Archive for January 2016

Write about what you know, not what you heard on Fox News

Write about what you know, not what you heard on Fox News
Last week I picked apart a paragraph that floated to my attention online and I have since been in touch with the author.  It was, as could be expected a rough go at first, but all is good now. Not surprisingly, the reference source for said paragraph was either Fox News or something very Fox... Read more »

Donald Trump can not make America great again

Donald Trump can not make America great again
Donald Trump’s campaign is mostly smoke and mirrors.  He spends the majority of his time talking about the campaign itself.  How great he’s doing, how badly everyone else is doing. He’s so in love with his poll numbers that he bragged about being able to randomly shoot people on 5th Avenue (New York) without fear... Read more »

Sean Penn's El Chapo interview failed because Penn is neither Woodward nor Bernstein

Sean Penn's El Chapo interview failed because Penn is neither Woodward nor Bernstein
Sean Penn may fancy himself and his “brother in arms,” Espinoza the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of our time, but his latest piece in Rolling Stone falls far short of that benchmark. Penn’s interview with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, entitled, “El Chapo Speaks, A secret visit with the most wanted man in the world”... Read more »
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Martin Luther King, Jr and the American presidency (Reposted)

Martin Luther King, Jr and the American presidency (Reposted)
“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The following was originally posted on January 21, 2013: Michelle Obama was reinstated as First Lady yesterday, as her husband was sworn in for his second term as President of the United States in a small... Read more »

The State of the Union, President Obama and things completely unrelated

The State of the Union, President Obama and things completely unrelated
As promised in Friday’s piece, we are going to discuss the following paragraph (unedited) today, sometimes referred to as The Paragraph: “Listening to the State of the Union address last night with Obama one would feel that everything in America is as rosy as can be. But realty set in on the stock market today.... Read more »

Fracking is God's gift to those greedy enough to destroy our planet

Fracking is God's gift to those greedy enough to destroy our planet
Dictionary.com defines fracking as:  “a process in which fractures in rocks below the earth’s surface are opened and widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure: used especially to extract natural gas or oil.” That doesn’t sound too bad.  Commercials extolling the beauty of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) almost make it seem like a good... Read more »
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Trump plays pied piper to the underinformed, the misinformed and the completely uninformed

Trump plays pied piper to the underinformed, the misinformed and the completely uninformed
Donald Trump is leading an army of some of the dumbest people in America.  Like the rapists that he says Mexico is sending north, the Army of Trump is not the best that America has to offer. If you’re one of them, I apologize, but you need to wake up and smell the smoke.  Unless,... Read more »

Insider trading was illegal for Martha Stewart, but it's business as usual for Senator Ted Cruz

Insider trading was illegal for Martha Stewart, but it's business as usual for Senator Ted Cruz
Insider trading is loosely defined as the use of information not available to the general public for the purpose of personal enrichment.  In Martha Stewart’s case, she based a decision to sell a stock she owned on information from a friend that she deemed reliable. Who wouldn’t, right? Believe it or not, there is no... Read more »

Trump now recruiting for al-Qaeda and Hair Club for Men

Trump now recruiting for al-Qaeda and Hair Club for Men
                    This is a tale of two videos, one that will never show up and one that Donald Trump prayed would never show up. I don’t know for a fact that Mr. Trump prayed that no terrorist-recruiting video ever showed up featuring his visage, but I... Read more »
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Vietnam was Beautiful From the Air

Vietnam was Beautiful From the Air
The following was sent to me by my friend, Isaac.  It is the prologue to a book that he has either written or is thinking about writing.  I don’t know if it will be purely fictional or based on real events.  I think that Vietnam was Beautiful From the Air is the working title, but... Read more »