Category: Current Events

Al Franken took one for the team, but it may have been the wrong team

Al Franken took one for the team, but it may have been the wrong team
The following was first posted in December, 2017.  I’m re-posting it now to kick start the Bring Back Franken movement: Senator Al Franken (D-MN) resigned his Senate seat over allegations of sexual misconduct.  Franken’s resignation is a microcosm of the Bizzaro world that now comprises what we laughingly call our political system. Not to dismiss... Read more »

"Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything"

"Believe in something.  Even if it means sacrificing everything"
“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Who could argue with that? It sounds like a credo for all of humanity, a proper epitaph for anyone hoping to making a difference in this world. We should all believe in something. How many times have you heard the adage, “If you don’t stand for... Read more »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says anonymous leak in New York Times could have come from any of Earth's 20 billion people

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says anonymous leak in New York Times could have come from any of Earth's 20 billion people
Responding to questions about the anonymous piece in the Op-Ed section of the New York Times last week, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the White House press corp that officials were still looking into it. Sanders said that the President informed her that there were 20 billion people on the planet and each of... Read more »
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OK, dickhead, what ABOUT Benghazi?

OK, dickhead, what ABOUT Benghazi?
America is in the throes of a virulent disease eating away at the fabric of democracy. It is deadlier than flesh eating bacteria and consumes from within. Whataboutism is not new, but the pandemic spreading across our nation is destroying the concept of objective reality.  Donald Trump knows nothing about anything and he doesn’t want... Read more »

Senator John McCain loved a good fight, but he still managed to live above the fray

Senator John McCain loved a good fight, but he still managed to live above the fray
I can’t think of a single issue about which I agreed with Senator John McCain, but I never doubted his patriotism or his integrity. For me and for millions of Americans, a singular act in 1968 elevated John McCain to a level above us all. His refusal to leave his men behind after a year... Read more »

John McCain takes with him the soul and conscience of America

John McCain takes with him the soul and conscience of America
Everything we see and hear lately seems to play out against the backdrop of Trump’s reality crime show. It is the relentless echo of his tweets, his lies and his scandals that make the passing of Senator John McCain all the more heartbreaking. We have lost a true American hero-a man of unfathomable courage-and we... Read more »
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Captain Bone Spurs and the big parade for a little dick

Captain Bone Spurs and the big parade for a little dick
Below is the blog promised at the end of last week’s Is health care in America a scam or just corruption and greed run amok?: WHILE no details of Donald Trump’s planned Veterans Day parade were ever formulated or released to the public, it looks like the potential cost of that third world display of... Read more »

Is health care in America a scam or just corruption and greed run amok?

Is health care in America a scam or just corruption and greed run amok?
We all know there’s a problem with America’s health care system, we just don’t know what to do about it. How we label it may be the least of the problem. We tend to think of scams as people stealing from the system or elaborate plots to rip off the public. A doctor filing Medicare... Read more »

Bella Cain sounded great until the drummer started talking

Bella Cain sounded great until the drummer started talking
Stopping in for a quick pop and some live music, we discovered a great band at the Broken Oar in Port Barrington, Illinois. Bella Cain’s slick website describes them as “The ‘hottest top 40 country group’ in the area!”  They are good and they play more than just country. About an hour into their set... Read more »
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Lies, gibberish and the dangerous evolution of "fake news"

Lies, gibberish and the dangerous evolution of "fake news"
Donald Trump did not start out telling his audience that the media was making up stories about him.  He only said that all the stories written about him were negative. That, he said is what he calls “fake news.” He also said that he invented that phrase (he didn’t), which apparently gave him the right... Read more »