Until yesterday, I always assumed that any reasonable person would know why San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sacrificed his livelihood to sit during the national anthem in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, and why other NFL players have shown solidarity with Kaepernick and the movement by “taking a knee” during the anthem.
Reading the news this week, my systemic nausea increases daily as I witness my country’s continued downward spiral into the depths of Trump’s golden crapper.
If Kim Jung-un shoots missiles as accurately as he lobs insults, we should all be stocking up on our holocaust supplies.
Living in a rural setting, I am forced to shift my priorities in summer, from word-smith to farm-hand, spending the long days cultivating, building, digging, hauling and beating back the verge on my little estate…With my focus divided between politics and the natural world, I began to see certain similarities between the behavior of politicians and that of the animal life that surrounds me on the “farm.”
Coverage of the Mika Tweet and the resulting outrage over Trump’s escalating sexism dominated news coverage during a week when Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans tried to force feed a truly sexist piece of legislation down the throats of the American people—“The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.”
Most conservatives cleave to an idealized version of the 1950s and would like to see us turn back the national clock to a time when white men ruled every aspect of our society.
The moment I heard that Trump would not evoke executive privilege to stop James Comey’s Senate testimony, I knew that a character assassination blitz aimed at Comey would soon follow. I had read Comey’s seven- page statement made public the day before he testified; I saw only one defense open to Trump: deny, deny, deny.