Category: America

Two reasons why the word "Democratic" is taboo to Trump and the GOP

Two reasons why the word "Democratic" is taboo to Trump and the GOP
Lots of words can be used both as nouns and as adjectives.  College is a noun that becomes an adjective when used to describe a person, as in college student. The word police is a noun that becomes an adjective when referring to a police station or a police car. The word Republican is both a noun and... Read more »

I'm Really Pissed This Veterans Day and I'm Sick of What Passes for Patriotism

I'm Really Pissed This Veterans Day and I'm Sick of What Passes for Patriotism
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” – President Emmanuel Macron First published one year ago today, on November 11, 2017: There’s about 4,800 homeless veterans in Los Angeles.  Luckily, they’re in L.A. and not here, in Chicago, where it was 20 degrees last night. Happy f**king Veterans Day.... Read more »

If you don't vote, you are part of the problem

If you don't vote, you are part of the problem
In 22 countries around the world it is illegal NOT to vote. Skipping out on your patriotic duty in Australia will cost you $20. I don’t know if that’s $20 Australian or U.S., but you can read more HERE. In 1773 the Sons of Liberty boarded three British ships in Boston Harbor and dumped 342... Read more »
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Donald Trump and the culture of denial

Donald Trump and the culture of denial
Every trial in the United States starts with the defendant proclaiming for all to hear, two simple words: “Not guilty.” We currently house over two million inmates in American prisons and you can bet your bippy that just about all of them will tell you that they are innocent. They will deny the crimes for... Read more »

Is Donald Trump a tool of Saudi Arabia? Vladimir Putin says "Nyet!"

Is Donald Trump a tool of Saudi Arabia?  Vladimir Putin says "Nyet!"
Donald Trunp’s loyalties are always a murky issue.  The only thing you can be sure of is that he is NEVER on YOUR side. In Trump world, it’s all about Trump and he makes it up as he goes along. Watching him change a narrative mid-sentence can leave you scratching your head in bewilderment. When... Read more »

Did Susan Collins have a consciencectomy or did she overdose on the Kool-Aid?

Did Susan Collins have a consciencectomy or did she overdose on the Kool-Aid?
Consciencectomy – the complete removal of one’s conscience Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) has often been a reasonable voice in the maelstrom of hyperpartisan constipation. I liked Senator Collins. Now I question her choice of speech writers as well as her choice of Supreme Court justices. Collins said something on Sunday that sounded like she didn’t... Read more »
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Christopher Columbus was just a wise guy with a boat

Christopher Columbus was just a wise guy with a boat
My annual Columbus Day rant: Celebrated in 46 states – the holdouts being Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota – Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of America by Italian seafarer, Christopher Columbus. While the second Monday of October may be a good time to buy a mattress, the rest is a load of crap. It... Read more »

LeBron James, Dennis Byrne and the acknowledgement of white privilege in America

LeBron James, Dennis Byrne and the acknowledgement of white privilege in America
LeBron James is richer, more famous and arguably better looking than Dennis Byrne. You almost assuredly know LeBron, you’ve probably never heard of Byrne. James also knows something that Byrne seems obsessed with denying; being born white in America is a good thing. You can try to make sense of Byrne’s denial in No, I... Read more »

If Brett Kavanaugh's kids are traumatized by the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, it's just too damn bad

If Brett Kavanaugh's kids are traumatized by the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, it's just too damn bad
The Senate hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination were tumultuous.  Amidst objections over the lack of documentation provided and shouting protesters, Kavanaugh’s two daughters, Margaret (13) and Elizabeth (10) were removed from the proceedings. One insider said, “It was very unpleasant for young children.” Politics is never pleasant, but this is what Brett Kavanaugh... Read more »
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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
The following was first posted in December, 2017.  I’m re-posting it now to kick start the Bring Back Franken movement: Senator Al Franken (D-MN) resigned his Senate seat over allegations of sexual misconduct.  Franken’s resignation is a microcosm of the Bizzaro world that now comprises what we laughingly call our political system. Not to dismiss... Read more »