Category: Politics

Privatization of the commons

Everyone always talks about freedom of speech — you know, first amendment stuff. You’re allowed to speak your mind without the government persecuting you for that speech. Ok, obviously this has limits, yelling fire...

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Political Sausage

Most people (vegetarians excepted) seem to like sausage. But there’s the old adage that you don’t want to know how sausage is made. It’s messy business after all. The same can be said about lawmaking....

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Politics and Selfishness

In the past year or two, it’s been painfully evident that there has been getting more and more polarization in politics in this country–and the rest of the world. In many ways, I’ve implicated the rise of the...

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Libertarian Socialism

Ahh… the joys of the ever-present internet debate… I declared on a Reddit discussion that I’m mostly a Libertarian Socialist. Of course they pointed out that Libertarian and Socialism are opposite ends of the...

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Kshama Sawant

Back a few elections ago I wrote about Kshama Sawant. She was an asshat then, and continues to be one to this day. She’s a communist activist at the moment. I was having some online discussions about her today and I came...

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How to lose support

So May Day already happened obviously. Walking back from getting a birthday dinner for Ennie we found this taped up on some construction. It’s hard to get support from people, but bloody easy to lose support from those...

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Science

There was the slew of science marches today. My understanding is that generally they weren’t targetted towards politics, but in the current political climate there have generally been many digs at the right. I think that...

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Trans Toilets Redux

Washington (the state) Republicans are trying to restrict access to toilets for the trans folks among us. They couch the laws in all sorts of “safety.” But you really have to think about them a bit deeper. What, or...

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“Libtards”

This is a post in two parts. I’ll take no credit for either part. The first part was passed around on Facebook bunches today. The second part was written my En. To be clear, neither of us voted for Trump. I know many Moes...

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“Shut the fuck up”

I had a realization while going for a walk and talk with a friend why I’m fed up with the alt-left, the alt-right, and a whole host of other parties. And I’m fed up with them for the exact same reason. In both cases,...

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