Our Call to Congress to Impeach Trump was Simple

My husband Aron Ra and I had no trouble today calling the House Judiciary Committee about our concerns with Donald Trump. It was our first call that got through to an official.  Despite my phone anxiety, the process was not anything to worry about.  The phone person was polite but I did have to ask if I could share the reasons I would like the House of Representatives to start the impeachment process.  This is what I said your reasons may be different or related if you decide to call. The phone n … [Read more...]

Is there a good reason not to file for Trump’s impeachment?

With the metaphorical Doomsday Clock clicking just 2;30 minutes to nuclear destruction, is there a good reason out there not to start the impeachment proceedings against Trump? Let's examine a couple of the reasons the House of Representatives maybe hasn't started the bureaucratic wheels of impeachment ever so slowly grinding on this issue as the clock ticks away.1. He just got sworn in less than 2 weeks agoI've lived for four and a half decades now and I don't ever remember being aw … [Read more...]

Politically opinionated

I don't like to share my political opinions because so many of them require explanation and some also require a prior understanding. Those with neither think I don't have either. It also requires a willingness to understand, which a lot of my critics simply do not have. Sadly too many people, both on the left and on the right are only interested in tearing into each other over any perceived difference they can demonize. That's how the country became so divided, and we're going to have to find a … [Read more...]

Unlawful Arrest of Shia LaBeouf for responding to “Fighting Words” from a Neo-Nazi

Shia  LaBeouf was arrested today and charged with assault and harassment over a scuffle that involved shoving and grabbing the scarf of a Neo-Nazi. The Neo-Nazi  proclaimed on LeBeouf's performance art livestream that,"Hitler did nothing wrong."The incident is one of a few high-profile cases where Neo-Nazis are pushing the boundaries of free speech.What often happens is critics will weigh in some praising the right to free speech of Neo-Nazis with less exuberant criticism for Neo-Nazi … [Read more...]

The answer to what damage Trump can cause in just 4 days

Linked below is a list of all the actions the new President Donald J.Trump (Gah!) has taken in just 4 days. Something to think about for everyone that argued a version of:1. "Trump can't do what he says."(The Constitution, Checks and Balances, Congress Hates Him)2. "Trump won't do what he says." (So you stumped for someone you admit is a teller of tall tales)3. "But Hillary is more dangerous, scary, has a private email server, some other woman-based pejorative. (At least I … [Read more...]

Just give him a chance…

My last blog post irritated some right-wingers. It seems that if I don’t want to ruin everything for everyone, then I’m an extreme leftist. So if I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone, then how much more extreme left is that?"Give Trump a chance", they say.Give him a chance to set everyone's rights back a few decades and make the destruction of the environment come decades faster?Give him a chance to lie to the public and reprimand his own staff if they're honest on social media? O … [Read more...]

And so it begins.

Donald Trump enters his new office with the lowest initial approval rating of any president in living memory. Yet despite these already impressive figures, I predict that his numbers will actually go even further down—before it's all over. That, I think, is an appropriate way to end that sentence. Trump promises—albeit unwittingly—to undermine the Constitution and the environment, the economy, and anything else he can bring to ruin. That's why he wants to eliminate the Environmental Protection Ag … [Read more...]

Silver Bullet 2020: Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren

After one of the most demoralizing election seasons in recent memory, when it seemed as though there were new depths to be plumbed every week, Americans have good reason to be sick of hearing about politics. Realistically, after our elections were likely trolled by the Russians and the Alt-Right which helped to install Donald J. Trump, what choice do reasonable and rational Americans have other than continued vigilance? At this point, Russia's involvement in the election has even been a … [Read more...]

I was once a Jedi

Atheism never had good public relations, largely because of the smear campaign that labeled atheists as believing in nothing, or having an unreasonable rejection of even the possibility of a god, insisting instead that atheists have to know that no god exists. This was a very successful campaign because some of the greatest atheists of the last couple centuries refuse to identify by that label—because of these reasons. And religious proselytizers took advantage of that in their recruitment t … [Read more...]

What is your political alignment?

I think it funny that everyone who says they want less government always votes for candidates on the authoritarian right, who actually seem to want as much government as possible; more military intervention, personal interference, surveillance and scrutiny of the public: removing regulations on industries, but actively restricting the rights of private citizens in private matters or even in their own bedrooms. Meanwhile those in the opposite quadrant are really just liberating the common folk … [Read more...]