Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ritual Hate Update!

Comedienne, Gay Rights Activist and 9-11 Truther Rosie O’Donnell is now being attacked for this picture: She and her children enjoy fishing for sharks. The particular subspecies of hammerhead in the photo is now protected on the U.S. Endangered Species list, though it was not when the photo was taken. But the fact that she was […]

As the world burns

I usually avoid politics. I am a registered “I” (Independent or Indifferent, I don’t remember which) but I’ve reached the breaking point. Excuse me while I rant: At the Republican Convention of 2012, Clint Eastwood did a Bob Newhart-style one-sided interview with an imaginary Barack Obama, represented by an empty chair. Predictably, most of the Republicans […]

Book Review: The Brothers Bulger

How was it that in civilized Massachusetts, urbane Boston, the “Athens of America”, no one was ever seriously bothered by fact that for almost thirty years, Billy Bulger, President of the State Senate and most powerful politician in Massachusetts, and James “Whitey” Bulger, the man who controlled the cocaine distribution in northern New England, were brothers? When I […]

Poser politics

I originally published this post about a year ago, but I find it mas many of the same ideas as my last post Ritual Hatred (or, if you are easily offended by pictures of dead animals, click this version.) In short: your political values are more about lust for power and making yourself feel good than they […]

More on Ritual Hatred

Unfortunately the photos in my last post gave some of my readers the vapors. I promise that in the future I will provide a ratings system for dear old ladies of Victorian sensibility, autocratic patriarchs who are offended by the image of young ladies participating in a “man’s” sport, and serial blowhards who like to make themselves feel […]

Ritual Hate.

Three times this year a girl has been ritually crucified on the internet for the sin of shooting an animal. The first was an eleven year-old who shot a mountain lion that got too close to the family ranch and appeared to be stalking her brother. The second, a Texas girl who posed with a […]