April 2016 Blog Posts (365)

Texas Sheriff Would Beat Transgender Women Unconscious

Texas Sheriff Would Beat Transgender Women Unconscious:  Tracy Murphfree, the new Republican sheriff of Denton County, Texas, told reporters that he would beat a transgender woman unconscious if she ever tried to share a bathroom with his daughter.  And, to ensure the public safety, Murphfree said he plans to spend a lot of time hanging out in women’s restrooms, just to be sure there’s no transgender people in there.…


Added by Johnny Robish on April 26, 2016 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Divide and Conquer

Here is a counterintuitive thought: American politics is so polarized today because there is such broad agreement about the injustice of economic inequality and the danger…


Added by Ted Frier on April 26, 2016 at 5:03pm — 12 Comments

Uncharitable Foundations

Hello!  My name is Lisa!  We are accepting donations to further research and provide Mammographic testing for breast cancer!  She speaks of the thousands of women who have been aided by having Mammograms paid…


Added by The Songbird on April 26, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Kasich vs Clinton by the Polling Numbers

RCP Average

3/28 - 4/24

K /R




Kasich +8.0…


Added by Ron Powell on April 26, 2016 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments



    In Hebrew, one possible meaning of the word “yada” is “to get to know”. So, I suppose when we say, “Yada, yada, yada...” we are either denoting the fact that we, along…


Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on April 26, 2016 at 2:23pm — No Comments

My Friend Dukdar

Yesterday, I met my friend DUKDAR at Starbucks for a chat over coffee. As we were sipping the brew, DUKDAR SAID, "You know, Doc, they have criminalized the embedded revolutionary psychic that really freed us from slavery." When I asked him what he meant, DUKDAR SAID, "Well, you see, it's like this Doc, between 1580 and 1865 most slaves believed that the slaveholders were the criminals, that the slaveholders were like crows eating their eyes and tongues from their dead bodies, that's why they…


Added by Herbert Jones on April 26, 2016 at 1:51pm — 9 Comments

Ignorance and Hate in the Tar Heel State

Okay, what's up with this whole bathroom thing?

Back on March 16, the North Carolina General Assembly passed HB 2, banning employers and businesses from discriminating against employees or customers based on their race, color, country of origin, religion, age or “biological sex.”

Which is good... ish. Problem is, by saying what can't be done, Carolina's new law is actually…


Added by Reflections of a Shallow Pond on April 26, 2016 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

Vote for the Delegates

I’ve been excited about this Presidential election. For the first time in many years, a candidate who has a chance of winning is saying what needs to be said. Yay, Bernie!

I’ve been giving out literature telling people where and when their polling place is open.

Only yesterday, I learned that pressing the button beside Bernie’s name isn’t enough.

In addition to voting for Bernie, I need to vote for delegates to go to the National Democratic…


Added by Lois Wickstrom on April 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Blessing of the Fosters

[My daughters and I foster kittens for Best Friends Animal Society, and are often asked if it's hard for us to love them and then let them go; and yes, it often is hard, very hard, which I reference in this post from a former blog.  Last year, we also sold our home of 15 years and moved into a rental, which…


Added by Amy Brook Palleson on April 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

"NEVER BEEN CALLED "BITCH" BEFORE"...is it too late?

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What's it to you?  See, I'm trying to egg you on.  Nothing!

I wouldn't call this a Bucket List item - but I am getting long in the tooth & the boob & it came…


Added by marilyn sands on April 26, 2016 at 12:23pm — 19 Comments

New Republican Strategy: Go Headless

A few days ago, at Daily Kos, I read a piece about Paul Ryan. He apparently has an interesting new strategy for the general election: Come up…


Added by koshersalaami on April 26, 2016 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

She Was An Ugly Woman

She was an ugly woman

She was an ugly woman with long cheeks & stockings loose

around her heavy ankles, no saving grace, he said

He was a long drink of water, dark liquid eyes,

smooth, with lips that curled a variety of suggestions

There was a…


Added by Phibby Venable on April 26, 2016 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

Calling Out The Democratic Establishment!

On January 20, 1993, I spent the day in my room in a wohngemeinschaft on Dorotheenstraße in Bonn, Germany. I was the guest of my dear friend Stefan Meschig. It was my 44th birthday and the inauguration of Bill Clinton. Stefan was planning some kind of surprise for my birthday, so he…


Added by Robert Starkey on April 26, 2016 at 10:00am — 30 Comments

Passover with Two Israelis and Rosa Parks

My sister's family invited two Israeli Brandeis grad students, one born/raised in Israel, the other in northwest Africa, to join us at our Passover Seder table. Discussion among us all, all fourteen, drew on many topics, though at one point the Israelis shared their consternation that at Brandeis, numbers of Jews and non-Jews, particularly undergrads, felt some measure of sympathy with the BDS movement.*…


Added by Jonathan Wolfman on April 26, 2016 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Should I be thankful for the women that come to me instead?

I wonder about the sincerity of the women that come to me.  I wonder, if they could do just a bit more to show love then they might get anything they had ever wanted from me.  Not sure what that actually was or might have ever been, but it would be nice to receive love instead of mockery.   Right?  What are you looking for, Love?  That was awful.   Now you know what love really is; what do you think of what you have done to me?

Just a look.   A look.

Wow, see.  I think love…


Added by Victor Picard on April 26, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

William Faulkner, Insurance Agent

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I believe that man will not merely endure, he will prevail.

William Faulkner, Nobel Prize acceptance speech

Popeye sat in the chair, watching the drunken coed sleep off her hangover.  She was blond and…


Added by Con Chapman on April 26, 2016 at 5:01am — No Comments

Some 21st Century Tales that Will Make Your Head Explode!

Regardless of the era, the world is ceaselessly changing for better or worse. In this case I'm guessing that it's for the worse, Snitch, CFS criticized for overreacting to kids playing:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on April 25, 2016 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

Pretty Women In A Big Canoe

Pretty women in the big canoe

row, pull, steady their hard hands.

They search the moon that swings…


Added by Phibby Venable on April 25, 2016 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

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