Posts contained in the “Politics and Economics” category:

Religious Wars Explained

            View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Peter Johanns (@peteytvprof) His entire account is pretty funny, actually. It was a bit of a shock to see him post this. But it’s true.

Why I am neither a Christian nor a Capitalist

Why I am neither a Christian nor a Capitalista

Also…why these two things are completely incompatible.


So this came into my Instagram feed this morning:             View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Art Never Sleeps (@artneversleeps) As an American, and as a member of a western, consumerist culture, this struck home …read more…

…just as the founding fathers intended…

Source: unknown.

Literally everything you need to know about conspiracy theories

You’re welcome.

A few thoughts on the dumpster fire that is capitalism…part 2

Capitalism means I get charged $125 to cancel a $200 ticket by an airline that’s getting bailed out with my taxpayer money. — Laila Lalami (@LailaLalami) April 3, 2020 And what the hell, let’s toss one in for the ammosexuals:

Buying Stamps to Save Democracy

I can’t believe it’s come to this, but here we are. The current occupant of the White House has launched an attack on the Postal Service because he believes that mail in voting will lead to his losing the election. These are the facts: Mail-in voting has been happening since the Civil War. Voter fraud …read more…

A record of lies and deception

First, a couple of posts from your old pal, Wil Wheaton, that are actually true: When public health becomes a casualty of the right-wing culture war, innocent people will die What a Tragedy   And then, a great response to some who just says anti-tRumpers “just hate tRump”:

Humor in the time of Corona Virus

Because it’s necessary to laugh every once in a while.

Living Free

A long time ago, when I was quite young and didn’t know any better (I had an optimistic feeling about other people; experience has shown me that’s probably not a good idea) I was a libertarian. I admit that the idea of limited government, or even no government, appealed to the very idealistic version of …read more…

Today is Saturday, February 15, 2020

It’s been a long week. To be honest, it’s been a long month, and it’s only half over. But it’s also been a long year already, and it’s only February. That does not bode well.  Le sigh. I have been watching too much Netflix. By the time I get home, I’m just too exhausted to …read more…

No-Shopping February

My recent move convinced me of two things:  Next time I move, pack well ahead of time and hire a moving company. It’ll save my back. I have too much stuff. I guess #2 makes me a real American, doesn’t it? Most days in January, I have left work and stopped off to do a …read more…

America’s Gun Laws

They really are just like this…