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Tonka Trucks and Imperialism

Tonka Trucks and Imperialism When I was a pre-schooler, my beleaguered mom dropped me off at some church nursery. I guess she wanted to go shopping without chasing my adventurous fanny down the street. I was content because the church had a room full of toys, including a Tonka truck, those glorious metal beauties. As … Continue reading

What Does Donald Trump Have in Common with Charles Manson?

Charles Manson: murderous monster, right? But Manson claimed he never murdered anyone. Technically true, though he died in prison for murder. He was a scrawny, white trash loser who spent most of his life in jail for one crime after another. He took no blame, he blamed his upbringing and society for his crimes. It … Continue reading

Invisible Hand of the Market and Other Turbo Capitalist BS

Turbo capitalists are fond of quoting Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations,” while failing to read all of what he said. They cherry pick his “invisible hand” of the marketplace as sort of a transcendent religious doctrine proving that maximum profit at any cost benefits everyone. “Don’t try to regulate business! Don’t mess with the invisible … Continue reading

It’s O.K. To Be Sad if Your Friend Died

It’s O.K. To Be Sad if Your Friend Died That’s what I keep reminding myself. I have a theory that depression can kill you and negativity can make you sick. So I’m pretty good at finding the bright side of life and making people see the humor in any situation. Yes, that aggravates the crap … Continue reading

We’re All Totally Fed Up With Covid. But Covid Doesn’t Care.

We’re All Totally Fed Up With Covid. But Covid Doesn’t Care. I had the old-fashioned flu (yes, I was tested for Covid) and I recovered completely in a few days. My friend Cat was hospitalized for Covid and we were all joking about Cat having nine lives, but she died two days ago.   Corrine … Continue reading

Freedom Fighter, Collaborator, and “Oh S**t, I’m Just Keeping My Head Down?”

Invading, looting and enslaving your neighbors has been a social norm for thousands of years. Although it is, at it’s essence, armed robbery, if the whole clan agrees, it is depicted (by the winners) as glorious victory. History labels the leaders as Great, like Alexander the. Throughout history, when a ‘nation’ is invaded, the natives … Continue reading

Free Comic Book for Beginning Readers. Topic: Racism

I realize we don’t discuss racism with beginning readers; unless we ourselves are flaming racists parents, that is. I hate racism, which is the conviction that one “race” is superior to all others. Suspiciously, holders of this belief always choose their OWN race as the superior one. You never heard a racist claim that some … Continue reading

What Does Trump Have in Common With Charles Manson?

Charles Manson: murderous monster, right? But Manson claimed he never murdered anyone. Technically true, though he died in prison for murder. He was a scrawny, white trash loser who spent most of his life in jail for one crime after another. He blamed his upbringing and society for his crimes. It was his groupies who … Continue reading

Slutty the Stork

Slutty the Stork Last week I was sick, a very rare event. My friends thought it was Covid and one friend dragged me down for a test, which was negative. I found my brain wasn’t sharp and I could not work on the oil painting-two toddler girls sharing a flower. Way too challenging for brain … Continue reading

Flesh-Burrowing Flea in Florida (Tunga Penetrans)

So imagine a flea that crawls instead of hops that lodges between your toes, burrowing in until only its booty hole sticks out of it’s blood-swollen body. Through it’s booty hole it breathes, mates and ejects strings of sticky eggs. Lovely, right? This is tunga penetrans, “penetrans” because it’s a penetrating flea. It is supposed … Continue reading