Mar 272015
 

On Wednesday, the U.S. Army charged Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban, was controversially exchanged last year for five senior Taliban leaders held in Guantanamo.

These charges come despite strong indications that the White House tried to tamp them down, thereby preserving whatever deceitful narrative it is promulgating today on the matter. Any rational examination of the facts indicates that in charging Bergdahl the Army got it right, despite what I’m sure was considerable pressure to not get it right.

I’m heartened not just by that, but by what it represents in a larger sense. It’s another indication that this greatest country in the world shall survive the petulant, treacherous brat ostensibly “leading” it at the moment.

Though America has certainly suffered her wounds under him, it seems that two hundred thirty-nine years of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is not easily undone by one man and his evil band, however motivated.

 Posted by at 6:01 am
Feb 232015
 

OK, here’s what I got, mostly from Twitter:

  • Gift bags for these poor, needy stars were valued at $168,000 each
  • Neil Patrick Harris said he was gay roughly every 45 seconds
  • Apparently clothes were kind of a big deal this year
  • Joan Rivers was omitted from the memorial montage, but this was perfectly legitimate and customary because she was not a voting member of the Academy and her being left out had nothing to do with her being a pro-Israel Republican, so just back off, petty right-wing hate machine, and go back to your Faux News and machine guns and talking to your invisible sky daddy
  • Kanye West was drunk and rude, or, uh…something? Wait, wrong awards show? Am I confused?
  • Racist and hurtful jokes are not racist and hurtful when liberals tell them
  • That clip of Phil Donahue throwing up in a tuba never gets old
  • Despite widespread critical acclaim, The Interview was passed over for best picture

Did I miss anything?

 Posted by at 7:51 am
Feb 202015
 

When 72-year-old Gordon Van Gilder was riding in the passenger seat of a car stopped by Cumberland County, New Jersey sheriff’s deputies for a traffic violation, he hadn’t an inkling he’d be charged with a felony and be facing quite possibly the rest of his life in prison. Van Gilder had just purchased for his […]

 Posted by at 7:48 am
Feb 152015
 

Well, Alabama was in the national news all week. Gay marriage is legal here now, despite the continuing efforts of our buffoon Chief Justice. I’ve said pretty much all I have to say about gay marriage here and here. I’ve had it settled to myself for decades—intellectually, morally, emotionally, spiritually—and I hope this divisive and […]

 Posted by at 3:29 pm
Feb 092015
 

On February 9, 2015, committed gay couples married in Alabama for the first time. I hope we will look back on this date as the moment we began to feel this page turn in earnest. I hope outspoken conservative leaders recognize the harm in continued resistance, and realize that if they can’t agree, they should […]

 Posted by at 2:20 pm

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