Dan Rather is my hero

From Dan Rather: I think we should erect a monument built from materials impervious to the elements and list the names of all the elected officials and others in positions of power today in the United States who refuse to stand with the science on climate change. We can put this monument on the coastContinue reading “Dan Rather is my hero”

Truth and Lies in the Age of Trump

From the New York Times editorial board, December 10th, 2016 Donald Trump understood at least one thing better than almost everybody watching the 2016 election: The breakdown of a shared public reality built upon widely accepted facts represented not a hazard, but an opportunity. The institutions that once generated and reaffirmed that shared reality —Continue reading “Truth and Lies in the Age of Trump”

it’s ok to be angry.

It’s ok to be angry. You’re not doing anything wrong, or being dysfunctional. Did you know that most feelings of anger are secondary emotions, with one exception? Meaning: In most cases you don’t feel angry first. You feel a primary emotion first, THEN you feel anger as a follow-up to that first emotion. For example,Continue reading “it’s ok to be angry.”

These aren’t normal times.

Just so we are clear on the kind of thing we’re up against. Trump chose Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Scott hates the EPA and has been a vocal opponent of the EPA. Scott doesn’t believe in climate change. Scott is a huge supporter of and in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry.Continue reading “These aren’t normal times.”

Muslims did not invent brutality

  Using religion to brutalize other people is not a Muslim invention, nor is it foreign to the American experience. And President Obama has never been one to go easy on America. As a new president, he dismissed the idea of American exceptionalism, noting that Greeks think their country is special, too. He labeled theContinue reading “Muslims did not invent brutality”

true stuff

Examples of true stuff Vaccines do not cause autism or mental retardation.  Proven fact. The climate is warming up.  Fact. Human activity is contributing to the warming of the climate.  Fact. Most living creatures (including humans) will suffer in many, many ways as the climate warms.  Duh. The earth is not 6,000-10,000 years old.  It is aroundContinue reading “true stuff”

women are unclean

America was founded as a Christian nation, and, frankly, I’m darn sick and tired of the constant assault on our religious freedoms from the gays, the minorities, and especially the ladies. Yes, you heard me – especially the ladies. What completely chaps my hide is how successful the women-folk have been in dragging us awayContinue reading “women are unclean”

Sunday thoughts #36: the battle for America

The struggle to define America, often referred to as the “Culture Wars,” continues today as it has since before the nation’s founding.  Throughout our history, conservative Christians have been the primary opposition to every single advance in equal rights and equal justice.  In each battle – over slavery, women’s suffrage, segregation and Jim Crow laws,Continue reading “Sunday thoughts #36: the battle for America”