like many others, I’ve previously vented about the primetime hosts at Fox “News” and their flagrant pandering to the MAGA universe, creating a poisonous cycle by which misinformed opinions follow skewed reporting and vice versa, otherwise known as garbage in, garbage out.  What has been revealed by the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion […]

Normal or Crazy?

Trump Biden Street Signs

According to Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her official Republican rebuttal to President Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress, “The dividing line in America is no longer right or left. The choice is between normal or crazy.” Regrettably, this humble spirit tends to agree.  But while Governor Sanders, who formerly served as […]

You Ain’t Supposed to Be Here

Sadly, there’s no denying that a significant portion of white America, especially those with a “MAGA” mentality, don’t want Black Americans in this country, plain and simple, and are perfectly happy to see them killed by the police whenever the opportunity presents itself.  That attitude generally applies to other people of color as well, but […]

The Killing of Tyre Nichols

The behavior exhibited by the Memphis “Scorpion Unit” makes this humble spirit’s head spin, along with my stomach, in ways I didn’t know it could.  What was that?!  If their actions weren’t so atrocious, the so-called Scorpions might be compared to the Keystone Cops lost in a modern-day hellscape: those five big, burly guys couldn’t […]

The Wagner Group

The existence of the Wagner Group, a “private military company” (a polite euphemism for “paramilitary organization”) now being used to help fight Putin’s war in Ukraine, is upsetting in more ways than one.  Mercenaries are rarely a good thing, especially when they’re fighting for a terrible cause (something this humble spirit knows all too much […]

“Wokeness” Had Nothing to Do with It

Mae West

In Mae West’s first scene in her first film, 1932’s Night After Night with George Raft, the nightclub hatcheck girl compliments Ms. West’s jewelry: “Goodness, what lovely diamonds!” To which Mae responds, “Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie.”  That about sums up the Republican Party’s current obsession with “wokeness,” one more fabricated boogeyman […]

The Radical Monster

Trump at Podium

Last week Donald Trump launched a new attack on Black Georgia election workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, once again falsely accusing them of delivering suitcases full of fraudulent Biden ballots that contributed to his defeat in the 2020 election.  He said he is fighting “the evils and treachery of the Radical Left monsters who […]

The Southwest Airlines Crash

Southwest Airlines Jet Plane

The Christmas-time disaster experienced by Southwest Airlines is a good example of why capitalism so often finds itself threatened by socialism.  And maybe that’s a good thing, a strong incentive to help make sure large corporations behave themselves. Last week I suggested that government is the only thing stopping the top 1% from taking all […]

Oops, We Defunded the I.R.S.!

This humble spirit never supported “defunding the police,” but I’m even more opposed to defunding the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.), something that’s been in progress for a good while.  We’ve just learned that the I.R.S. never audited President Trump’s taxes during his presidency, despite a law requiring it to audit the tax returns of all […]

Trump’s 34 Co-Conspirators

Billboard saying "Seeking Information on US Capitol Violence"

Whenever I vent about MAGAs, which is quite often, I inevitably feel a little remorseful.  Because as much as they anger me, a part of this humble spirit remains sympathetic to their plight; to put it in a nutshell, feeling left behind in a rapidly diversifying America with an increasingly globalized, knowledge-based economy. They may […]

A Tsunami is Still Out There

While we can all rejoice that the great “red wave” that some had predicted for the midterm elections failed to materialize, we should not delude ourselves into believing the threat to our democracy has passed.  Many of Trump’s election deniers may have been defeated and the Republican House will be powerless to do much except […]

A Vampire and a Werewolf

Herschel Walker for U.S. Senate?  Talk about cringe worthy!  Good god—who came up with the idea?  Despite our profound political differences, I honestly feel sorry for Walker, the way he’s been put on display for months like the honorary “disgrace to the race.” And the poor guy doesn’t seem to have any self-awareness of the […]

Civil War Guns

Los Angeles, CA - 3/24/2018

After several weeks of feeling remarkably positive about our country and its future, last week brought me back to a never-ending sad reality: another epidemic of mass shootings, including one at an LGBTQ nightclub and one at a Walmart breakroom, and possibly more by the time you read this. It wasn’t much to give thanks […]

MAGA “Freedom”

What does “freedom” really mean to MAGAs, anyway?  Right-wing Commentators take every opportunity to shout about American freedom, insisting that it is under threat from the “radical left.” Similar to MAGAs definition of “patriots” and “patriotism,” to them the fight for “freedom” has long-since become code for anything that conflicts with their ridiculous “Little House” […]

Trump Reveals Character

Are we great yet?

It’s been said that the presidency doesn’t build character, it reveals it. There’s never been a more dangerous example than Donald Trump, whose four years in office revealed a dangerously narcissistic, potentially authoritarian, megalomaniac, a man content to destroy American democracy for his own aggrandizement (along with desperation to avoid prison). Fortunately the country dodged […]

Threatening Us With “Isms”


If every American had a dollar for every time the Republicans labeled their opponents Marxists, socialists, or communists we would all be in the top 1%.  Whenever someone on the left mentions “inequality,” the Republicans’ default response is to accuse them of one of the dreaded “isms.” (Trump, of course, took it a step further, […]

MAGA Nostalgia

retro typewriter keys

Guess what, yet another poll was released that asked Americans if they think the country is on the right track.  An overwhelming majority said it isn’t, but not surprisingly, Republicans are much more likely to be unhappy with the direction the country is heading than are Democrats, with independents in the middle.  But what really […]