Posts in category "Commentary"

Edgar Maddison Welch May Be the Poster Boy for Trump's Basket of Deplorables

Edgar Maddison Welch May Be the Poster Boy for Trump's Basket of Deplorables
People like Edgar Maddison Welch scare the bejesus out of me and they should scare you, too. These people aren’t just a menace to society, they’re a menace to the advancement of civilization. In case you missed it, Edgar Maddison Welch is the cretin who got in his car with a rifle and a hand... Read more »

Fidel Castro Gets the Last Laugh as America Elects Itself a Tweeter-in-Chief

Fidel Castro Gets the Last Laugh as America Elects Itself a Tweeter-in-Chief
Fidel Castro outlasted 11 American presidents, outliving most of them. Queen Elizabeth is the only world leader to have reigned longer. Castro also lived through seven James Bonds and three Mrs. Donald Trumps. Fidel Castro was a brutal dictator whose corrupt government maintained control over their countrymen with military force.  Many of us are hard... Read more »

The Greatest Meal I Never Had

The Greatest Meal I Never Had
It’s 10:00 AM in Chicago and the following just arrived via email: “Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Morning Blogapalooz-Hour! Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is this morning’s challenge:   ‘Write about the greatest meal you’ve ever had.’ The point of this exercise is to do it... Read more »
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Some Thoughts About Donald Trump's Very Worst Lies (so far)

Some Thoughts About Donald Trump's Very Worst Lies (so far)
We’ve heard some pretty outrageous lies from our leaders, both during their campaigns and during their presidencies. Some of those lies include: “We did not, I repeat, did not trade weapons or anything else [to Iran] for hostages, nor will we.” -Ronald Reagan “Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the... Read more »

The Rape of America has Begun and Your Front Row Seats Have Been Canceled

The Rape of America has Begun and Your Front Row Seats Have Been Canceled
While constantly pointing at the Clintons and hurling slogans like “pay for play” and “quid pro quo,” it turns out that pay for play will be the theme of the Trump White House. Donald Trump ran on the premise of going to Washington to “drain the swamp.” As we are quickly learning, Donald Trump IS... Read more »

Donald Trump Didn't Just Make a Great Deal, He Made the Best One in History

Donald Trump Didn't Just Make a Great Deal, He Made the Best One in History
Donald Trump won his bid for the presidency, but he may see it in a different light. Everything we know about the the Donald and everything he says about himself is a tribute to his great deal making prowess. Why would the presidency be anything more than a deal making opportunity for Trump? This would... Read more »
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False Equivalencies, Phony Christians and Illegitimate Presidents

False Equivalencies, Phony Christians and Illegitimate Presidents
Men know that there is no good way to answer their daughters, girlfriends or wives when they ask, “Do these jeans make me look fat?” Some form of diplomacy is required to navigate those shark-infested waters. In the movie, “A Guide for the Married Man” a policy of “deny, deny, deny” is put forth and... Read more »

Who is This Crazy Man and Why is he Threatening to Shoot Me?

Who is This Crazy Man and Why is he Threatening to Shoot Me?
Someone asked me last week why I put myself out here (on the internet), often soliciting unkind words, sometimes rising to the level of death threats. It was a reasonable question, one that required sober thought, something of which I was only marginally capable at the time the question was posed. One reason is that... Read more »

Making the Case for Faithless Electors, Our Saviors of Democracy

Making the Case for Faithless Electors, Our Saviors of Democracy
“Faithless elector” sounds like a pejorative created by the religious right to describe people like me, but it’s not. It’s an archaic term that could portend the demise of an archaic system, namely the electoral college. Think of the electoral college as the inflamed appendix of democracy. It may need to be removed.  According to... Read more »
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Congratulations President-elect Trump, I Wish You a Successful Presidency

Congratulations President-elect Trump, I Wish You a Successful Presidency
Congratulations Mr. Trump. I hope the next four years bring you nothing but success. Although I say those words with sincerity, I admit that they sound foreign to me and strange on many levels. One thing is for sure, when you announced your intention to run for president last year, I could not imagine this... Read more »