Category: Commentary

Blue lives matter very much, but that does not equate to Black Lives Matter

Blue lives matter very much, but that does not equate to Black Lives Matter
In last week’s post, The Confederate flag is racist, Black History Month is not, I brought up the subject of Blue Lives Matter being equated to Black Lives Matter. Blue lives matter. Very much.  All lives matter.  Neither one of those, however, equates with or diminishes the message of Black Lives Matter. Michael Brown, an... Read more »

The Confederate flag is racist, Black History Month is not

The Confederate flag is racist, Black History Month is not
If you find the message in the above featured image offensive, you are not alone. In fact, I’m flabbergasted that this is a commonly held belief. Even if it’s not a commonly held belief, it is certainly a commonly repeated fabrication. The logic of the whole reverse racism thing is almost enough to make me... Read more »

"Attorney General" William Barr is the new Michael Cohen

"Attorney General" William Barr is the new Michael Cohen
Note: “Attorney General” appears in quotation marks in the above title because it is a nominal position for Mr. Barr.  He is no more the Attorney General of the United States than I am the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Michael Cohen was Donald Trump’s fixer.  That is an undeniable fact, no matter... 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 »

Excerpt from my letter to Robert S. Mueller III

Excerpt from my letter to Robert S. Mueller III
Dear Bob, We asked for clarity, but all we got was ambiguity and a situation like the great blues player, Muddy Waters. Clearly, there were millions of folks out here hoping that you were going to finish up by handing Trump a GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL card. I admit that such a scenario crept into my... Read more »

Trump's ratings are at an all time high and yet, he is the underdog. Go figure!

Trump's ratings are at an all time high and yet, he is the underdog.  Go figure!
Vanity Fair’s recent article, “Donald Trump May Be One of the Biggest Losers in America” drew the following comment from Trump supporter, Lily C. of Naperville, IL: “And Trump’s ratings are at an all time high… Boy oh boy how Americans love the underdog, so keep on going after the President and he’ll win 2020... Read more »
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Memorial Day 2020: Will the words "Honor and Remember" mean anything at all?

Memorial Day 2020:  Will the words "Honor and Remember" mean anything at all?
Next year will be the last Memorial Day before the 2020 elections and I fear the meaning of that remembrance will have been banished into obscurity by then. I publish a Memorial Day post every year, making small changes to one I originally posted in 2013. You can read that by clicking HERE. The tag... Read more »

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019
Following originally posted on Memorial Day, 2013: About a decade before I was born, 2,400 American men and women lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor, drawing us into World War II.  By the end of the war that number would exceed 400,000. Veterans Day is a tribute to all who have served... Read more »

Global warming: Up close and in microcosm

Global warming:  Up close and in microcosm
From Lake County, Illinois: Lake County, Illinois has been experiencing more frequent and stronger rainfall events than ever before. In 2018, Lake County went above flood stage during six separate storm events. This was triple the average number of flood events that went above flood stage in Lake County over the previous 10 years, and... Read more »
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Robert Mueller needs to open a Twitter account NOW!!!

Robert Mueller needs to open a Twitter account NOW!!!
It’s not surprising that Robert Mueller doesn’t have a Twitter account. He likes to present himself as the strong, silent type. Somewhere between Cool Hand Luke and Walker, Texas Ranger. Sadly, the time for that shit is over. The Mueller Report is out (albeit redacted) and it’s in the public domain, more or less. Unfortunately, most... Read more »