Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two weeks into our national nightmare and the world’s biggest threat to free societies is winning. Here’s what the media must do to stop him.

Band together, put in the mouthpiece, take a sip and spit in the bucket, remove the gloves and get ready to scrap like there’s no tomorrow — because there isn’t. By Andrew J. Pridgen The media cannot continue to cover Donald Trump’s reign as it would a normal president. If regular presidential protocol continues to be followed and observed, they...

The Fading Light of American Optimism

For almost two-and-a-half centuries we have been the country of can-do. Get knocked down? Get right back up and fight. Now our greatest battle is against one of our own. By Andrew J. Pridgen The thing that has struck me most about this new administration and this almost two-week waking nightmare we are currently in the midst of is whatever happened...

Welcome to an evening of campus-sponsored fascism at Cal Poly

Cal Poly is hosting a narcissistic, demagogue hate-speech monger in Axe hair gel, and the university’s president is acting like there’s nothing he can do about it saying he’s “defending free speech.” No. No, he is not. He is sponsoring intolerance and spreading propaganda. #ResignArmstrong By Andrew J. Pridgen Satan’s sophomoric personal dubstep DJ MILO is set to speak at Cal...

The first 10 days have been the worst 10 days in American political history

Trump’s first 10 days in office that have already resulted in three major protests as well as a constitutional crisis. Below, we attempt to recap the unthinkable by day. By Andrew J Pridgen Day 1: Steve Bannon and the writers of The Dark Knight Rises penned Donald J. Trump’s inauguration speech... https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/822495850899374080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw ...which he wanted to model after Andrew Jackson’s inauguration address. Old...

Honeymoon from Hell

We went ahead and took the plunge with our abuser and now we must be prepared to be tied up and beaten (and not in a good way) from day 1. By Andrew J. Pridgen This get-to-know America’s newest spouse grace period officially ended as soon as the door shut behind him. The first days of his presidency have...

By the Pussy, For the Pussy!

Inside...the women's march on San Diego. Words and Photos By Bridget Clerkin I lost my friends before I even showed up. The logistical calamity of arriving to the San Diego Women’s March left me initially stranded, stepping straight from my surge-priced Uber into an already fast moving stream of supporters, all flowing to the city’s Civic Center. Attempts to call or text the...

Scared shitless and doing something about it

A brief explanation about how it’s going to go for the next four years By Andrew J. Pridgen Thursday night, my partner and I drove down to LA to see Princess in concert. For those uninitiated, it’s Maya Rudolph (SNL, Bridesmaids...and the best Queen Bey ever) and her bestie from UC Santa Cruz Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band. Yes, they do...

Donald Trump’s complete inaugural address…with subtitles

Fully annotated. By Donald J. Trump (with Andrew J. Pridgen) Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. I wanted to say fuck you, but Ivanka suggested I start on a high note. So I’ll save it for farther down. We, the citizens of America are now joined in a...

America is standing at the altar about to say ‘I do’ to her abuser

...And nobody seems willing or able to object. By Andrew J. Pridgen Less than two years ago, America started dating an asshole. Nobody really said anything. Some of her friends thought it was kind of funny, that he was kind of funny. Either way, it wouldn’t last. He was loud and obnoxious and said all the wrong things and did all the...

The media will have to learn to relish its new role: Enemy of the State

The incoming administration is taking away the James S. Brady press briefing room. My guess is it will become a Trump-branded Chipotle. By Andrew J. Pridgen If it wasn’t clear before last week’s fake press conference filled with fake reporters, a fake peanut gallery cheering fake cheers and a fake stack of papers to garnish the fake answers, soon-to-be president Donald...

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