Archive for January 2018

Is Moral Bankruptcy Too High a Price to Pay for a Soaring 401K?

Is Moral Bankruptcy Too High a Price to Pay for a Soaring 401K?
If your answer to the above question is no, you need read no further.  You got your wish. It’s difficult to hate a president reigning over a stock market that makes new highs on a daily basis. Difficult, but not impossible. Ripping open those monthly statements from Merrill Lynch or checking out your TD Ameritrade... Read more »

Did Katie Lose Her Way or is She Just a Babe in the Woods?

Did Katie Lose Her Way or is She Just a Babe in the Woods?
If you’ve never heard of “Babe” don’t despair. Until one millennial’s bad date erupted into the news, I thought Babe was a movie about a pig. Turns out it’s an online coffee klatch for Generations X and Y. Katie Way’s recent post, “I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night... Read more »

Where Do You Fall on the Shithole Scale?

Where Do You Fall on the Shithole Scale?
The President of the United States wants to prioritize immigration based on his own cryptic shithole scale.  You may wonder where you fall on that scale. If you are not white or you are from a place where the majority of your countrymen are not white, you may find yourself pretty far down on the... Read more »
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No Libel Law in the World Can Stop Me From Calling Donald J. Trump a Liar

No Libel Law in the World Can Stop Me From Calling Donald J. Trump a Liar
The original title of this piece was “No Libel Law in the World Can Stop Me From Calling Donald J. Trump a Liar.  Only the FSB Can Do That” It was a few words too long, but it is certainly apropos. The FSB is Vladimir Putin’s gang of leg breakers.  Like the SS was for... Read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr and the American Presidency

Martin Luther King, Jr and the American Presidency
The following was originally posted on January 21, 2013.  At that point, most Americans would have laughed at the idea of a Donald Trump presidency.  For today, let’s go back to that time: “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Michelle Obama was... Read more »

There is No Collusion, There is No Collusion, There is No Collusion. Except That There Is

There is No Collusion, There is No Collusion, There is No Collusion.  Except That There Is
Dishonest Don can say, “There is no collusion” as many times as he wants, but it doesn’t make it any more true. It only makes it that much less believable. How many times has he said, “I’m like, really smart” when all evidence points only to staggering and disturbing ignorance? If you agree with the... Read more »
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Does America Really Need Another Billionaire TV Star in the White House?

Does America Really Need Another Billionaire TV Star in the White House?
Q:  Does America Really Need Another Billionaire TV Star in the White House? A:  Ah, not so much. We didn’t really need the first one, but it may take another one to lift the curse. After her fiery and cohesive speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, many Americans would like Oprah Winfrey to add... Read more »

There are Ways to Engage Trumpsters Without Coming to Blows

There are Ways to Engage Trumpsters Without Coming to Blows
Before we try to mend fences with those friends and relatives from whom we’ve been estranged these many months, some rules need to be established. These rules are hard, fast and non-negotiable.  Without them, we risk returning to chaos. First and most obvious of all, politics will not be discussed in any way, shape or... Read more »

Brothers and Sisters of the Resistance, Melania Trump is not the Enemy

Brothers and Sisters of the Resistance, Melania Trump is not the Enemy
Melania Trump has drawn the ire of the Liberal universe in a way that is totally disproportionate with anything that you can possibly accuse her of doing. The name calling is shameful and embarrassing. Michelle Obama is one the most beloved first ladies since Jackie Kennedy.  She’s smart, articulate and passionate in her beliefs and... Read more »
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Will the Return of Slavery End Racism in America?

Will the Return of Slavery End Racism in America?
A few months after Donald Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, I conjured up the headline, “Is Donald Trump Enough of a Racist to Bring Back Slavery?” The title was pure hyperbole and the piece went nowhere. At the time, Trump was making ridiculous claims and bragging about himself in a stream of superlatives that... Read more »