Archive for December 2016

Ambassador Samantha Power's Last Vote in the United Nations May be a Cowardly Abstention

Ambassador Samantha Power's Last Vote in the United Nations May be a Cowardly Abstention
Last week’s vote in the United Nations Security Council may be Samantha Power’s last vote as an ambassador to the U.N.. If that turns out to be the case, it may be a vote that will define and haunt her for years to come. It would be disingenuous not to point out that Ambassador Power’s... Read more »

Are You That Stupid Woman Who Thinks the Government Won't Let You Say "Merry Christmas"?

Are You That Stupid Woman Who Thinks the Government Won't Let You Say "Merry Christmas"?
This so-called “War on Christmas” is one of many contrived threats to America that has Christians circling the manger. I’m here to tell you that the only threat to Christmas is spoiled Eggnog. Donald Trump can put a thousand Christmas trees on his stage and a flashing “Merry Christmas” sign on his podium, but that... Read more »

I Just Found Out That I'm an Elitist Lefty

I Just Found Out That I'm an Elitist Lefty
In response to a recent post, someone commented that I was an “elitist lefty.” I wasn’t sure how to take that, although I was pretty sure that it wasn’t meant as a compliment. This was the comment, you can judge for yourself: “Second post I have read where an elitist lefty bashed someone for voting... Read more »
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Making the Case for Faithless Electors, Saviors of Democracy

Making the Case for Faithless Electors, Saviors of Democracy
Updated and reprinted from a previous post: “Faithless elector” sounds like a pejorative created by the religious right to describe people like me, but it’s not. It’s an archaic term that could portend the demise of an archaic system, namely the electoral college. Think of the electoral college as the inflamed appendix of democracy. It... Read more »

The (Belated) Political Awakening of Frank Gambino

The (Belated) Political Awakening of Frank Gambino
You may not know Frank Gambino, but I can tell you that he is as fine an example of a husband, a father and a hard-working American as you can find. Frank is a man of integrity who considers himself the “real deal.” I would have to admit though, that the one time I called... Read more »

Was James Comey Working for the Russians or for Donald Trump?

Was James Comey Working for the Russians or for Donald Trump?
FBI Director James Comey may have exhibited nothing more than poor judgement in the latter half of 2016. He may also have found himself in the midst of circumstances exceeding his ability to act in a reasonable manner. After watching two seasons of House of Cards however, I have greater qualms about politicians than ever... Read more »
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Edgar Maddison Welch May Be the Poster Boy for Trump's Basket of Deplorables

Edgar Maddison Welch May Be the Poster Boy for Trump's Basket of Deplorables
People like Edgar Maddison Welch scare the bejesus out of me and they should scare you, too. These people aren’t just a menace to society, they’re a menace to the advancement of civilization. In case you missed it, Edgar Maddison Welch is the cretin who got in his car with a rifle and a hand... Read more »

Fidel Castro Gets the Last Laugh as America Elects Itself a Tweeter-in-Chief

Fidel Castro Gets the Last Laugh as America Elects Itself a Tweeter-in-Chief
Fidel Castro outlasted 11 American presidents, outliving most of them. Queen Elizabeth is the only world leader to have reigned longer. Castro also lived through seven James Bonds and three Mrs. Donald Trumps. Fidel Castro was a brutal dictator whose corrupt government maintained control over their countrymen with military force.  Many of us are hard... Read more »