Posted on Jan 25, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Roger Stone Has Been Arrested, Now Congress Needs To Impeach Before It Is Too Late

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News broke today that former Trump campaign adviser and notorious conman Roger Stone was arrested in Florida by the FBI on charges of obstruction, lying to Congress and witness tampering.  Stone is facing a total of seven counts related to Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and was released on $250,000 bail. Reported the Guardian: Mueller alleged in a long-anticipated indictment that Stone was asked by Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign to get inside information about emails that...

Posted on Jan 24, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump Needs His Shutdown To Last Forever

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  We should probably brace ourselves for an extended Trump shutdown because there’s ultimately no reason for the president to end his ongoing temper tantrum. He straight up needs this. Even though his poll numbers are crashing, the longer the shutdown continues, the less time we’re discussing the other catastrophes circulating around the White House. There’s continued news about Trump Tower Moscow, with Buzzfeed dumping a series of documents...

Posted on Jan 18, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: How Vice Rewrites The Rules of Biopics

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(Photograph courtesy of CBS News) Since its release last month, Vice, Adam McKay’s satirical biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has become an awards season juggernaut. Christian Bale won a Golden Globe for his performance (and in his acceptance speech, he thanked his inspiration for playing Cheney – Satan), and McKay has received both Directors and Writers Guild nominations. The film will likely receive several Oscar nominations next week,...

Posted on Jan 17, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Nancy Pelosi Has Checkmated Trump

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In a matter of weeks on the job, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has managed to checkmate Trump over his government shutdown in spectacular fashion. Not only has Pelosi refused to back down from Trump’s childish threats over his border wall, she has managed to bully the bully and forced him into a completely impossible situation. While Trump may have been good at ripping people off in business with his...

Posted on Jan 15, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: I Stood On Line At A Food Bank For The First Time. Why Should I Feel Humiliated?

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This past Saturday, my wife Deb and I drove out to the Giant supermarket in Groveton, a neighborhood in the southeastern part of my hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. We were not going to go food shopping. We were going to stand on line at a food bank for federal workers who are not being paid during Trump’s stupid shutdown. It was humiliating and it shouldn’t have been. Let’s rewind...

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Don Junior Is In Huge Trouble, And Prison Can’t Come Soon Enough

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There’s one human being on this planet who I’d like to see locked up in federal prison more than Donald Trump. It turns out, the orange doesn’t fall far from the orange tree. Specifically, Donald Trump Junior is someone who is both repulsive and dangerous — perhaps more dangerous than his addled father — and that’s only partly why I’m eagerly anticipating every delicious news item pushing Junior closer and closer...

Posted on Jan 08, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: American Capitalism Is Making You Sick And Destroying Itself

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Capitalism as an economic model for society is basically an untouchable concept in America. Anyone who disagrees with this is a socialist, or worse, a communist who doesn’t understand “how things work”. And by “work”, this means making as many people materially wealthy as possible. But capitalism also makes us sick, and has other consequences so severe we dare not mention them out loud. There are some serious problems...

Posted on Jan 06, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Kevin Hart Still Doesn’t Realize He’s The Problem

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Last December, after comedian Kevin Hart had been announced as the host of next years’ Oscars, he was criticized for his homophobic jokes and tweets. Some of these jokes were mean-spirited; he said someone’s profile looked like “a gay bill board for AIDS.” Others were downright violent, like when he said that if he ever found his son playing with a dollhouse, he’d break it over his head and say “stop that’s...

Posted on Jan 03, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Would You Vote For Trump If He Was Progressive? I Wouldn’t, And Here’s Why.

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Over the holiday season, I spent time with an uncle in the U.K who is decidedly more right wing than I am. He supported Brexit, and views liberal pc culture as one of the biggest problems in British society. My uncle is a highly intelligent man, a professor, lecturer, and columnist who is routinely invited onto news shows to do battle with lefties.  I am not as emotionally invested...

Posted on Jan 02, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Because of the Trump Shutdown, We May Not Be Able to Pay Our Bills

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This is week two of Donald Trump’s stupid partial government shutdown and my wife is still working. For free. Yeah, she’s one of the exempt employees which means that she has keep working no matter how long this goes on. Without pay. And since she’s the primary breadwinner, that’s going to be a problem soon. We shouldn’t have to live like this. Here’s where the whole thing stands: Trump is convinced the shutdown...