Our Latest Reich Wants to see Your Papers, Please.

This just shows on many levels what is wrong with America.

American Humanist Humorist

Some alarming immigration posts on my Facebook feed this morning.

The first one popped up while I was swiping through some pleasant pics of Saturday’s Women’s Marches.  It was a phone video of border patrol agents boarding a Greyhound in Ft. Lauderdale.

Recorded by fellow passengers, the agents went up and down the aisle and asked certain travelers for their papers in order to prove their citizenship. Though proof of citizenship is NOT required to ride a bus, it is apparently perfectly legal for those agents to question those on board.

The video ends with the agents removing a woman from the bus.

Upsetting, for sure, but more important things were calling me.

Like all the ‘We Hate Tom Brady’ and ‘Eagles Fans are rude’ posts that were tumbling through my Facebook feed.  But then an article showed up on my screen about a Kalamazoo, MI doctor, Lukasz Niec, who’d…

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I remember seeing a post from one of the blogs I follow very recently about their favourite winter reads. I made a comment on this post and need to look back at the original post but can I find it? Can I hell! If you know which post I mean as you wrote it, please can you let me know? Thank you!x

Mental Health on TV: Star Trek: Discovery.

This blog has been written by a friend of mine and it is simply too good not to share with people.


We’re a Trekkie household, so of course we’ve been watching Star Trek: Discovery on Netflix. Now this isn’t a review post, but I do want to say that, for me, it started shakey but oh my! It got good!

The reason for this post though is the surprisingly sensitive depiction of mental health within the series. If you’re a fan of the show and aren’t up to date yet please DON’T read any further; I don’t want to accidentally ruin anything for you!

Warning *Potential Spoilers*

This post relates specifically to episodes 9 – Into the Forest I go and episode 10 Despite Yourself. 

Lt Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) – previously held as a Klingon prisoner of war – accompanies Science Specialist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) onto a Klingon ship. During the mission Tyler comes face to face with his Klingon captor L’Rell (Mary Chieffo). On seeing L’Rell Tyler freezes…

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Book Review – Inspector Hobbes and the Bones (Unhuman #4)

‘I was grateful for having been born human’
There’s going to be trouble. Andy Caplet’s wife goes away, someone is out to get him, and he loses nearly everything in a storm. Amazing both himself and his unhuman friend Inspector Hobbes, he heroically rescues flood victims and uncovers something shocking.

Is Andy being set up for blackmail by the apparently charming young woman who attempts to seduce him, or is something even more sinister afoot? Hobbes certainly believes so, and he’s getting worried.

This is the fourth in Wilkie Martin’s unhuman series of standalone cozy comedy crime fantasies.

I was given an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I had never heard of this writer before. As I am very keen to discover both writers I’ve never come across before and new talent, I was really interested in this book.

The characters are ever so slightly strange at first, especially if this is the first book of the series that you have read. The people in the story are all very eccentric. I was particularly fond of Billy the ninja dwarf. He was great.

It was a little bit hard to wrap my head around the character and place/street names at first. However, the more I realised that that was all a part of the story’s central themes of difference and eccentricity.

The story line was good and there were several plot twists and turns. It was also rather comical in places. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised. An excellent story.

A four out of five star read.

I am profoundly grateful to NetGalley and The Witcherley book company for my copy.

A Plea to Former PETA employees — it’s time to rise up.


This morning I read a blog piece by Nathan Winograd entitled The (Death) Cult of PETA, it is absolutely required reading for anyone who wants to know more about PETA and I hope it spreads far and wide. In it he perfectly lays out not only the arc of damning evidence that brings into the light what actually happens to companion animals behind PETA’s closed doors, but the mindset that enables these events to happen. Please read it — there is not one wasted word in it and it is a vital piece of research and writing.

While there is a lot to say and highlight about Mr. Winograd’s piece, what I want to focus on for the purposes of this blog are the former employees he has spoken to over the years, because there have been many and they are quoted in his piece. The problem is that none…

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Trump’s #FuckingWall


It’s only a few days into America’s new administration and I am reeling — which is why I’m unable to sleep, sitting at the computer at 4:30 in the morning drinking day old coffee out of my mug that has a drawing of an owl that looks like it wants to kill you and reads “I will fuck you up. SRSLY.”

I have been watching as executive order after executive order has been signed (hey, Republicans, where’s the outrage now?). We have an executive order that not only brings back the global gag rule but expands it massively, endangering the health of impoverished people all over the world (thanks, Trump). We have an executive order to go ahead with the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline (because, fuck the earth). We have an expected ban on refugees (because give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning…

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