Archive for December 2017

Can the President of the United States be Too Stupid to Know the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

Can the President of the United States be Too Stupid to Know the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
Depending upon how you interpret the question posed above, the answer could be “yes” or it could be “no.” The word “can” refers to the ability to do something, ie “He sure can run fast.” It also refers to permission to do something, ie “You can use my phone.” If you’re asking if we should... Read more »

Donald Trump and the World Will Have to Deal With a Nuclear North Korea

Donald Trump and the World Will Have to Deal With a Nuclear North Korea
It’s fantasy to think that North Korea is going to dismantle their nuclear program just because Donald Trump says so. America and the world has learned to live with several nuclear bad actors including Russia, Iran and Pakistan. One more nut job with nukes isn’t going to move the hands on the Doomsday Clock. If... Read more »

The Case for Executing Donald J. Trump

The Case for Executing Donald J. Trump
Plenty of people out there think Donald Trump needs to Go (that’s “go” with a capital “G”). They’re offended by his very existence. These folks are angry and some have very unpleasant ideas about the way they’d like to see The Donald done in. “John” described a particularly nasty practice of the the Taliban. As... Read more »
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Christmas Magic Through the Eyes of an Atheistic, Natural Born Scrooge

Christmas Magic Through the Eyes of an Atheistic, Natural Born Scrooge
I just watched Miracle on 34th Street (the 1947 original, not the 1994 remake), so you’ve caught me at a vulnerable moment. I’m hesitant to say “vulnerable” because Donald Trump has forbidden any use of that word by the Centers for Disease Control. If you’ve never seen the movie, I recommend the original. Technology may... Read more »

Four Reasons Trump's Tax Bill is Screwing America Without a Condom

Four Reasons Trump's Tax Bill is Screwing America Without a Condom
Whether you know it not, Republicans just blew a trillion and a half of YOUR dollars and did nothing to address four of the major problems facing America. That’s serious money, no matter how you say it.  ONE POINT FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS or $1.5 TRILLION or $1,500,000,000,000.00. Whatever you think, whatever you heard on Fox... Read more »

How to Piss Off Donald Trump

How to Piss Off Donald Trump
Donald Trump was outraged one morning to find that someone had written in pee, “Trump Sucks” in the snow in the Rose Garden. After a full day of investigation, the FBI came to Trump and told them they knew whose pee spelled out that message. They said it was Vice President Mike Pence’s pee. Trump... Read more »
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Alabama Never Had No Race Problems Until They Elected a Black President

Alabama Never Had No Race Problems Until They Elected a Black President
You just can’t make this stuff up and it doesn’t hurt my head any less no matter how many times I read it: “Alabama Never Had No Race Problems Until They Elected a Black President.” That’s an actual quote from a Roy Moore supporter interviewed last week in Alabama.  It may have been Ann Eubank,... Read more »

Booze, Women and Movies are Exits on the Highway to Wealth

Booze, Women and Movies are Exits on the Highway to Wealth
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) thinks that most Americans should pay more taxes because they’ve been wasting their money on booze, women and movies. Rich people however, who have been saving their nickles and dimes should be able to pass $22 Million to their heirs tax free. Did I get that right? Here’s what he said:... Read more »

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
  Senator Al Franken (D-MN) announced that he plans to resign his Senate seat in the coming weeks.  He didn’t actually resign, but said that he was going to in the near future. It may be splitting hairs, but some of us are clinging to that hair. Franken’s resignation is a microcosm of the Bizzaro... Read more »
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Will the Republic Survive the Tax Bill?

Will the Republic Survive the Tax Bill?
In an Op-Ed piece in The New York Times yesterday, David Leonhardt attempted to assuage our fears about the tax bill destroying America. That piece, entitled The Republic Will Survive the Tax Bill makes some great points, but I remain unconvinced. Following is the email I sent to Mr. Leonhardt: Dear David, I am a... Read more »