Entries by Hillary Rettig


Hi Everyone, The Romanovs abdicated today, and so shall I. As you might have predicted from my recent sparse posting, I’ve decided to give up my front page status. That’s for a lot of reasons, including that I’ve got a bunch of other writing projects going on, and there’s a limit to how much time […]

Resistance, Kalamazoo Style

Flushed with triumphalism, and following in the footsteps of minions throughout history, last week the Kalamazoo GOP put up a billboard just down the street from me celebrating the person of their Dear Leader and promoting his slogan. It lasted less than a week before some good person made the necessary adjustments. FYI Kalamazoo’s GOP […]

Paul Ryan, Invertebrate

For one brief, shining moment this afternoon, Wikipedia listed Paul Ryan as a species of invertebrate. The edit is gone now, but yet, somehow, I don’t think it will be forgotten. And, yeah, I’m putting this right in Faunasphere! Open thread for discussion of all things backboned and otherwise.


There’s been a lot written about “resistance” lately, and I’m all for it, and of course it’s a wonderful topic for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I’ve done my share, but never anything like what animal activist (and FOIA ninja) Ryan Shapiro describes: My first arrest was at Ringling Brothers in 1997. We locked ourselves […]