Tag Archives: trump

A COVID Conspiracy Theory that makes sense

The Pandemic so far: The first 160 plus days of the Covid19 Pandemic have been rough (especially for NYers in early going). It isn’t just from the actual bad news. The day-to-day life under shelter-in-place has been unpleasant, especially here in the city. It’s been depressing to note how many people in my part of […]

Voting controversy and how elections work

Donald Trump was very upset about the way the mid-term elections turned out. When you are involved in politics and your side loses, you are supposed to walk away quietly unless you have provable allegations of fraud. This is what we heard this week:  “The Republicans don’t win and that’s because of potentially illegal votes,” […]

‘They don’t plan to tell us’ 2018 edition

Explosions of methane in the Siberian permafrost. I first used this title four years ago, when there was scant news coverage of the explosion of methane out of the Siberian Permafrost (satellite pic from Siberian Times). I was more optimistic back then… The big news in Media Matters on Monday–of the 50 largest largest US newspapers, […]

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 […]

Flirting with nuclear disaster: a play excerpt

This is me NOT at Hiroshima. A recent Clown setup, taken by Owen Long. I have come to the realization over the past few weeks that the Masters of War are flirting with mushroom clouds again. Even though we’re unleashing routine mayhem on the poorest people of the Middle East, we have a president who […]

The Girth Certificate

A meme that’s gotten a workout over the past few days: (NOTE: THIS has been identified as an image of John Daly, a professional golfer of some girth, with Trump’s head superimposed on it. It is NOT an image of the president, but since the meme has received widespread attention, I thought it newsworthy): All […]

“He knew what he signed up for”

Sergeant La David T. Johnson, US ARMY, KIA Perhaps the most unfortunate statement of the man some have dubbed ‘Cinnamon Hitler’. Made to a service wife just widowed, with two young children with a third on the way. Tendered after a dozen days of being MIA on the soldiers, during which he had time to take in […]

You say you wanna revolution?

What People quickly understood was that there was no Constitutional mechanism for a do-over. The Founders didn’t think it was necessary to back-stop the Impeachment process with a way of dumping a whole government. Or if they did, it wasn’t expressed in the Constitution. I guess them old white guy slave-owner plutocrats figured if things were in the toilet that badly, we the people would figure out the need for revolt all on our lonesome.

A picture sticks in my mind–Angela Merkel

This is a couple weeks ago, but it occurred to me that it should still be part of our discourse. The Donald’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel a few weeks ago was disastrous. And as badly as it went for what the media actually SAW, there were things behind the scenes that must have […]

Turkey invades Syria

I like to think that I keep up with the news. But the morning news I get courtesy of MSM isn’t doing the trick anymore. If it weren’t for my friends in the Near Term Human Extinction movement, I wouldn’t have known about the deadly fires burning out of control in much of the American […]