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The Political Fungus

The government is shut down.

I am shut down. My outrage is decomposing, sprouting fruiting bodies.

Where is the rich ground where the spores of my activism should grow next?

Fuck You, Kid Rock

“I can’t stop the war, shelter homeless, feed the poor I can’t walk on water, I can’t save your sons and daughters Well I can’t change the world to make things fair The least that I can do is care.”

– Kid Rock, Rally to Restore Sanity

The hell you can’t:

The man [...]

Getting Ready for 2012?

The Mayan calendar conspiracy theories may look like a walk in the park compared to what we’ll see in the 2012 elections. [...]

Is This the Change You Can Believe In? Something is Wrong in the USA

While the nation fusses and frets about the moral appropriateness of some guy holding a religious ceremony at his church and burning a few books that (let’s face it) won’t feel a thing, news is breaking that:

* The CIA operated secret “black site” detention and interrogation centers in Afghanistan, Poland, Thailand and possibly elsewhere [...]

Why Do Bloggers Care So Little About The Freedoms They Depend Upon?

95 percent of political independents just don’t care about any political ideals. They admire cotton candy with more depth than they admire the Constitution. [...]

Liberty Is A Small Niche These Days

Anyone who seeks to overturn the nasty totalitarian laws of the Bush-Obama era will need to cobble together a coalition of the minority of conscientious Democrats, the minority of conscientious Republicans, and the minority of independents who are actually paying attention. [...]

Americans Willfully Ignorant About Palin

Why are Americans so willfully ignorant about the candidates in the 2008 race for the White House? [...]

Activism for Sharks Includes Self-Mutilation and Soap

Alice Newstead hung on huge hooks used to catch sharks in a storefront window in London, the hooks piercing the skin on her back. [...]

America Shrugs At Poisoned Whales

Sarah Palin supports poisoning whales! For goodness sakes, that’s the kind of story that could really get people’s attention – or so I thought. [...]