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Gosh-Darned Racist Corporate America

There we go reifying arbitrary distinctions again. If you look closely, it’s all different shades of brown.

Nationalist America: Congratulate those who were born to it, Neuter those who want it

The mindset of nationalist America can be summed up in stickers:

If you were born in this country, you should act like it’s an accomplishment. If you want to live in this country, you should be neutered.

I detect a self-esteem problem.

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How We're Talking About Drones Today

Yesterday, Peregrin Wood noted the leaking of a previously secret legal document written by the presidential administration of Barack Obama, a document that justifies the killing of American citizens who have been convicted of no crime, without the right to a trial and even without charges being brought to a criminal court. The tool for […]

Senate: If we don’t imprison people forever without charge, we’ll have to tell them what their rights are

Why did members of the U.S. Senate insist on voting this week on empowering the U.S. Government to imprison people forever without charge, citizens and noncitizens alike?

Because if the Government couldn’t imprison people forever without filing charges, it would have to tell people what their rights are.

I’m not kidding. The process of reading […]

Journalists turn Quran-Burning Transcription Fodder into a Conversation

The Obama administration revealed late Tuesday that is prepared to unveil a new blah de blah initiative in the upcoming weeks despite the pressures of the oncoming congressional election season. “Blah de blah blah blah, blah blah de blah,” Defense Undersecretary Blahford Blahdepants explained in a press briefing. “Blah de blah blah, blah blah, blah […]

AFA Tea Party T-Shirt? Patriotically Made with Cheap Haitian Labor

The fundamentalist Christian American Family Association is a hairtrigger organization, calling boycotts against companies for the moral outrage of not using the word “Christmas” in advertising, even when, um, they actually do use the word.

The same AFA is calling for Americans to summon up their patriotic fervor to take part in the Tea Party […]

JC Penny, Desecrating the American Flag With Honduran Baseball

Whenever I’m in the mood for a good dose of absurdity, I walk into the nearest JC Penny. What I found today: the “America is Baseball” t-shirt.

Ah, America is Baseball. And hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. But this particular baseball is ripping through the American flag depicted on the t-shirt. The flag […]

Am I Not An American?

Did those people, people like me who live without any belief in God, renounce their American citizenship by refusing to join Congressman Randy Forbes in his conspicuous public worship? […]

A Royal Story Ending in President Caroline Kennedy

Why is Caroline Kennedy as a U.S. Senator remotely possible and making such big news on the East Coast? I suspect the answer is the same as the answer to the questions:

Why is Andrew Cuomo the second-best shot for the Senate seat? Why did Hillary Clinton win that Senate seat in the first place? […]

Michele Bachmann Calls For Revival of McCarthy Hearings

Apparently, Michele Bachmann thinks that Americans would love to see a repeat of the McCarthy hearings. Count me out. […]

Book Burners for Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s moral values are the moral values of book burning – censorship with the aim of establishing cultural and political power. These are the values of the Dark Ages in Europe. These are the values of witch trials in Salem. […]