Sympathy for the Donald

The main problem with President Donald J Trump, when you get right down to it, is that Donald Trump set the poor bastard up. The reputation he's given himself, the moral depths he plumbed to get where he's got, left him with such an uphill climb it seems like a bar bet between billionaires. Even…

Back to the sunshine

My apologies, that one's on me. I had every reason to believe I was going to start thinking all positive there of His Presidency Donald John Trump (esq, probably) or at least sharing those thoughts only. Positive reportage shouldn't be that hard to find, given the great number of events occurring all the time every…

The He-Man Women Haters White House

re: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-reinstates-reagan-era-anti-abortion-policy-n710081?cid=sm_tw_msnbc I am privileged in this lunatic historical sidetrip to be white, male, and straight (and above all Canadian), but it's dangerous to completely discount all males because we're born by a quirk of genetics without baby plumbing. Doing so blindly assumes the absence of empathy for an entire gender and just draws more…

Trumpauguration

Alright, this is happening. There’s nothing I can do about it, and there’s nothing you can do about it, and there’s nothing we can do about it, so I’m going to ask your forgiveness, as you might see it, allowance may some else, and get into the spirit of the thing by seeing from a…

Off With Her Id!

On revisiting Disney's 1951 "Alice In Wonderland", I was gratified to discover that Alice's journey through her own psyche isn't quite what my youthful memory wants me to think. From the tardy White Rabbit to the maniacal Tweedle twins, from the question-smoking caterpillar to the admittedly insane Cheshire cat, from the drunken shenanigans of the Mad…

Zero Dark Thirty

This 2012 movie, an award-winning critically-acclaimed entertainment and box-office success, is above all a remarkable piece of propaganda. Or maybe marketing is more accurate. Publicizing is even better. If you wonder why, or haven’t seen it, let me spoil the theme for you: Glory be the lengths that **America** will go to, the resources and commitment she will provide, the…

Dear imbecyclists

Now now, don’t be offended. It’s just a funny word I made up and wanted to use. Anyway, it doesn’t apply to all bike riders... but it does to You, the rude fool wearing black at night, biking in poor weather without reflectors or lights. Sometimes you’re wearing headphones, occasionally a helmet, and though I’ve…

What the Ftrumpk?

Like me, you may be shocked but not surprised at the joining of the word President to the word Trump this week. Or surprised but not shocked, but either way in the end it seems the new President-elect may have been right – the election was rigged and American democracy is a sham. It's okay…