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Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

August 19, 2017
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Finding My Way Again

It’s been so long since I published anything here that I’m not sure if anyone still reads this blog, after almost ten months of silence. During that time I’ve experienced major upheavals in my life that took me away from politics, writing, and this blog.

Now that I’m finding my way back to writing again, I wanted to share what’s been happening with anyone who might still be out there listening.

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October 25, 2016
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Ryan White’s Mom Says Donald Trump Never Paid For White’s HIV Treatment

Donald Trump Never Paid For Ryan White’s HIV Treatment, His Mom Says

WASHINGTON ― The mother of Ryan White disputed claims on Monday that Donald Trump paid for her son’s medical treatment and warned that the GOP presidential nominee’s bullying is setting a bad example for children. White contracted HIV at the age of 13 when receiving a tainted blood treatment for his hemophilia.

WASHINGTON ― The mother of Ryan White disputed claims on Monday that Donald Trump paid for her son’s medical treatment and warned that the GOP presidential nominee’s bullying is setting a bad example for children. White contracted HIV at the age of 13 when receiving a tainted blood treatment for his hemophilia.

Of course he didn’t. Why would he, just because he said he would? Remember, this is the guy who turned his back on his good friend Roy Cohn when he was dying of AIDS. Yeah, Cohn was a shitheel’s shitheel, but Trump counted him as a friend until he learned of his AIDS diagnosis. Ryan White was good “optics” for Trump, and probably got him some media attention at the time, but once White wasn’t any more use to him, Trump “dropped him like a hot potato, just like he did with Cohn.

October 11, 2016
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Today’s Links October 11, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

October 7, 2016
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Is This Thing On?

Is This Thing On?

To borrow quote from Pink Floyd, “Hello? Is there anybody in there?” Does anybody still read this blog? It’s been 13 years since I started it, and launched a career I’d never even imagined possible. Now, I’m back, blowing the dust off of it and trying to figure out what’s next.

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September 30, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump Dives Into The Gutter

Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump Dives Into The Gutter

Writer Maya Angelou once offered this sage advice: “If someone shows you who they really are, believe them.” With his latest misogynistic attack on Alicia Machado, Donald Trump dives into the gutter to show us once again who he really is.

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September 29, 2016
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Today’s Links September 29, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

September 28, 2016
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Clinton Is The Clear Choice On Race And Criminal Justice Reform

Clinton Is The Clear Choice On Race And Criminal Justice Reform

Little Zianna Oliphant, speaking through her tears at a city council meeting in Charlotte, said more about what’s really happening with policing in black communities than Donald Trump did in 90 minutes at Monday nights debate.

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September 22, 2016
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Trump Promises Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk Policing

Trump Promises Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk Policing

Leave it to Donald Trump to stand in black church, before a somehow still overwhelmingly white audience, and promise to implement New York City’s racist, unconstitutional “Stop-and-Frisk” policing nationwide.

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September 22, 2016
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Today’s Links September 22, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

September 21, 2016
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Today’s Links September 21, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

September 16, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Invasion of the Hillary Clinton Body Doubles

Wingnut Week In Review: Invasion of the Hillary Clinton Body Doubles

After Hillary Clinton went a bit wobbly at the 9/11 memorial, the internet went off the deep end with speculation about her health, and whether she’s even the real Hillary Clinton.

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September 14, 2016
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What Clinton and Millions of Americans Have in Common: Going To Work Sick

What Clinton and Millions of Americans Have in Common: Going To Work Sick

This weekend we learned that Hillary Clinton has been doing something that millions of other Americans also do: going to work sick. The difference is that too many American workers don’t have much of a choice.

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September 12, 2016
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Today’s Links September 12, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

September 9, 2016
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Today’s Links September 9, 2016

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

September 2, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Hispanic Advisers To Trump, “We Quit!”

Wingnut Week In Review: Hispanic Advisers To Trump, “We Quit!”

Donald Trump reverted to type with his immigration speech, delivered shortly after his visit to Mexico. After flirting with “softening” his position, the old Trump-style xenophobia was a hit with some, not with others.

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