Edward Abbey

This was made a couple years after I moved to the Desert Southwest.  I think I would have liked this man.  Maybe he would have liked me too.

We both love this desolate, fragile landscape.

Wrapped in the flag, and carrying a cross

We live in a time when those who shout loudest about Constitution and Christianity understand and follow neither.

The Fifth Column

Daily Kos

There is no lower bound on modern so-called conservatism. It’s not going to happen.

As an example, [Fox & Friends] aired two emergency calls from Spanish speakers each identified on-screen as “Immigrant.” In the first, a distressed male requests emergency assistance for his cousin, whom the man described as “turning blue.” Another call featured a man and woman explaining to the 911 operator that they have not had access to water in three days.[Host Brian Kilmeade] asked the deputy, “So those calls, you have to respond to, even though for the most part, when you get there you realize, they’re not even American citizens?”

As we watch the nice network host very grumpily contemplate the injury that must be being inflicted on America due to various non-citizens not breathing or slowly dying of thirst on our dime, keep in mind that is a contingent of viewers out there…

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Who Do You Blame?

Suppose you have a man and a woman living in a house together.  The man is a prize fighter, trained by professionals.  It was originally the woman’s house, but she was forced to share it with the prize fighter by all of his friends, who are even bigger than he.  At first, they shared the house more or less equally, but after she decided to try to get her home back and failed, he restricted her to smaller and smaller areas, ultimately confining her to one room, not allowing her to leave and controlling the food and water that went in.  Sometimes she would try to escape, beating on his chest futilely, but he would beat her within an inch of her life.  His friends would shake their heads and say “you two really ought to stop fighting, but as long as she is going to attack you, you have every right to beat her within an inch of her life.”  Anyone who mentions the asymmetrical nature of the situation is accused of being prejudiced against men.


Absurd?  Yes.