Ronald Thump

Member since: 02/20/2017


Pride and Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter stalled the 2017 Twin Cities Pride parade by inserting themselves in front of the lead car. In response to the verdict in Philando Castile’s killing ten days before. Thoughts on how it turned out and the reactions.

Reclaiming Words: Values

The values that made this country a free country known opportunity and innovation had nothing to do with religion or who people choose to sleep with. They were about what is required to create a society protected from tyranny and corruption as much as possible, that would encourage as much freedom as possible without imposing upon other people’s freedoms.

Reclaiming Words: Patriot

Liberals have allowed conservatives to steal the word “patriot”. In the Trump era, liberals are the ones standing up for the constitution, the rule of law, freedom, and protecting democracy from foreign tampering – while conservatives are cheering as core American institutions are attacked.

Liberals and Media Lose Credibility on Syria

It was an expensive, ineffective, and ill-thought attack without congressional approval or international support, but the media are praising Trump as "Presidential" and major Democrats fail to criticize the attack.

Trump's Troll Army Isn't Ready for War in Syria

This is a series of philosophical conflicts in which it is impossible to take sides. The alt-right attacking Trump? Trump versus Assad and Putin? It's easy to want to take a side against terrible people. In this case, they are all wrong. Don't get tricked into taking sides. Resist Trump. Resist the alt-right. Stand against murderous dictators and Russian imperialism.

It's now illegal in Russia to share an image of Putin as a gay clown

Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown. Russian news outlets are having trouble reporting exactly which image of the Internet's many Putin-gay-clown memes is now illegal to share. Because, you know, it's been banned. But the picture was described last week on the Russian government's list of things that constitute "extremism."

Michael Flynn in Critical Condition after Polonium-210 Exposure

Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security advisor who offered to testify to congress and the FBI in exchange for immunity last week, was rushed to the hospital Friday night. Flynn is in critical condition after exposure to Polonium-210, the radioactive material used to assassinate Putin critic Alexander Litvinenko. Trump responded to accusations of Russian involvement in Flynn's poisoning by taking to Twitter, denying suspicions as "Fake news" and saying "Many people are exposed to Polumium-210".

International Transgender Visibility Day

Transgender people are the most vulnerable group in the GLBTQ community. Many states that have anti-discrimination laws for sexual orientation lack similar protection against discrimination based upon gender identity. Speak up and support transgender rights. Remind your transgender friends and colleagues that you stand with them,