Posts in category "Current Events"

Donald Trump reset: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

Donald Trump reset: "What the hell do you have to lose?"
Donald Trump’s latest reset is a curious mix of wild accusations, empty promises, conspiracy theories and candidate surrogates that can only be described as Saturday Night Live sketches of themselves. This is either the worst run campaign in history or a very clever way to start a cable network. My friend, Jerry thinks that Trump... Read more »

Trump supporters cheer as Don the Con lays waste to the 1st Amendment

Trump supporters cheer as Don the Con  lays waste to the 1st Amendment
Donald Trump once again proved that within the bubble of Trumpism there is only oblivion, even to the dismantling of our democracy.  It almost seems like he’s trying to see how far he can push his people to disregard reality and common sense. Over the weekend, Trump threatened to pull press credentials from the New... Read more »

Donald Trump may be blowing his dog whistle, but we can hear it loud and clear

Donald Trump may be blowing his dog whistle, but we can hear it loud and clear
Donald Trump has been sending coded messages for more than a year, but it’s not a very complicated code.  It isn’t even very original. In politics, they refer to this kind of stuff as a “dog whistle,”   something that only a certain part of the population can hear, but it’s supposedly outside the audible... Read more »
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Hillary Clinton can rob a bank every Friday night and steal the collection plate on Sunday

Hillary Clinton can rob a bank every Friday night and steal the collection plate on Sunday
That is correct.  Hillary Clinton can rob a bank every Friday night and steal the collection plate on Sunday.  How you process that statement depends entirely upon your predisposition toward Hillary Clinton. If you’re a Republican or a Clinton-hater at large, you’re probably resentful that the Clintons get away with stuff that you can’t.  There... Read more »

Will Mike Pence fall into the abyss that is Trumpism?

Will Mike Pence fall into the abyss that is Trumpism?
Mike Pence may be the anti-Christ, Mussolini and David Duke all rolled into one, but it’s possible that he’s bitten off a bit more than he can chew. Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate is strange, strategically speaking.  He should have picked someone who could help him with Republican-leaning... Read more »

Racism, Dr. Mintz and the unbearable whiteness of being

Racism, Dr. Mintz and the unbearable whiteness of being
Dr. Mintz is a terrific fellow, for a suburban, white guy.  He’s a devoted husband and loving father who put two fine boys throught college.  One will soon be a doctor, himself. Dr. Mintz is a stereotypical character of my own creation.  Yeah, that’s what he is. The good doctor and I had a spirited... Read more »
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Melania Trump is a plagiarist or a liar and that's all there is to it

Melania Trump is a plagiarist or a liar and that's all there is to it
            Melania Trump is a plagiarist or a liar and that’s all there is to it.  Of course, she could be both, but I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt.  In case you haven’t heard, more than 50 words of Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National... Read more »

Don't kid yourself, all lives don't matter

Don't kid yourself, all lives don't matter
The American Civil Liberties Union is in business to defend the constitutional rights of all individuals.  Other organizations formed to protect and defend the rights and the lives of its members, as well as the general public. The Anti-Defamation League, whose slogan is “Imagine a World Without Hate” focuses on worldwide antisemitism, but has come... Read more »

Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani are wrong, racism is not a two-way street

Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani are wrong, racism is not a two-way street
Rudy Giuliani has been making the rounds with a message that is both racist and completely wrong.  Giuliani’s contention, repeated by Donald Trump is that the name, Black Lives Matter is inherently racist. As one pundit suggested, Giuliani is at his best when he keeps his mouth shut. We’re not going to get into Trump’s... Read more »
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An open letter to an ignorant ex-congressman, Joe Walsh

An open letter to an ignorant ex-congressman, Joe Walsh
Good morning, Mr. ex-Congressman; I will save you the time it would take you to read this letter and summarize what follows by saying that you are a stupid, stupid man.  Now you can get to your Klan meeting or Trump rally or whatever it is that people like you do for entertainment. If you... Read more »