Politics, Rants

the story of Times Beach, Missouri

Just watched this video by Austin McConnell about the largest civilian exposure to dioxin in the country’s history. And now I understand how The Toxic Avenger became such a hit in the 80s. An entire small town in Missouri was completely evacuated and dismantled in the 80s basically because someone sprayed dioxin-laden oil, basically the […]

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Gay and Lesbian stuff, Politics

Brazil is no longer safe for LGBTQ+ leaders

With Venezuela all over the news this week, I want to make sure people don’t forget to pay attention to the militia violence that’s threatening to expand in nearby Brazil. Anyone there who speaks out is a target, especially if they’re against police violence and/or they are the wrong color or gender. And especially so […]

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Metal

The Clanking Entrails of Baphomet Witch Riders

Did you know that Spotify is for losers? You should really get a YouTube membership. It’s only a few bucks to remove ads, they have all the tunes that Spotify is too lame to even know about, and I updated a great metal playlist for you–it’s got metal from every era and genre (except the […]

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History, Tulsa

Waite Phillips had tunnel vision.

I found myself cackling at this little interesting history lesson and tour of the tunnels beneath the streets of downtown Tulsa, my hometown. Apparently Waite Phillips, the founder of Phillips 66, was too scared even to walk the streets in front of his own buildings due to what the rich perceived as a rash of […]

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Music

blogging every day

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to post a blog post every day! Clearly I’m already breaking my vow, but let’s start off 2019 with a bang by just saying that I am still in love with heavy metal, and I think that this 2017 song by Unleash the Archers is some of the […]

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Personal Shit, Politics

happy birthday to me!

Thanks everyone for all the birthday well-wishes yesterday! Seeing a House seat in Oklahoma turn from red to blue was one of the best presents I could ever receive. … though seeing Scott Walker have his ass handed to him in Wisconsin was a particularly delicious thrill!

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Politics

It’s not “radical” for revolutionary whites to abstain from voting. It’s selfish, myopic, privileged and dickish.

“If voting really accomplished anything, they’d make it illegal,” your radical friends say? Well they are making it illegal, so tell them to shut the fuck up. And if they, or you, are sitting on a mountain of privilege because you’re white, male, cis, or unlikely to have friends and family affected by ICE or […]

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Fiction

my answer to a now-deleted question on Quora

I had fun answering this question on Quora, but in the middle of trying to add photos to my response, the folks at Quora removed it. Yeah, it was a weird, racist-y troll question, but I think I had a really good answer. Here it is. Did Armenians lose their ancient land, Antarctica, to penguins? […]

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Politics

Kavanaugh’s confirmation will spell the end of GOP hegemony (if we want it).

With their rush to nominate Kavanaugh, they’re actively working to piss off the voters they most desperately need if they want to keep control in 2018.

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#OccupyICELA, A Rrose in a Prose, Events, Immigration

Melting Pot Storytelling tonight at the Occupy ICE L.A. camp!

BUSted Los Angeles, A Rrose In a Prose REVIVAL!, and Occupy ICE L.A. are presenting Melting Pot, a storytelling show devoted to immigrants and tales of immigration. It will be held outside The Metropolitan Detention Center (535 N. Alameda Ave) –but actually we’re around the corner on Aliso, the street that borders the 101 highway–just […]

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#OccupyICELA, ICE, Personal Shit

Help Geo get back to El Salvador!

If Geo wanted to turn himself in to ICE, he could technically go back “all expenses paid!” But we don’t want him to go through the pain, humiliation, and danger of being another piece of flotsam churning through the ICE-y stream. No matter where you stand politically, I don’t think you want that, either.

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Donald Trump, Politics, Rants

Why Are Conservatives Such Whiny Snowflakes, Pt. II: No Criticism, Not Even From Within

I guess when it comes to being a president named Donald Trump, everyone gets a trophy!

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#OccupyICELA, Los Angeles, Politics, Tulsa

Progressives Need to Run for Office–Any Office!

We spend so much time trying to plead for mercy and understanding from those in political power, when in fact we could be them, in some cases merely by writing our names on pieces of paper.

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