Recently the Rev. Dickie and I devoted a little time to clowning Mississippi and its decision to remove the Confederate battle jack from its flag. It has since been suggested to me, privately, that I shouldn’t hassle people who are … Continue reading Why Am I So Cynical About Mississippi? Consider Georgia.
The Rev. Dickie yesterday “broke” the “leaked” design for the new Mississippi state flag, which will no longer contain the Confederate battle jack. Lots of people saw the post but almost nobody reacted, leading me to suspect many may have … Continue reading More on Mississippi and the Flag (See What We Did There?)
As I noted the other day, America has a Mt. Rushmore problem. So what if we dynamited the thing, found a new rock and started over? What would Rushmore mk2 look like were we to begin anew, informed by our … Continue reading A New American Rushmore
In addition to being one of my favorite macro photographers Denny Wilkins is one of my favorite landscape photographers. Each year, after he finishes grading papers, he packs up the camera and heads west, into the deserts of Colorado, Utah, … Continue reading Dr. Denny’s Annual Trip Out West… #ArtSunday
All of a sudden protesting racism by promising to kneel during the national anthem is a thing in the NFL. Even among white people. Roger Goodell offered up sincere-sounding words of support. Texans coach and GM Bill O’Brien says he’ll … Continue reading NFL’s Late-Arriving Protesters Only Get Partial Credit
Independence Day is nearly upon us, and at this time of year a lot of us begin breaking out our patriotic music so as to honor the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave®. Last year I … Continue reading The Ultimate 4th of July Playlist – 2020
I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one. – Robert Reich HAH! No, just kidding. To summarize: Corporations are people. PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter. Nobody goes to jail. Do I have that about right? Continue reading PG&E Guilty, CEO Receives Death Penalty
Some people have noticed – and commented on – the fact that sometimes I’ll ask if they know X when I could look it up myself. They’re right – this is something I do. Routinely. Sometimes they respond with impatience, … Continue reading Why I Ask You Instead of Googling the Answer
Found this on Facebook: In other words, US police are literally allowed to do things to non-violent citizens protesting peacefully that international law doesn’t allow in a full-out shooting war. This doesn’t seem … right. And it’s easily fixed. Joe … Continue reading A Simple Campaign Promise for You, Mr. Biden
Three new floral lightbox abstracts in my Dead Flower series… Continue reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sky
I’m a big fan of Dan Ryan’s. He sees the streets and he loves the people he finds there. And in him they obviously recognize something … Continue reading George Floyd and the Soul of The Mission
NASCAR this week announced they’re banning the Confederate battle jack from all properties and events. Ray Ciccarelli, who was in witness protection on the truck circuit, immediately announced he was quitting in protest. The drama continued this morning as Jimmie … Continue reading NASCAR’s Nuts Are in a Vice
UPDATED 6.11, 6:55 MDT It’s been a bad few days to be a statue of a figure associated with colonialism, slavery, or racism. In London, witnesses say a statue of slave trader Edward Colston tripped and fell into the river, while … Continue reading What About the Monuments to America’s OTHER Slaveowners?
Q: Who this week referred to “the obvious racial discrimination that we’ve seen on full display on our television screens over the last two weeks”? A: This guy. There are three possible reasons for Moscow Mitch’s concerns. A: He’s genuinely … Continue reading A GOP Police Reform Bill? WTAF?
Updated 2020-6-7 12:45pm The NFL is talking the talk. Now for the walk… What a week this has been. I’m wondering if, when historians look back, they’ll regard this as being the most significant moment of the era in which … Continue reading This is a Huge Moment in History. Here’s Why I’m Still Cynical.
I’m glad you said this, Commish. Respect. One last question, sir – who will Colin Kaepernick be playing for this season? Continue reading Commissioner Goodell – One Quick Question
Brees doesn’t get it. And Malcolm Jenkins is a hero. First Drew Brees makes clear he has no idea what he’s talking about by pretending Colin Kaepernick’s protest had something to do with “the flag.” Then people landed on him … Continue reading Take a Knee, Drew
I’ve heard people the past few days saying these protests feel different to them. Like, maybe this time we’ll get results? Like George Floyd’s murder was the straw that broke the camel’s back? Like this is the tipping point and … Continue reading Here’s Why These Protests Are Different