Category The Trump era

Immigration crisis–kids don’t count

We’re a week into the GOP derived immigrant/refugee children issue/maelstrom. Long story short, the US ICE (immigration cops) have been arresting families seeking asylum. and taking the children away from the families. Kids as young as a year have been separated and are now being incarcerated at mass facilities, with their parents unable to contact […]

“Hottest May in 124 years”–derp

Such was the headline we’ve been greeted with in recent days by ‘responsible’ media outlets.¬†Whether it was the Weather Channel or the New York Post, the same talking point–mostly it was ‘the hottest May in 124 years’. Most readers seeing the story (whether on their local news stand or in their ‘internets feed’) and probably […]

Economic meltdown and Iran

Over the six years I’ve had this blog, I have been writing on and off about the economic perils we face in the near term. I’ve posted multiple articles about the interaction between resource depletion and the precarious state of the world’s economic setup. I’ve been particularly worried about US economic fragility. Simply put, the […]

Democrats sucking again–killing Dodd Frank

Once upon a time (about ten years ago) there was a stock market and a banking system and a real estate bubble. It all went crashing down during a ‘liquidity crisis’ caused in large part by over leveraged banks. The General Accounting Office, the government entity charged with assessing¬† the impact of government decisions on […]

Do-It-Yourself Symbolism

After many months of dirking around, I decided I should do this. Several years ago I blogged about a symbol of near term human extinction. The enviro movement has been trapped by logos and memes that were ‘donor-friendly’–pictures of wolf cubs or frolicking polar bears or even the occasional whale. It was around this time […]

Rebranding culture jamming

I’ve had this blog for almost six years now. I launched it not long after a video of my play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB made a big splash. I had performed the play as part of a theater project for the Occupy Movement titled OCCUPY THE EMPTY SPACE held […]

The Healthcare Crisis, year 46

I have weird things that stick to my memory. It was 1972. I was a teenager in Indian Hills High School and my social studies teacher was talking about the latest article in the Scholastic Reader. It was kind of arcane for high school kids–health insurance, of all things. It was boring and wonky, but […]