Dec 092016
 
The DNC’s Epic Fail

by Alex Symington……. I, like millions of other good people in this dubious democracy, woke up November 9 to the news that Donald Trump had garnered more Electoral College votes than Hillary Clinton. There still is the issue that HRC had a surplus of popular votes greater than Obama had to defeat Mitt Romney, but never mind that annoying fact. The rapturous joy of Trump supporters was equaled only by the incredulity of the DNC and members of the Democratic Party. The tsunami of conflicting negative [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:18 am Alex Symington, Issue #196 6 Responses »
Oct 282016
 
White Privilege

by Alex Symington……. I was checking out my Facebook feed and came across a photo/meme of a young white woman holding a sign that read, “Even White People Are Sick of Other White People’s Racist Bullsh*t”. I immediately concurred. Many voiced their feelings on the subject, both white and black. One response from a white woman in particular caught my attention. She agreed that she was over white folk’s racism, but added another complaint. “Seriously am, and further more….I sure would like to know what [continue reading…]

 October 28, 2016  Posted by at 12:56 am Alex Symington, Issue #190 2 Responses »

OIL

Sep 092016
 
OIL

by Alex Symington……. The ongoing protest of the Bakken Oilfield pipeline by Native Americans in North Dakota is especially significant and highlights much of what is wrong with our fossil fuel dominated energy policy; wrong as in the House and Senate’s unwavering servitude to the interests of Big Fossil Fuel to the detriment of the people and the environment. The Standing Rock Sioux Indians are rightly concerned with this pipeline so close to their land rupturing and poisoning their water supply. Oil pipelines have a [continue reading…]

 September 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:48 am Alex Symington, Issue #183 7 Responses »
Sep 022016
 
Post Primary Blues

by Alex Symington……. I made a pact with my self that I would reserve judgement on the POTUS candidates until after the primary. The primary is long over, but confusion still reigns. Questionable behavior by the DNC and it’s now-disgraced leadership by Debbie-Wasserman Schultz has left a stink on Hillary Clinton’s legitimacy. Bernie Sanders graciously acquiesced to the supremacy of the Clinton machine and urged his supporters to throw in with his, here-to-fore, political nemesis. It made me think back to when Al Gore acquiesced to [continue reading…]

 September 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:49 am Alex Symington, Issue #182 1 Response »
Jun 172016
 
Roseburg Redux

by Alex Symington……. Back in October 2015 there was, yet again, another shooting spree in Roseburg, Oregon. In exasperation I wrote this: Now we can add Roseburg, Oregon to the infamous list of communities traumatized by mass murder. Another mentally ill (this one obsessed with religion) young man, with “small arms” (innocent sounding name of things so deadly) killed nine people in his community college English class then killed himself. You and I knew it was only a matter of time. It was inevitable. In [continue reading…]

 June 17, 2016  Posted by at 12:57 am Alex Symington, Issue #171 4 Responses »
May 132016
 
Thoughts on Hillary Clinton

by Alex Symington……. Because I express my views, I must expect opposing views. That is only natural. For most ideas and thoughts, there are counter ideas and thoughts, however, when I express my thoughts on Hillary Clinton I am confronted with a whole array of copy and paste presumptive reactions. “You are a sexist!” “You are in a boys club!”“Why don’t you just say it, you hate Hillary Clinton.” How to respond to that? First of all, I reserve “hate” for the deserving, not someone [continue reading…]

 May 13, 2016  Posted by at 12:42 am Alex Symington, Issue #166 8 Responses »
Mar 042016
 
Reality TV

by Alex Symington……. I’ve tried to remain silent, hoping Donald Trump would finally say or do something so outrageous that he would have to bow out of his race for the ultimate bully pulpit. He has said, “I could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and people would still vote for me.” That didn’t do it. He has called Mexicans rapists and murderers, demanded all Muslims be kept out of the country indefinitely, called Pope Francis a stupid weakling, yet he is reserving judgement on the [continue reading…]

 March 4, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Alex Symington, Issue #156 No Responses »
Dec 182015
 
Guns

by Alex Symington……. I don’t know about you, but I am so damned tired of this topic of debate I could spontaneously discorporate and happily enter a different dimension inhabited by the rational and sane, but that isn’t going to happen, is it? So, here I am scratching my head in wonder and amazement at the fresh hell of NRA sponsored, Government sanctioned death from hand-held personal weapons of mass destruction. Representatives of this God forsaken empire of dirt must come up with new and [continue reading…]

 December 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:42 am Alex Symington, Issue #145 29 Responses »
Dec 182015
 
Zombie Questions

by Alex Symington……. Did you ever wonder what’s behind the psychology of the “Zombie” genre? You know, that scenario of human survivors battling the animated dead? Everybody, EVERYBODY identifies with the uninfected healthy people, but NOBODY identifies with the poor zombies! This begs the question; in every human vs zombie portrayal, why are there so many zombies and so few healthy survivors? How is this still attractive? This train of thought is evident in every day life, as well. The enthusiastic supporters of the shark-tank-last-man-standing-hyper-capitalist [continue reading…]

 December 18, 2015  Posted by at 12:39 am Alex Symington, Issue #145 2 Responses »
Dec 112015
 
Fascism or Populism?

by Alex Symington……. Last week I voiced my suspicions that deceitful and misleading pronouncements are being passed off as gospel by the right wing POTUS candidates and the political right wing in general. The reason being is they can, because the corporate sponsored press will not confront these shameless fabulists, they simply repeat all of the unexamined absurdities in their entirety. As in the old joke about lawyers, when Donald Trump’s lips are moving… you know the rest. Ben Carson takes the Rod Serling/Twilight Zone [continue reading…]

 December 11, 2015  Posted by at 1:04 am ~ Column ~, Alex Symington, Issue #144 2 Responses »
Dec 042015
 
It’s Just Sad

by Alex Symington……. The world seems to be coming apart at the seams and events of just the past few weeks are making my head spin. I have to wonder, are the fundamentalist radical Christians correct about the apocalyptical end times or are they just frantically engineering it into existence with the help of their Abrahamic cousins? We are living within a perfect storm of fear, hate and religious/political extremism being made much worse by an impotent press. Corporate sponsored media is more concerned with [continue reading…]

 December 4, 2015  Posted by at 12:40 am Alex Symington, Issue #143 25 Responses »