What is the Bluest State in America? What is the Reddest State?

As someone who’s lived all over the country, and whose blog slogan is literally “Blue in a red state,” people often ask if I can tell them what the bluest state in America is and especially if I know what the reddest state is? The bluest? Hands down, Hawaii… The state is Democratic controlled from… Read More »

All Seasons of “Better Call Saul” Ranked, Reviewed, and Graded

“Better Call Saul” is often called the “Best Show on TV” and sometimes even “the last great TV drama,” referring to how 20’s television is definitely trending more towards “quantity” than “quality.” And it’s true that every year there are a dozen heralded “new” series that feel more like interesting trifles than shows that can… Read More »

Mom Jokes: A Man Walks Into a Pharmacy…

A young man goes into a drug store to buy condoms. The pharmacist says the condoms come in packs of 3, 9 or 12 and asks which the young man wants. “Well,” he said, “I’ve been seeing this girl for a while and she’s really hot. I want the condoms because I think tonight’s ‘the’… Read More »

This Week, Trump’s Cult is Showing Exactly WHY People Call Them a Cult

Before the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, I would often see Trump’s horde (mostly white conservative males, but some women too) complaining about being labeled a “cult.” And then usually they might make horrific false equivalency like “Well, how come Biden voters aren’t called a ‘cult’ but Trump voters are called one?” Republicans are used to… Read More »

While Everyone Was Worrying About a Government Takeover, They Didn’t Notice the Government Was Being TAKEN Over

Forever, we’ve heard rightwing complaints that the government is too intrusive, too power-hungry, and too control-mad to let citizens live their lives freely. In an earlier article today titled “‘Government is Evil Republicans’ Sure Want Government to Control People” I shoot holes in the narrative that Republicans have ever truly wanted small government or the… Read More »

What Would a DeSantis Presidency Look Like? Hint: It’s NOT a Given He’s “Less Crazy than Trump”

Since it’s more likely than not that Ron DeSantis will be the 2024 Republican nominee, many are asking “Just what would a Ron DeSantis Presidency actually look?” Like most things the media says, I disagree with the prevailing narrative that it’s guaranteed Ron DeSantis would be “less crazy than Trump.” Although we don’t know for… Read More »

“Government is Evil Republicans” Sure Want Government to Control People

One of the great, hidden ironies of politics in this century is that Republicans pretend they are for small government, but have only ever given the government more control over people’s lives, usually over aspects that have no need for government input. Meanwhile, they pretend they are economic wizards (and some Democrats pretend they hate capitalism),… Read More »

What if Kamala Harris Suddenly Became President?

All over the internet, you can find various “what if?” scenarios where the white male conservative horde is practically having a panic attack at the mere idea of Kamala Harris taking over for Joe Biden. It doesn’t seem to matter that she’s already taken over for him once (when he had a colonoscopy, temporarily transferring… Read More »