Infrastructure Week Redux, Samson’s Fanfare

Infrastructure Week Redux, Samson’s Fanfare

If I had my way, I would tear this whole building down. It’s infrastructure week in Trump’s Dark America. Again. The first attempt was such a failure, I gather they wanted to try again. So far, infrastructure week has gone about as well as you could have predicted, meaning that, like everything the Trump administration …

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Young Americans

Young Americans

I want the Young American all night. She wants the Young American, all the way from Washington. I used to be young, so I would think the young might want to hear from someone who has been there. Laugh if you must, but I met a few young Americans today, and I have to admit …

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Chicken Little or Constitutional Crisis

Chicken Little or Constitutional Crisis

It’s been almost a year since I’ve penned anything on the shit-show that is our current political environment. I have avoided long-ish posts on this subject for lots of reasons. One was that it was extremely tiresome and the cause of much distress, and I thought that continued ranting would only be redundant and exacerbate …

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“Political Thuggery, Plain and Simple”

“Political Thuggery, Plain and Simple”

Today the Indivisible Group in the 48th Congressional district convened in yet another attempt to get the attention of Dana Rohrabacher, congressman in absentia. As has been customary, the doors to the congressman’s office have been locked, as the congressional staff sits behind the locked door. The Huntington Beach Police have been consistently called into …

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From the Resistance: One Issue, Indivisible

From the Resistance: One Issue, Indivisible

All over the country, small groups of citizens are forming groups in their own congressional districts in an attempt to fundamentally oppose the Trump agenda. The Indivisible Guide offers a playbook for starting activist groups focused on local congressional districts in the hopes that such action can move the political needle. From personal observation, I have seen a cross …

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The Strange Covenant between the Orange Party and the GOP

The Strange Covenant between the Orange Party and the GOP

I was fortunate enough to visit the North Shore of Oahu between Christmas and New Year’s, and I enjoyed a week off from social media and the news cycles. It was an amazing thing to do, to exist in the world before me of big waves and trade winds and feral roosters, and most wonderfully, …

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Let Nothing You Dismay

Let Nothing You Dismay

In previous posts I have tried to pull some of the threads out of the fabric of the recent cluster-fuck that was the 2016 election, thinking that organizing the horror in neat little pieces would make it better somehow. As I sit today, staring out into space, wondering why I feel so sad and bewildered, …

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Trump is Green and the Press is Ink

Trump is Green and the Press is Ink

One of the more disturbing aspects of a potential Trump administration for me personally is the concern over climate change and the fact that Trump initially claimed that the phenomenon is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I wonder if he thought that the Chinese had actually caused the climate to change as a part …

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