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Because We Are Afraid
And because we cannot see our futures We have manufactured a belief system. This belief system resonates deep within the core of our souls. It is a part of our self-identity; our place in the ...
ThaMothership 05/20/2014 9 4 - -
I Support Traditional Marriage
For starters, I’m supporting traditional marriage by not getting married. I’m not in love with anyone, I’m not ready to make a lifetime commitment to anyone, and I don’t believe in divorce (...
ThaMothership 12/31/2013 99 64 - -
First They Came For Godwin's Law...
NOTE: I got so tired of seeing Conservatives re-purpose this poem that the only rational response, of course, was to do the same. First they came for my library records, And I cheered because we ...
ThaMothership 05/30/2013 3 7 - -
Dear Gun Folks… (Part 2)
I think we should stop funding cancer research. There’s really no point to it. Sure, every year lots of people die from cancer. But cancer isn’t the biggest killer. At least not in the ...
ThaMothership 02/22/2013 32 15 - -
Dear Gun Folks...
A serious question for you: Do you lock your doors at night? Really? I don’t get it. Why would you do that? Time has shown that locks won’t keep the bad guys out. They’ll kick in ...
ThaMothership 02/21/2013 304 18 - -
BREAKING: Undecided Voters Scared By Shadows; Place Heads Back In Own Asses
“Oooooh… see what I did? I called Al Gore a Republican! That must mean that my political sensibilities are much more finely tuned than yours.” -- Taylor Mali, How To Write A Political ...
ThaMothership 11/01/2012 5 6 - -
Dear GOP...
When it comes to all the documented gun violence in the country, you say "We don't need more laws; we just need to enforce the laws we have!" But when it comes to the prospect that 0.0001% of the ...
ThaMothership 09/26/2012 9 6 - 98
PRESS RELEASE: Fluoride Opponents Change Focus
Fresh from their loss at Wednesday’s city council meeting, fluoride opponents have chosen a new focus: water flammability. In recent months opponents of water fluoridation have lobbied and ...
ThaMothership 09/13/2012 195 26 1 839
Reluctant Heroes
Two men. Two astronauts. Similar in so many ways. Yet there is a gulf that separates them; an incomprehensible chasm. The chasm was not in their backgrounds. Both were Navy pilots, and both ...
ThaMothership 09/04/2012 6 9 - 40
Libertarianism: Byproduct of Consumer Culture
This country’s recent swing toward Tea Party/Libertarianism is just one more symptom of our wasteful consumer culture, born from the luxury and laziness of never being forced to make do with what ...
ThaMothership 06/19/2012 9 4 - 74
Government Is Not A Business, You Jackass
A common refrain these days is that we should run government like a business. Strangely, the folks espousing this idea always seem to believe we should run it like a small, mom-and-pop general store.
ThaMothership 06/15/2012 8 8 - 88
WTF Is ‘Snark’, Anyway?
The best satire always hurts a bit; for the reader and the writer . -- ThaMothership I keep seeing a common refrain in the comments to my posts: “You forgot the snark tag.” No, I didn’t. ...
ThaMothership 06/04/2012 56 13 - 292
BREAKING NEWS: Pharmacist Refusing To Sell Antibiotics
A Washington state pharmacy is refusing to sell antibiotics, saying the state's true goal is to suppress religious objections by druggists – not to promote timely access to the medicines for ...
ThaMothership 05/17/2012 81 39 - 910
PRESS RELEASE: Cocaine To Be Renamed “Leafy Plant Sugar”
In an effort to help clarify the labeling of food products for consumers, the Leafy Plant Refiners Association (LPRA) petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require the use of “...
ThaMothership 04/19/2012 3 4 - 128
It's Not About Racism
It’s Not About Racism; It’s About Racism AND Power The incident in Florida has reignited an old debate. Specifically, conservatives are yet again demanding to know… why do liberals and the ...
ThaMothership 04/17/2012 19 3 - 82
PRESS RELEASE: Tea Party Has Successor Group
In an effort to rekindle the spirit of the now largely-defunct Tea Party, rogue elements have formed a new political party. The group claims it is not continuing the mission of the Tea Party, but ...
ThaMothership 04/16/2012 13 9 - 270
A Tax Parable
I went up to a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and asked him, "If the government taxed so much of your income that you only made $100 million in total compensation last year, what would you do?" He ...
ThaMothership 04/12/2012 1 1 - 37
Vote For Stupid
Some folks denounce liberal politicians, calling them egg-headed academics. They say we need leaders with common sense instead of a degree from some fancy school. Who do these elitists think they ...
ThaMothership 04/08/2012 2 4 - 58
Dear GOP... Let's Be Honest
Dear GOP... Let's be honest. Which one scares you the most? Islamic terrorists, or the female orgasm?
ThaMothership 04/05/2012 6 5 - 76
Dear Defenders of George Zimmerman...
Dear defenders of George Zimmerman... Thank you for informing me that I, as a white/Hispanic male with several black friends, am therefore categorically incapable of racism. I look forward to ...
ThaMothership 04/04/2012 6 6 - 215
Gay Marriage: The Big Lie in the Debate
There is a cadre of social experimenters out to redefine traditional marriage. They must be stopped. These people, mostly evangelicals, want to redefine traditional marriage as being between one ...
ThaMothership 01/29/2012 8 2 1 147
Dear NRA...
Do you remember what happened back in 2008, during the Presidential campaign, and just following the election? Do you remember how the price of guns and ammo skyrocketed as people rushed to ...
ThaMothership 12/31/2011 38 9 - 205
BREAKING NEWS: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today issued an executive order...
BREAKING NEWS: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today issued an executive order banning the teaching of the Declaration of Independence Preamble of the Constitution and the Gettysburg ...
ThaMothership 06/30/2011 15 2 - 507
The Cult of Reagan (or, the "Teatitudes")
There seems to be a growing effort in this country to turn Ronald Reagan into a Conservative (with a capital "C") messiah...
ThaMothership 02/15/2011 1 - - 24
On Sanitizing Huck Finn
The danger of sanitizing Huck Finn is not in political correctness run amok. The danger is the possibility that this effort will play into the deliberate efforts by certain members of the former ...
ThaMothership 01/05/2011 13 10 1 88
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