Category: Basket of Deplorables

Don't let a chant of "Lock him up" lead you to a false equivalency

Don't let a chant of "Lock him up" lead you to a false equivalency
On Halloween I posted a piece entitled, To lock him up or not to lock him up, that is the question for Joe and Mika.  I got some very spooky responses. Now that I’ve gotten all the makeup off my face, I can see that upon deeper reflection, there’s a little more to it than... Read more »

Who will tell Dumpsters that we already landed on the moon and Barack Obama is no longer president?

Who will tell Dumpsters that we already landed on the moon and Barack Obama is no longer president?
You may not know the exact date of our moon landing, but you probably know that we were up there. You’re also keenly aware that Barack Obama is no longer president and hasn’t been for almost three years.  You may even cry yourself to sleep just thinking about that very fact. I only bring this... Read more »

Kenny Weismuller's head is stuck somewhere, but at least he won't get sunburned

Kenny Weismuller's head is stuck somewhere, but at least he won't get sunburned
Kenny Weismuller (fake name) was one of two blasts from the past I encountered during a recent condolence call (shiva). Shortly after I arrived, a woman introduced herself as having been my high school shop teacher’s assistant back in 1967.  At the time, I was a junior and she was a senior and I may have... Read more »
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The subtext of Trump's nativist, xenophobic, counterfactual tweets should rock your world

The subtext of Trump's nativist, xenophobic, counterfactual tweets should rock your world
According to Fox’s Brit Hume, Trump’s ‘go back’ comments were nativist, xenophobic, counterfactul (sic) and politically stupid.   Hume apparently uses the word counterfactual when he means lying. He also says that Trump’s comments simply do not meet the standard definition of racist.  He may have his own definition of standard definition. Any unbiased observer would be... Read more »

Trumpsters dig in as the swamp runneth over

Trumpsters dig in as the swamp runneth over
Just about everything Trump is ridiculous and not in a funny way.  He speaks like a child, demands apologies after insulting people and his lack of historic reference is spellbinding. Revolutionary soldiers taking airports? Trump ran on a promise to “drain the swamp,” but instead has turned Washington into a toxic mix of nepotism, cronyism,... Read more »

Is Nancy Pelosi undermining the rule of law and setting the table for a President Ivanka?

Is Nancy Pelosi undermining the rule of law and setting the table for a President Ivanka?
I was once a proud Democrat and greatly admired Nancy Pelosi.  I’m still a Democrat, but the sheen has tarnished and Speaker Pelosi often leaves me gritting my teeth. No one on Law & Order ever said, “We’ve got a ton of evidence that this guy killed his wife, but we’ve got to be methodical.”... Read more »
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Trump's ratings are at an all time high and he is the underdog: Interesting responses

Trump's ratings are at an all time high and he is the underdog:  Interesting responses
Some interesting responses appeared in my inbox after I posted a blog entitled, Trump’s ratings are at an all time high and yet, he is the underdog. Go figure!  Insults and death wishes don’t bother me (much), but I had a hard time wrapping my head around the barrage of misinformation assaulting me. Then, while... Read more »

Steve King, white supremacy and the word "schvartze"

Steve King, white supremacy and the word "schvartze"
Iowa Congressman Steve King presents a challenge to America on many levels. I’ve quoted fictional President Andrew Shepard in this space before: “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight.  It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose... Read more »

Fire the negroes, build a wall & drain the swamp. Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

Fire the negroes, build a wall & drain the swamp. Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses
Beer for My Horses is a strange, macho anthem from uber patriot, Toby Keith.  You can read the lyrics HERE, but you’ll have to google it yourself if you want to see the video. Keith is an enigma.  He’s a troop supporting, freedom loving Democrat who played at Donnie Drumpf’s inauguration.  He also played at... Read more »
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Donald Trump will never be strong enough to weild the real power of the presidency

Donald Trump will never be strong enough to weild the real power of the presidency
Donald Trump may serve eight years in office, but he will never discover the true power of the presidency. Trump lionizes strong men and envisions himself in their company. He dreams of his head carved into a Mount Rushmore-like hilltop alongside Putin, Duterte, Erdogan and Mohammed bin Salman. Breaking news:  When Trump runs for reelection,... Read more »