Posted on Jan 11, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: The Trump Shutdown Confirms The Tragedy Of The Commons

Posted in Culture, Members Only

Donald Trump is a buffoon but he is incredibly useful for one thing so far: Exposing the worthlessness of right wing economic ideology. He’s done such a good job at it that Republicans are going to spend decades rebuilding their facade that tax cuts for billionaires are great for the working class and the GOP actually cares about the average American. But the most recent example of Trump blowing...

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

Posted in Media, Members Only

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.

Posted in Members Only, Politics

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

Posted in Members Only, Politics

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 21, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Watching Nature vs. Nurture Play Out In My Kids

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We’ve all probably had the debate at least once in our lives over how much of our personality is driven by our environment and how much is driven by our genetics. “He was born with a fiery temper!” “She was raised to be a well-behaved lady!” Well, let me tell you a story… I have three kids, two sons and a daughter. Jordan is ten, Anastasia is 8, and...

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...

Posted on Dec 14, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: How I Started To Love Christmas Again

Posted in Politics

Once upon a time, I loathed Christmas. I hated the music. I hated the decorations. I hated pretty much everything about it and I hated that I hated it because I used to love Christmas. And then I figured out the secret to enjoying it again. All I had to do was avoid it. Every year, we hear about the “War On Christmas!” that is allegedly destroying the holiday season. Sometimes...