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American Mourning

Another day, another mass shooting. This time in Las Vegas, with 59 dead at this writing. I wrote about two other mass shootings, in 2012 and then I stopped.  What is the point, after all?  Money is all that matters. … Continue reading

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Independence Blues

Every American politician at the national level has to swear to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States from both foreign and domestic threats. Unfortunately, they don’t have to read it.  Or understand it.  Or even, you know, … Continue reading

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Bloodsucker

For almost three years now, we’ve called the 8th District of Missouri home. It’s a big district, land wise. Home to 749,444 people (2010 census), of which 92.36% are white. It’s the poorest district in the state. Median income is … Continue reading

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Dark Ages

One of the first things I did upon turning 16 and getting my driver’s license was to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood for birth control. This is called taking personal responsibility, something those “conservatives” are yakking about all of … Continue reading

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Hate

We haven’t lived in Missouri very long, and it took me awhile to figure out what congressional district we live in.  Unfortunately, we live in the Eighth, and are “represented” by a man named Jason Smith, republican. It’s funny, but … Continue reading

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Can’t Fix Stupid

Eric Garner died for selling untaxed cigarettes. Now, there is a crime against humanity! One of my main theses on these pages is that we are being made stupid on purpose. There should be no surprise that stupidity shows up … Continue reading

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Where Magic Happens

I’ve called politics in America a clown show, but I think that is a bit glib. As someone who has been intensely and passionately engaged in the political process, who majored in political science in my youth, I cannot take … Continue reading

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