Archive for January 2017

Donald Trump and the Lies of a Lying (Unpopular) Liar-in-Chief*

Donald Trump and the Lies of a Lying (Unpopular) Liar-in-Chief*
Donald Trump is a liar and it gives me no great pleasure to say that. Full disclosure, it gives me a little pleasure, but not enough to offset the pain of waking up every morning to a Donald Trump America. That Trump is a liar is no surprise, but not all lies are created equally.... Read more »

Kellyanne Conway, Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Bizzaro World of Alternative Facts

Kellyanne Conway, Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Bizzaro World of Alternative Facts
Kellyanne Conway laced up her boxing gloves Sunday morning and climbed into the ring with Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet The Press.  The winner, as always will be decided by the body politic.  No doubt the scoring will fall along party lines. Leaving the boxing metaphors behind, I suspect that the next four years will... Read more »

Carrie Underwood Teaches Women What Not To Do When Their Man Cheats

Carrie Underwood Teaches Women What Not To Do When Their Man Cheats
Carrie Underwood is a multiple Grammy winning country artist who first rose to fame as the Season 4 (2005) winner of American Idol. With more than 150 worldwide awards, Underwood did exactly what Simon Cowell predicted she would do when he said, “you will sell more records than any other previous winner.” She did that... Read more »
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An Open Letter from President Barack Obama to His Successor

An Open Letter from President Barack Obama to His Successor
Along with the peaceful transition of power (something about which we are all growing tired of hearing), comes a tradition of the outgoing president leaving a note for the next in line on the desk in the Oval Office. Caught up in the spirit of the moment, the owner-operator of this platform has tasked his... Read more »

For Sale: 3' X 5' American Flag. Almost New, But Not in Great Condition Right Now

For Sale:  3' X 5' American Flag.  Almost New, But Not in Great Condition Right Now
The first time this flag was flown was on July 4, 2016. The last time it was flown was on November 11, 2016. I don’t think I can get it up the pole right now. The flag itself is priceless, but I need to find it a good home for a while. I used to... Read more »

Donald Trump May be Too Stupid to Appreciate Intelligence

Donald Trump May be Too Stupid to Appreciate Intelligence
If you read my last piece, “Donald Trump Promises to Keep Intelligence Out of His Administration” , you know that it was a bit fluffy and that I promised to follow it up with something more comprehensive. I even suggested a “readers’ choice” for the title of that piece, offering up the following two titles... Read more »
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James Comey May Be a Boy Scout, But Sometimes He Acts Like a Girl Scout

James Comey May Be a Boy Scout, But Sometimes He Acts Like a Girl Scout
Originally posted on October 30, 2016: 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... Read more »

Donald Trump Promises to Keep Intelligence Out of His Administration

Donald Trump Promises to Keep Intelligence Out of His Administration
Donald Trump’s war with America’s intelligence community may turn out to be a metaphor describing his entire presidency. A presidency many Americans hope will be cut short due to egregious violations of the Constitution beginning on January 20, 2017. There may be as many ways to write an article or blog as there are people... Read more »

Sean Spicer Accepts Role as Vladimir Putin's Chief Spin Doctor

Sean Spicer Accepts Role as Vladimir Putin's Chief Spin Doctor
Sean Spicer kicked off the new year by defending his real boss, Vladimir Putin and by standing up for the country to which he seems to owe his greatest allegiance; Russia. If you’re not familiar with Sean Spicer, he’s the Republican strategist about to assume two roles in the nascent Trump administration. Spicer will be... Read more »
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What If the Arabs Have Made Concessions to Israel That Nobody Knows About?

What If the Arabs Have Made Concessions to Israel That Nobody Knows About?
We always talk about the Arabs making demands of Israel as a precursor to peace talks while refusing to make any concessions themselves. Is it possible that the so-called Palestinians have made concessions about which we have not heard? The short answer is, “No.” A more complete answer might be, “What are you, nuts?” During... Read more »