So, while tidying up my old Facebook reader’s page before deleting it (merged old entries and comments to my website) I found some lovely old hate mail from two of the nastiest assholes I’ve encountered within the Military Sexual Trauma sphere – Gary Noling and his entitled, civilian wife Dawn. Last December, Gary had been on a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Travis M. Andrews, writing for The Washington Post on “Woman impersonates ex-boyfriend on Facebook and nearly wrecks his life“: “On Wednesday, Lawson was convicted and sentenced to one year in jail after she “pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit, and one felony count of perjury,” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As someone who has dated and married interracially, I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. As the founder of The Multiracial Activist, I am really looking forward to this film to see one of the people I most admire portrayed on screen. People do need to be reminded that it was truly not that long […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No Empathy, No Patience, No Fucking More This week has been difficult for many reasons. Police murdering black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and then the slaughter of police officers in Dallas. I am sad and disgusted and angry about all of it. The story attached below ran on the front page of The Pantagraph […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Doug Mataconis does a good job of outlining the issues at present regarding this case: “… the deal that led to Bergdahl’s relase came under fire from Congressional Republicans due both to its terms, which included the release of five Taliban prisons from the Guantanamo Bay facility, and due to the stories that quickly began to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The usual apologia from the “law and order” right is to say a man like Glenn Ford (pictured below) received a “fair trial” and to then insist that anyone with any criticisms for the justice system is “on the criminal’s side.” There is no such thing as a “fair trial” that results in an innocent […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Leave Us All Alone! We Can’t Breathe! by Jacob G. Hornberger The last words out of the mouth of strangling victim Eric Garner are actually a metaphor for how libertarians feel about the entire welfare-warfare state under which modern-day Americans have been born and raised. Don’t his words express precisely how we libertarians […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I cannot imagine how painful it must be for the family of Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson to witness all of the political posturing by opportunists on the left and the right. Some on the right are hell-bent on characterizing an entire community as rioting thugs, while some on the left are exploiting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Stop-and-Frisk: How Government Creates Problems, Then Makes Them Worse by Sheldon Richman Two recent law-enforcement decisions illustrate yet again that when government sets out to solve a problem it created, things get much worse. This week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will keep nonviolent small-scale drug sellers who have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Gun-Control Demagogy by Sheldon Richman Demagogues offend us because they try to bypass our rational faculty with appeals to gut emotion. That pretty well sums up what gun controllers have done since the Newtown tragedy. Note how politicians, led by President Obama, and organizations pushing new restrictions on gun ownership — which would […]Continue Reading... No Comments.