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The Face of Our Modern US Military is an African American Woman, by Davin Michael Stedman

It’s a GIGANTIC lie that Donald Trump supports the Troops and here’s why:

The Face of our modern US Military is an African American woman. When you look at the numbers it’s staggeringly obvious.

African Americans only comprise 13% of our population of the United States. Yet Black Women comprise 30.1% of all women . . . → Read More: The Face of Our Modern US Military is an African American Woman, by Davin Michael Stedman

Oh, We’re All Taking The L Now Homie, by Davin Michael Stedman

I came to a hard realization today. If we are dealing with a people that dealt with losing a War by spending the next one hundred years putting up 1500 cheap statues, there is no way we are going to convince them they were fooled by Donald Trump. Not in our lifetimes.

These are . . . → Read More: Oh, We’re All Taking The L Now Homie, by Davin Michael Stedman

WE ARE NOT YET THE CHOSEN, by Davin Michael Stedman

I am thinking about writing an absolutely chilling Halloween story called THE CHOSEN.

It is an only barely dramatized version of what happened to my friends, but thankfully not my immediate family, as RIGHT WING & RUSSIAN BOTS began to scour the internet for victims. Throughout 2016 I watched as these BOTS zeroed in . . . → Read More: WE ARE NOT YET THE CHOSEN, by Davin Michael Stedman

HOMIE THAT’S NOT JESUS, by Davin Michael Stedman

I think I may have figured out how Americans of Indigenous Eurasian ancestry, such as myself, have confused the Jewish God Jesus with all our lost but only half forgotten Gods of War.

This has something I have wanted to say for quite a while, but this has reached a boiling point. And traveling . . . → Read More: HOMIE THAT’S NOT JESUS, by Davin Michael Stedman

Who Cares About the Troops More? by Davin Michael Stedman

Here’s a question that troubles me, ever more as 45 awkwardly ass smacks the drums of War as a creepy Game Show host that gets to pick the wrong door.

Who cares about the Troops more?

The person that supported sending our young men and women to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan, or the . . . → Read More: Who Cares About the Troops More? by Davin Michael Stedman

Time After Time, by Davin Michael Stedman

I tread very carefully here, but I have been getting…how can I say this?

I have been getting interesting feedback from my conservative friends and acquaintances about what happened in Vegas.

I am not throwing anyone under the bus here (Charlottesville & Nice has loaded that saying with unnecessary imagery).

What I am driving . . . → Read More: Time After Time, by Davin Michael Stedman

There’s Something That Keeps Happening Here, by Davin Michael Stedman

OK I will say this, to put Las Vegas and the firepower we all heard echo in a historical perspective:

As the automatic crack of a machine gun fire rang into my ears at a handful of rounds per second, I asked myself with little practical knowledge of American arms, if that was the . . . → Read More: There’s Something That Keeps Happening Here, by Davin Michael Stedman

The August of Our Folly, by Davin Michael Stedman

Do you think our military might be dangerously overextended if we can’t ‘invade’ Puerto Rico and help what is inevitably going to be our 51st State?

The National Guard should not be in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is a sign of Imperial stupidity. Folly in every sense.

Sun Tzu would have some interesting things . . . → Read More: The August of Our Folly, by Davin Michael Stedman

A Question of Empathy, by Davin Michael Stedman

Real Question: can you recall via living experience or historical knowledge, a President so incapable of doing, or even knowing the basic functions of his job?

This isn’t even a Partisan question. Here’s part II:

If your party has a President that is shame f_cking both the pillars of your party’s alleged ideals, as . . . → Read More: A Question of Empathy, by Davin Michael Stedman

Maybe These are Just Sermons, by Davin Michael Stedman

At what point do you feel like people are going to just anonymously start destroying self driving cars?

You know, peacefully, without harming humans, only corporation.

Will Uber & Lyft tint the windows so protesters will not know if these vehicles are unoccupied?

With the tradition of populist uprisings in the United Kingdom and . . . → Read More: Maybe These are Just Sermons, by Davin Michael Stedman

Hugh Hefner, R.I.P. by Steve Stav

I’m sure that an editor or two – and possibly a few peeps – might be curious as to my thoughts on Hugh Hefner’s passing. And so, on a borrowed laptop while on vacation, here goes: One has to be of a certain age, startlingly enough, to realize the influence of Hefner’s Playboy magazine . . . → Read More: Hugh Hefner, R.I.P. by Steve Stav

Your Boy Bob is Woke as F_ck, by Davin Michael Stedman

You can call it White-splainin’ or Man-splainin’ or man-spreading or cheese breadin,’ but Bob Costas just freestyled from his dome some of the greatest commentary on the intersectionality of Sports, Racism, and Patriotism OF ALL TIME.

PLEASE WATCH, especially my dear friends from other nations. This is a fellow Civilian I salute:

Donald . . . → Read More: Your Boy Bob is Woke as F_ck, by Davin Michael Stedman

Interesting Perspectives From John Le Carre on Fresh Air

Yesterday, the NPR show Fresh Air featured the legendary spy novelist, John Le Carre. Over the course of the interview, Le Carre offered some interesting perspectives on the current investigations of the Trump campaign. If nothing else, the interview is worth a listen solely for the opportunity to hear a cultured and authoritative English . . . → Read More: Interesting Perspectives From John Le Carre on Fresh Air

Public Enemy – Fight the Power, by Steve Stav

[Ed. Note – The author first penned these words on August 24, 2013]

It’s so mindblowingly remarkable how our American society survives by avoiding realities. The middle class, the poor… will give another dollar for a problem to go away for another week. “Mister, we don’t want any trouble.” “Here, take it, it’s . . . → Read More: Public Enemy – Fight the Power, by Steve Stav

IF THEY SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT, by Davin Michael Stedman

One of the most glaringly stupid ideas I have encountered is the assumption that if the society collapses the ability to shoot a gun will be key to survival.

It’s not. The real race will be to go after the libraries. When the light goes out the only way to turn them back on . . . → Read More: IF THEY SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT, by Davin Michael Stedman

There’s No Rule That Says That A Miserable Situation Has To End, by Chuck Strom

Great Politico podcast on the current catastrophe in Venezuela, which has flown under the radar a bit with all of the other international noise going on. You know things are bad when, as a journalist, you get picked up by the secret police and regard the situation with relief.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/07/democracy-die-venezuela-implosion-hannah-dreier-215467

– Chuck . . . → Read More: There’s No Rule That Says That A Miserable Situation Has To End, by Chuck Strom

Colin Kaepernick: Potentially Losing Career but Winning History by a Landslide, by Davin Michael Stedman

The Colin Kaepernick story is one of the most fascinating stories of our generation. Most people didn’t even realize he was part African American until the media promoted his heartwarming adoption story, which explained why his parents were not Sicilian or Latin.

Once he switched out his dooshy baseball flat brimmed cap and grew . . . → Read More: Colin Kaepernick: Potentially Losing Career but Winning History by a Landslide, by Davin Michael Stedman

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Ryan Lizza’s New Yorker Interview With Anthony Scaramucci

This interview speaks for itself, other than to confirm that, yes, this is Donald Trump’s communications director.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon

– Vino Knight-Trane

Trump Fiscal Proposals Should Call Democrats to Action, by Mark Erickson

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Trump unveiled his budget in May. As a candidate, Mr. Trump promised to protect entitlement programs, claiming he has a “big heart.” Guess what? Trump’s budget is irresponsible and unethical . . . → Read More: Trump Fiscal Proposals Should Call Democrats to Action, by Mark Erickson

49th Anniversary of RFK’s Passing – If he had been the nominee, would Chicago protests have taken place? by Pat Thomas

49 years ago today, we lost Bobby Kennedy. In my forthcoming book, I discuss that the Yippies were considering not protesting at the Chicago Convention if Kennedy was the presidential candidate – just days before he was shot, he met with SDS to discuss having the anti-War protests occurring in Chicago with his . . . → Read More: 49th Anniversary of RFK’s Passing – If he had been the nominee, would Chicago protests have taken place? by Pat Thomas