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Truly Respecting A Woman's Right To Choose
( This article originally appeared at Poplitickal ) Well now. Richard Dawkins has sure kicked up a pretty little hornets nest hasn't he. The man, well known for his outspoken Atheism, and more ...
Toriach 08/26/2014 10 11 - -
Attention! White Straight Christian Cis Males! It's Time To Stand Up And Be Counted!
Let me ask you a question. Do you truly care about justice and equality for all persons regardless of their religion, gender, sexual orientation, or race? If your answer is yes, and you really ...
Toriach 08/17/2014 31 3 - -
War Is A Drug
So, we are back in Iraq. Again. I'm pretty sure it won't be too long before we are back in Afghanistan as well. As is always the case there are an unending sea of rationalizations. They (whoever "...
Toriach 08/11/2014 2 - - -
The Case For #notallmen
(This article originally appeared at Poplitickal .) For the record, I am the sort of person who does not generally court confrontation. While kids my age (usually boys) were gleefully stirring up ...
Toriach 08/06/2014 20 2 - -
What Walks Like A Duck...
When you feel your blood pressure start to rise just look at the picture. ( This article originally appeared at Poplitickal ) In the before time, in the long long ago, when I, in a ...
Toriach 07/28/2014 12 5 - -
I Might Be A Bigot. (And I Don't Know How I Feel About That.)
I live in a very small town in Texas. This small town's main claim to "fame" is having old Route 66 running right through it. It's a quiet town just half a step away from being a ghost town. In ...
Toriach 09/03/2013 47 35 1 -
Dear USA, Please Don't Be That "Guy".
So is it just me or has the United States become the militaristic equivalent of one of those people who just cannot bear to not be in a relationship? You know the kind. They go from relationship ...
Toriach 09/02/2013 10 2 - -
My Fundamentalist Christian Grandmother Raised Me To Be A Pagan, Agnostic, LGBT Allied, Feminist
My father's mother was an interesting collection of contradictions. On the one hand she was incredibly sweet natured, but if pushed had a tremendous temper. She was incredibly giving, yet carried ...
Toriach 03/27/2013 19 96 1 -
Television Made Me The Man I Am Today! (And That's A Good Thing.)
Television. The boob tube. The idiot box. Everyone knows that the decline and fall of Western Civilization can be directly linked to television watching. It presents only lowest common denominator ...
Toriach 03/20/2013 68 43 1 -
Can We Put The Brakes On The Dance Of Superiority?
Ah humanity. How wonderfully consistent. Any time you get human beings in groups be they large or small they seem to want to start finding reasons to look down their noses at other groups of humans.
Toriach 03/19/2013 18 5 - -
Steubenville's A Tragedy. But It's Not Exactly The Tragedy That Some Think It Is.
Unless you have been avoiding any news anywhere for the last few days you should already be roughly familiar with the horrific and horrifying situation that has been going on in Steubenville Ohio. ...
Toriach 03/18/2013 175 149 - -
Musings On Nikola Tesla And Ayn Rand.
The story of Nikola Tesla in seven panels Okay, listen closely and have fresh underwear handy because you are about to shit yourself, especially those who know me. Ready? Here goes... Ayn Rand was ...
Toriach 03/17/2013 98 195 2 -
If You Truly Want To Honor Those Who Serve...
Good Morning my Brothers and Sisters. So another Veteran's Day has come and gone. Once again it seems that even some of the most hardbitten and cynical of Liberal Progressives feels content to ...
Toriach 11/12/2012 5 4 - -
Doing The Wrong Thing For The Right Reasons Still Doesn't Impress Me.
Good morning my Brothers and Sisters. Despite what some people might think I actually don't go out of my way to be a contrarian asshole. The problem is that I'm just not very good at sitting here ...
Toriach 11/08/2012 2 - - -
An Open Letter To The United Corporations Of America
Good morning my Brothers and Sisters in the Working Classes. I recently came across the letter below and felt that it perfectly summed up my feelings about Corporate America and what it has done and ...
Toriach 11/07/2012 1 2 1 -
Exception This...
In the ongoing "debate" about abortion there is one bit of phrase that tends to come up a lot. It is considered by many to be that rarest of creatures in this increasingly divisive climate, namely ...
Toriach 10/25/2012 19 21 - -
The One About... Did The "Occupy" Movement Doom Itself From The Moment It Was Named?
I love Progressives. I kind of have to since I am one. But sometimes I watch the things that Progressives do and I feel a bit like I'm watching a herd of very naive children. There are certain ...
Toriach 05/07/2012 31 4 1 160
The One About... Troy Davis Is Easy. It's Lawrence Russell Brewer That's Hard.
Two men died today. One was black. One was white. One was in Texas. The other in Georgia. The one was convicted of a crime that most likely he did not commit. There is no doubt at all about the ...
Toriach 09/21/2011 185 118 1 781
The One About... It's A Poor Carpenter Who Blames His Tools.
I happened to catch the following exchange on Twitter the other day... "I thought 2000 had taught liberals a lesson about making the perfect the enemy of the good. But maybe not." "it ...
Toriach 09/19/2011 12 3 2 87
The One About... I Have Met The Enemy. And He Is Us.
Ten years ago, September Eleventh was a weekday work day for my wife and I. Her mother was visiting, getting ready to go back to work driving truck cross country. She was waiting on a call from her ...
Toriach 09/11/2011 3 3 - 39
The One About... I've Got Twenty Pounds In The Game. How About You?
Well, a day without a rich asshole whining about paying too much in taxes, is like a day without burning rectal itching. It's a real popular Wrong Wing talking ...
Toriach 09/06/2011 5 1 - 38
The One About... You've Called Down The Thunder GOP! Well Now You've Got It!
So James Hoffa called the Tea Party (A wholly owned subsidiary of the GOP) "sons of bitches" and told them we are going to take them out. And of course they are ...
Toriach 09/06/2011 8 11 - 111
The One About... It's Time We All Accept That It's The 21st Century Not The 18th.
So Matthew Vadum has a problem with the idea of people working to help the poor to vote. He carries on at great length about the evils of Welfare, and as most ...
Toriach 09/04/2011 8 22 - 100
The One About... Sometimes It's A Question Of Timing.
The situation in Libya while not completed yet does appear at the moment to be moving in a fairly positive direction. Personally I don't think anything remotely like victory can be declared until ...
Toriach 08/24/2011 3 1 - 26
The One About... Independence? There Is No Such Thing.
( This article originally appeared at The One About... ) Today is July Fourth. In the United States it is a holiday to celebrate the founding of the country. Now ...
Toriach 07/04/2011 1 1 - 29
The One About... Let Me Know How That Works Out For You.
( This article originally appeared at The One About... ) Well, you can now add post natal abortion candidate, Michele Bachmann , ...
Toriach 07/01/2011 5 2 - 33
The One About... The Audacity Of Failure.
(This article originally appeared at The One About...) Back in nineteen ninety nine, I was living in Seattle Washington. In Seattle was a glorious old theater ...
Toriach 06/30/2011 11 17 - 253
The One About... The Problem Of Our Addiction To Action.
"Don't just stand there! Do Something!" "Idle hands are the devil's playthings" "The best defense is a good offense." How many times have we heard those? The Western Ideal, especially the American ...
Toriach 06/28/2011 4 1 - 20
The One About... An Open Letter To A Weiner.
Dear Weiner, It has come to my attention over the last couple of weeks that you apparently enjoyed sending pictures of yourself in various stages of dress or perhaps more appropriately undress to ...
Toriach 06/16/2011 7 1 - 61
The One About We Are Waging War On The Wrong Terror.
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Toriach 05/05/2011 44 46 1 312
What Comes After Birtherism?
Are You Sure About That? Senator Blowhard Wants The Truth!
Toriach 04/27/2011 13 4 - 75
Some thoughts on the question "Do you support our troops?"
Are You Sure About That? It Depends On How You Define It.
Toriach 04/26/2011 15 4 - 63
Trying Something New.
Okay just a quick bit of background. I have wanted to do a web comic for about forever. Just one small problem, I draw like Joe Cocker during an earthquake. But I recently got introduced to a site ...
Toriach 04/25/2011 8 2 - 34
The One About The Hidden Victims Of Sexual Violence.
Sexual violence. It's not usually the sort of thing that makes the lead of the nightly network news shows. But for those of us who cast our news gathering nets just a bit wider it's been on the ...
Toriach 04/22/2011 5 4 1 58
The One About Reagan's Anti-Union Chickens Coming Home To Roost.
There has recently been a tidal wave of Air Traffic Controllers falling asleep on the job, during late night shifts, when often staying awake presents the single most daunting challenge they'll face ...
Toriach 04/18/2011 20 15 1 150
The One About Why We Need More Federal Regulation Not Less.
Let me ask you a question. What are you an expert on? Seriously what is it that you know forwards and backwards? Personal finance? Personal computing? Picking out the right wine to go with a meal? ...
Toriach 04/17/2011 27 33 1 228
The One About A Follow Up To France's Law Banning The Burqa Is Anti-Woman.
The One About A Follow Up To France's Law Banning The Burqa Is Anti-Woman. The other day I offered my thoughts � on France's ...
Toriach 04/15/2011 32 10 - 187
The One About Doublethinking About Education.
" Forty-five percent of ...
Toriach 04/15/2011 1 - - 7
The One About "Bad Idea" Doesn't Even Begin To Cover It.
There are a lot of people who are sorely disappointed in Barack Obama. I'm one of them. The person who seemed like the second coming of FDR has turned out to be more like the second ...
Toriach 04/13/2011 10 8 - 112
The One About Even The Strongest Have A Breaking Point.
" It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. " — Martin Luther ...
Toriach 04/13/2011 51 98 3 552
The One About France's Law Banning The Burqa Is Anti-Woman.
Say, did you hear the one about France caring so much about the freedom of women that they passed a law that is almost certain to result in some of them not being able to leave their homes? If you ...
Toriach 04/11/2011 60 5 - 143
The One About The Price Of Being A Progressive.
There are times when I wonder if political orientation isn't, for some of us at least, like race or sexual orientation. Some may choose, to be Republican, or Democrat, Conservative, or Liberal. But ...
Toriach 04/11/2011 2 3 - 20
The One About How Bad Does The Abuse Have To Get?
In the past I've spoken about the fact that I am a survivor of partner abuse. I know from the inside what it is like to be with someone who claims to care about you and yet is abusing you mentally, ...
Toriach 04/07/2011 9 11 - 75
Terry Jones Being A Distasteful Ass Clown Doesn't Automatically Make Those Opposed To Him Right
Not quite a year ago a preacher down in Florida by the name of Terry Jones made headlines by threatening to burn a Qur’an, well-known by now as the holy book of the Muslim faith. Well recently he'...
Toriach 04/03/2011 12 3 - 71
The One About Seven Reasons Some Republicans Keep Insisting Obama Is A "Secret Muslim"
Say did you know that Obama is actually a secret agent of the Muslim Brotherhood? Groomed, so as to be able to pass in American society... and become a United States Senator... and become President.
Toriach 04/01/2011 6 - - 36
The One About Not Only Can't You Handle The Truth But You Don't Even Really Want It
" I want the truth! " " You can't handle the truth! " From the movie A Few Good Men Truth. Everyone claims to want it. But in fact precious few do. Most people are ...
Toriach 03/31/2011 2 8 - 96
The One About Compassion For The Affluent
" It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. " Bertrand Russell " I guarantee that I have more debt ...
Toriach 03/30/2011 6 2 - 39
The One About Joe Bageant And The Dirty "W"'s
If you fancy yourself a Progressive, and are not a neo-Luddite, then you have probably already been informed via Facebook, or Twitter, or some other wonderful info sharing service about the passing ...
Toriach 03/28/2011 26 60 2 316
The One About Some Words That Need Said.
There is a phrase that is commonly said on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, to the people whom those holidays are meant to honor. “Thank you for your service.” And do you know what, I ...
Toriach 09/05/2010 9 3 - 32
The One About According To Harry Reid I Don’t Really Exist.
Hello. If you are a regular reader of this blog then you know that I am openly and proudly Liberal Progressive. Most of the time the things I write are both influenced by politics and intended to ...
Toriach 03/04/2010 5 6 - 40
The One About The Right Wing Hypocrisy Watch! Legacy And Justice Edition!
Hello again my Brothers And Sisters. Today I've been musing on the hypocrisy that we so often see from the Right Wing of American politics. Now one of the best hypocrisy busters out there is Rachel ...
Toriach 03/03/2010 4 3 - 31
The One About Verbal Jiujitsu Stops Right Wing Attacks!
Many people mistakenly believe that the Eastern Martial Arts like Karate, and Jiujitsu are about violence. They are really not. Rather they are about the application, direction, and management of ...
Toriach 03/02/2010 11 4 - 20
The One About Turn To ESPN To Learn How To Handle The Re-Death Of The Public Option.
Alright my Brothers And Sisters, the word has come down, and I doubt if many, if any of us are surprised. Once again the public option has been sacrificed, in the hopes of getting enough votes to ...
Toriach 03/01/2010 2 - - 36
The One About Book Club: The 48 Laws Of Power: Laws 7 and 8
Hi all. Welcome back to The One About....'s special weekend feature, The One About Book Club. For those of you who are new readers to The One About...., let me recap for you. On the weekends I write ...
Toriach 02/28/2010 1 - - 20
The One About Tom Coburn’s “Under Cover Patients”.
One of the few Republican ideas brought up at Thursday's Health Care Reform summit that seemed to be really popular with both parties was suggested by Senator Tom Coburn. The idea basically is to ...
Toriach 02/26/2010 27 7 - 84
The One About Health Care, Doctors, And Misplaced Priorities.
Allow me to make a confession. I was being naive thinking that I had any hope in hell of managing to come up with a coherent analysis of today's Health Care Reform summit in time to have it up any ...
Toriach 02/25/2010 21 7 - 20
The One About I Calls Em Like I Sees Em On Healthcare(Obama Edition)
And we are back. Yesterday I took a look at some of the Republican ideas for Health Care Reform, and while some of them aren't bad, some of the ideas I have learned are already essentially being done,
Toriach 02/24/2010 9 1 - 13
The One About I Calls Em Like I Sees Em On Healthcare(Republican Edition)
Well it looks like it’s mid afternoon in Health Care Reform land. You remember Health Care Reform don’t you? That thing that some of the talking heads were carrying on was a dead thing? ...
Toriach 02/23/2010 2 1 - 14
Better Protecting The Welfare Of Animals Is An Important Step In Improving Our Humanity!
The One About Better Protecting The Welfare Of Animals Is An Important Step In Improving Our Humanity! (Stay tuned immediately after today’s article for a special ...
Toriach 02/22/2010 22 7 - 14
The One About Book Club: The 48 Laws Of Power: Laws 5 and 6
Well here we are again. I wasn't sure at first if there was going to be an installment as for most of the morning my 'Net access was down. But here we are. Yesterday I talked ...
Toriach 02/21/2010 5 - - 9
The One About Book Club: The 48 Laws Of Power: Laws 3 and 4
Welcome back to the special weekend edition of The One About...., known as The One About Book Club. Currently at The Book Club I'm taking an in depth look at The 48 Laws Of Power. Last week I ...
Toriach 02/20/2010 5 - - 11
The One About Have People Confused Anonymity With Privacy?
I am an amateur semanticist. I have a great love and respect for words and their power. I do my very best to always choose my words with great care, to pick exactly the right word to express my ...
Toriach 02/19/2010 6 3 - 25
The One About I Do Believe In Fairies Er I Mean The Public Option.
One of the best known participatory moments in Western theater would have to be contained in the play Peter Pan. Almost everyone knows of it, even people like me who have never seen the play. Peter'...
Toriach 02/18/2010 12 6 - 30
Is Obama Naive Or Does He Think We Are?
The One About Is Obama Naive, Or Does He Think We Are? One of the things I take great pride in is the fact that I do not base my opinions on hear say. When I find a piece of opinion journalism, I ...
Toriach 02/17/2010 36 7 - 32
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