Posts in category "Commentary"

Winston Churchill Deplored the Average Voter Without Ever Having Met Marlene G

Winston Churchill Deplored the Average Voter Without Ever Having Met Marlene G
Winston Churchill said a lot of memorable things and you can read some of them HERE.  His quotes are timeless, but one is more timely now than ever: “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” There were some interesting comments on my recent post “Embracing Nazism May be Trump’s... Read more »

Embracing Nazism May be Trump's Best Shot at Re-election

Embracing Nazism May be Trump's Best Shot at Re-election
If this was AOL, I might use words like “shocking” and “jaw dropping,” but “nauseating” is the word that comes to mind as I report the following: Donald J. Trump’s support among Republicans JUMPED after he defended the “fine people” marching with Nazis, Klansmen and other assorted racist assholes.  Not surprisingly, more than 60% of... Read more »

Many Who Celebrated Today's Eclipse Shun The Science That Led Them to Carbondale, Illinois

Many Who Celebrated Today's Eclipse Shun The Science That Led Them to Carbondale, Illinois
Tens of thousands of “eclipse chasers” flooded into Carbondale, Illinois today to bathe in the corona of a 2-1/2 minute total eclipse. It was a rare occurrence and I admit that I considered going down there myself. I’ve glimpsed at the occasional meteor shower and I think I watched some kind of eclipse with my... Read more »
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Terrorism Is Like Pornography, You Know It When You See It

Terrorism Is Like Pornography,  You Know It When You See It
Two cities in Spain saw the kind of vehicular terror attacks this week such as we have previously seen in Nice, Berlin and London. As of this writing, 14 people are dead in Barcelona and 100 are injured, some critically.  In Cambrils, one person died and six others were injured.  One police officer killed four... Read more »

An Open Letter to Gary Cohn, Chief Economic Advisor to an Orangutan

An Open Letter to Gary Cohn, Chief Economic Advisor to an Orangutan
Gary – You may be asking yourself why I singled you out for this public communication, and that would be a reasonable question. After all, I could’ve addressed these remarks to Steve Mnuchin or Jared Kushner, among others. My impression, having watched your face during Mr. Trump’s press conference on Tuesday is that you are... Read more »

What If Nazi James Alex Fields Had Rammed His Car Into Zoe Instead of Heather?

What If Nazi James Alex Fields Had Rammed His Car Into Zoe Instead of Heather?
You don’t know Zoe, but I can assure you that she is one of the sweetest, most delightful young women you will ever meet. The thought of a delusional maniac like James Alex Fields causing her harm causes me physical pain. But it could happen. After many events, both large and small I tend to... Read more »
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JEWS GET OUT: A Message From Donald J. Trump, Even To Jews Who Pretend Not To Be

JEWS GET OUT: A Message From Donald J. Trump, Even To Jews Who Pretend Not To Be
Donald J. Trump sent a message loud and clear to anyone not willing to make excuses for our excuse of a president. If you’re not one of those Mike-Pence-what-he-really-meant types, you heard an unmistakable message from Charlottesville, Virginia to Bedminster, New Jersey. “Blut und Boden” roughly translates to “blood and soil.’ It was the Nazi... Read more »

After Starting a Race War, Embracing Terrorism, Igniting a Nuclear Holocaust, Invading Venezuela and Handing the Keys to the White House to Putin, What's Left for Trump to do to Make America Great Again?

After Starting a Race War, Embracing Terrorism, Igniting a Nuclear Holocaust, Invading Venezuela and Handing the Keys to the White House to Putin, What's Left for Trump to do to Make America Great Again?
Once again, it seems that I’ve created a headline that defies expansion. I admit that I don’t know where to start on this one and, once started I would lack the skill to find a place to end.  There wasn’t even room in the title to mention the whole destroying-the-planet thing. Perhaps I should consider... Read more »

So Many Cringeworthy Moments, So Little Time

So Many Cringeworthy Moments, So Little Time
The last Wednesday of each month is usually designated for Blogapalooz, a writing exercise that gives ChicagoNow bloggers an hour to write about a topic provided at 9:00 PM. Today, however I got the following, unexpected email from editor, Jimmy Greenfield: “Welcome to ChicagoNow’s first-ever Surprise-a-palooza! Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is... Read more »
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Is It Possible That Even the Most Progressive Among Us Can Suffer a Bout of Deplorability?

Is It Possible That Even the Most Progressive Among Us Can Suffer a Bout of Deplorability?
If you’ve been here before, you know that I’ve been rippin’ on Donald Trump since he first threw his hair into the presidential race back in June of 2015.  I’ve had only contempt for the man since 2011. I was also quick to snatch up and use the term “Basket of Deplorables,” first coined by... Read more »