This week White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer uttered what may be the most offensive garbage yet, claiming that Bashar al-Assad is worse than Hitler, because even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons, at least not on his own people and not in their cities and villages. Continue reading
Posted in Education, Government, Religion, Science, Society, US Politics, World War Two
Tagged Bret Stephens, Climate change denial, climate policy, creationism, Donald Trump, education, Holocaust denial, New York Times, Opinion, politics, science, Sean Spicer
Donald Trump is worried that the mediator in the first presidential debate on Monday will fact-check his statements. That right there should tell you everything you need to know about what he plans to say, but only if you still know what facts are. So let’s explore the language around the issue for a bit. Continue reading
Posted in Language, Media, Society, US Politics
Tagged Donald Trump, facts, language, Opinion, politics, Presidential Election 2016, reality, truth
A Trump surrogate recently stated that, without stricter immigration policies, we’ll soon see a taco truck on every street corner. Now, I’m almost per definition against anything coming from the Trump camp. I’m liberal, anti-bigotry, anti-fascism and all that. However, I’m not that easily pigeon-holed. Because I have to say, I agree that having a taco truck on every street corner would be a terrible scenario on every level.
Here’s why. Continue reading
Posted in Eating out, Emigration / Immigration, Employment, Healthcare, US Politics
Tagged 2016 presidential election, addiction, Donald Trump, Hispanics, humor, Illegal Immigration, Mexican food, Mexicans, Opinion, politics, taco truck on every corner, taco trucks, tacos
Dear Trump supporters,
By now nobody can ignore that Trump’s an outright racist, misogynist, homophobe, islamophobe and xenophobe. The evidence in speeches, interviews and on Twitter is overwhelming. I agree with Hillary Clinton that most of the folks that still support him are also racists, homophobes, islamophobes and xenophobes, and that’s definitely deplorable. Continue reading
Posted in Open Letters, US Politics
Tagged 2016 presidential campaign, basket of deplorables, bigotry, deplorables, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, letters, open letter, Opinion, politics, Trump supporters
I posted this awesome article by Ben Fountain on the Resident Alien Facebook page, but that only has fifty readers. So here it is as well, my borrowed submission for yesterday’s writing prompt “Inevitable“. (And it’s never too late to like my page for more stuff that’s relevant to my blog posts.)
How the Republican party slowly but surely got Americans ripe for a …hm…
man, person, specimen, angry goldfish like Trump. Also, I now know what “dog whistle politics” is.
Posted in Government, History, Migrate, Society, US Politics
Tagged Donald Trump, GOP, history, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016, Racism, Reagan, Republican Party, Tea Party, white supremacists
This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:
The Big No-No: An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:
“Call Me Crazy, But This Was Just the Iowa Caucus”.