A lot of surprising, ground shaking history was made this week, with the Supreme Court deciding that gay marriage is protected by the US constitution, and struck down all state-level bans. This is a huge victory for millions of gay couples that can now celebrate their relationship with equality, and a victory for a society that bills itself as free. And, many of my friends know I am a HUGE supporter of marriage equality.
But I feel a pang of irony in the celebratory news, as we also force the removal of the confederate flag from our collective psyche.
Continue reading On the Gay Confederacy
The Yulin dog and cat meat festival in China is gaining a lot of social and even mainstream media attention this week. And that is hopefully good news, as it shines a bright light on a pretty horrific “festival” that needs to end. These types of events, have been socially protected under the guise of “culture,’ yet now, with the news of the Chinese Government allowing the dialogue, that protection may come to an end.
Continue reading It is About the Goddamn Animals
When it comes to annoying questions Vegans are often pestered with, the “desert island” is probably the worst.
The question typically starts with something like this:
“So what if you were on a desert island and all there was is a cow/pig/chicken. Would you eat it?”
And I get the allure of this question…vegans tend to be pretty militant in our commitment, so people want to test our limits.
But I want to tackle this question and put it to bed for all future vegans.
Continue reading What if I was Deserted on a Tropical Island?
NOTE: In a recent poll where I asked my readers what type of content they would like to see on this blog, a handful asked for more personal opinion pieces. This is my first in this series.
Sometimes I like Bill Maher. Emphasis on sometimes. He tends to have anger at a time when I need some sort of angry consolation prize. But on a recent show, he and his guests were discussing how America needs to completely redo gun policy and implement tough new controls. But Bill Maher has never really been a fan of gun rights.
It made me realize how far off the liberal, anti-gun agenda is (and I consider myself pretty liberal so this is not a jab).
Continue reading The US Doesn’t Need New Gun Policy