Archive for May 2018

1903: A year to remember

1903:  A year to remember
If you’ve visited this space before, you know that it’s usually a rant about the fragile state of our democracy and the danger posed by “alternative facts.” There’s a reason it’s called the Chicago Board of Tirade. Let’s take a break from all that today and think about a simpler time in our history that... Read more »

Is Vladimir Putin tired of winning?

Is Vladimir Putin tired of winning?
During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised, “You’re going to get tired of winning.”  Who knew that he was talking to Vladimir Putin? Today’s politics is a zero sum game that is all about winners and losers. The loser of the 2016 presidential election is American democracy. The winner is Vladimir Putin. If Putin had... Read more »

Memorial Day - 2018

Memorial Day - 2018
Above:  Christian Jacobs, 4, of Hertford, NC, lies on the grave of his father, Christian James Jacob, during Memorial Day celebrations at Arlington National Cemetery – Image: Huffington Post Following originally posted on Memorial Day, 2013: About a decade before I was born 2,400 American men and women lost their lives in the attack on... Read more »
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Is Rudy Giuliani a complete idiot or is he just playing one on TV?

Is Rudy Giuliani a complete idiot or is he just playing one on TV?
Rudy Giuliani was once known as America’s mayor.  Now we can only scratch our heads and wonder, “What the hell happened to that guy?” The subject of Giuliani’s bizarre TV blitz came up recently over cocktails, where many theories were proposed to explain Rudy’s ranting and raving. One theory involved the toxicity of Donald Trump,... Read more »

How Gina Haspel, torture and abortion are all related (in my mind)

How Gina Haspel, torture and abortion are all related (in my mind)
Should the CIA be turned over to accused torturer and tape destroyer, Gina Haspel?  I vote, “Yes.” Those of you who have visited this space before and consider this blogger a bleeding heart, fake news, Liberal puke may be surprised by my endorsement of Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee for CIA Director. If you watched Ms.... Read more »

Seven reasons why Donald Trump is a jackass for blowing up the Iran deal

Seven reasons why Donald Trump is a jackass for blowing up the Iran deal
Donnie announced his decision today to decertify the Iran deal.  Like the reality TV personality that he is, he led up to the announcement with coy teasers. Trump caused laughter when he said that he has studied the deal “more than anybody,”  mostly because he doesn’t read, much less study.  Sadly, no one is laughing... Read more »
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