Well, AZ Senate sure got us on the map this morning.

It’s 2:45 Thursday morning and I noticed “Arizona Senate” trending on Twitter. Turns out a whole lot of people noticed Scottsdale Republican Sen. John Kavanagh’s bill that would make (certain) planned protest a Thoughtcrime punishable with prosecution under Arizona’s racketeering laws. RT the HELL out of this, please! https://t.co/NQHzRK92Pe — The Wiz #DemForce (@Rabbit2426) February […]

Wow, this anti-choice lady seems nice.

When the head of a so-called "pregnancy resource center" gives the KKK a shout-out… 😒😒😒 https://t.co/IZXWQGC0Iq #MoLeg pic.twitter.com/jBrUnM2IBA — PPMO Advocates (@PPMO_Advocates) February 17, 2017 This item is from a couple weeks ago but I just became aware of it today. Bridget Van Means of Thrive Express Women’s Healthcare reflected on the recent presidential election […]

Extreme vetting

I can’t find the archived video of it but back in the early ’80s Phil Donahue had Reverend Jerry Falwell on his daily morning show to discuss religion, which I watched because I was home sick or ditching high school. Falwell (of course) argued that his particular brand of evangelical Christianity was the true faith […]

My Democratic district meeting was packed!

There are easily 3X as many people here as at a usual meeting. #AZLD28Dems pic.twitter.com/iOvArg3WmC — Donna Gratehouse (@DonnaDiva) February 8, 2017 I was told the total number of attendees was about 160, so maybe not quite a triplefold increase but more than twice our usual number. I’ve lived in Arizona Legislative District 28 since […]

Blast from the (recent) past: Stop thinking theocracy can’t happen here

Photo: abcnews.com The nomination of Betsy DeVos, creepy Christian Dominionist lady with the Amway fortune behind her, for Secretary of Education, has me thinking of a thing I wrote two years ago on Blog for Arizona expressing skepticism that we in America are shielded from a theocratic takeover by our Enlightenment-infused religious traditions, modernity, or […]

The AZ Dem Party got Clinton Foundation-ed

MSM: "Sure, this maniac is about to blow up the world but Democrats left a spot over there when they cleaned the house so both sides!" — Donna Gratehouse (@DonnaDiva) January 29, 2017 My eternal struggle Remember last summer when the Associated Press broke this bombshell story about the Clinton Foundation and teased it with […]

CLICKBAIT: This take on both David Brooks and “identity politics” is everything!

From Timothy Burke, Professor of History at Swarthmore College, comes a magnificent rebuttal to David Brooks’ latest pile of festering sanctimonious hooey in the New York Times. Swarthmore thoroughly pastes Brooks for his tedious habits of hypocrisy and useless moralizing, but he also takes down the “identity politics” canard peddled by guys like Mark Lilla […]