Never thought I'd agree with Huckabee, but I agree with any advocation for the arts. "Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts might seem expendable — especially given how often celebrity artists insult and even threaten the president. But such hateful high-dollar Hollywood and music-industry stars don’t receive anything from the NEA, and they … Continue reading The Washington Post OpEd: Mike Huckabee: A conservative plea for the National Endowment of the Arts
"Last year at this time, my 7-year-old was running around singing the praises of George Washington. I was happy to see her so engaged with what she’d learned at school. But I was dismayed that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of … Continue reading The New York Times: Are We Raising Racists?
Funny thing, I believe it. Even though it's coming from Moby, I have thought this for a while now. I miss America so much, I don't even recognize her anymore. It's like she's gotten a lobotomy. Please bring her back. "The allegations detailed by Moby included that Trump was “being blackmailed” by the Russian government … Continue reading The Guardian: Moby’s schtick: musician claims Donald Trump is being blackmailed by Russia
There's been a few articles coming out lately, saying that comedy, and laughter, can be the key to unravelling the Trump administration by pointing out its flaws in a way that sensible discussion doesn't seem to be able to. Take for example this New Yorker article, about comedians and sportsmen alike use the term "alternative … Continue reading PF: Can Laughter be the key to hurting Trump?
"Democrats want and need parallel outside groups to inject money and organization into their grass roots. There are signs it is happening: The thousands of activists who protested at a series of raucous town halls hosted by Republican congressmen over the past week were urged to action in part by sophisticated publicity campaigns run by … Continue reading The Washington Post: A new, liberal tea party is forming. Can it last without turning against Democrats
THIS IS NOT NORMAL. This is not business as usual. This is a complete dismantling of our country. What is Terrorism but a form of extremism that seeks to impose limitations on the rights of its own people driven by fanatical religion? It hit the Middle East first, but we were blind to see that … Continue reading PF: Trump is a Terrorist
"Fourth, it is hard to think of any administration in recent memory, on any level, whose identity is so tainted by cruelty. The Trump administration is often harsh and never kind. It is quick to inflict suffering on the 8-year-old Syrian girl who’s been bombed and strafed and lost her dad. Its deportation vows mean … Continue reading The New York Times: The Republican Fausts
I couldn't even pick a paragraph to quote from. Please read the entire article, and pause to look at the cute animals. The author outlines how things are going to go for certain communities in America -- muslims, latinx, black, trans people, and even academics. It's not pretty. Full article here.
Holy shit. I always thought something like this might be gong on, but it's crazy to actually have that affirmed. https://www.autostraddle.com/i-was-trained-for-the-culture-wars-in-home-school-awaiting-someone-like-mike-pence-as-a-messiah-367057/
"In recent days, two intelligence dossiers have been published making sensational charges involving President-elect Donald J. Trump and the 2016 election. Although they will be lumped together in the public mind, in truth they are as different as chalk and cheese. The first of these reports, published last week, was an unclassified version of a … Continue reading The New York Times: Donald Trump: A Modern Manchurian Candidate?