Category: Editorial

Carrie Underwood tells women how to treat bad men with even worse advice

Carrie Underwood tells women how to treat bad men with even worse advice
This would be a good day for one of those patriotic, July 4th commentaries, but I’ve got nothing today.  Below is something I posted back in January, 2017, which I’m re-posting because I just heard the song. Have a safe 4th of July and remember this:  1. Light fuse  2. Drop firecracker  3. Run Carrie... Read more »

Donald Trump is the first Republican to win Wisconsin since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952

Donald Trump is the first Republican to win Wisconsin since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952
Donald Trump told a clamoring throng of supporters in Fargo, North Dakota this week that he was the first Republican to win Wisconsin since 1952. If you’re one of the two or three people who read my stuff regularly, I would hope that you’re thinking to yourself, “Hmmm, that doesn’t seem right.” You would be... Read more »

Is Jon Meacham naive about the "Soul of America"?

Is Jon Meacham naive about the "Soul of America"?
In his new book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” Jon Meacham presents the historical context out of which arose Donald Trump. The book’s conclusion seems a myopic, “It’ll be OK.” If only I could believe that. The book is a wonderland of American history, presented by great writer. “The Soul... Read more »
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Is Ivanka Trump really a feckless vagina?

Is Ivanka Trump really a feckless vagina?
Samantha Bee stirred up quite a controversy last month when she called First (and favorite) Daughter, Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt.” Out of respect for our sensibilities, I substituted the the v-word for the c-word in the title. It’s hard to say how any word can become such anathema to all that it is universally... Read more »

Exclusive: Donald Trump's remarks on Air Force One after the Kim summit

Exclusive: Donald Trump's remarks on Air Force One after the Kim summit
If you had a time machine, you could sprint 10 or 12 hours into the future and check out Donnie’s remarks following his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un, even before the talks begin. And it will be historic.  Whether or not it accomplishes anything remains to be seen. Following are Donnie’s comments made aboard Air... Read more »

You might be a Native American and not even know it

You might be a Native American and not even know it
Most people of Native American heritage know it.  There aren’t many who find out through Ancestry.com that their DNA is comprised of 26% Native American markers. Other than Native Americans, the indigenous people of what we call America, the rest of us are foreigners, immigrants.  Every last one of us is a direct link to... Read more »
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Should Bob Iger apologize to Donald Trump or fire him?

Should Bob Iger apologize to Donald Trump or fire him?
This last week has been a Cword fest and I find myself flummoxed.   How we ever decided which words are nice and which are nasty is a mystery. George Carlin had a unique take on “dirty” words and you can watch that by clicking HERE. The whole Samantha Bee-Ivanka Trump thing is fading away, but... Read more »

1903: A year to remember

1903:  A year to remember
If you’ve visited this space before, you know that it’s usually a rant about the fragile state of our democracy and the danger posed by “alternative facts.” There’s a reason it’s called the Chicago Board of Tirade. Let’s take a break from all that today and think about a simpler time in our history that... Read more »

Is Vladimir Putin tired of winning?

Is Vladimir Putin tired of winning?
During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised, “You’re going to get tired of winning.”  Who knew that he was talking to Vladimir Putin? Today’s politics is a zero sum game that is all about winners and losers. The loser of the 2016 presidential election is American democracy. The winner is Vladimir Putin. If Putin had... Read more »
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Is Rudy Giuliani a complete idiot or is he just playing one on TV?

Is Rudy Giuliani a complete idiot or is he just playing one on TV?
Rudy Giuliani was once known as America’s mayor.  Now we can only scratch our heads and wonder, “What the hell happened to that guy?” The subject of Giuliani’s bizarre TV blitz came up recently over cocktails, where many theories were proposed to explain Rudy’s ranting and raving. One theory involved the toxicity of Donald Trump,... Read more »