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Friday, August 23, 2019
I Am Very Much Alive: America, Even the Atheists, Offers Prayerful Thanks and Multiple Organs At Latest News of RBG Cancer
Panic rippled across our battered national landscape Friday when the Supreme Court revealed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, has faced down cancer again, completing three weeks of radiation for a tumor on her pancreas. Given that many deem her all that stands between us and end times, Twitter users rushed to offer best wishes, random organs, their first-born, eternal life. She's working on it: Doctors say she's cancer free, and between treatments she went shopping and to theater.
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
It Is Definitely Not Enough
Among those enraged at the failure of Democratic functionaries to approve a climate debate as the planet burns is Havana Chapman-Edwards, an African-American, 8-year-old powerhouse who argues, "We can’t make our world strong if we leave people behind." Fighting climate change isn't her first rodeo - a solo walkout against gun violence, a book club for kids of color - but it's key to her: "The world cannot wait. Kids like me cannot wait. I may be tiny, but my voice is not."
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Monday, August 19, 2019
It's A Good Day For A Choke Hold: This Is Our (Lamentable) Country
It took five years for the killer of Eric Garner to lose his job - if not his freedom - but it only took a couple of days for brazen fellow-racists to raise close to $100,000 for a bro-in-blue who was "just doing his job." Meanwhile, a 19-year-old black man was shot three times in the back by more cops doing their job, a new study names police killings a leading cause of death for young black men, and Colin Kaepernick marks three years of protesting the ongoing barbarism with a searing video.
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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Spoiler Alert: Love Wins
Despite much-hyped threats of murder and mayhem, the weekend's arrival in Portland OR of a few hundred neo-Nazi Proud Boys met with far more antifa and other defiantly mellow protesters - cue dancing unicorns and marching bananas - a huge police presence, and a quick escape in mini-buses. The day's hero: the guy who waded into a toxic sea of MAGA hats to pointedly declaim "Fuck you" to each loser before absolving one of their dogs with a gracious, "You're cool."
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Friday, August 16, 2019
One Nation United By Hygge: Weary Americans Welcome Their Enlightened New Danish Owners
Okay so maybe little Donnie can't buy Greenland, his latest shiny object, after pols said it's “open for business, but not for sale.” Still, Twitter had a riotous time: Cue golf course, gold leaf, Mexico, flipping it to Norway jokes, an offer from one PRINCE KIELSEN of "Greenland" in exchange for a money order of $600,000,000, and the verdict " our president is an enormous drooling git. " And help is on the way - Denmark wants to buy us. The consensus across America: Thank God.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Give Me Your Tired and Not Too Poor and Definitely White, Preferably With Trust Funds From Their Daddies Back Home
In the latest act of rewriting history and poetry with a noxious racist twist, Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of trying to keep brown people out of our pristine country, clarified his claim that America only welcomes people who can "stand on their own two feet" by adding that, oh yeah, also they need to be white. By saying the quiet, nasty, white supremacist stuff out loud - oops - he sparked the hashtag #CuccinelliResign, and the first of likely multiple lawsuits arguing this is not who we are.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Bulletproof Never Looked Better, and America Has Lost Its Mind
In a new grim grotesquerie, sales of bulletproof backpacks - also hoodies, binders, vests - are up over 200% as red-blooded American capitalists exploit the "morbid niche" of parents frantic to keep their children alive as they head to this year's killing fields, once called going back to school. Not counting the massacres, about 100 of us a day die from gunfire. "Join the revolution!" urges one enthused body-armor industrialist. Or, we could get rid of the guns.
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Monday, August 12, 2019
Yes, It Could Happen Here: When Nazis Came to New York Yes, It Could Happen Here: When Nazis Came to New York
With Trump's latest crime against "the other" - immigrants may have to choose between food and green card - a timely new book considers the threat of a "21st-century master of divisive rhetoric" whose toxic mix of fear, lies, and scapegoating uncannily echos an earlier monster. If you think that's a stretch, see "A Night At the Garden," documenting the 1939 night when 20,000 New Yorkers came to cheer Nazis on - chilling proof "most humans have dark passions inside us, waiting to be stirred up."
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Go Home Cockroach
After the sick lump of a president with blood on his hands barged into two grieving towns that didn't want him, he took a bunch of fake-grin, thumbs-up, staggeringly inappropriate photos with white men as angry residents protested "Racist Go Home," "Trump Repent," and "You Are Why." Among others, they were mourning a young mother and father killed trying to shield their two-month-old baby from a shooter Trump incited. Still, he said he'd had "an amazing day." Man, we're tired of this shit.
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On Banning Terrorist Boots: This Is What Occupation Looks Like
In its latest victory, Israel's COGAT, which administers the Territories, confiscated dozens of pairs of hiking boots purportedly being smuggled into Gaza "for terrorist purposes.” Wait, a nuclear-powered country routinely committing war crimes - and shooting so many thousands in the legs they've created a country of amputees - thinks Palestinians wearing shoes is a security threat? What's next - food? socks? medical care? Now we know who the terrorists are. Twitter: "Those are shoes, fascists."
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