Political Affordances of the Left (And How to Defeat Them)


In 1977, psychologist James G. Gibson coined the term “affordance” to refer to any “action possibility” within an object. For instance, a 5 foot leash doesn’t “afford” a dog the possibility of walking 10 feet from the tree to which it is tied. In the 1980, Donald Norman shifted the meaning of the term in … Continue reading

Dear Marc Lamont Hill, What is a “Racist Element?”


Self-Important Famous professor, activist and political analyst, Marc Lamont Hill, was recently challenged by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly to prove the Tea Party is racist. As Hill tweeted yesterday Tonight, Bill O’Reilly challenged me to return next week with proof that the Tea Party is racist. Done! I’ll also prove that water is wet… Not … Continue reading

Harry Reid – No Cracker, Jack!


You may remember Harry Reid (D, natch), the senior US Senator from lovely Nevada, from the intense debate on health care. He likened opposition to health care reform with slavery. Or, you may remember him by his references to now President Barack Obama as being “light skinned” enough with “no Negro dialect” to be elected … Continue reading

What is a Racist?

God Bless America

I grew up in a small, sleepy town in Northwestern Washington State. We were mostly white. In fifth grade, we got a new student, named Buddy. Buddy was black and, when he first entered our classroom, you could see the fear in his eyes. I don’t know where he came from, but being in a … Continue reading

The New Black Panthers are a Racist Hate Group


This video clip, which features only the intro to an interview, is highlighted on the official New Black Panther Party website, NewBlackPanther.com. Apparently, the interview itself isn’t noteworthy. Perhaps the “party’s” leader was forced to answer some hard questions. Then again, probably not. On the same page, the NBPP has posted a letter about the … Continue reading

An Open Letter to a Small Minority of Conservatives


Recently, I’ve run into an ugly side of Twitter and social networking. While I’d like to blame it on the divisive politics of the left, I can’t. I’m seeing this side from self-proclaimed conservatives. And that ugly side is the playing of the “bigot” card for solely personal reasons. Disagree with a gay conservative, you’re … Continue reading

Dear Sarah Silverman – Kindly Read a Book


Media non-entity Sarah Silverman recently ranted against conservatives, right-wingers, Tea Party activists and Fox News, claiming we were all racists. I was unable to find a video, but I did find a YouTube clip with audio here. Listen to it before it goes away: Let’s take Ms. Silverman’s statement apart, bit by bit, and see … Continue reading

Why “Obamacare” Isn’t A Pejorative

President Barack Obama

I’ve been hearing this claim for a while: that the term “Obamacare” is offensive to liberals. The first time I heard this was on The Daily Show, when Jon Stewart – while interviewing a founder of the Tea Party movement – objected to his interviewee’s use of the word and compared use of “Obamacare” to … Continue reading

Popular Liberal Myths About Conservatives (And Republicans, Specifically)

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Myth 1: Republicans are racist The only (to my knowledge) sitting member of the US Senate who was ever associated with the KKK is Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia – a Democrat. Republicans freed the slaves in the Civil War. Democrats fought for secession. While black conservatives have twice (to my knowledge) mistakenly claimed … Continue reading

Has Jan Brewer Lost Her Mind?


But what about this new ethnic studies law? Doesn’t that prove Governor Brewer is just some crazy white woman going after those pesky Mexicans?