Saturday, February 25, 2017
Well, the hot news today is that this man -- Muhammad Ali, Jr. -- was recently detained for 2 hours at a Florida airport and questioned closely about his suspiciously Islamic-sounding name. Who are you? Where are you going? Let's just have a look in that overnight bag. Wheredjoo get that name of yours, huh?
His dad wasn't the biggest hero of the Civil Rights movement by any means, but he did take a stand for his principles. And yes, he did join the Nation of Islam and change his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. And then he named his son after him. Ali has been gone since June of last year, and I thank whatever God he chose to worship that he didn't live to see this disgrace.
BUT THE REST OF US ARE WATCHING.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Sunday, February 05, 2017
All According To Plan?
Jews and Muslims find themselves holding identical placards at their conjoint protests against Trump's ill-conceived ban on anyone trying to enter the country from a Muslim-majority country in Africa or the Middle East. Meanwhile, 49% of the country appears to actually support this ban, which so far has captured in its net -- among many other innocent people -- an Iraqi general fighting ISIS at the side of the Americans.
What I especially love is the justification offered by Trump supporters. This is NOT a ban on Muslims, they say angrily; why do you keep calling him a bigot!? This is against terrorism!!! Oh, OK, I guess that's why so many Klansmen are being rounded up and forced onto planes bound for Yemen and Sudan. Wait, that's NOT happening? I thought we were fighting terrorism here!
Remember, everyone: Donald Trump is NOT a bigot. He actually loves Mexicans, for instance.
And, come on, if he didn't love Eastern Europeans, he wouldn't keep marrying them. Whoever will he get in bed with after he dumps Melania?
The word everyone keeps using, each time we get wiped off the beach with another Trump tsunami, is "CHAOS." Even supporters of his "policies" complain that he isn't implementing them with "proper coordination" or "proper planning" or proper SOMETHING. Honest to Pete, is there any proper way for a country built on immigrants and refugees to close its borders to -- not only those immigrants and refugees -- but our trading partners, our international allies, and indeed REALITY ITSELF? Tell me how to do that properly, someone, please!
Because then the CHAOS will go away, right?
Saturday, January 28, 2017
A Soothing Image For You Feminist Erisians To Gaze Upon
Saturday, December 31, 2016
If We Can't Have A Giant Meteor For New Year's...
Friday, December 23, 2016
We Do Have One Winner For 2016...
While we're painstaking recounting the votes for 2016 Apple Roller of the Year, we can all REJOICE in the fact that this bumper sticker is the clear winner, out of a crowded field of sarcastic bumper stickers featured in this election cycle. In fact, with the election over and the dust starting to settle, it's STILL the perfect message as far as I'm concerned.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Breaking Apple Roller News!!!
I heard on the radio today that there may be a MUCH BETTER couple of candidates for Apple Roller of 2016. The New York Times has released the Internet handles of a couple of Russian hackers -- Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear -- who appear to have very effectively hacked into the information needed to change the results of the 2016 US presidential election. They wanted Donald Trump to win and he DID win.
And the American voters followed them, like lemmings into the sea...