Happy Easter and Transgender Day of Visibility

President Joe Biden is facing withering criticism from Donald Trump and his evangelical enablers for proclaiming March 31 as “Transgender Day of Visibility.”

This is faux outrage is exceedingly disingenuous for evangelicals are well aware that “Transgender Day of Visibility” is an annual event that is always celebrated on March 31.

Biden is a devout Catholic who always makes a public display of observing Easter and Christmas, he would be loath to do anything that would diminish any Christian holiday.

I don’t consider religiosity a virtue, and a president shouldn’t observe, commemorate, publicly celebrate or even acknowledge any religious holiday. The separation between church and state is sacrosanct, and I find it deeply offensive whenever any politician tries to curry favor with the electorate by invoking the name of God.

America is a secular democracy, and on March 31, 2024 we are free to celebrate Easter, Transgender Day of Visibility, or the pagan springtime goddess Eostre. Or maybe you are like most Americans who simply consider today just another weekend to eat a chocolate egg, relax and have a good time before we return to work.

Trump Threatens Biden with Image of President Hog-tied on Pickup Truck

As a dog returns to his own vomit, and a pig wallows in the mire after having been washed, Donald Trump returns to the cesspool of violent imagery whenever he feels a need to rile up his base.

And with President Joe Biden seeing a rise in his polls following his State of the Union speech, a desperate Trump posted a video on his Truth Social platform depicting Biden hog-tied on the bed of a pickup truck festooned with Trump 2024 insignia.

The twice-impeached and four times indicted sociopath regularly incites political violence, and it can have real world consequences, or have we already forgotten the failed insurrection of January 6, 2021? Therefore, it’s incumbent upon reporters and bloggers to put Trump on blast every time he resorts to violent rhetoric.

This latest disturbing image was calculated to appeal to the orange messiah’s redneck base, after all only his cultists read the garbage that he posts on his social media platform.

The offensive post didn’t depict a businessman in a Toyota Prius running over Biden, it showed Biden hog-tied in the tailgate of a pickup truck. I’m sure there are multitudes of MAGA fanatics who fantasize about having Biden hogtied in the back of their Ford 150 truck.

This vile Trump post may push one of his disciples over the edge. Enough is enough! I call on responsible Republican pundits and GOP leaders to denounce Trump’s violent imagery.

Trump Hawks ‘God Bless the USA Bibles’

“The former president took to Truth Social Tuesday to urge his supporters to buy the God Bless the USA Bible — a $59.99 Bible inspired by country singer Lee Greenwood’s song.

‘Happy Holy Week! Let’s Make America Pray Again. As we lead into Good Friday and Easter, I encourage you to get a copy of the God Bless the USA Bible,’ Trump posted, linking to a website featuring the books.”


In 2019 Donald Trump, the antichrist personified, autographed Bibles during a tour of tornado-devastated communities in Alabama. If the narcissist defiled Bibles by signing them with his Sharpie, I wouldn’t be surprised if he hired Russian hookers to urinate on them, and then sell them to his evangelical supporters as “the Golden Showers edition of God’s Word.”

Everything Trump touches turns to shit, but to his disciples he’s King Midas, and they believe everything he touches is worth its weight in gold.

I believe the “God Bless the USA Bible” will sell out, Trump’s followers equate patriotism with Christianity, and they will buy the cursed Bibles knowing it will fill their messiah’s coffers.

“God bless the USA Bible”? I would feel more comfortable buying a “God damn the USA Bible”, especially now as evangelicals cite the scriptures as a justification to support Israel’s genocidal war against Palestine.

Trump Doesn’t Deserve a Second Term, He Deserves a Life Term Behind Bars

When reality star and pompous businessman Donald Trump descended the golden escalator in his garish Fifth Avenue building to the perfunctory applause of curious onlookers and paid actors, he opened his trap and toxic racist rhetoric emanated from his sphincter-shaped orifice.

Who can forget his infamous remarks in which he labeled Mexican migrants rapists, criminals and drug dealers. Trump is a master at projection, and he projected his fraudulent criminal and sexual predatory behavior on the hardworking Mexican undocumented workers in search of the American Dream.

Needless to say, immigrants are model citizens, they are loathe to break any laws of their new home country, lest it hinders them from obtaining a green card, and one day citizenship.

Sadly, when America elects its Republican and Democratic presidential nominees, all too often they don’t select the best candidates. Witness the physically frail and senile Democratic nominee, Joe Biden and the morbidly obese and senile racist, Donald Trump.

Mexican immigrants aren’t the criminals, the twice-impeached and four times indicted Trump who is facing 91 criminal charges is one of the most notorious criminals to ever seek a political office.

Hispanic immigrants aren’t the rapists, it’s Trump, the serial sexual predator, who was found guilty of rape in a civil trial.

Brown and black immigrants aren’t the ones who have a problem with drugs, it was Trump’s White House that was awash in uppers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. That should come as no surprise to anyone, how else could aides and staffers survive working in such a chaotic and corrupt administration?

Trump doesn’t deserve a second term; he deserves a life term behind bars.

F Donald Trump

Evangelicals’ public rhetoric and private conversation has always been hateful and dismissive of religious and racial minorities, liberals and towards anyone who doesn’t subscribe to their Medieval religious beliefs.

Pre-Trump they never allowed their odious speech to degenerate into obscenities and vulgar expression. In fact, they were so averse to profanities that they were always quick to demand that a “parental advisor warning” be slapped on any album with explicit content or even just a few curse words.

But since they adopted Donald Trump, the stinking pile of human shit, as their new messiah, they praise God for every obscenity that emanates from his sphincter-shaped mouth and they no longer think it’s a sin to sprinkle their conversation with four-letter words. Evangelicals find it almost impossible not to use cuss words when demonizing racial minorities, immigrants and the LGBT community.

Well, I find it impossible not to use dirty words when talking about the dirtiest mother fucker who ever entered the realm of politics, Donald Trump.

Fuck Donald Trump, fuck every church that supports him, and fuck white evangelicals who sacrilegiously worship the trick-ass, mother-fucken wanker.

The D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA is Wonderful

I started posting editorials for the online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1998, and when my essays were cited by established print publications like the New York Times and the Associated Press, I presciently told me friends that in the near future newspapers would be obsolete.

Almost three decades later and newspapers may not be obsolete, but they have seen a drastic drop in circulation, and many only have an online presence.

Twenty-eight years later I’m no longer a big fish in a small pond, I’m just a minnow in an ocean of bloggers, podcasters, influencers and vloggers, and my online essays receive virtually no attention from the mainstream media.

Sometimes I submit letters to the editor to local newspapers, and recently in a letter that was published by the Bedford Bulletin I mentioned that I have lived in Lynchburg for 24 years and never visited the D-Day Memorial.

Bill a retired gentleman who volunteers as a tour guide and is also part of the maintenance crew, read my letter and sent me an email offering to give me a tour of the D-Day Memorial. His friend Reggie drove me to Bedford and back to Lynchburg.

Bill has an encyclopedic knowledge of World War II in general and D-Day in particular. In my 66 years I’ve taken many tours of museums, memorials and other attractions, and no tour guide has ever impressed me as much with his knowledge of the attraction, respect for the visitors and love for his job. We were joined in the golf cart tour by his friends and fellow volunteers, Steve and Reggie.

Thank God for community newspapers like the Bedford bulletin that are still publishing print editions, and thank God for salt of the earth gentleman like Bill, Steve and Reggie.

Lauren Boebert: ‘God Only Cares About Faith’

Rep. Lauren Boebert is the far-right evangelical darling whose stock-in-trade is peddling wild conspiracy theories, babbling about the Biden crime family and brandishing assault rifles.

Evangelicals are very tolerant of the moral and criminal failings of Republican politicians as long as they adhere to their anti-abortion, anti-LGBT and anti-immigrant agenda.

However, since September, 2023 when Boebert was captured on video vaping, uttering obscenities and groping her date’s penis during a performance of the family-friendly Beetlejuice, she has felt a need to burnish her evangelical credentials.

To that end, the woman of God who flipped the bird as she was being escorted out of the Beetlejuice musical performance, gave a Bible study lesson on the Nazi-friendly Rumble network:

“We know nothing pleases God except faith. It’s not our works that please him”, the biblically illiterate bimbo had the audacity to proclaim. Of course, anybody who has a basic understanding of the New Testament knows that good works spring from faith, and that without works faith is dead. In other words, it’s not OK for Boebert to give her date a hand-job in public because she has faith in Jesus.

Bitch please! Stick to musing about how Hunter Biden’s dick pics on his Laptop from Hell somehow leads to the conclusion that Joe Biden must be impeached.

Trump vs Biden? Just Shoot Me!

It’s not even spring and the world’s greatest democracy has now chosen the presidential nominees for the two major parties: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

The GOP and the Democratic Party have a stranglehold on the presidential selection process, and there’s zero chance that a Third-Party candidate will emerge to seriously compete against these despicable and senile candidates.

This tragic state of American politics can best be demonstrated in a metaphor:

Imagine that both parties are holding political events in Las Vegas at the same time, and naturally all the brothels are doing thriving business. You walk into a cathouse, and the Madam tells you that only two past their prime working girls are available:

Sleepy Joanna: she has a second job doing grannie porn videos in order to make ends meet. She’s emaciated and you fear she may have a heart attack doing the dirty deed, and you wonder about your legal liability. It’s likely that she will forget your name, and blurt out the wrong name when she pretends to climax.

Dorky Donna: she has a second job doing BBW porn in order to pay the bills. She’s fat as a pig and you fear that she may suffer a stroke while you’re knocking boots. You’re certain that the narcissist cow will scream her own name when she comes, and who wants to put up with that shit? 

The madam of the house of ill repute is waiting for you to make your decision, and you finally decide that you’d rather put your privates through a meat grinder than have sex with either of those sorry prostitutes.

Who am I voting for: The senile Biden is better than the senile human excrement Trump, but maybe I should just kill myself.

Pathological Liar Trump Calls Himself ‘Honest John’

In the early morning hours of Tuesday when all decent and honest people are sleeping, Donald Trump had the unmitigated gall to post this on his Truth Social media platform:

“For the good of our now failing Nation, and in order to inform the American people of what is going on in our Country, we must immediately have a full scale debate between Crooked Joe and Honest Don. I’m ready to go, ANY TIME, ANY PLACE!”

Trump the pathological liar, the mendacious miscreant who told over 30,000 lies during his administration christened himself with the moniker “Honest Don”

If a used car salesman at “Honest John’s Auto Emporium” tells you the rusted heap he’s trying to sell you is in cherry condition, if the Madam at the brothel tells you that the new working girl with dead eyes and heroin track marks all over her arms is a virgin, and if “Honest Don” known to everybody else as a lying piece of shit tells you anything, don’t believe a word they say.

It’s fair to label Joe Biden “Sleepy Joe”, “Skeleton Joe” or “Hospice Joe”, but he’s basically a decent person and it’s a disservice to refer to him as “Crooked Joe”

However, it would be fair to call the twice-impeached, twice divorced and 4 times indicted former president Trump “Crooked Don.”

If there is a debate between Biden, 81, and Trump, 77 there should be an AI powered Truth-O-Meter on stage to call out Trump in real time every time he tells a whopper.

And there should be a device on the floor under Biden that delivers an electrical shock every time he starts nodding off or goes off on a tangent about Corn Pop or some other nonsense.

Dementia Joe or “Honest Don” is going to be the next president. We’re Fucked.

Bedford, VA Needs an Amtrak Train Station

I’m a senior citizen who rarely drives: the stress of rush hour traffic, the irritation of traffic scofflaws, and the anxiety of skyrocketing gas prices means that my car rarely leaves my driveway.

I’m even more in dread of traveling by air: the humiliation of being groped by TSA Agents, the fear of terrorism, and the boorish behavior of passengers means that I only fly when there’s no other way of reaching my destination.

But I love Amtrak, I don’t have to worry about nodding off at the wheel, or being pinned between two large passengers in a cramped airplane cabin.

Trains invoke a sense of nostalgia when folks weren’t in a rush to get to their destination as quick as possible. Riding a train is a therapeutic experience, the gentle swaying of the cars lulls you to sleep as you sit in your cushy and ample seat.

I love taking the Amtrak to Washinton D.C., and I’m delighted to learn that there may soon be an Amtrak station in Bedford. I’ve lived in Lynchburg for 23 years but I’ve never been to the D Day Memorial, but as soon as Amtrak comes to Bedford, I will purchase my train ticket.

I hope Bedford secure the funding for the Amtrak train station.

Trumpism is a Virus

“Trumpism is an authoritarian political movement that follows the political ideologies associated with Donald Trump and his political base. Trumpism is a movement that incorporates a wide range of right-wing ideologies such as right-wing populism, national conservatism, neo-nationalism, and neo-fascism. Trumpist rhetoric heavily features anti-immigrant, xenophobic, nativist, and racist attacks against minority groups.”


Wikipedia describes Trumpism as a political movement, but is could also be characterized as a religious movement with Donald Trump as a sociopathic messiah of a religious cult.

But in this essay, I will liken Trumpism to a virus that’s found fertile soil in redneck trailer parks, Nazi compounds and white evangelical churches.

White evangelicals are especially susceptible to this insidious and virulent virus because they have been conditioned to unreservedly trust and believe in their pastor and religious leaders. So, it’s an easy transition for them to accept any stupidity, obscenity and lie that emanates from Trump’s sphincter-shaped mouth as the Gospel truth.

Trump is all about vengeance, hatred and racism and these vile sins resonate with white evangelicals who are marked more by what they hate (immigrants, LBGT community, feminism, Muslims, liberals) than what they supposedly love, peace, liberty and religious freedom.

Pre-Trump white evangelicals hoped that Jesus would rapture them out of this evil world, where they would spend eternity with Him in heaven. Today’s evangelicals are hoping that their orange messiah will establish the Kingdom of God in heaven, with them ruling over liberals and racial and religious minorities. Their white nationalist Christian regime which they consider a paradise would be a dystopian nightmare for everyone else.

The sociopath Trump and his gullible supporters are a blight on the American landscape, but is there any cure for Trumpism? The Truth is the only antidote, but very few evangelicals will humble themselves, accept the truth, and admit that they have been hoodwinked by a grifter and pathological liar.

The good news is that voters who believe in racial diversity, religious freedom and democracy outnumber the neo-fascist Trumpists. But evangelicals vote as a bloc, and Trump may win if we don’t vote and encourage all of our friends and family to vote.

When Racist Trump Mistakes Obama for Biden, You Know He’s Senile

I support Joe Biden, 81, over Donald Trump, 77; the Democrat presidential candidate who resembles Mr. Magoo is preferrable over the Republican presidential candidate who resembles a Joe Stalin or an Adolph Hitler.

I will stipulate that President Joe Biden is suffering from severe cognitive issues, the octogenarian has suffered more mental lapses than Carter has little pills.

I will also stipulate that Trump is a blatant racist, he has dog whistled more times in the last eight years than a typical NBA referee has blown whistles during a season.

Even most Democrats will concede that Biden is senile AF, but Republicans are loathe to admit that Trump is senile as all get out.

How senile is Trump? He is so senile that the raging racist has repeatedly mistaken Barak Obama for Joe Biden. During a recent campaign speech in Richmond, VA he said this:

“Shortly after we win the presidency, I will have the horrible war between Russia and Ukraine settled. I know them both very well, and we will restore peace through strength. Get that war settled. It’s a bad war. And Putin has so little respect for Obama that he’s starting to throw around the nuclear word.”

Trump hates Obama simply because he’s black, and when the unrepentant racist mistakes a black former president for the current white president, you know he belongs in a rest home.

Sickening Spectacle: Franklin Graham Embraces Trump at the Border

Part time evangelist and full time Donald Trump fluffer Franklin Graham posted a pic of himself embracing Trump with the caption: “Look who I ran into at the border today! Donald Trump was a great encouragement to many here.”

Franklin is being disingenuous; he didn’t just happen to “run into Trump” at the border. The former president is protected by a phalanx of Secret Service Agents and nobody meets him without making prior arrangements.

Franklin is visiting border towns because it’s an election year, and he wants to amplify Trump’s anti-immigrant message.

The televangelist is preaching a false message by declaring that “Trump was a great encouragement to many here.” Trump’s hateful rhetoric may have been encouraging to his supporters who came to hear his speech, but it was anathema to the predominately Hispanic community of Eagle Pass.

Instead of embracing the blatant racist at the border, he should have been there to welcome migrants who just crossed the border. There are dozens of pro-immigration Biblical verses, including Leviticus 19:34:

 “The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

If Jesus returned to Earth, he would deport Franklin and Trump to Mexico, or maybe he would send them directly to hell, and he would welcome all the migrants with open and loving arms.

World Demands: Ceasefire in Gaza Now!

After Hamas terrorists invaded Israel and murdered, raped, mutilated, set on fire and tortured about 1,00 civilians, including babies and toddlers, the world reacted with outrage against the terrorists, and empathized with the grieving nation.

But after five months of the Israeli war machine’s relentless and indiscriminate bombing of Gaza, that has resulted in the death of 30,000 Palestinians, the displacement of almost two million civilians and the destruction of most of the buildings and infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and mosques, the civilized world is calling for an end to the Israeli brutality.

Humanitarian agencies, human rights groups, United Nation officials, and world leaders are calling for an immediate ceasefire.

However, Israel continues their campaign of vengeance, bombing civilian areas that result in the death of hundreds of civilians and only a handful of Hamas militants.

White American evangelicals as a bloc are the only friends Israel has left; they can commit genocide because after all they reason Israelis are Jehovah’s Chosen People and the killing of Palestinians who don’t belong in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) will only hasten the return of Jesus Christ.

White Evangelicals and Netanyahu’s Israel are on the wrong side of history, and the Biden administration needs to stop being complicit in the destruction, death and devastation of Gaza.

Ceasefire Now!