Posts in category "Commentary"

Donald Trump's Letter of Intent to Melania

Donald Trump's Letter of Intent to Melania
One can only speculate about the state of Donald Trump’s marriage, but if Melania ever kicked his bloated ass out, he would probably write her a letter and have Sean Spicer read it aloud in a press briefing.  Following is that letter, as I imagine it: From the Orifice of the President   Dear my... Read more »

James Comey May Be a Boy Scout, But He Sure Acts Like a Girl Scout Sometimes

James Comey May Be a Boy Scout, But He Sure Acts Like a Girl Scout Sometimes
I couldn’t believe what I was watching last July as James Comey delivered his now infamous address to the nation.  It was, at the very least, unprecedented.  His October surprise solidified his place in FBI lore, but not in a good way.  Comey was a problematic FBI director, but the timing of his firing suggests... Read more »

Every Fertilized Egg Has the Right to be Born

Every Fertilized Egg Has the Right to be Born
That’s right, you heard me. Every fertilized egg has the right to grow in its mother’s uterus for nine months, then pop out through her vagina. Now that I’m reading it, I can see where that right could be slightly abridged by the necessity of a cesarean section, but you get the gist. Ix-nay on... Read more »
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New Coal Jobs is Big Lie Number 7 and Here's Why Coal is Never Coming Back

New Coal Jobs is Big Lie Number 7 and Here's Why Coal is Never Coming Back
When I was a kid back in the 50’s, we lived in an apartment building on the north side of Chicago. Heat came from hot water running through heavy iron radiators placed throughout our apartment. The water was heated to steam levels by a coal fired boiler. Once a week during the winter, a big... Read more »

George Bush, Jed Bartlett and the American Presidency

George Bush, Jed Bartlett and the American Presidency
George Bush (43) was in over his head. If you read between the lines of his book, Decision Points you will discover a man searching for meaning in the most significant years of his life and eight very consequential years for our country. Bush considers the tax cuts of 2001 (EGTRRA), which colloquially bear his... Read more »

Remember When All We Had to Worry About was Trump Violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution Every Single Day He's in Office?

Remember When All We Had to Worry About was Trump Violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution Every Single Day He's in Office?
Remember when we were worried about President-elect Trump violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution from the moment he took office? A little scary to think that those were the good old days, isn’t it? That Donald Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause is beyond equivocation. Whatever clever legal arguments his lawyers will... Read more »
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Donald Trump Inherited a Big Mess, it's Not His Fault He Didn't Know Anything About Health Care and the Dog Peed On It

Donald Trump Inherited a Big Mess, it's Not His Fault He Didn't Know Anything About Health Care and the Dog Peed On It
“I inherited a mess with jobs. Despite the statistics, you know, my statistics are even better, but they are not the real statistics because you have millions of people that can’t get a job, O.K. And I inherited a mess on trade. I mean we have many, you can go up and down the ladder.... Read more »

Can a Trip Through the Legal System Turn a Defendant Into Alan Durshowitz?

Can a Trip Through the Legal System Turn a Defendant Into Alan Durshowitz?
Jailhouse lawyers.  It seems like everyone who’s been through the legal system equates the experience to law school.  Six months in the slammer might be equivalent to passing the bar. It’s like a guy calling himself “Doctor” because he’s survived a heart attack. For reasons that escape me now, I became part owner of a... Read more »

Calling Obamacare a Nightmare is an Outright Lie and Trumpcare will be an Absolute Disaster

Calling Obamacare a Nightmare is an Outright Lie and Trumpcare will be an Absolute Disaster
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan keep saying that “this nightmare of Obamacare will soon be over.” The misnomer “nightmare of Obamacare” is not only a melodramatic overstatement, it is a flat out lie. One thing that Trump, Ryan and GOP lawmakers are ignoring is that since April of 2015 the Affordable Care Act is viewed... Read more »
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Trump Supporters Still Believe He Steals From Everyone Else and Passes the Savings on to Them

Trump Supporters Still Believe He Steals From Everyone Else and Passes the Savings on to Them
Trump supporters are a complex and inscrutable lot. Drawn to the master showman, they hear something in his words that speaks only to them. I knew a guy who either modeled himself after Donald Trump or suffers the same genetic mutation. Both men have been successful and they are both examples of sociopathy at its... Read more »