There’s a Better Way: Remarks to the South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee

Good evening.  My name is Arik Bjorn. I sense relief in the room.  “So that’s how he pronounces his name.” BJORN is Norwegian for bear.  And that is precisely the animal that represents my pending campaign against “Status Quo” Joe Wilson.  Grizzly, not koala. MAKE NO MISTAKE:  The Wilson Dynasty will fall once and for […]

There’s a Better Way: I’m Running for Congress in South Carolina

A Daughter’s View Like every parent, I love my child beyond words.  I want my young daughter to have the best opportunities in a peaceful, industrious world.  I am running to represent the Second Congressional District of South Carolina because I am confident that our District can emerge from “Status Quo” Joe stagnation and work […]

Inspired by Bernie: Let Those Who Can, Run in November ’16

November 2012. There before me, an empty space on the election ballot. Not one progressive had dared oppose the incumbent.  His tenure in office was marred by admitted “inappropriate and regrettable” behavior, yet he ran unchallenged. The blinking cursor thumbed its nose at me, keenly aware that whatever name I wrote in—be it “Johnny Appleseed” […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Lives to See 100!

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! That’s how the Christian Right Weekly Round-Up usually starts.  Except, I’m actually the creator of the Chief Pastoral Officer of Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries. Where’s Pastor Pillow?  Doubtless he’s off ministering to the unarmed pagan French and spreading the NRA Prosperity Gospel:  “Behold, I stand at the door with a Glock!” […]

5 Examples Proving Republicans Have Become the Party of Crazy

In the past I’ve professed my belief that the GOP has become the “party of stupid.” While I know not all Republicans are ignorant, it’s undeniable that their party has been taken over by ignorance. Just look at their presidential candidates. Donald Trump is the overwhelming frontrunner for the Republican party’s presidential nomination. It’s as if a Saturday Night […]

Gardner, Louisiana Residents Confuse Hebrew Signs With ISIS Terrorism Messages

Gardner, Louisiana is a small town in Rapides Parish, about 15 miles to the southwest of Alexandria. Like many other rural areas across the South, it is very conservative, very religious, and apparently extremely ignorant. How bad could it be? Well, according to a local news report, residents of Gardner were freaked out about signs […]

George Zimmerman Selling Confederate Flag Prints To Support ‘Muslim-free’ Gun Store

On the Internet, everyone is trying to get their 15 minutes of fame, or desperately hold on to the public’s attention for as long as they can. There are staged viral videos, fake controversies and even in politics, we have stupid questions about a candidate’s hair. It is a sad fact that something as useful […]

Morgan Freeman And Other Famous Mississippians Ask State To Remove Confederate Flag

150 years ago, Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ending the Civil War. In the years following the conflict, many notable leaders of the secessionist cause, including Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, called for the Confederate flag to be put away as the nation tried to […]

Law Cited By Bobby Jindal To Keep Confederate Monuments Doesn’t Even Exist

Desperately hoping to gain some support of any kind, Bobby Jindal took a break from campaigning in Iowa and planning the construction of his new Baton Rouge home to insert himself in the Confederate monuments debate. Down in New Orleans, the city is seriously considering removing some monuments to Confederate civil war figures, a contentious […]

Confederate Flag Supporters Purposefully Terrorize Black Child’s Birthday Party (Video)

It’s not a “hot topic” like it was a few weeks ago, but the debate over the Confederate flag is still circulating around the Internet. While I’m not being constantly bombarded on my Twitter account by people trying to proclaim the flag isn’t tied to racism, I still get the occasional Facebook message from the random […]