Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

For my ‘skyping while drinking whiskey book club’, we’re reading Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. This is posing a major problem for me. For, you see, whiskey makes me happy. It makes me all huggie, dance-y, and, ‘life is wonderful-ly’ (and, also, a bit sentimental . . . so, no watching The Little Drummer Boy while imbibing). This book does not... Read More

SOA: School of Asses, I Mean, Assassins, I mean Americas (ah, it’s the same thing)

[For any of you keeping score, this is a re-hash of a post I did last November (I imagine I'll probably be re-hashing the re-hash next year as well). Unfortunately, the full 'Guns and Greed' video has been taken off of youtube, so the clip below will have to do.] When I was in Chicago, the director of the ethics center that co-sponsored part of my stipend asked me to write something... Read More

Russell Means: The Great Mystery Continues (we hope)

Sorry I’m a bit late on this news. Between Coulter’s ongoing hate ’not-so-nice’ speech, the non-stop insanity of all politicians and their sycophants, as well trying to teach college students how to read . . . well . . . some things are bound to fall through the cracks. On that point, many apologies for my failure to notice the death of a very significant... Read More

Jesus is a Monkey (thank god)

All right, so, I don’t get to push The Devil Wears Nada much these days. What would be the use? I know all of my AJ readers have already read it, right? I’m just saying, the conversation I had with one of the ministers in TDWN about Jesus’s divinity and how that correlates with being a primate seems to be back in the news. And to that, I just wanna say . . . Told... Read More

Home Churches are Illegal? (Arizona is at it again)

Now, this is certainly interesting. The church, of course, has a long history of illegal home churches. From the early Christians to the Anabaptists in the 16th century, Christians have often had to ‘illegaly’ meet in their homes. And, of course, the penalty was often death. So, perhaps the 60 days in jail Pastor Michael Salmon received (along with the rather steep fine)... Read More

When the radical priest/come to get me released

I’ve always found it interesting that the Simon and Garfunkel reference to Daniel Berrigan (in Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard) is about Berrigan bailing the boys out of jail. Seems like it should be the other way around, right? Anyway, let it be known that if the powers-that-be would allow it (TOJ, I love you), I would turn this blog into a space for nothing more than... Read More