“How did we get to Trump?!?!”

Hello, all! Long time, no type, I suppose. I’ve had my hands full these past several months re-acclimating to life outside the social-justice sphere. I knew there would be quite a gulf between my beliefs, and how I acted upon them, and the beliefs and resultant actions of most everyone else with whom I interactedContinue reading ““How did we get to Trump?!?!””

48 Shills: The myth of independent media, part two

Scant seconds after arriving to 48 Hills, a donation plea pops up with a message. “We need independent, local news sources featuring diverse, progressive voices more than ever.” Truer words, never spoken. Unfortunately for visitors to their website, and San Franciscans in general, 48 Hills fails on all counts. Like their big siblings at TheContinue reading “48 Shills: The myth of independent media, part two”

What White People Say in Private: The bigoted birthday boy

The inaugural What White People Say in Private post is also a textbook example of it. The gleeful and defiant use of a slur, the immediate backtracking when his racism isn’t met with approval, the flimsy rationalizations and finally full circle to gleeful and defiant use of the same slur again. White supremacy at itsContinue reading “What White People Say in Private: The bigoted birthday boy”

POTUS and the Democrats lunge right again

POTUS Barack Obama and his beloved Democratic Party refuse to allow the holidays to slow their inexorable march to the right. The leader of a Democratic party utterly crushed by a GOP now in full control of US government sat for an interview with David Axelrod, his former advisor whose £300K advice led to LabourContinue reading “POTUS and the Democrats lunge right again”

Why people hate Democrats and the NPIC

A group of San Francisco lawyers organizing against the Trump administration are putting on a clinic in deflecting blame for years of abusive Democratic policies while rushing to take advantage of fear of Trump’s presidency. In statements and interviews ahead of an event in the Mission tomorrow, NPIC (nonprofit industrial complex) lawyers made predictions ofContinue reading “Why people hate Democrats and the NPIC”

A very brief history of post-election Democratic meltdowns

The Democratic Party has been losing presidential elections for a very long time. They even still win on occasion, although those victories eventually feel like losses, as well. These losses are always followed by campaigns of scorched earth where Democrats abandon any pretense of liberal compassion and seek vengeance against imagined wrongs as if theyContinue reading “A very brief history of post-election Democratic meltdowns”

White Doe, though?

This might be the most ambitious fiction of Francis Ford Coppola’s entire damn life. So Coppola opens a restaurant in Geyserville named Werowocomoco that serves “American native” food and centers the legend of Virginia “the White Doe” Dare: a fair-haired young girl of English descent, raised among a Native American tribe, transformed through black magicContinue reading “White Doe, though?”