Archive for October 2016

You May be Deplorable, but There's Still Time to Redeem Yourself

You May be Deplorable, but There's Still Time to Redeem Yourself
You may be in what Hillary Clinton described as a “basket of deplorables,” but all is not lost. There may be hope for you yet. A lot of folks took offense at that whole deplorable thing but, hey, if the basket fits, you must admit (apologies to Johnny Cochran).  Besides, Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway... Read more »

James Comey may be a Boy Scout, but he sure acts like a Girl Scout sometimes

James Comey may be a Boy Scout, but he sure acts like a Girl Scout sometimes
James Comey has been called a “Boy Scout” by those who seem to think that he is above reproach.  Maybe the Boy Scout thing refers to his self-righteous TV persona or it could just be that haircut. In any case, I find his behavior more closely aligned with Girl Scouts than with Boy Scouts and... Read more »

Follow Up Letter to Joe Scarborough: Why the Right is so Focused on Discrediting the Media

Follow Up Letter to Joe Scarborough: Why the Right is so Focused on Discrediting the Media
Dear Joe, In my previous letter I referred to the Right wing strategy of systematically discrediting the media, but deferred discussion of that subject to another letter. This is that letter. I will keep this short, we both have other conspiracies to consider. Discrediting the media is a staple of the Right wing. Why believe... Read more »
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An Open Letter to "Morning Joe" Scarborough

An Open Letter to "Morning Joe" Scarborough
Dear (can I call you Joe?), You probably didn’t hear me last week when I was shouting at you about your comparison of Donald Trump’s rigged election campaign with the 2000 recount in Florida. First, I will disclose to you that I am a Democrat. A leftie. A bleeding heart Liberal.  A gun-toting Liberal, to... Read more »

Benghazi is a Phony Outrage, a Tempest in a Tea Party

Benghazi is a Phony Outrage, a Tempest in a Tea Party
Make no mistake, September 11, 2012 was a black day for America. Each of the four lives lost at our fledgling outpost in Benghazi, Libya that night was a tragic loss. A lot of folks blame Hillary Clinton for those events, but 8 or 9 major investigations have not uncovered any failure on the part... Read more »

Mike Pence Might be Trump's Knight on a White Horse, But His Soul is as Black as the Coal Industry he Defends

Mike Pence Might be Trump's Knight on a White Horse, But His Soul is as Black as the Coal Industry he Defends
Mike Pence was supposed to be the “normal guy” to offset an off-the-rails, nationalistic, xenophobic demagogue, but that may not be the case. Turns out Pence might be a bit of a dunce  Or a liar.  Possibly both. To give you a feel for the guy, Mike Pence said, ““Republicans, from George Washington to George... Read more »
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Christopher Columbus was just a wise guy with a boat

Christopher Columbus was just a wise guy with a boat
Edited and reposted for Columbus Day Celebrated in 46 of our 50 states – the holdouts being Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota – Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of America by Italian seafarer, Christopher Columbus. While many of us enjoy having a day off on the 2nd Monday each October, the truth is that... Read more »

In Defense of Donald Trump and the Video Tape That Should Surprise No One

In Defense of Donald Trump and the Video Tape That Should Surprise No One
You probably never thought that you’d be looking in this space for a defense of Donald Trump and yet, here we are. Before we get too carried away, let’s be clear about a couple things. There’s no excuse for any of Trump’s behavior over the past 15 or 16 months or from any prior time... Read more »

Donald Trump will cheat the other guys and pass the savings on to you

Donald Trump will cheat the other guys and pass the savings on to you
Donald Trump has many people-maybe even you-convinced that he has a magical formula to make their lives blissful. They don’t seem to get that his formula is snake oil. It wasn’t until I received my ballot in the mail that it hit me that this whole thing is for real. Donald J. Trump’s name is,... Read more »
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