Thought Of The Day. May 31, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Remember Telephone Trees?

Those born after 1980 or so likely have no idea what I’m talking about. Telephone trees were the primary method activists employed of rapidly disseminating information in a pre-internet world. Whether organizing demos, protests, marches, canvassing for candidates or getting out the vote, telephone trees were our networks. Activists assembled lists of contacts to call…

The Ultimate Litmus Test for the Presidency

by Marcia Mueller Trade deals are a nightmare for animals. When it comes to animal welfare and cultural-specific cruelty, trade and import decisions, policies, and regulations are virtually the only means of exerting pressure to maintain humane treatment or prevent cruelty. But according to Matthew Scully, “As more responsibility shifts to the WTO [World Trade…

Thought Of The Day. May 30, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Thought Of The Day. May 29, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Liberal Idiots Who Think Trump is a Fascist

Many liberals check their minds at the door when anyone yells “Fascist.” Such knee jerk reactions are typical of rednecks and right wingnuts, who typically need only hear “socialism” to bring them into lock-step opposition to the most benign social program or safety net. But the Pavlovian response seems in full bloom with the more…