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: No, Gillette Wasn’t Talking About You–Unless You’re A Sexual Predator, Mansplainer, Or Bully

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Don’t look now but a group of a-holes are busily destroying another retail product they’ve already purchased. You might recall the last time this happened when wizards in red hats were smashing their televisions, televisions they already paid for, in protest against something-something-something. This time, they’re destroying their Gillette products because of a new commercial in which the razor manufacturer calls for an end to “toxic masculinity.” In the...

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...

Posted on Dec 20, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Predicting Trump’s Political Future

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This will be my final MEMBERS ONLY piece for 2018, so in the spirit of looking ahead to the New Year, I thought I’d take some time to consider Donald Trump’s Christmas Future. Specifically, what are the chances Trump will remain the president or disappear in a puff of orange smock? This will be my final MEMBERS ONLY piece for 2018, so in the spirit of looking ahead to the...