Category despair

More on Nazi Punching

(A lot of the same ideas as found here, but with the specific Warren Ellis parts removed, and no use of the word “boner” so you can show it to your mom.) Let me first say that I hate Nazism and everything it stands for. Now let me say that unpopular, even hateful speech is, […]

Punching Nazis Is the First Refuge of the Incompetent

…and then a Nazi gets punched in the face, and everyone pops a boner. Let’s choose one voice from the chorus of hosannahs. Let’s see what soi-disant free-speech crusader Warren Ellis has to say:  These are terrible things to say. This is all terrible. I understand that Warren Ellis is not an American and may […]

In Which Salon Is Half-Right

Salon managed to opine yesterday that conservatives have no ideology. Obviously we (at this site) are committed to the doctrine that almost no one has an ideology. Salon is therefore half right—only half because it’s clear that they believe liberals are, contrariwise, committed ideologues. The article is silly, but may be worth reading in full, if only as […]

The Last Thing I’ll Say about Trump for a While

Already, before Clinton lost, some of my friends were plotting who the next president would be, in eight more years. Michelle Obama was their pick. They loved her speech at the DNC, the speech that Melania Trump had also loved so much, and they thought she would look “presidential,” etc. Now that the Clinton dream has […]

A Post Mortem of Sorts

I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton. I mean, I did vote for Hillary Clinton, of course, but I didn’t vote for her. I voted against Trump. Clinton seemed the best choice to put the last nail in his coffin. That didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped, and now a lot of us are filled with […]

Pity Poor Trump! He Signals As Other

I saw part of a Father Coughlin speech yesterday (it was excerpted in a Norman Lear documentary; give me a break), and Coughlin said, and I’m quoting from memory here, that he believed there were good Jews and bad Jews. Now, I assume we all agree that this is true. Hannah Arendt and Jack Kirby are […]

Candy Corn

When I was a kid, after a night of trick or treating, my parents would go through my pillowcase of candy, to inspect it and make sure I was not about to be murdered by our neighbors. Any homemade popcorn balls or caramel apples, which did used to tun up now and then in those […]