I Don’t Want to Buy an Orange Shirt–But I Know I Must

I don’t own an orange shirt.  But I know I need one. I don’t want to buy an orange shirt.  But I know I must. … In late May, I reached out to my good friend, Pastor Thomas Dixon, the Democratic Party-Green Party fusion candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. “Pastor Dixon,” I said.  […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Enemy-Making, Resistance is Everything

Part IV in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click these links to read Part I, Part II and Part III.   Enemies. Imagine a world without them. Yeah, that’s usually how most genocides start. … Have you ever noticed that humans seem to need enemies? How, even in relatively peaceful […]

Meet The Republican Congressman Who Is Angering The Tea Party

I almost miss Michele Bachmann – almost. Other than appearing in “Sharknado 3” (which apparently needed a little dash of cuckoo) she’s been out of the limelight, and other Republicans have had to pick up the slack saying crazy things in her absence. Don’t worry, they’ve been doing a fine job of it, but they’re […]

The Bachmann Diaries: The Mall Of America Will Not Fall To Terrorists!

Dear Diary, It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to write my thoughts down. Who knew retirement would be busier than being in Congress? I’m hounded wherever I go by people begging me to run for president, my opinions are in higher demand than ever, and I’m trying to get used to Marcus’s “deep voice.” […]

Cop Busted Driving Drunk Asks To Be Let Go As A ‘Professional Courtesy’

The situation currently going on in Ferguson, Missouri has put the behavior of many of our nation’s law enforcement officials in the headlines for the last several days. But no matter what your opinion is concerning the events that continue to go on in Ferguson, I believe most people can agree that unethical and immoral […]

Conservative Radio Host Abruptly Quits On Air, Starts Wacky Ayn Rand Website

I’m never one to question anyone who claims to stand on principle.  I admire passion.  I’ve said for a while now that it’s a lost art for people to deeply care about something so much that they devote a large part of themselves to it. And then there are those who claim to do all […]

Minnesota Republican Blames AIDS on Homosexuality, the “Gay Agenda” and “Sperm Enzyme”

Normally I would give some kind of introduction to a story as ridiculous as this, but there’s really no need in this case.  After I read it I was literally speechless.  My first thought was it was something from a satire site, only it wasn’t at all funny. In Minnesota, Republican candidate Bob Frey is […]

MN Man Given No Jail Time on Gun Charges in March, Allegedly Murders Father of Five on July 4

Who would have thought I’d run across a gun story I wanted to cover on a pro-gun Facebook page?  Though my take on it is quite different from theirs. A quick background first. According to the court docket pulled from public records, Joseph Lee Smith was sentenced to 365 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse back […]

Extremely Homophobic Archbishop Being Investigated for Sexual Relationships with Men

Tell me if you’ve heard this story before: An extremely vocal anti-gay advocate being caught, or accused of, having homosexual relationships. Well that’s the case with Archbishop John Nienstedt of Minnesota, who’s now under investigation for “allegations that he had a series of sexual relationships with priests, seminarians and other men.” I know, you’re stunned. And, of course, […]

Don’t Think We Need to Fix Our Country’s Crumbling Infrastructure? Tell That to This Guy

Once upon a time, the United States was the leader when it came to innovation and groundbreaking moments in human history.  We often led the way globally when the newest and the best technology came along.  Nowadays, that’s not really the case.  Especially when it comes to our crumbling infrastructure and horrible means of public […]