Tag: Politics

Happy 152nd Birthday Canada!

Happy 152nd Birthday to the best country on Earth! The British North America Act of 1867 unified the English colonies in North America into the single entity known as Canada.

Happy 242nd Birthday USA!

You don’t look a day over two centuries. Last year, I added something to the effect of, “I hope you get to see 242.” I tend to keep politics off

Happy 151st Birthday Canada!

Happy 151st birthday to the best country on Earth! I am very grateful to live in Canada. It’s not perfect, but we are usually moving in the right directions. My

So Long 2017!

Well, the world survived the first year of President Orange Dumbfuck. For the sake of my American friends and the rest of the world, I certainly hope that early 2018

R.I.P. Hugh Hefner (1926–2017)

Farewell Mr. Hefner and thank-you for all your work. Although I suspect that much of this news will surround Playboy and nude photography; I actually prefer to remember Hef’s work

Madison, Wisconsin Trip & The 40th National FFRF Convention

As previously noted, last week I was back in Madison, Wisconsin for FFRF’s 40th National Convention. I arrived two days early so that I could spend some time with my

Happy Birthday America!

Happy 241st birthday America! I sincerely hope that you are around to see number 242…

I Did Not Expect This Today

One day after the wonderful first anniversary of the Obergefell decision and SCOTUS gives us this excellent decision. This stupid Texan law was a naked assault on the rights of

Happy 1st Anniversary To The Obergefell Decision

Today marks one year since the SCOTUS Obergefell decision legalized marriage equality across the United States. Suspiciously absent is the god-spawned smiting we were promised. Everybody should have the right

Another Book Finished & Another Started

Last Friday night, just before nodding off to sleep, I finished Robert Reich’s excellent book Saving Capitalism: For The Many Not The Few. My first encounter with Reich’s ideas was

Way To Go SCOTUS!

The Supreme Court Of the United States has made some spectacularly bad decisions over the years – Citizens United has flooded the political system with legalized bribes. But this week,

Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention – 2014

I was in Los Angeles, California last week for the 37th Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. This is the fourth convention that I have attended and I am looking forward

Happy Belated Birthday USA!

Happy 238nd birthday to the United States Of America! Since I have often missed posting about Canada Day on time, I thought I would delay this one too. A lot

The United States Continues To Civilize

I should have posted this two days ago when it happened! Just the same, it always pleases me when I see the USA inch forward to true equality for everybody.

The Exodus Of Exodus

I could hardly have been happier when I first read that Exodus International was closing its doors. They were on a fool’s errand right from the very beginning. What is

The Progress Of Equality

I am very late in posting about these events. Sorry. On May 6th, Delaware became the 11th state to legalize marriage equality. Minnesota followed and we now have nearly one-quarter