Tag Archives: obama

Realism is failing us in Iraq, Pakistan, and the rest of the world

0628-pakistan-drone-strikes.jpg_full_600

Like everybody else in America, I have been disgusted and horrified by the violent acts of the so-called Islamic State. I am repulsed on a human level as these people appear to have emerged from a horror movie. Upon the release of that last beheading video, the executioner said, “I’m back, Obama,” before cutting off […]

25 momentous events, happenings and occasions from 2013

batuman-465

Just in case you weren’t paying attention, these are the events, happenings and occasions that left a significant mark on me in 2013. I use some adult language, so beware. The Chelyabinsk meteor, which most know as “that fireball that soared through Russian skies,” scared the shit out of everyone when numerous videos of it […]

Thoughts on the sanctity of debate in a representational democracy

I have read a handful of Tweets, Facebook statuses and articles that have suggested that Americans have had two years of exposure to the goings on in Syria to have formed an opinion about involvement by now. Even if I allow myself to humor this being the case, it is worth considering that we have […]

An open letter to Sen. King regarding the Syria debate

Sen. King, I was heartened to read that you are having as difficult time as we, the American public, are figuring out what the Hell to do regarding the Obama Administration’s proposed military action against Syria. I write this to you as someone who is also struggling with this question. I understand that the situation […]

LePage told Republicans that President Obama “hates white people”

Really. I wonder how Adrienne Bennett‘s conscience is treating her these days. Photo Source: It’s from that time I imagine Bennett was like, you know what, screw it. Let’s just pretend that I am really a reputable newswoman who hasn’t sold out her integrity and that you are really a governor. Note: A friend in […]

On holding LePage supporters accountable

As someone who travels outside of the state somewhat frequently, I am sick of: a. people REGULARLY asking me if our Executive is mentally unstable b. having to explain the behaviors of our governor, who can easily be confused by someone who is mentally unstable, away.I was recently watching a comment thread in which this […]

The Party of Paul “Little Beards” LePage is on a professionalism kick.

The party of Paul “Bullshit” LePage (AKA Paul “The NAACP Can Kiss My Butt” LePage, AKA Paul “President Obama can go to Hell” LePage, AKA Paul “State Workers are Corrupt” LePage, AKA Paul “I am not a fan of newspapers” LePage, AKA Paul “the IRS are like the Nazi Secret State Police” LePage, AKA Paul […]

American Conservatism and Pundit Culture: The mouth has taken over; it tells the brain what to do.

Note: There are two occurrences of profanity in this piece, which might somehow offend some readers more than anything Ann Coulter has ever said. The outcomes of last week’s election were less about affirmation of President Obama’s vision, the size of government, and/or the rights of gay people and pot-smokers than they were about a […]

On progress, appreciation, and getting back in the ring

Of the two outcomes that were most likely last night, I am elated that President Obama won a second term and, more importantly, that Governor Romney and his outmoded Reagan-revivalist vision of America lost. I am happy to have woken up in a state in which “gay marriage” is a concept that is off the […]

I’ve got the Perpetual Campaign Season blues or: Obama does bad things too.

Every time I write an opinion critical of Mitt Romney or the Republican Party, someone inevitably comes after me in a comment or in an email and suggests that President Obama is worthless, as if my criticism of Romney serves as an endorsement of Obama, his policies or his campaign. My views are left-leaning, yes, […]