Judges with my political views should rule for an avowed communist if the law is on his side, and a judge who shares Bernie Sanders political views should rule for a large international corporation if the law is on its side. Anything less is a violation of their responsibilities. 

#gorsuch, #random-thoughts, #scotus

Know Thy Enemy

Enemies of the American people (an incomplete list):

  • ISIS
  • Al Qaeda 
  • Boko Haram
  • North Korea
  • Iran

Not enemies of the American people (an incomplete list):

  • Republicans/conservatives 
  • Democrats/liberals 
  • Men
  • Feminists
  • The media
  • Muslims
  • Christians
  • Cops
  • The NSA
  • White people
  • Black people
  • Brown people
  • Wall Street 
  • The NRA

    The Russian ambassador must be the most boring person in the world. It seems like every US politician has met with him, but none of them remember it.

    In the last three days, the Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, Jess Sessions as attorney general, and Tom Price as secretary of health and human services. None of them would have been confirmed if Democrats had not eliminated the filibuster.

    If only someone had warned Democrats that actions have consequences and they would not always be in power…

    #random-thoughts, #unintended-consequences

    If you can call our government a fascist dictatorship without fear of reprisal, that’s a clue we probably don’t actually live in a fascist dictatorship. 


    For approximately the first eight years of the 21st Century, dissent was patriotic. Then it became racist. I think dissent is patriotic again, but honestly, it’s a bit hard to keep track.

    Two things can be simultaneously true:

    1. John Lewis is an American hero for his work on civil rights
    2. For the last few decades, John Lewis has chosen to participate in some nasty partisan politics


    John Lewis’ previous work on civil rights does not make him immune to criticism, and his current partisan politics does not wipe away his heroic work on civil rights.


    Dear protestors: Tillerson was in charge of a successful oil company and oil is bad is not a very persuasive reason for Republican senators to vote against his confirmation.