Al Franken took one for the team, but it may have been the wrong team

Al Franken took one for the team, but it may have been the wrong team
The following was first posted in December, 2017.  I’m re-posting it now to kick start the Bring Back Franken movement: Senator Al Franken (D-MN) resigned his Senate seat over allegations of sexual misconduct.  Franken’s resignation is a microcosm of the Bizzaro world that now comprises what we laughingly call our political system. Not to dismiss... Read more »

Ten years after - A 9/11 retrospective

Ten years after - A 9/11 retrospective
The following was first posted on September 11, 2011 In the 60’s and 70’s, musical Utopia for us baby boomers, English blues-rock band Ten Years After produced eight Top 40 albums. Their name apropos of the 10-year anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center, two of their songs seem especially poignant today. “I’m... Read more »

"Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything"

"Believe in something.  Even if it means sacrificing everything"
“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Who could argue with that? It sounds like a credo for all of humanity, a proper epitaph for anyone hoping to making a difference in this world. We should all believe in something. How many times have you heard the adage, “If you don’t stand for... Read more »
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders says anonymous leak in New York Times could have come from any of Earth's 20 billion people

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says anonymous leak in New York Times could have come from any of Earth's 20 billion people
Responding to questions about the anonymous piece in the Op-Ed section of the New York Times last week, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the White House press corp that officials were still looking into it. Sanders said that the President informed her that there were 20 billion people on the planet and each of... Read more »

OK, dickhead, what ABOUT Benghazi?

OK, dickhead, what ABOUT Benghazi?
America is in the throes of a virulent disease eating away at the fabric of democracy. It is deadlier than flesh eating bacteria and consumes from within. Whataboutism is not new, but the pandemic spreading across our nation is destroying the concept of objective reality.  Donald Trump knows nothing about anything and he doesn’t want... Read more »

Senator John McCain loved a good fight, but he still managed to live above the fray

Senator John McCain loved a good fight, but he still managed to live above the fray
I can’t think of a single issue about which I agreed with Senator John McCain, but I never doubted his patriotism or his integrity. For me and for millions of Americans, a singular act in 1968 elevated John McCain to a level above us all. His refusal to leave his men behind after a year... Read more »
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John McCain takes with him the soul and conscience of America

John McCain takes with him the soul and conscience of America
Everything we see and hear lately seems to play out against the backdrop of Trump’s reality crime show. It is the relentless echo of his tweets, his lies and his scandals that make the passing of Senator John McCain all the more heartbreaking. We have lost a true American hero-a man of unfathomable courage-and we... Read more »

Maybe there's no collusion, but there's plenty of conspiracy

Maybe there's no collusion, but there's plenty of conspiracy
The following was previously published.  It’s a little cheesy re-posting it, but not nearly as cheesy as Donald Trump’s constant refrain of, “No collusion, no collusion, no collusion.”  For every ten times Dishonest Don says, “No collusion,” someone needs to stand up and say, “But your son says you get all your money from Russia... Read more »

Three fast FACTS about Robert E. Lee

Three fast FACTS about Robert E. Lee
Here’s three fast FACTS about Robert E. Lee from history books written long before Donald Trump, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC or any notion of “fake news.” 1. Robert E. Lee was a traitor to the United States of America and attempted to overthrow the government. 2. Lee caused the death of 600,000 Americans, mostly young,... Read more »
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Captain Bone Spurs and the big parade for a little dick

Captain Bone Spurs and the big parade for a little dick
Below is the blog promised at the end of last week’s Is health care in America a scam or just corruption and greed run amok?: WHILE no details of Donald Trump’s planned Veterans Day parade were ever formulated or released to the public, it looks like the potential cost of that third world display of... Read more »