Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Despite What You May Read On Twitter

June 21, 2022

You don’t have to agree on politics to be a good neighbor.

It’s An Evolving Idea

November 20, 2020

The more I watch the dynamics of political success, the more I’m tempted to propose a theory of sociology called the “survival of the git-est.”

But I Doubt They Will

November 4, 2020

With yesterday’s ban on cynicism no longer in effect, let me just say while the results could still go either way that I hope the losers in this election actually learn something from their loss, especially if the real losers end up being the country as a whole.

And You Can Write Your Own Pelvic Thrust Joke

October 29, 2020

(I suspect I’m going to regret making this joke, but . . . what the hell.)

While I get the idea behind covering “Time Warp” as a way to encourage people to vote “a jump to the left,” I know a lot of people who don’t have a problem with voting a jump to the left. Their concern is the step to the right that immediately follows.

This Isn’t Just A Joke Either

March 13, 2020

The other day I overheard someone talking about an unnamed politician who was “obviously incompetent and getting worse every day,” and I realized that didn’t narrow the field down enough for me to know who they were talking about.

Something I Learned From Watching American Politics

December 23, 2019

There’s no point in trying to shame someone who doesn’t feel shame over what you’re trying to shame them over, but that doesn’t stop people from trying.

Excuse Me, Mister Algorithms?

October 31, 2018

Since I voted early, may I be excused from any more political ads until the election is over?



June 6, 2018

Me:  *After reading that someone may soon be the first Native American congresswoman*  “You mean there hasn’t even been one after all this time?!”

Or Did We Just Backslide?

May 4, 2017

When I was growing up I remember reading about some of the ridiculous things that used to happen on the floor of Congress, things like deeply personal insults, childish ridicule, duels and even gunshots.  I remember wondering at the time when all that changed.

These days I find myself wondering if it ever did.

If It Wouldn’t Be Too Much Trouble

March 9, 2017

Dear governments and politicians the world over,

Currently I’m in the process of teaching my son the lesson that “When we work together, life is better for all of us,” and I wanted to thank you all for providing so many fantastic examples of the importance of learning that lesson.

I’d appreciate it though if you could now provide me with a positive example . . .