Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Secession

I should never have to tag a post with “Secession.” Moving right along… Having grown up in Virginia, I’m well aware of the propensity of batshit lunacy: this is the state whose Republican Party nominated Ollie North for Senate. But Republican VA state delegate nominee Catherine T. Crabill has elevated the lunacy to a whole…

(A Short) Book Review: The Bloody Shirt

Stephen Budiansky’s The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox is a powerful and detailed examination of the widely-supported terrorism in the post-Civil War South. Because Budiansky cites a lot of primary literature, such as newspaper editorials, legal testimony, and published memoirs, the horror and the nauseating race hatred of that era are not hidden with euphemisms.…

Fortunately, the Lakota don’t seem to have a lot of neocons, so there probably won’t be an outbreak of waterboarding. From Agence France-Presse: