Fixing Political Imbalances in the USA

The No Labels “Movement” No Labels bills itself as a responsible and bipartisan third-party alternative, although they eschew the idea that they’re a party. But, it can’t be “bipartisan” if it’s a third party, technically that would make it a coalition party. But I digress… Their major flaw, in my opinion, is that they frame…

AI Generated Imagery

There’s a long, complicated debate online right now about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and generated imagery. Is it art or not? Can you copyright it? Is it theft? Etc… And it’s pretty simple, actually. AI images are not art, you can’t copyright them, and they’re, essentially, theft. Let’s dive in. Art art [ ahrt ] noun the quality,…

The Pernicious Decline of Twitter

Elon Musk is not the tech-bro messiah. Full stop. Twitter is Imploding by the Whims of an Idiot First there was the mass layoff. Then the Blue Check Saga. Then the readmission of Donald Trump and the wave of racists and NAZIs. After which we saw the banning of Jack Sweeny and ElonsJet. And then…

On Treason

So, I want to talk about 6 January 2021 and the attack on the US Capitol building in Washington, DC. There are a few reasons for this: 1) It’s important that we, as a nation, bring clarity to what happened and maintain focus on the attack until justice is served; 2) There is a concerted…

Jury Nullification

Juries are the second, fundamental participatory element of the People in Government. Juries are important because the Rule of Law, while set by Representatives of the People and enforced by an indirect Representative of the People (the President), must be administered by the People from whom its authority is derived. Judges, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Peoples’ Representatives, are not accountable to the People. Juries are the People.

United States Federal Republic Civics 101

The answer is simple: Democrats are lazy. And, no, I don’t mean the politicians, I mean the voters. Democrats are lazy and disengaged, reactionary voters. And that’s a major problem because it allows the minority—and, again, that’s the Right and the far-Right combined—to win elections, appoint judges, and set policies. The system of government we have isn’t broken, even if the Government itself is. (And it’s only broken because Republicans like it that way.)


In Heller, the Court held, in a 5–4 decision, that (1) the Second Amendment granted an individual right to keep and bear arms unconnected to service in a militia; (2) the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited; and (3) handgun bans and trigger lock requirements such as those instituted by the District of Columbia are unconstitutional. And they were stupid wrong.

Silent Sam

Let me first say that I disagree, fundamentally, with all Confederate statues and monuments. They are offensive not only to minority groups who suffered the torture of slavery, but they are offensive to any patriotic American as they are hallmark memorials to traitors. But let’s dig a little deeper and examine the issue of Silent Sam on UNC’s campus…

The Hypocrisy of the GOP and Lindsey Graham

Politicians lie. It’s what they do, and we’re not all that surprised when they do it anymore. We’ve become accustomed to this behaviour. It’s still unfortunate, and it makes my skin crawl that we can’t trust our elected officials to walk the walk after they talk the talk, but it’s not like this is anything new and astounding, either. So it doesn’t surprise me that Lindsey Graham is a liar. But after his Drama Queen performance on Thursday, I really want to dive deep into what he said, the root causes behind the hypocrisy of his words, and the ethical problems facing this one time Never Trumper turned Trump Loyalist.