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Pope Frances is going to have to say a few more Hail Marys and a heartfelt mea culpa

Pope Frances is going to have to say a few more Hail Marys and a heartfelt mea culpa
Friday’s piece on the Pope’s punch brought the Pope a lot more consternation than it did me.  Whew!  Apparently, I went too easy on the guy. “How dare he say that it’s OK to slug someone if you don’t like what he says?”   “How dare he think he has the right to put limits on... Read more »

Forget the polar vortex, 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

Forget the polar vortex, 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded
The facts are in and the global warming deniers are busy studying whatever it is they study to come up with their rebuttals.  Since 1880, when they first starting keeping track of stuff like that, last year was the the hottest year recorded for this planet.  Read more here Those records only go back 134... Read more »

The Pope would think me a provacateur if I told him what to do to himself and the horse he rode in on

The Pope would think me a provacateur if I told him what to do to himself and the horse he rode in on
I know what you’re thinking.  The end of the title should read, “the horse on which he rode.”  Sorry, syntax was never my forte. As Ed Schultz likes to say, “Let’s get to work.” On an airplane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean yesterday, Pope Francis told journalists that he would punch a man-specifically, his friend,... Read more »
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Bill Cosby heads to Denver as another accuser steps forward

Bill Cosby heads to Denver as another accuser steps forward
Las Vegas dancer Chloe Goins came forward last month with allegations of sexual abuse at the hands-or tongue-of Bill Cosby.  Last week, she filed a police report detailing those accusations. Ms. Goins, who was once arrested for underage prostitution-you have to be 21 to have sex for money in Nevada-told Los Angeles police that she... Read more »

John Boehner had shocking personal relationship with bartender

John Boehner had shocking personal relationship with bartender
If you’re shocked about the current allegations that John Boehner’s bartender threatened to kill him, don’t be.  I would expect no less than a twisted, psychopathic bartender being a member of Boehner’s inner circle.  For a guy like Michael Hoyt-the bartender in question-to be that angry at Boehner, Hoyt must have felt that Boehner betrayed... Read more »

Salman Rushdie warned Bill Maher of the dangers of the "But Brigade"

Appearing on Real Time Friday night, Salmon Rushdie called out a media group he referred to as “The But Brigade.”  It sounds like a float in the Pride Parade, but it is so much more.  And less. In the wake of the shootings in Paris last week, voices of the media have been raised across... Read more »
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"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences"

The title quote is from 19th Century writer Robert Louis Stevenson.  As you may have noted from your own life or from watching the news, not much has changed in the last two centuries. In reality, that observation of the human condition goes back much farther than Robert Louis Stevenson.  One could argue that his... Read more »

Seth Rogan's "The Interview" is an unpardonable mockery to the dignity of North Korea's supreme leader

On New Year”s Day I watched The Interview, one of Xfinity’s two featured offerings. The other one was The Equalizer, with Denzel Washington, which was my choice, but I was out-voted. The movie was anti-climactic on two levels.  First, it wasn’t as funny as my guests insisted it would be, but it was about as... Read more »

Torture, like insomnia shouldn't keep you up at night

Torture.  It sounds bad when you say it like that.  In the early days of information gathering in Afghanistan, interrogations were often conducted with “extreme prejudice”, but that description was quickly replaced with “enhanced interrogation methods”. “Extreme prejudice” was deemed politically incorrect and reserved to describe a prisoner’s final disposition.  Enhanced interrogation sounds better, but... Read more »
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Mr. Boehner, where are my Cohibas?

Speaker of the House John Boehner is going to make us choose, once again between the politics of NO and the politics of STUPID. Responding to President Obama’s initiative to normalize relations with the island nation of Cuba, Boehner (pronounced Boh’-ner, like a stiff dick) said that he didn’t think our relations with Cuba merited... Read more »
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