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Fake news. Who should be the judge?

ZOMG!!1! I saw this meme, or was it a tweet? Or a meme of a tweet? on the internet today, and it looked really urgent and seemed legit and everything, because it had quotes. And it told me to share, … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 9, 2016

Donald hires Scott Pruitt

Scott: We need to talk about hog farms. Donald: I love bacon. They say every slice of bacon takes three minutes off your life. At this point I died in 1795. Scott: North Carolina, under Chinese control, recently enacted a … Continue reading ...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 9, 2016

Donald hires General John Kelly

John: We need to talk about self-radicalization. Donald: You mean like the Orlando shooter? John: All the walls in the world won’t keep out the people who were born in this country. Donald: Bannon proposed a four grandparent rule, but … C...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 7, 2016

Donald hires General John Kelly

John: We need to talk about self-radicalization. Donald: You mean like the Orlando shooter? John: All the walls in the world won’t keep out the people who were born in this country. Donald: Bannon proposed a four grandparent rule, but … C...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 7, 2016

Donald hires Ben Carson

Ben: You know I’m not qualified for this job, Donald. I turned down Surgeon General and I’m a surgeon. Donald: Franklin Graham told me The Lord is with me. You showed the faith of a child on the campaign trail. … Continue reading &#...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 6, 2016

Donald hires Ben Carson

Ben: You know I’m not qualified for this job, Donald. I turned down Surgeon General and I’m a surgeon. Donald: Franklin Graham told me The Lord is with me. You showed the faith of a child on the campaign trail. … Continue reading &#...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 6, 2016

Donald and Mad Dog prevent a nuclear holocaust

Mad Dog: We have to scrap the new fighter jets. Donald: You mean the ones that cost 700 billion dollars? Mad Dog: Yes sir. I spoke to my source today. Donald: You mean the foreign agent that you met on … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 5, 2016

Donald and Mad Dog prevent a nuclear holocaust

Mad Dog: We have to scrap the new fighter jets. Donald: You mean the ones that cost 700 billion dollars? Mad Dog: Yes sir. I spoke to my source today. Donald: You mean the foreign agent that you met on … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 5, 2016

An open letter to right-wing RNC protesters

Dear Right-Wing Protesters, Please don’t destroy the city of Cleveland or its people who have opened their doors to a candidate and his followers who we may not vote for, but we will still treat with with respect and decency. Most … Continue...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 16, 2016

#WhichCorpsesMatter

That’s what I want to know Here’s my big reason to care about the #BlackLivesMatter versus #AllLivesMatter jousting match. I’m not the sentimental sort. I don’t have a deeply personal interest in the deeply personal pain cou...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 13, 2016

An open letter to left-wing RNC protesters

Cleveland is not your enemy. Dear Left-Wing Protesters, Please don’t destroy the city of Cleveland or its people in which you could find so much sympathy, support, and common ground. Whatever your cause, someone here will hear you out. Not R...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 13, 2016

Fighter jets and paratroopers and black knights, oh my: sports totems as a reflection of militaristic cultural norms

It’s not enough to accept military vehicles, body armor and weaponry from our civilian police. We now have to cheer for it. by Michael Smith There was a chapter in a Carl Sagan book from the mid-nineties, Billions and Billions, … Continue...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 11, 2016

Cui bono: how did Berrien County, Michigan hit the headlines?

Horse race reportage, part umpteen. Special Edition: Not Election Coverage I first spotted this tragic news at BBC, when there wasn’t yet anything world newsworthy about it, even from their own coverage perspective. One might notice the author...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 11, 2016

Can we just repeal the Fourth Amendment?

We’re not really using it anyway The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, suppor...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 17, 2016

Human rights vs gun rights: after Orlando and before the next Sandy Hook…

Human rights, gun rights and what is right. by Michael Frantz Here’s what is clear to me—we have by law and action made it too damned easy to kill and demean. Let’s start where I hope there is less debate. … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 16, 2016

To reduce gun violence, make gun owners and sellers liable for violence committed with their guns

Let me start this post with an admission. If I had the power, I’d happily ban assault weapons completely. I’d also round up the majority of assault-style weapons presently in circulation and destroy them, along with any magazine larger th...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 16, 2016

Sometimes a gun is just a gun

Just because you’re paranoid, don’t mean they’re not after you. – Kurt Cobain Did you know that in Russia it is legal to own a handgun but not a rifle? If you are a gangster and you want to shoot … Continue reading ͛...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 16, 2016

Mr. Cameron’s Brexit nightmare

Brexit could be a model for what nations should do if the political leadership was there. But it isn’t. I imagine when British Prime Minister David Cameron secured an agreement with European political leaders last winter on immigration and othe...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 15, 2016

Mr. Cameron’s Brexit nightmare

Brexit could be a model for what nations should do if the political leadership was there. But it isn’t. I imagine when British Prime Minister David Cameron secured an agreement with European political leaders last winter on immigration and othe...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 15, 2016

The American experiment continues

Hillary Clinton will lose in a landslide. We can build a bridge to tomorrow, with hopes and dreams and renewable energy and some new alloy that US Steel is keeping under wraps. The common man has achieved equal status with … Continue reading &#...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 8, 2016


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