I had planned to take a week or so off from writing because I had a jury trial scheduled in early March. That planned short sabbatical has turned into seven weeks of no posts. Why? Well, a few trivialities sort of knocked me off track. Our family lost all our belongings in a house fire on February 27. A week later my favorite three and half year old dog had a bad reaction to a medication a vet gave him to treat a seizure disorder. He died after spending the best part of the week at the vet hospital in Auburn.
I say all that not to invite sympathy (people have been awesome, by the way), but to explain why Blue Southerner has seemingly gone AWOL during an early six weeks of the worst presidential administration ever. It feels as if I am starting the site over from scratch, and in a way I am. So let’s re-visit what Blue Southerner is all about, and what you can expect from us as the dumpster fire of GOP one-party rule spits out one disaster after another.
We stand for progress, social justice, and tolerance. We are living proof that not all Southerners are racist Trump-lovers.
We believe in a woman’s right to reproductive choice.
Democracy cannot exist without a free and independent press.
We think that men and women should be allowed to love and marry whomever they please.
We are of the view that having a military that is more powerful than the entire rest of the world’s military combined is enough military.
This nation was built by immigrants, and unless your ancestors were Native Americans, it’s kind of tacky to want to close the immigration door your forebears came through.
We thought Obamacare was a good start and made real strides in the direction of universal healthcare. Short of a one-payor system (which is our preference), we think that the old law needed revision to address some real problems some people experienced with increased health insurance premiums.
Trickle-down economics has been tried and it doesn’t work. Stop it, conservatives!
We believe the funding of elections should be transparent, and decry the terrible Citizens United decision that legalized dark money contributions to political candidates and their PACs.
Here in our home state of Alabama, we think that our state government is crooked, shackled to special interests and corporate money by an ancient state constitution that was put into place for elitist and racist reasons. Plus, our current governor is a boob-grabbing idiot. And the Birmingham Water Works Board members all belong in jail.
We voted for Bernie in the primary and Hillary in the general election. We absolutely fucking disdain those liberals who insist on re-fighting the Democratic primaries while President Bannon and “President” Trump are busily dismantling every bit of progress our nation has made in the last 70 years.
Had he survived, my awesome dog Oscar would have been more qualified to run this nation than the orange-skinned manbaby who can only communicate 140 characters at a time.
Maureen Dowd is an unhinged hack who needs to quit hating women.
Finally, and for a political website most importantly, we write opinions but we do not make up facts. We rely on real media outlets with editors and journalistic standards. We do not repeat gossip from liberal crank sites any more than we repeat lies from the wackaloon alt-right media assholes. There is no such thing as alternative facts no matter what Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway think. Facts are a stubborn thing, and at Blue Southerner we stubbornly stick to them.
If you’re one of our regular readers, welcome back and get ready for our return to daily commentary. I’m sorry we seemingly abandoned you guys. For those of you who are reading us for the first time, go look at some of our older posts to see if this is the kind of place you’d like to hang out.
Welcome to The Resistance, Blue Southerner-style.