Chronological Archives

  • Trump Strikes Out On Opening Day
    The most historic Major League Baseball opening day on record: Thursday, March 30, 2023 […]
  • April is Poetry Month
    Ars Poetica brings writers and visual artists together. April is poetry month! This is a description of my experiences with Ars Poetica at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Washington. […]
  • Octopus BowlCrazy for Octopi, That’s Me
    I've spent the last couple of months making pottery with an octopus motif. […]
  • A Tale of Two Perspectives on Corporate Profits and Inflation
    Not only does Reich have it right, his explanation is clear, succinct, digestible, to the pont, and convincing... […]
  • Composition and/or Improvisation
    If you look closely you can see the tears which, to me, speak volumes on the question... […]
  • On Critical Race Theory, Condoleeza Rice Couldn’t Be More Wrong
    In a recent interview, Condoleeza Rice was asked about her view of Critical Race Theory. […]
  • DeSantis Wants to Rule the Magic Kingdom…and Everything Else
    The Magic Kingdom faces a hostile invasion by Florida's idiotic governor, along with a liberal college and so much else. […]
  • What would VG have thot…
    ...afraid that my daughter Laura would go full Van Gogh […]
    All 404 errors redirect this page. If you got a 404 error that is not related to the purpose of his page, drop us a note in the comments. […]
  • The Recent “Improvements”
    An important update that explains what's been going on behind the curtain recently. […]
  • Playing By Ear, A Life’s Lesson Learned
    When you learn to listen, you can't stop learning... […]
  • BindleSnitch Contributors
    Click on the contributor to see a full listing of all of the articles posted by that author. […]
  • A Question To Think About
    I believe that mathematics is a highly specialized language created to empirically explore and explain the existence of the phenomenon of the physical environment... […]
  • Is it Spring yet? No…but I can still paint it.
    A painter's signs of spring on the Puget Sound. It seems slow in coming this year. […]
  • If George Santos Were a Black Man…
    A black man could never have gotten past the vetting and the scrutiny that would have been heaped on him from the very outset...  […]
  • Burt Bacharach, Dead at 94
    He was one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music. -----Wikipedia […]
  • I hear voices (and music)
    nobody nobody nobody […]
  • China’s Trial Balloon Tests US Air Defenses
    How China's "weather" balloons may be paving the way for asymmetrical warfare between China and the US. […]
  • FL GOP’s Stupid New Gun Bill
    GOP wants to allow "permitless" carry but didn't think it through […]
  • A conversation with Keanu Reeves on Character.AI
    Here's how Character.Ai envisioned a conversation with Keanu Reeves. […]
  • AOC Rips GOP and Shows Us What Having a Friend’s Back Looks Like
    We need more of this kind of passion in the messaging Democrats are offering the American electorate... […]
  • Black History Month, CRT, and Dr. Carter G. Woodson
    It is not teaching about racism that endangers our students, but the curricular gag-rules that seek to perpetuate their miseducation. […]
  • Support Ruben Gallego Over Kyrsten Sinema
    Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) has announced that he is going up against Senator Kyrsten Sinema. Get behind him. […]
  • Thom Hartmann Nails the Politics of the Super Rich
    Hartmann is spot on. In my view, his assertions here are indisputable and indispensable to an understanding of the political divide in this country... […]
  • Time to Breathe and a New Painting
    I have time to paint again! Here's my latest. […]
  • ‘Twas Ever Thus
    Black bodies, white agenda... […]
  • Elizabeth Warren Nails Republican Con Game
    "The House Republican plan for the debt ceiling is about protecting the wealthy and the well-connected from paying their fair share in taxes — nothing more and nothing less." […]
  • Reparations
    Finally, I would make the suggestion that any reparation cash payments distributed on request, be made to the oldest black Americans first for obvious or even glaring reasons.... […]
  • The Stars From Our Youth
    A poem upon hearing that David Crosby had set sail for his final destination […]
  • MLK’s Last Sunday Sermon: The Case for Reparations
    March 31, 1968 at the National Cathedral […]
  • Disqualification and Normalcy
    There was a time when advocating violence as legitimate political expression in public discourse was sufficient disqualification from holding elective public office. […]
  • I’m Still Here!
    I haven't been here much but will be back again soon. […]
  • Are Schumer and Leahy Boneheads?
    Schumer and Leahy have given away the federal judiciary and even the Supreme Court for the foreseeable future. […]
  • Putin, Caesar, and The Godfather: Parallels and A Question
    In 'The Godfather' saga, assassination was more than a way of doing business. It was apparently a way of life for the men at the highest levels of the criminal organization and enterprise depicted in the book and films. […]
  • Merry Christmas from Ohio
    Right now it’s ten degrees. I never thought I’d look at ten degrees as a relief from the cold but it absolutely is. […]
  • The Best Christmas Song Ever
  • The World Cup: Remembering Pele
    The current World Cup moment belongs to Argentina and their greatest player, Lionel Mesi. However, for me, World Cup history still belongs to Pele, the greatest of all time. […]
  • In case you missed it: The Jan 6th Committee: Criminal Referrals
    "If Trump were a black man, he’d have been indicted, prosecuted, and convicted by now and, he most certainly would be disqualified and barred from seeking any office in the future…" […]
  • Why Can’t We Make A Case?
    A student of modest capacity would be able to make a substantial and solid case against Trump upon successful completion of the first year of study at a law school anywhere in the country... […]
  • Businessman hand using smartphones to search for information and chat with AI or artificial intelligence, Database with intelligent system, future technology, technical progress, smart chatbox.All About ChatGPT
    Everything you never wanted to know about AI content generators...almost. […]
  • Danish pastries for breakfast on a wooden table. Pastries are stuffed with cheese cream and cranberries jam.Bindle Improvements: Instant Images and Stockpack
    AI comes to WordPress or How to Create Featured Images Without Fuss or Bother […]
  • NYT Article Misleads Readers On Fusion Energy News
    The New York Times Descends to Click Baiting an article on nuclear fusion. […]
  • ChatGPT Is About to Change The World for the Worse
    The hoopla around ChatGPT has obscured the fact that the AI invasion of the thought space is nothing new. It has been going on for decades...but […]
  • Kyrsten Sinema: Independent? Lady In Red
    She seeks attention and places herself ahead of party and principles to get it... […]
  • A Takeaway From the Georgia Runoff
    The fact that Trump is a loser and has a knack for picking electoral losers should be crystal clear to anyone paying half-hearted.attention to the proceedings. […]
  • Cold Hands
    I said my hands are cold... […]
  • Not Just Paint
    How I came to be a potter as well as a painter. […]
  • The Thanksgiving Frenzy
    Every year, when the Thanksgiving Frenzy comes around, it always surprises me, […]
  • Res Ipsa Loquitur: The Matter Speaks for Itself can hear the sharp and distinct clarity of the perfect pitch in his voice... […]
  • Dave Chappelle on SNL and Jews
    Don’t blame us for reacting to attacks. We have to. […]
  • Elon Musk is a Fraud (As If We Didn’t Know)
    Elon Musk apparently lies at the drop of a hat, a personality trait that bodes no good for his financial empire. […]
  • The Yellow Teapot
    This is the story behind my painting of a yellow teapot sitting on lacework made by my grandmother. […]
  • Poem: Delusions and Eidolons
    They laid claims to their versions of reality while ignoring our claims to the same […]
  • Poem: Iliads and Odysseys
    Iliads and Odysseys, Odysseys  and Iliads, they come and go, they came and went, heroes and villains remembered together […]
  • Cortez Masto Wins – But Democrats Won’t Control The Senate
    Cortez Masto wins in Nevada but that doesn't mean the Democrats Control the Senate. […]
  • Some Thoughts on What it’s Like for Me These Days as an Artist
    Just me, musing on what it's like to be a working artist who doesn't have to support herself with her art. […]
  • “There are things that polling misses.”: Koshersalaami
    "...the mainstream media wimps keep reciting the history of the midterm elections as though it were some kind of immutable inevitability." […]
  • Nicole: The Hurricane That Didn’t Happen
    A funny little story about the storm that didn't arrive […]
    The loss of the governorship in Oregon and the legislature in Wisconsin could very well determine the outcome of the 2024 presidential election. […]
  • In Case You Missed It: Biden on Protecting Democracy
    Just ahead of the midterm elections that in involve the highest of the high stakes in the American political process, Biden speaks out on the fact that this time, Democracy is on the ballot.. […]
  • The Jan 6 Committee Oversteps on Trump Tax Returns
    Time is running out for the January 6 Committee because, on January 6, when the Republicans take over the House, the committee will be killed off. […]
  • A Passing
    Musings on the passing of my mother. […]
  • Precarious
    A still life arrangement at the Georgia O'Keeffe studio/museum in Abiquiu, New Mexico, provided the inspiration for this painting. […]
  • Oscar Peterson: ‘Nuff Said
    Improvisation that is impossible to copy, emulate, or repeate... […]
  • Changes to Categories and Listings
    I've been tinkering with the site and made some changes I want to tell you about. […]
  • Copy Protection Removed
    That annoying copy protection thing has been removed. I'm surprised that no one ever complained about it. […]
  • Next Stop: Andromeda
    Physics is getting very weird. These people need to be closely monitored before the blow up the whole planet. […]
  • Where is accountability for something this big?
    This is one of the biggest smoking guns in American history […]
  • Third Abiquiu Painting
    Features of many adobe structures in new Mexico include the warm orange tones and soft edges of the adobe, contrasted with the sharp turquoise blues of windows and doors. […]
  • Ron Desantis: Fascist Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    Today, Desantis is openly and publicly seeking and taking credit for his inhumane treatment of migrants seeking refuge from violence and oppression... […]
  • Flower Portraits
    About some of my flower portraits, all painted since the start of COVID. […]
  • The Impending Constitutional Crisis
    There's a constitutional crisis brewing between POTUS AND SCOTUS, between a democratically elected president and a politicized Supreme Court. […]
  • Daytime Moon at Abiquiu
    The daytime moon was visible in Abiquiu while I was there visiting Georgia O'Keefe's home. […]
  • Georgia’s Ladder
    A new painting, and a short description of the events surrounding it. […]
  • All That Quiet
    Still painting and sometimes even still writing about it. Here's the latest one. […]
  • The Internet is our Tower of Babel
    Everybody labels what they don’t agree with as fake news, and misinformation flows much faster than truth, […]
  • Vote The Midterms
    "...Thus, it largely comes down to which side gets more of its reliable voters to the polls ... to vote against the other party." […]
  • A Small {r} Republican’s Argument for Monarchy
    One of the main problems with our constitutional republic, based upon an idea, is that most people are not good with theory and principle […]
  • Let Them Eat Cars
    Being above the law is a privilege reserved to those white folks who believe they're born to rule. […]
  • Some Thoughts on the Death of the ‘Queen’
    Several hundred years of British empire and colonialism and the British Monarchy ensured that the racist rationales and justifications were spread to the four corners of the world. […]
  • In Case You Missed It: The Unveiling
    Michelle Obama calls out, nails, and destroys the sons and daughters of American White Privilege in one of the most insightful and poignant speeches ever given during a special event at the White House. […]
  • Putin’s War Isn’t Setting the World on Fire
    The largest atomic bomb ever detonated was the Soviet Union’s 1961 behemoth, 'Tsar Bomba'. […]
  • Living Wage v Minimum Wage
    The minimum wage does not provide a living wage for most American families. […]
  • What It Costs To Fix a Hernia
    Hernia operations are not as easy to cope with as you've been told. Get a second opinion from a Dr who doesn't do hernias.. […]
  • You Know You’re Getting Old When
    You know you're getting old when you suddenly remember why you are writing a post... […]
  • The Gold Buttons
    Her career was many things, and among them was perseverance.  […]
  • “Activist” Investor Takes a Run At The New York Times
    Activist Investor ValueAct buys a 6.7% stake in the New York Times Company but they are probably not going to be able to change the way the Times operates […]
  • The FBI’s On The Hot Seat – Again
    It's a funny thing. Back in the sixties and seventies, we were all sure that the FBI WAS a criminal enterprise that spent its time spying on the anti-war movement […]
  • BindleSnitch News Digest for August 16, 2022
    Short takes with editorial comments about stories in today's "paper of record." […]
  • Why Trump
    The thing about Trump, the huge thing about Trump, is that he gets it. He’s the Only Sane Politician. Everything that’s obvious to you but not obvious to the politicians and the media […]
  • The terrorist next door
    I didn’t hear anything in the morning when it happened. I was downstairs getting breakfast. I don’t think any shots were fired at the FBI building. […]
  • Important: How to Use Tags Correctly
    Do not use tags for anything other than your byline. We are using tags to build better author pages. Please make sure that you enter your byline […]
  • Rating McDonald’s Mobile App
    What McDonald's offers today simply cannot compare or compete with what McDonald's once was.... […]
  • Another Something to Think About
    What do privacy and democracy have in common? […]
  • And, Stupid People Shall “Inherit The Wind”
    Proverbs 11:29: He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise in heart. […]
  • Journalistic Advocacy in Defending & Preserving Democracy
    As Journalists, neither Thomas Paine nor Benjamin Franklin were objective. […]
  • On Stupidity
     My view has always been that Trump managing to clear this bar only says something about the way that we think about intelligence […]
  • Inflation Is:
    There are some who see making a profit as an element or component of good citizenship and patriotism. […]
  • New Rules for Daily Behavior in a Shooting Gallery
    Highland Park is a Jewish neighborhood. Do you really think that was a coincidence? […]
  • A Poem for the 4th of July
    O, let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be—the land where every man is free. […]
  • The Ruling in Dobbs and the 13th Amendment
    An astute constitutional originalist or textualist might easily conclude that forced pregnancy is subsumed into the phrase; "involuntary servitude". […]
  • Thomas is Clueless re Appointment to Supreme Court
    Clarence Thomas is on the Court because he's a special kind of house Negro and a garden variety hypocrite who got lucky... […]
  • Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
    ...the party of small government and conservative judicial restraint has brought the country beyond autocratic rule... […]
  • The Origin and History of The Big Lie
    “A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots.”—Mark Twain […]
  • White Supremacy, The Grift that Keeps On Giving
    Trump has succeeded in instinctively tapping into this American reflex and created a persona made out of political whole cloth. […]
  • A Takeaway from the 1st Jan 6 public hearing
    If Trump was a black man... […]
  • The founding fathers’ implied promise of white supremacy…
    Trump's MAGA movement and cult resonates, either intuitively or instinctively, with nearly half of the predominately white American population who America 'belongs' to white folks... […]
  • Bang, Bang
    You're going on about your business doing ordinary things on an ordinary day when, all of a sudden, bang, bang, bang, bang, your existence is shattered by gunfire. […]
  • Racism and Guns in America
    You want effective gun control? I've said this repeatedly: Advise and urge black people to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms... […]
  • Coach Kerr Speaks Against Republican Inaction On Gun Violence
    In case you missed it. During the pregame press conference ahead of game 4 between the Warriors and Mavericks […]
  • A Question About Evidence, Proof and God
    In 'Faith v Fact', Jerry A Coyne raises a key question: whether the drama of 'creation' inevitably culminates in humans (or something like humans) who are capable of acknowledging the playwright. […]
  • Carlin destroys pro life conservatives in one minute
    The hyperbolic punchline is as apt and accurate today as it was more than 20 years ago. […]
  • An oversimplified juxtaposition?
    The juxtaposition of the terms can explain, to a degree, the Trump phenomenon with a through line... […]
  • Lunar eclipse right now
    Go outside and look up […]
  • My latest thinking on Palestine
    This particular path comes from wondering about Palestinian self-determination. I’ve noticed that the Palestinians seem far more concerned with getting the Jews out of Israel […]
  • Ipswich
    Sometimes age startles me. I’m looking at buildings in the US that were around for at least a quarter of a century before Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi were born. […]
  • A Brief Subject Matter Inventory
    I didn't mention racism in America because there's a racial aspect or component to virtually everything that can be identified for inclusion in this inventory... […]
  • Musicians I found on YouTube during COVID
    Like everyone else, presumably, I spent a lot of time on YouTube during COVID. I ran across a few musicians whom I thought were worth learning about. […]
  • Prohibition, Abortion and The Bad Court
    A leaked memo indicates that five members of the sitting Supreme Court of the United States are on record favoring the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal […]
  • Ban The Bullets, Not The Guns
  • Fictional Car Facts About Tesla
    A brief note about how the New York Times talks down to its readers with simplistic summaries of complicated stories. […]
  • Selling Wind Power With Misleading News Leads
    Another example of media manipulation, this time from alternative energy advocates. […]
  • How Qualified Do You Have to Be?
    Black people have been saddled at birth with the burden of overcoming this social, political, legal, and cultural barrier through the entirety of the history of this country. […]
  • Ginni and Clarence Thomas v 28 U.S. Code § 455
    If you really want to know where the bar is re spouses of federal judges, read the entire statute. […]
  • A story about Madeleine Albright
    "Did you notice who we just passed?" I asked my wife. She hadn't. "Madeline Albright." "You're right." […]
  • Va Fa Napoli
    The Ukrainians did not want the Russian warship there.  Telling them to go to Naples seems like a reasonable thing to say in that circumstance. […]
  • Refugees and Racism
    As if being forced to become a refugee fleeing from war isn't psychologically and emotionally traumatic enough... […]
  • From Putin’s Bluff to Putin’s Invasion
    There is no straight line from Putin's bluff to Putin's invasion or to any one particular course of action. […]
  • “All We Know Is That We Don’t Know…”
    I like listening to him, and he’s even more interesting to watch while singing, and at the same time, he makes me want to punch his face flat. […]
  • Nukes
    Vladimir Putin recently brought up the idea of using nuclear weapons. When he talked about invading Ukraine he wasn’t bluffing. About using nuclear weapons […]
  • “Is the Nightmare Black or Are the Windows Painted…”
    I saw bizarre images of people furtively seeking shelter from Russian rockets in Lviv, Ukraine. […]
  • Russians
    “….it’s such an ignorant thing to do if the Russians love their children too…” […]
  • Putin’s Bluff Failed: So He Will ‘Denazify’ Ukraine by Invading
    Putin's Bluff' has morphed into 'Putin's Crusade' to bring about the "denazification" of Ukraine the country he says shouldn't even exist. […]
    A jocular poem about an unjocular subject. […]
  • Bluffing Comment
    The concept of bluffing is not limited to how a bluff works in a game. […]
    As you get older life is like always being up at bat when it's two out in the bottom of the ninth, the score is two-to-one against you […]
  • Russia Says It’s Begun Pulling Back Some Troops From Around Ukraine
    Russia says some troops are returning to their bases, but other large-scale military drills continue. […]
  • A Very, Very Brief Look at Putin’s Russia
    Putin didn't create the criminality of the Russian government. He stepped into what was an active and ongoing criminal enterprise... […]
  • How will you know if the news is real or fake?
    Quora is a site where people pose questions and whoever feels like it answers them, with or without listing credentials. I sometimes find questions I’m interested in answering […]
  • Black History Month: The ‘Other’ Black Russian
    This is absolutely not a Beethoven was black post. […]
  • Freedom: Not Just Good. It’s the Right Thing to Do.
    It has been said that democracy is not the best form of government, but it is the best we have.  I find this analysis to be valid because it allows for choice, and the accountability for those choices.  […]
  • ABC suspends Whoopi Goldberg over Holocaust remarks
    She's 67 years old. With all of her exposure and experience, you would think that she knows better. […]
  • My Country
    From every mountainside… […]
  • Kasparov with Velshi on MSNBC Re The Matter of Putin’s Bluff
    "Putin isn't playing chess. He's playing poker, and he is bluffing." […]
  • January 6th 2021 the Constitution and the Rule of Law
    The Constitution of the United States of America Amendment 14, Section 3 […]
  • Putin’s Bluff
    The bullies don't want to lose any money to the old black guy who looks like the kind of player who will win the pot and quit the game... […]
  • A Covid Question
    Trump cultists believe that they are demonstrating their fealty to Trump and his MAGA movement by refusing to get vaccinated and wear masks. […]
  • Touch of Depleted Uranium
    Today is a little different, though.  Did you notice?  The tanks are back.  In our American morning, there is still a sort of silence.  We can pretend that coffee time is the same, but tanks are being called to an assembly in Europe and the noise is rising.  […]
  • Economic Sanctions Won’t Work
    Frankly speaking, diplomacy, as such, won't work with an individual who is incapable of responding to anything other than the power of money and military might. […]
  • Viva Vida’s
    Growing up in the late 20th century in Ohio which was on its comedown from the bustling 60s created a certain kind of sense of humor that you had to develop in lieu of going crazy.  […]
  • “In My Mind and In My Car”
    And while I listened to this song years ago, over and over, “in my mind and in my car…”, this portion was uniquely interesting.  “You were the first one.  You were the last one.” […]
  • Brace for Impact
    Individuality became a power to rival the power systems created by humans since humans settled onto plots of land and started declaring ownership of it…and the people on it…and women. […]
  • MLK and Cognitive Dissonance
    The impact of Kings speech and the nonviolence of the Civil Rights Movement can be heard in the speech given by LBJ as he addressed a joint session of Congress in 1965... […]
  • Dear Madame Vice President
    A short footnote for Kamala Harris' and her fundraisers. […]
  • BindleSnitch Fuckery?
    There are no Pulitzer Prizes for abject silence.... […]
  • Question for A Saturday Revised With An Answer
    Nowhere in the Trump manifesto is there any sort of reference to Jeffersonian Equality and/or Madisonian Democracy. […]
  • Voting Rights Legislation: Schumer v McConnell
    While it is said that the truth will prevail, it must also be said that the truth cannot prevail if we don't know what the truth is... […]
  • Scientists Squabble Over Pluto: Pluto Doesn’t Care
    Scientists squabbling over whether Pluto is a planet proves one point beyond a shadow of a doubt: scientists can be just as stupid as anyone else. You probably don't care whether Pluto is a planet...but here's a news flash: Pluto doesn't care either., […]
  • The First Anniversary of January 6th by the Numbers
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. […]
  • A dog bowl
    The bowl hasn’t worn at all in a half century of use. […]
  • Kim Potter found guilty in death of Daunte Wright: The Question
    Ex-officer Kim Potter found guilty on two counts of manslaughter […]
  • Site Closing, continuing to gather?
    Just read the damned piece […]
  • Sen. Raphael Warnock (D GA) Nails the Hypocrisy of Bipartisanship
    If you care about democracy at all, this is must see TV: […]
  • Just in case you wanted to know…
    If you don't get booed, or pooh- poohed, you'll likely end up talking about when/whether you'll get boosted... […]
  • Justice Sotomayor’s Question
    ”Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?” […]
  • The Arbery Verdicts: Guilty!
    At the end of the day, the Arbery verdict is about what equal justice under law is supposed to look, sound, and feel like... […]
  • Compared to What?
    The recent legal events and courtroom occurrences are reminiscent of the concerns and issues I went to law school to address and eradicate... […]
  • A Question About the Rittenhouse Verdict
    ...and all else being exactly the same... […]
  • Fascism and Racism
    It begins with the disregard of fundamental human and civil rights and the declaration that the very presence of the "other" in the general population is somehow fraudulent and illegal... […]
  • Monosentence Monday: the Filibuster
    it’s a one sentence post, just read it […]
  • Why the spike in the price of gas at the pump?
    The people who are in control of the vagueries of gas and oil production and prices in this country are not friends of Joe Biden or Democracy. […]
  • Black Pastors and Fair Trials
    The defense attorney here is the embodiment of 'living history' and provides us with the opportunity to relive history in real time without the need for a dramatic reenactment...  […]
  • Politics Girl: Talking Common Sense About Messaging
    "In general, the reason the Democratic Party always sounds so helplessly incoherent is because its lawmakers are trying to simultaneously appease their corporate donors and look like they are fulfilling their public promises to fix problems created by those corporate donors. […]
  • Sell the Brownie
    Democrats need to stop selling the recipe... […]
  • Failure to Appear: Update! Bannon Charged With Crimnal Contempt
    Subsequent to a contempt citation, the presiding officer of the chamber can be instructed to refer the matter to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. […]
  • About Me and my husband
    Now, a lot of people have no idea or interest in the Cat Fancy, which is worldwide. Most people if they appear interested at all, assume it is like the AKC dog shows shown on tv. Yes and no. […]
  • Abortion
    there are a lot of politicians and judges…not really trying to reduce the number of abortions in America by the most logical means, which would be reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies, putting the lie to what this issue is really about. […]
  • Here’s a Question or Two
    Would the country be able to withstand the aftermath of a Trump guilty verdict? […]
  • Spoiled by music in college
    Getting older, actually […]
  • Not exactly a silver lining, but close
    Image taken 9/26/21, Stowe, VT […]
  • We Can Look Into This, It’s Free
    The most attractive feature is that it's free of charge and one person could conceivably be the host for additional blog accounts... […]
  • The Evil That Men Do
    In short, government mandates re public education and public health are as American as apple pie and the flag. […]
  • The State of the Political Union
    When lies and hypocrisy are treated as the rhetorical and moral equivalents of truth and fact In public discourse, reason and reasonableness no longer matter. […]
  • Bill Baird: The Forgotten Pro-Choice Hero
    Bill Baird gave a single condom and some contraceptive foam to a female  Boston University undergraduate. He was promptly arrested for violating the Massachusetts Crimes Against Chastity law in 1967. In 1972, SCOTUS overturned the law. […]
  • Incentivizing Oppression, Then and Now
    Like its 1850 precursor re slavery, this law is not as much about abortion as it is about oppression. […]
  • Democracy Is Going Down The Tubes…Again
    The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers […]
  • Biden is Having a Hard Day’s Night
    Defending democracy is not one man's job. Defending democracy is not a spectator sport. […]
  • New Rules of the Road for 2021 and Beyond
    Most accidents are caused by people who are drunk, high on drugs, whacked out on prescription pharmaceuticals, sleep-deprived, distracted by their electronic devices, in the midst of relationship ending screaming matches with their soon to be ex-partners, […]
  • One sentence post: what defines conservatives
    It’s a one sentence post […]
  • Consumer Advisory
    This is the first of more than 980 poems that I plan to post here. Gotta do something to make this site worthwhile. […]
  • The Genisis of the Politics of Vaccine Misinformation
    Currently, 16 vaccines – some requiring multiple doses at specific ages and times – are recommended from birth to 18 years old. Some are required before entering public school. […]
  • The American Paradox?
    It is virtually impossible to confer substantive, viable, and enforceable civil rights upon people whose basic human rights are not acknowledged and respected. […]
  • Some Questions, If BindleSnitch Goes Viral…
    Given what most of us write and post, the possibility exists that a piece can be discovered by the likes of MSNBC or CNN,  and deemed worthy of national exposure. […]
  • Voter ID: White Folks Can’t Leave Home Without It
    The Republican message to nonwhite people who wish to exercise the right to vote: What's in your wallet? […]
  • Accidental Glampers
    Even so, hitting the road was somewhat liberating.  We had been planning for a month or so to join our friends on a camping trip on an island in Lake Champlain.  Last summer it was difficult to see what the future would look like […]
  • Holy cow – I caused a riot
    I didn't advocate kicking kitties or pummelling puppies. […]
  • A single sentence and a question about voting rights
    Why isn't this enough? […]
  • The Alamo Myth:Texas and Slavery
    It's virtually impossible to get people to stop lying to you, when they won't stop lying to themselves and each other. […]
  • Lightning bugs
    Forget the porcupine. This really is about lightning bugs. […]
  • Global Warming anyone?
    Highway to Hell - no thanks […]
  • Joy Reid is Spot On: Reprise
    If America doesn't continue to evolve toward a multiracial, multicultural egalitarian democracy it must surely devolve into a plutocratic autocracy predicated on white supremacy.... […]
  • Socialized Medicine?
    It seems that an internet search for "socialized medicine" largely nets cartoons decrying its horrors. […]
  • Critical Race Theory: Two Views
    It doesn't seem possible that both Barack Obama and Ted Cruz. graduated from Harvard Law School. […]
  • Mowing the lawn
    This post is really about mowing the lawn. This isn’t code for anything andI’m not making a larger point. […]
  • Understanding American wealth distribution
    The problem with looking at wealth is that we don’t have a sense of scale. […]
  • Taking a Ride
    Sometimes I see his own will independent of mine.  I have stood and watched, with him not engaged with me, and watched the force with which he has galloped off toward something that caught his interest. […]
  • Darnella Frazier Awarded Pulitzer Special Citation
    Her act of extraordinary courage and presence of mind has changed the course of world history and the nature of the conversation about police misconduct and the need for meaningful reforms in law enforcement. […]
  • More about Maureen
    In which it approaches the existential […]
  • Red Velvet and Other New Works
    New paintings for 2021 include landscapes, more flowers and some new materials. […]
  • Is Manchin Preparing to ‘Bait & Switch’ His Way to the Presidency?
    It may well be that his long range plan is to wait until Trump himself becomes politically irrelevant due to federal and state prosecutions. […]
  • The End of the American Experiment?
    A small diatribe on the subject of what is happening to the American experiment in self-government. […]
  • Bipartisanship Through the Looking Glass
    Legislative bipartisanship is little more than a rabbit hole the exploration of which will accomplish nothing more than the waste of the time remaining on the legislative clock that will run out by the end of July. […]
  • Kindergarten 2.0
    Now, we are into another adjustment.  We have to find out how to live together.  We have been, “on a break”, as Ross and Rachel used to say, from the cast of “Friends.”  Our break, however, hasn’t been romantic… […]
  • 4,000 attempted murders that somehow don’t count
    That’s over 4,000 attempts to kill civilians. If this was being done on the ground we’d call it terrorism, which is of course what it is. […]
  • It’s Been A Year
    Since testimony began on March 29, at least 64 people have died at the hands of law enforcement nationwide, with Black and Latino people representing more than half of the dead.  The average was more than three killings a day. […]
  • Why War: Einstein and Freud on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature
    Einstein — “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”  […]
  • Hail & Farewell
    The town seems empty now without my friend. […]
  • Guest Post: We hold all of these truths
    In case you’re wondering what liberal Zionism looks like outside of me […]
  • My Last Words On Space Invaders
    Several good reasons not to believe the latest hysterical assertions about the presence of aliens among us. Donald Trump is already on board. […]
  • Beethoven, The Street Musician?
    The premiere took place in Vienna on May 7, 1824, nearly 100 years ago this month. Despite its unpracticed and under-rehearsed presentation, the audience was ecstatic. […]
  • Jessica Anderson Personifies the Case for Passage of HR1
    "We did it in Iowa and nobody noticed." ----Jessica Anderson […]
  • If You Missed It: Liz Cheney Speaks Truth In Defence of Democracy
    "Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar." ---- Liz Cheney […]
  • Not Kunta Kinte’s “Kizzy”
    Meet the woman who is being credited with designing the COVID19 vaccine being produced and distributed by Moderna... […]
  • A Midterm (Civics Exam) Question
    We know what happened on January 6th, 2021. […]
  • East Jerusalem and what’s happening in Sheikh Jarrah
    If Israel wants East Jerusalem to be considered other than occupied territory, it is incumbent on the Israeli government to treat the Arab population there like they are treated within Israel’s borders and not like they are treated in occupied territories. […]
  • Let’s Flip This
    It’s 2020, President Hillary Clinton runs for reelection and loses. She does not, however, accept her loss. […]
  • One sentence post: Fringes
    One sentence post, you don’t need an exerpt […]
  • Why Trump? A Question and Answer
    In short, Trump is the composite face of the white people who fear becoming the numerical, political, and social minority in America. […]
  • Strategy and Tactics
    Losing to people who would destroy American Democracy and establish an Americanized version of apartheid, rule by the white minority, is not an option. […]
  • Fact v Truth
    To this day you would be hard pressed to find a Yankee fan who would relent and accept the fact of the umpire's call at the plate. […]
  • For Those About to Walk…
    The older man at the beginning is powerful already.  His concern is about the loss of power, and displaying the trappings of power helps to project it.  The younger man is pursuing power... […]
  • One and Done!
    Given the current political climate, proof of vaccination may well become an element of exercising the right to vote, travel, see a movie, or a ball game. […]
  • Today’s New Pet Peeve: Banning Menthol Cigarettes
    The Biden administration wants to ban menthol cigarettes because menthol cigarettes, long most popular among communities of color, have been targeted by advocacy groups that believe menthol cigarettes are a "gateway" product in the mistaken belief that menthol cigarettes aren't as "harsh" as regular cigarettes. […]
  • Biden’s Speech: Historical in Speaking Truth Unto the People Update
    Narry a word about the colonials taking over the ramparts and the airports! […]
  • Walking Miles
    The Highway patrolman came to the passenger side of the my vehicle.  Miles was in the back seat.  He motioned for me to put the window down. […]
  • A Step Toward Economic, Racial, and Social Justice
    "It is an important step toward economic, social, and racial justice, and an economy that works for all Americans.” […]
  • Walking in the Dairy Aisle
    While we were talking to mom, the daughter came running in with a kitchen knife.  We spun toward the daughter. […]
  • Walking in America with Robert Ford and Jesse James
    And at the time Lincoln was singing that song of America, Jesse James was playing a different tune.  And judging from James’s popularity, many Americans were listening to a different tune. […]
  • Guilty On Alll Counts! (Update)
    Has anything changed? […]
  • Walking in Hollywood
    One night in Hollywood Division I had to work with an officer that I really didn’t like.  This guy was the cliche’d stereotype of what everyone hates about police. […]
  • Walking in Futenma Town
    Walking down those narrow, shadowy streets, past widows that slid open and closed horizontally rather than vertically, my mind tormented me […]
  • Pat Robertson, when you’re right, you’re right!
    I have often asked: When, oh when will white people put a stop to this shit?! Pat Robertson and I may be on common ground here. […]
  • Back in The Game
    If I seem to be MIA, now you know why... […]
  • The Invention of the Police
    Why did American policing get so big, so fast? The answer, mainly, is slavery. […]
  • Europe 1348
    Art thou more afeared of side effects than of death? […]
  • The Plane that Lands
    [T]here is professionalism among police officers.  There are agencies which have higher standards than others.  The criticisms I hear lately are moronic.  […]
  • Scene from a Georgia voting line
    see attached clip from Ben-Hur […]
  • Accountability – one sentence post
    It’s a one sentence post. There’s no sense in reading an excerpt, particularly given that this excerpt contains one more sentence than the post does. […]
  • You said you want numbers
    The poll — which was conducted July 9-12, before the death of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis — found that a majority of voters, 56 percent, say that American society is racist, while 40 percent disagree. […]
  • 53 years ago today, March 31st, 1968
    A Democratic president from Texas--a Democratic president who had been a segregationist for most of his career--finally and firmly embraced civil rights. […]
  • Piano Magic Tricks
    These tricks will work on an acoustic piano. If you hold down a key gently enough for the note not to sound and hit the right other key sharply, a third predictable note will ring. […]
  • Revenge of the Boring Man
    My wife, when having trouble sleeping, would sometimes ask me to tell her about the overtone series. […]
  • Fish Scandals: Guardian Warns Fake Fish Frauds Spoiling Dinners
    depending upon the breed of fish and the country where it is eaten, anywhere from 25% to 50% (or more) of the fish you eat may not be the fish you thought you bought, and this is a problem that permeates the wholesale fish industry, retail fish sales, and the restaurant trade.  […]
    Ever since the Coronavirus first struck, I've been wondering how will such a virulent virus affect immunosuppressed people. More importantly, how will immunosuppression regimens affect the vaccines […]
  • LBJ, The Ides of March, and Voting Rights
    In a 'whites only' America, the votes of nonwhite citizens are fraudulent by definition. […]
  • Darnella Frazier
    "The teenager who recorded the viral video of Derek Chauvin detaining George Floyd at a Minneapolis street corner has taken to social media to open up for the first time about what she documented in her neighborhood nearly 10 months ago." […]
  • Which posts would you save?
    When you look at your posts, which ones would you want to save and why? I guess this is sort of an open call. […]
  • Zoom adventure
    Spooky green-screen effects […]
  • Civilization: It Really Could Work
    I have had few experiences with government services since my time in the Marines, so my impressions of them basically remained from that time.  Well, things have changed, and not for the better […]
  • Attacking 15th Amendment now, 19th later
    “Because it puts us at a disadvantage relative to Democrats.” […]
  • Texas, Take 3
    You’d think that with all that weather-related power grid crap that the Texas government wouldn’t do anything else stupid. You’d think. […]
  • Black History To Become A Required Offering in CT High Schools
    All Connecticut high schools will be required to offer an elective course in African American, Puerto Rican and Latino history by 2022.... […]
  • Texas, Take 2
    On August 29, 2011, I published a post on Open Salon called “Governor Perry’s Flirtation With Secession.” I’m reprinting it here, with an epilogue. […]
  • The Great Debate: Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B. Du Bois
    Both men wanted the same thing: socioeconomic equality for Blacks in America, but based on their experiences, they formed two contrasting opinions on how to get there. […]
  • Black History Month: Letter from a Birmingham Jail
    "Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection." ----MLK […]
  • My Tarot Website
    Years in the making! […]
  • Black History Month: The Obama Effect
    Many Republicans had become so crazed and incensed over the mere thought of a black man in the White House that they had literally lost their minds to the notion that: "If they'll elect a black man, they'll elect me too!" […]
  • Re Domestic Terrorism: There Ought to Be a Law
    Domestic terrorism is a national problem. It should also be a federal crime. […]
  • The Prescience of Abraham Lincoln as a Young Man
    "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." […]
  • It’s Official….Take Note!
    Without accountability, there can be no decency. Without decency, there can be no democracy. […]
  • Seeing the Capitol
    Seeing it was jarring. I’ve never had a negative reaction to it before. It means something different now. […]
  • A Question About Election Fraud in Georgia
    a) (1) A person commits the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree when, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony under this article, he or she solicits, requests, commands, importunes, or otherwise attempts to cause the other person to engage in such conduct. […]
  • Let’s Play ‘What If’ with a False Equivalence
    What if Farrakhan and the event organizers had chosen to ignore and violate the terms and parameters of the permits issued and march up Pennsylvania Avenue with the expressed intention to storm the Capitol? […]
  • Impeachment Video Case & Summary of Team Trump Legal Defense
    Resolved, the Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following article of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate: […]
  • Don’t Put That in a Precarious Position
    The idea of bipartisanship is exactly what we all know it to be...unless it isn’t.  To the point, I think this recent Tango with the GOP over governance, and the desire to do so in a bipartisan manner, is a litmus test for how committed they are to the United States […]
  • Here’s a Rich Fact
    U.S. Billionaires Could Give $3,400 Stimulus Checks To 331 Million Americans Using Only Their Increase In Wealth Since March 2020... […]
  • A question, using the Rice Krispies jingle
    Snat Crackle Tot […]
  • A Small Plumbing Problem
    "It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it." […]
  • One Sentence Post: A Message to Democrats
    We ran the table and won the government in a clean sweep... […]
  • Black History Month: Scoop There It Is!
    On 10 June 1896, Alfred applied for a patent on his invention. He was awarded patent 576,395 on 2 February 1897. […]
  • Are SOME People Really Buying US Currency with Trump’s Signature?
    If this ripoff tells us anything, it is telling us that the people who support Donald Trump believe that other people who support Donald Trump are so stupid that they will believe this drivel, and they might be right.  […]
  • The Latest on Maureen, if You Were Wondering. Or not.
    I thought I'd lighten things up around here with a progress report on my dear sister, Maureen. […]
  • The Sum of Their Fears
    "If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; ... if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle." ------Sun Tzu […]
  • A Funny Thing Happened…
    Sure enough, the zombie rose again.  Watching this process repeat with this concept and others over the past couple of decades, I began to wonder about the capacities of human intellect broadly. […]
  • Pandemic Blues
    It's like we should all be going around ringing bells and shouting “Unclean, unclean.” […]
  • The Doomsday Clock Fraud And The Boy Who Cried Wolf
    When it started publishing press releases about its Doomsday Clock,  the rationale for the clock was that it was predicting how close the world was to a specifically NUCLEAR holocaust. After the Soviet Union finally collapsed on December 26, 1991, the prospect for a world-wide nuclear war faded, a fading accelerated by nuclear arms reduction treaties...SO WHY IS THE CLOCK STILL TICKING? […]
  • The Silence is Deafening
    Well, it has gotten very quiet around here for the past few days. I find myself starting new articles, getting a couple of pages into them, and then grinding to s stop thwarted by a feeling of utter futility triggered by the perception that nothing I say, write, or do is going to make any difference […]
  • Memes for the First Post Inaugural Sunday Afternoon
    He was gone at 6AM on Inauguration Day! […]
  • Dear Evangelical Christian, You really do not trust God
    You do not trust the God  you claim to worship in ANYTHING and it is painfully obvious.    […]
  • Who Watches the Watchers…and Who Watches Them?
    I keep wondering why the Capitol Police did not open fire on the rioters when they breached the perimeter. That is the standard operating procedure in such situations but as far as I have been able to determine, only one shot was fired, killing a rioter. […]
  • “How Long? Not Long!”
    In honoring his legacy, it should be noted that his method and approach to making an accusatory case for equality and justice, ensconced in the effectiveness of rhetorical lamentation, is sorely missed... […]
  • Reductio Ad Racism
    The fascist ideology of Trumpism and the minions of Trump must be crushed and eradicated from American public life... […]
  • Washington, We Have a Problem
    The thing we need to address right now is that it appears that people within government are at least sympathetic to the insurrectionist’s position, if not totally aligned. […]
  • The Seven ‘A’s of National Unity and Healing
    Unless all or most of these conditions are met, there can be no National unity or healing, and we can look forward to nationwide repetitions of what took place in the Nation's Capitol last week... […]
  • Only Trump stands between us and the Tooth Fairy
    She buys up teeth for a pittance, then sells them on the lucrative International Tooth Market. […]
  • Do Unto Others, Before They Do Unto You
    McConnell was one of the establishment Republicans who didn't want Trump to win the Republican nomination at the outset.... […]
  • One Sentence post: on Fake News
    Fake News is what cowards say when they’re afraid of facing something. […]
  • Stop! Children, What’s that Sound?
    Hawley does not fit the profile of an insurgent, a rebel, or an insurrectionist.  Why in the world would Hawley sacrifice a comfortable future within the establishment to raise a fist in front of an angry mob […]
    Now that the Democrats have somehow managed to grab onto the reins of power by their fingernails, some of us are already writing off the Biden administration by declaring that they will blow this chance to remake reality. Shame on US. […]
  • Help the Bombardier! I’m the Bombardier!
    Once the news showed the attempt at breaching the Speaker’s suite of offices, I began to think of the riots in Los Angeles when I was a police officer.  Back then, I was closer to Nately’s age, but had a dual perspective between Nately’s and the old man’s.  Not only was it my job to keep the peace, but I was also a young Black man. […]
    And now I read Guiliani and Dershowitz repping tr-mp in impeachment […]
  • Bogey Bait
    While it is true that BLM would have been met with a different response, the comparison is not apt.  What results from such comparisons is that movements like BLM are considered to be complementary opposites of groups like Q-anon, or even broad, enthusiastic Trump support […]
  • Jonah’s Yorzeit, that time of year again
    There are people here who were very supportive and I want to thank you. Oddly, that’s most of the people here. Not everyone here knew me at the time. […]
  • So, Where Were They?
    According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the District has six local law enforcement agencies employing 4,262 sworn police officers, about 722 for each 100,000 residents. This is the highest proportion of police officers to citizens of any state or territory. […]
  • For The Record: January 6, 2021
    And now I’ll say something I never expected to say in my lifetime: How the police have treated Black protesters would have been more appropriate yesterday than how they treated those White protestors. They are terrorists and traitors. […]
  • By Delivering Ossoff and Warnock, She has Delivered Us from Evil
    The double defeat of the Republican incumbents in deep red Georgia is the political miracle upset of the era. […]
  • Joy Reid: If the rioters were supporters of BLM…
    There’s nothing I can add to this explanation of why there was little or no fear of a police presence or a police response to this seditious riot at the capitol today… […]
  • A Single Sentence on Where We Stand: Update
    Doors and windows were smashed and shots were fired resulting in the death of a woman caught in the melee... […]
  • On Tape: Trump Begs Georgia Secretary to Commit Election Fraud
    You can't make this stuff up... […]
  • UPDATE: Vitamin D(3), Melatonin, and Covid-19
    A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency during a quarterly blood test. I started taking 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3, taking 5,000 IU in the morning and 5,000 in the evening. Since then, I started having more difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep. […]
  • Gohmert Says Street Violence Is only Recourse
    A typical white male, "law & order", Republican is now suggesting that street violence is a legitimate response to failure at the polls and in the courts.... […]
  • Gohmert v Pence: The 12th Amendment: Update
    The judge said Gohmert’s argument relied on entirely speculative circumstances. […]
  • Gohmert v Pence: The 12th Amendment
    This farce of a lawsuit hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell of succeeding... […]
  • Vitamin D(3), Insomnia, Covid-19 and Thee
    A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency during a quarterly blood test. I started taking 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3, taking 5,000 IU in the morning and 5,000 in the evening. Since then, I started having more difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep. […]
  • Studio backdrop for Laura’s broadcast today
    Very teetery. May collapse mid-broadcast. […]
  • This has been long overdue: It’s About Time!
    “The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” […]
  • I have creative kids – Jennifer’s Xmas dinner
    Edible art […]
  • Laura’s New Year’s Cards
    Look forward, not backward […]
  • A photo for Christmas Eve
    I like the mood. […]
  • Christmas Crazies
    Anyone who believes he or she had an Ozzie and Harriet, Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell, or Irving Berlin kind of "White Christmas", needs to seek and secure professional help immediately... […]
  • We’ve Been Invaded: Emergency Action Plan
    3 PM: I have removed several hundred bogus accounts...but new ones keep flooding in because they already know the location of the registration form.. For the moment, if you see any bogus comments attached to your posts, please remove them manually, until I come up with a more permanent solution. […]
  • A Question About the Presidential Power to Pardon
    In light of the recent spate of presidential pardons, it should  be apparent to most conscientious Americans that something must be done about excessive and/or abusive use of the Presidential power to pardon. […]
  • T-Rex, Krampus & I – visit daughter Laura
    Lord God I look, okay am, old and drunk, no really not drunk […]
  • $600.00 Is An Insult!
    If we don’t straighten this wealth and income disparity shit out, American Democracy won’t be worth shit, and it will be gone by the end of the century…. […]
  • Something Different (and not a flower)
    A visit to Fort Worden/Point Wilson in Port Townsend in late 2018 resulted in a series of works. […]
  • Income Disparities? Something’s Inherently Wrong
    "It is difficult to get a man (or woman) to understand something, when his or her) salary depends on his (or her) not understanding it." Upton Sinclair […]
  • A Single Sentence on Where We Stand
    Trump won't be satisfied unless and until somehow, some way, some where he precipitates and armed confrontation... […]
  • So Back to Me…
    ...because I'm sure you're wondering. […]
  • Pink is Not My Favorite Color
    I am usually not a huge fan of painting with pink.  It is challenging to get it to look the way a flower looks, delicate and natural. The danger is always that it pink can be insipid or look like stomach medicine.  […]
  • Naked Man in my Back Yard
    Summer & winter, uncomplaining […]
  • Other People’s Garbage
    A hostess gift of horse manure - thank you thank you […]
  • Good morning
    However, it lacks a certain.........perspective. […]
  • MLB Recognizes Negro Leagues as part of Major Leagues
    ...MLB commissioner Robert Manfred announced that the Negro Leagues are now recognized as Major Leagues by Major League Baseball. What that means is that Negro League stats now count, which of course affect the player and team rankings. […]
  • I think I’m there, now.
    Another flower, and some info about posting... […]
  • Grasping at Straws: The Last Gasp of Republican Angst
    Quite a few people are questioning whether the continued refusal of the Republican party to accept the results of the recent election might not constitute sedition. I did some extensive research on this subject some years ago and I do not believe that anything has changed since then but, No, it is NOT sedition. […]
  • With help, I’m making blogging progress
    Hello Old Friends, I've missed you! Insta and FB are poor substitutes for the kind of communication a good blog can do. It's been a long time since I made a blog post. I hope this means I'm back with you.  […]
  • A Guided Tour of the BindleSnitch System
    If you go to Step by Step Instructions on the Members Drop Down Menu, the link to the Step by Step instructions is at the top of the page but I will also drop that link here: […]
  • I’m trying, people, I really am
    Hello to all my old blogging friends! Kosh has been very helpful with getting me started here and I'm hoping this post works. If it does, I will surely be back. It's been an eventful couple of years. […]
  • The Marvelous Pleasures of Ethiopian Food
    I'm a closet foodie, something I admit with a somewhat guilty conscience given all of the hunger and food insecurity in the world. Nevertheless, as a closet foodie, my secret passion is Ethiopian cuisine. The fact that a country that has long been associated with recollections of famines has one of the most unique and flavorful cuisines is one of life's strange ironies. […]
  • My Daughter, the You Tube Star
    In-person interactions -vs- electronic […]
  • For those of you who have trouble posting
    I post from an IPad. This is how you do it. […]
  • To Mom and Dad with Love
    I had the good fortune of meeting and getting to know the woman in the photo.  When I was a teenager she came to visit when my Dad was in the hospital with colon cancer. […]
  • What’s Going On in My Life
    I'm hearing there's been some pressure on members of this forum to post more than they do. Or to post at all. […]
  • Where we are now
    It’s life and death time. We have to stop this however we can and we have to survive this however we can. […]
  • Update: The Court Rejects Texas Suit Seeking to Subvert Election
    The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. […]
  • Hidden House
    There's a front door there somewhere […]
  • The Court of Original Jurisdiction Will Say No
    Despite the Court packing efforts of Trump and McConnell, the Supreme Court is likely to unanimously vote against the Texas suit, thus snuffing out the last remaining chance of a favorable legal outcome for Trump and his supporters... […]
  • Darnella Frazier to receive PEN Courage Award
    "The teenager who sparked a global movement with her video of George Floyd's final moments will receive a prestigious award Tuesday night for her courage." […]
  • Operation Warp Speed: Cutting Corners and Red Tape?
    Operation Warp Speed (OWS) is a public–private partnership initiated by the U.S. government to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. […]
  • Eye Can See!
    EYE CAN SEE! […]
  • Me and Slobodan Milosevic Down by the Schoolyard
    Was feeling about half past dead. Just need some place where I could lay my head. Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed. He just grinned and shook my hand, “genocide” was all he said... […]
  • Do it, Sandy! I’d Do It For You!
    The contagion is the most troubling aspect of this problem because it limits our strengths and exacerbates our weaknesses.  Our strengths include working together, as the invention of civilization intended.  Our relevant weakness is the mere act of being together is part of the problem with contagion, and irritates what we dislike and mistrust about each other […]
  • They don’t make ’em like that any more
    Be it ever so humble... […]
  • Don't be a mushroomDisenfranchising Native Americans a cautionary tale
    This occurred in North Dakota however the reality is that it can, and most likely will, occur in any state where there are large rural areas without street addresses designated by 911 administrators.  Interestingly, the entire problem goes back to 911 enabling legislation.    […]
  • The End of an Error: Movie Palaces Are Going Under
    The movie industry isn't in trouble...yet...but the motion picture exhibition business, and the distribution system, are in deep, deep trouble. Once upon a time, motion pictures were a novel innovation. Today, not so much.  […]
  • Social Security is Already Under Attack Again
    Now that the Republican party has lost the presidency and failed to recapture the House of Representatives, Republicans and the more stupid Democrats in Congress, along with the chattering classes, will immediately resume their "National Debt" hawkishness. […]
  • The National Review Joins the Fight Against Mail-In Ballots
    There is an editorial currently running on the National Review's website that begins with the following statement: “There are legitimate issues to consider after the 2020 vote about the security of mail-in ballots and the process of counting votes..." […]
  • Going missing and catching up
    I need a damn vacation. […]
    With all of the speculation about the illegal things Donald Trump may have done, he did this right out in the open and we never even blinked: he voted illegally in the 2020 presidential election. […]
  • New Function Added to the Members Menu
    I have introduced a new functionality that lists every article ever posted on BindleSnitch by Author.  You can access this function by clicking on the Members link on the main menu and selecting ARTICLES BY AUTHOR.  […]
  • Bindle Update: Comments on Comments, File Limits
    A workaround for problems tracking comments back to articles and a question about the location of the comments section on the home page […]
  • Nothing Exciting is Happening…And That’s GOOD!
    Okay, so nothing exciting is happening (that's GOOD!) […]
  • Re The COVID Vaccine: White Folks First…Please
    Why I don't trust anything coming from the government re medicine and medical treatment regarding black people... […]
  • A Question about Ordering Comments
    A quick question about the ordering of comments. Most Recent First or Oldest First. Which do you think works better. […]
  • If a Woodchuck Could Chuck…a Racist
    Let’s say there are two friends or associates across different cultural backgrounds who either work together or just enjoy one another’s company.  And, within an ordinary course of events, one friend describes to the other a third association who is inarguably racist. […]
  • BindleSnitch Community Update
    News about the status of the website. Latest update. Because of Robert's abrupt departure, I am worried about what will happen when we encounter catastrophic failures,  which are inevitably inevitable.  In the division of labor, I designed the site and Robert handled background programming issues. That could be a fatal problem. […]
  • What’s for breakfast?
  • Alan Milner on Bindlesnitch
    "If a fact-based, snark-free environment deters people from showing up and signing on, then so be it..." […]
  • What’s Your Story?
    We gathered for the wedding on a private island where TJ and Janie had another home.  At the center of this island community is yet another golf course, and yet another club.  Clubs are at the center of TJ and Janie’s life. […]
  • Giuliani’s Case and Giuliani’s Message
    Black and Brown people must not be permitted to overturn the will of White people, and determine who should be president of this country.... […]
  • Covid Cancellations: A Short List
    Here's a short list of the cancellations that must be contemplated consistent the with the recommendation to avoid intimate indoor and outdoor gatherings... […]
  • Lady in Red
    A red I can really appreciate! […]
  • Not Even Once…Upon a Time
    I have wondered, is there something wrong with the way I think about things, or was I just in some sort of a rut.  Did I do this while speaking? […]
  • One-Eyed & Euphoric
    Back to being two-eyed tomorrow. Cataract surgery this morning. […]
  • Ohio Curfew Starts November 19th
    I find this interesting because I am not entirely sure what their angle is.  There is already a 10pm closing time for bars and restaurants.  Maybe this is to avoid closing other businesses, and allow citizens to make essential errands without necessarily weighing on businesses directly. […]
  • On the Second Amendment – one sentence post
    No excerpt necessary for a one sentence post. […]
  • Good Help is Hard to Find
    Got a call from Frank, my old handyman back east. He phones periodically, but always towards the end of the year to remind me about Dr. Who – I send him a CD of the previous year's episodes every Xmas. He doesn't have TV and used to come to my place to watch. Not welcome in everyone's house […]
  • It Was a Shakedown Cruise
    That headspace didn’t exist like that when I was 13.  It was all dancing on the grass in front of a speedo.  By the time I was 21, I could low crawl up to you in the dark, grab you from behind and slit your throat, without you hearing a sound. […]
  • 55 Percent of White Women Voted for Trump…
    During the Women's Suffrage Convention In 1851 white women were expected to choose between the Abolitionist movement and the Women's Rights Movement..... Racism was on the ballot in 2020, but the majority of white women chose Trump anyway. […]
  • A Legal Remedy for the Stonewalling of the Presidential Transition
    Emily W. Murphy, the administrator of the General Services Administration, has yet to recognize President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. for the transfer of power to begin. […]
  • Kayleigh McEnany on The Legality of Voting While Black
    White supremacist and white nationalist ideology holds that only  votes cast by white people are legitimate and legal. […]
  • Didn’t Want to Rain on the Parade but I’ve got Georgia on my Mind.
    This isn't over yet...and it won't be over until the fate of the two Senate seats from Georgia are decided when Georgians go back to the polls on January 5, 2021. Joe Biden's very slender margin of victory in Georgia should not encourage us to expect these races to go in our favor. […]
  • The Affirmative Action Hire Fallacy
    The assumption being made here, and it’s a surprisingly common one, is that in the workplace the choice is between Merit hiring and Affirmative Action hiring. […]
  • A post election message to Trump and his followers…
    From Ron Powell's 'Sunday Funnies'. […]
  • President Elect: Joe Biden!
    Pennsylvania, the state of his birth, has given Joe Biden and Kamala Harris their moment in history. […]
  • For Algis Thomas Kemezys
    I've known Algis Thomas Kemezys for so long that I can't remember when we first encountered each other on Open Salon. He's an award-winning photographer, artist, and filmmaker. I've written several poems about his photography and artwork over the years, He's going through hard times right now....this poem is intended to bring him good cheer from an old friend. […]
  • Proposition 16 and unexpected consequences
    What? You didn’t think that all college admissions policies favored women and minorities, did you?  […]
  • I Have An Election Question
    After all that has been revealed and all that has occurred, nearly half of the electorate remains solidly in support of the individual who appears to be hell-bent on the ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’, the dismantling of the democratic process, and the outright destruction of American Democracy. […]
  • Tim Wise: On The Myth of Meritocracy: Listen to Black People
    "We should have been listening to Black people..." ----Tim Wise […]
  • All Voting is Personal: The Politics of Humiliation and Racism
    As Nelson Mandela said: “There is nobody more dangerous than one who has been humiliated.” […]
  • Jackie’s Dodgers Win the World Series
    It wasn't until the early 60's that there appeared to be a seismic shift in political party affiliation from Republican to Democratic in the black community nationally... […]
  • A quintessentially American photograph
    What’s so American about that is precisely that it’s ordinary. […]
  • Supermarket Automation at Wal-Mart
    We hate shopping at Wal-Mart but since the prices at the Wal-Mart Supermarkets are up to 20% less for the same items at Publix, and we are on a very limited income, we would be fools not to shop there. Today, however, we were quite shocked by one of the changes they have made to the store. There are no more cashiers. None. […]
  • The Pathology of Trumpism
    At a time when a would-be dictator must be defeated by an overwhelming margin, most polls show the race for the presidency is within the statistical margin of error or simply too close to call. […]
  • Color-blindness & Journalistic Objectivity
    What’s phony about colorblindness is that it involves consciousness of discrimination in only one direction." ----Koshersalaami […]
  • A better image than a rising tide and boats
    A while ago I thought of a way to illustrate the difference between injecting money into an economy at the bottom and at the top. […]
  • Trump’s Corona Calculus
    In his mind, he determined that since the virus would do the most harm to people of color who lived in 'blue state' cities, there was no real need to declare a national emergency and react and respond accordingly... […]
  • Herd Immunity is a Question, Not an Answer
    The very concept of herd immunity has been widely misrepresented in the media. Herd immunity, according to the practice actually established in veterinary medicine, is accomplished by SEGREGATING healthy, uninfected members of the herd and keeping them isolate […]
  • A pair of one-sentence posts:Republicans, Have-nots, & Rising Tides
    Not necessary for this short a post […]
  • When is the Horror of Oppression not a Horror? Never.
    That is what the unseen experience is like in the US, and why it is so clever to have commentary with a horror theme.  It fits for the unseen and the unheard. […]
  • How will you address civil unrest in South Carolina, Take 2
    So what he was actually saying was: You cannot be elected to public office in South Carolina if you’re a liberal young African-American or immigrant. […]
  • How will you address civil unrest in South Carolina?
    Under review. Context of this post may be wrong. ks Answer: “If you are a young African-American, an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal. Sen. Lindsey Graham, 10/9/20 […]
  • The strange stupidity of the Supreme Court nomination
    I don’t understand the Republican calculation here. The math doesn’t work.  […]
  • Typhoid Mary and Covid Donald
    Donald Trump is at the epicenter of a severe outbreak and cluster of COVID19 infection at the White House. […]
  • Donald Trump: The Incarnation of White Privilege
    What white Privilege Looks and Sounds Like […]
  • Reckless Endangerment
    I understood that he wouldn’t care if people he didn’t know got sick with COVID-19. I didn’t know that not caring would extend to people he interacts with all the time personally.  […]
  • The Mystery of Trump’s Anti-Mask Stance SOLVED
    On February 7, 2020, Donald J. Trump told reporter Bob Woodward that COVID-19 could be transmitted through the air, that it was very dangerous and that it would be difficult to contain, saying, “This is deadly stuff,”  Why, then, did Donald Trump - having admitted to knowing this - launch an anti-mask crusade that is largely responsible for the spread of the epidemic throughout the United States. […]
  • The Biggest October Surprise Ever
    Now that DJT has contracted COVID-19, reality has taken some strange twists. If DJT becomes incapacitated, he would have to turn the presidency over to Pence, who would become acting president,...unless or until Pence comes down with it. At that point, Nancy Pelosi becomes Acting President. […]
  • Dispatch from Flyover Country
    Then, early this morning, 4:15, 2 Oct 2020, I looked to my favorite constellation, Orion. […]
  • The October Surprise: The Trumps Test Positive
    The 'official' narrative is that the Trump's got the virus from Hope Hicks. […]
  • Renounce Cannibalism
    When you think about renouncing cannibalism, I can’t believe they have not renounced it already […]
  • A new old photograph
    The [photograph] above came into my mother’s possession (electronically) a few days ago. She’d never seen it. I think she was told it was taken in 1910 in Jamaica Bay, Queens. I think it may be a bit more recent, like maybe 1912. In any case, certainly over a century old.  I knew three people in the photograph.  […]
  • Guess what other population Trump’s in trouble with?
    A poll was just conducted by the Yale School of Management. They polled attendees at Yale's Chief Executive Leadership Institute CEO Caucus. These guys like Trump because of his tax and regulatory policies, right? Wrong. […]
  • Trump Surprised Me
    Last night, though, I found myself quite surprised.  Donald Trump shocked me.  You might think this is a criticism of Trump’s conduct.  It isn’t.  Trump’s conduct did not shock me in the slightest.  The thing I can not get my head around was what Trump did not do. […]
  • Trump Won’t Support Outcome of Process He Plans to Disrupt
    If Trump isn't beaten by landslide proportions, on the ground at the polls, on election day, we may well lose the fight to retain and secure our democracy....  […]
  • What Running on Racism Looks Like
    His words are already a white supremacist call to violence meme. […]
  • In 2017, Trump paid $318,672 in taxes. Why doesn’t he say that?
    The NY Times has reported that Donald Trump paid $750 in taxes in 2017.  Well, that’s how most people are reading it but, strictly speaking, that’s not what the Times reported. They reported that he paid $318,672 in taxes in 2017.  That’s a pretty big difference. Why isn’t Trump calling anyone on this? Why isn’t he talking about the other $317.922? […]
  • BindleSnitch Membership Update
    Requesting input about changes we're thinking about making to the website. […]
  • Trump Just Lost Control of the Game
    His tax returns dispel all his pretensions to wealth and sacrifice, and his reelection campaign is running out of time. […]
  • Death and Taxes Meet Fake News and The Hoax
    " ’Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes." […]
  • A new mass extinction…!
    Who among us knew that there were at least five extinctions that set and reset the table for human beings to come into existence and 'dominate' life on the planet? […]
  • Perspective
    Saturn is quite a bit dimmer than Jupiter is, even though Saturn isn’t all that much smaller. It is, however, roughly twice as far from Earth as Jupiter is. That’s the main reason it’s dimmer. So I look at them and because I know that I can visualize the depth, that Saturn is dimmer by virtue of distance. I’ve never really been able to do that with celestial objects before.  […]
  • Carole Jane Cadwalladr: Democracy v Facebook
    If you don't do anything else online today, it is absolutely essential that you watch and absorb the information and insight of this extremely enlightening video... […]
  • It Figures…
    Kentucky didn't get the BLM memo. The grand jury report may be shocking, but it shouldn't be surprising. […]
  • AGT: bad news, not a real $1 million, good news, who won
    The winner is promised $1 million and headlining a show in Las Vegas. The show turns out to be two performances of a variety show, and the million is paid out over forty years.  […]
  • Now Is the Time….
    Trump must be beaten AT THE POLLS by insurmountable margins or our democracy will face demise and ruin... […]
  • Let’s Face It, People Suck
    I am naturally curious about people, so I have logged lots of useless information, just as a preoccupation.  In all of that time, and through all of those trials, the only thing as slippery as the subject of weight is racism. […]
  • Racehorse and Racist Theory?
    "A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it, don't you believe? The racehorse theory. You think we’re so different?" […]
  • Pat Boone Matters?
    So, you might ask, what’s so bad about that?  Isn’t art to be interpreted?  Yes.  Art should be interpreted.  It is fluid and flexible, and if interpretations help one to enjoy, then do so. […]
  • McConnell the Apex Predator
    "An apex predator, also known as an alpha predator or top predator, is a predator at the top of a food chain, without natural predators." […]
  • T’kiah
    the shofar didn’t originally exist for the High Holy Days. It existed as a sort of ancient siren, a call to action, often with military applications […]
  • Pack The Court
    Packing the Court is a violation of tradition, but so is refusing to vet the Supreme Court nominee of a sitting President. Both are technically legal. The fuss will be asymmetrical. That will be the height of hypocrisy and we should treat it as such. […]
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87
    Should the Trump-McConnell-Barr cabal succeed in getting a Ginsberg replacement installed before January of 2021, the proverbial rock shall fall through the bottom of the legal, political,  and social fabric of this country toward a depth of hell that even Dante would have been hard put describe...  […]
  • Trump’s New 1776 Commission Will Dictate Public School Curricula
    Donald Trump wants to take control of the curricula of the American public school system and is trying to give that control to members of organizations with ties to conservative think-tanks in an attempt to subvert the educational system to suit his belief systems. […]
  • Health Care American Style: How to Avoid Being Stented
    Hive Mind: Do I keep the cardiologist? Do I stay with the oncologist? What are the odds that the next doctor will be better than the last one? Not good, because it is the system itself that is completely broken. Information overload. […]
  • Rock Bottom
    What happens after an alcoholic or addict reaches bottom is they start to develop new habits and priorities that will help them remain clean and get prosperous. That’s exactly what I expect to happen to the United States. […]
  • The Road to Autocracy
    Anyone who believes that a Trump 'win' in November can't or won't signal the end of American Democracy doesn't have sufficient intellectual wherewithal to pay attention... […]
  • “I Look White”…..(But), Cheryl Green Rosario, HuffPost
    I’ve also been a fly on the wall when white people didn’t know anyone of color was looking or listening. […]
  • On Becoming a “Black Friend.”
    Everything about this man is interesting.  It is difficult to know where to begin to describe him.  His story is just so interesting.  I guess the best way is to just relate how I came to know him.  V arrived at my door to do demolition to my old bathroom with his 16 year old son. […]
  • It isn’t incompetence, it’s criminal intent
    Donald Trump should be held criminally liable for the deaths of more than 190,000 Americans... […]
  • Buyer Beware: Amazon vs. Home Depot
    The lowly but indispensable 5-in-1 Painter's Tool is experiencing a surge in popularity with some versions now that the painter's tool can now perform up to 15 functions. So, yes, you need one....but be careful where you buy yours. […]
  • Who are the good cops and where are they?
    Silence in the face of injustice is complicity in the perpetuation and perpetration of injustice... […]
  • Trump tells supporters to “vote twice”!
    It wouldn't be a bad idea if it weren't for the fact that it is illegal to mail in a ballot and then vote in person. […]
  • The most blatant racism in Kenosha
    Can you imagine the Kenosha police waving past a seventeen year old Black kid with that kind of weapon? […]
  • Bindlesnitch Update
    System update for Bindlesnitch Users. […]
  • Does racist dog whistle politics work?
    No Democratic president has gotten a majority of the white vote since since LBJ .... […]
  • Our Special Tonight is Sudden Death
    Police work is directly analogous as an outsider status to being Black in America.  Crazy assumptions about psychological motivations exist in ways, even among open-minded liberals, which would be condemned if the subject involved ethnicity or religion.  Generalities which could not apply to a group so large are taken for granted.  At 25, this curiosity was fascinating.  At 56, it is exhausting. […]
  • At 74, Something to Contemplate
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,    And things are not what they seem. […]
  • Anti-Semitism is All in Your Head – Or Maybe Not
    According to Yahoo News, the Miami Herald is reporting a story about the firing of a medical resident  at the Cleveland Clinic in  Ohio who once tweeted that she would give Jewish people the wrong medicine. […]
  • To America’s College Students
    You might wonder why most schools don’t just bite the bullet and operate almost entirely on line. The reason is that a tremendous amount of their revenue comes from housing. They need this revenue to operate. […]
  • Apparently, the public execution of George Floyd wasn’t enough…
    Evidently, the white cops in Kenosha, Wisconsin didn't get the 'world is changing' memo... […]
  • If I were a family doctor, I’d reach out to my patients about COVID
    I have been saying for a while that it makes no sense for those claiming that COVID-19 is a hoax to be relying on their politicians for information about infectious diseases rather than talking to their doctor, the person in their life who actually has expertise about infectious diseases.  […]
  • A Historical Context for Watching the RNC
    The GOP was now the White Man’s Party — courtesy of Goldwater, Buckley, and National Review. […]
  • Warped Speed: The Speed of Lies
    Hogan was a remarkable creature to behold.  I fully accept that hearing this description is like hearing about a mythical creature like the Loch Ness monster or a “compassionate conservative”, but Hogan is real and the Hogan Constant is valid. […]
  • Obama at the DNC: All hands on deck! This is not a drill!
    'No drama Obama' delivers sharp attack and dire warning... […]
  • BindleSnitch Update: PROBLEM SOLVED – FOR NOW
    A warning about an impending issue with the website which may affect recent postings […]
  • In Case You Missed It: Michelle Obama Goes High
    DNC Keynote speaker, Michelle Obama slices and dices the Trump administration and policies as she soars in her address... […]
  • Senior Presidential Aide v America’s Mom
    Another incident from the Trump Department of  'You Can't Make This Stuff Up'... […]
  • What Would Happen If Trump Refused to Leave Office?
    "A peaceful transfer of power is necessary for American democracy to survive." […]
  • What the Hell is China doing?
    From an international standpoint, [the Chinese] are basically shooting themselves in both feet. It isn’t prudent, it isn’t playing the long game, it isn’t anything that we normally expect from China.  […]
  • Open Letter To AG Barr and the DOJ from the Black Students at Yale
    Though Black students at Yale are not surprised at this attack on affirmative action, we are outraged nonetheless. […]
  • Color Me Fascinated
    There was a time when Blackness in America involved an internal psychological struggle with personal connections to the condition of slavery.  Some felt shame.  I am not judging that, but I don’t agree with it. […]
  • Ready to Defend the Constitution Against Trump
    "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.. " […]
  • Donald Trump V Ben Franklin and the United States Postal Service
    America had a postal service before the constitution was ratified... […]
  • Biden – Harris: Evolution Not Revolution
    Either get on board or get out of the way... […]
  • Expose Yourself to Elijah Pierce
    If you are in Philadelphia between September 27th and January 1st, you can see the Elijah Pierce exhibit at the Barnes Foundation. […]
  • Kamala Harris: All American
    Yesterday, Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate.  It is a solid choice.  In an earlier incarnation of Presidential politics, this would have been something of a ‘Hail Mary’. […]
  • It’s Biden – Harris!
    Once again, Democrats make history as Biden makes a momentous VP choice. […]
  • Trump’s War on Thinking and Democracy or The Glitch Ate My Homework
    While the Democrats and the media are focused on the counting of votes, he will declare the election to be a hoax and the results to be fake news.... […]
  • Damn! I Love My Uncle MAGA
    When he gave me the news, my brain could not make sense of it.  I couldn’t even make sense of the road I was driving on. […]
  • How Many Posts Can BindleSnitch Snatch When a BindleGlitch Snatches
    Was this a BindleGlitch? […]
  • Of Guns and God and The Radical Left Agenda
    This sound bite will get Trump more votes than anything else he is likely to say during his campaign for reelection.... […]
  • In case you missed it: The Obama Eulogy of John Lewis
    This is the Barack Obama eulogy of John Lewis in its entirety... […]
  • The Father of Capitalism, Adam Smith on Slavery & Inheritance
    Smith and others argued that slavery and the generational transfer of wealth were antithetical to Democracy and Capitalism... […]
  • Herman Cain Dies of COVID19
    He was diagnosed with COVID19 less than two weeks after attending Tump's Tulsa Rally.... […]
  • this post is not about faith or religion
    “…whites have nurtured themselves with a false sense of superiority and entitlement for ages…” […]
  • A Very Fetching Retriever in the Before Time
    Everything started to change then, but we were not quite seeing it.  It was right around then that I heard that this virus... […]
  • Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
    "Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe." […]
  • Donald Trump Must Be Impeached Again RIGHT NOW
    I' m angry at the Democrats in the House of Representatives because they are failing to do their jobs by NOT IMPEACHING Donald J. Trump AGAIN and doing so RIGHT NOW. […]
  • Book Excerpt: ‘The Half Has Never Been Told’
    And everyone who teaches about slavery knows a little dirty secret that reveals historians’ collective failure: many African-American students struggle with a sense of shame that most of their ancestors could not escape the suffering they experienced. […]
  • Sorry About the Slavery. It Was “Necessary.”
    Dear enslaved Africans, we have a favor to ask.  We’d like to form a new nation, with principles of freedom and self determination... […]
  • The Greatest Bow
    William Faulkner said, “[T]he past is not dead.  It is not even past.”  We are fortunate, in a sense, if we can look at it that way.  With this egalitarian principle, which is more imagined than real... […]
  • How Do We Change This?
    If we are to achieve a more perfect union, predicated on a multicultural and multiracial egalitarian democracy, how do we change this? […]