One Family’s Intolerance Toward Intolerance

Orange County, CA- “My grandfather was bald, so was his Da… so is mine,” Jake Collins tells me as he runs a tattooed hand across his shiny pink scalp. “It’s kinda a family trait, like diabetes, quick tempers, and tattoos,” He pulls up his sleeve to show off more of his ink, then frames his face with hands marked HATE and EVIL, then flashes a quick smile that’s equal parts gold and mischief.

“Great grandpa Seamus, the first Collins to call America home was more of a dabbler when it came to working the needle. He worked a hot brand for the K Ranch in Kansas City, markin’ steer for his keep. Tattooing for him I think was just a release valve. That is, until grandpa Jack came around and took an early interest in the craft.”

“My daughter Kaylee is no different. She designed this in kindergarden,” he says, and shows me a lopsided hopscotch board that covers his right forearm. Read more One Family’s Intolerance Toward Intolerance

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OMG! Maxine ‘Wacky Max’ Waters Channels 19th Century White English Imperial Warmongers!

We all know that racism is nothing new in human history!

But have you ever stopped to consider how subtle and insidious it is?

Kanye West’s meeting with the President has led to some pretty backhanded and sinister commentary from the Democrats. But in order to understand this a little better, why don’t we take a quick hop back to the 19th century?

In a little known incident of the period, the Prime Minister William Gladstone made the following cutting witticism about the renowned African-American slavery abolitionist Frederick Douglass: Read more OMG! Maxine ‘Wacky Max’ Waters Channels 19th Century White English Imperial Warmongers!

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Brainy Sacramento Solve Police Brutality Problem: African Americans Banned from Carrying Cell Phones!


Most of you will have seen the recent scandal where the police shot an unarmed black man multiple times in the back while he was standing in his own grandmother’s back yard, holding a cell phone that officers mistook for a gun. Read more Brainy Sacramento Solve Police Brutality Problem: African Americans Banned from Carrying Cell Phones!

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There is Nothing More Natural than Appealing to What is Natural

Nothing morally consequential follows from ‘the natural.’

There is nothing ‘unnatural’ about mass atrocities, wifebeating, gay-bashing, anti-disabled sentiment, racism, or dying of a heroin overdose. Read more There is Nothing More Natural than Appealing to What is Natural

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My Plan to Stop Racist Bigots (A Modest Proposal)

I’m going to tolerate respectable MIC racism for decades and shout down anyone who starts imagining things and calling me a bigot.

Then when my racism starts turning into genuinely indecent racism, I am going to let these ignorant right-wing bigots they have REALLY crossed a line. Read more My Plan to Stop Racist Bigots (A Modest Proposal)

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