Category: Editorial

If Brett Kavanaugh's kids are traumatized by the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, it's just too damn bad

If Brett Kavanaugh's kids are traumatized by the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, it's just too damn bad
The Senate hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination were tumultuous.  Amidst objections over the lack of documentation provided and shouting protesters, Kavanaugh’s two daughters, Margaret (13) and Elizabeth (10) were removed from the proceedings. One insider said, “It was very unpleasant for young children.” Politics is never pleasant, but this is what Brett Kavanaugh... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Three fast FACTS about Robert E. Lee

Three fast FACTS about Robert E. Lee
Here’s three fast FACTS about Robert E. Lee from history books written long before Donald Trump, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC or any notion of “fake news.” 1. Robert E. Lee was a traitor to the United States of America and attempted to overthrow the government. 2. Lee caused the death of 600,000 Americans, mostly young,... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

Christians United for Israel may be pro-Israel, but they're not pro-Jew

Christians United for Israel may be pro-Israel, but they're not pro-Jew
When people tell you that they’re members of Christians United for Israel, it’s just a new way of saying, “Some of my best friends are Jews.” Or, like pedophile Roy Moore’s wife, Kayla famously quipped, “One of our attorneys is a JYOOOO.”  To see Mrs. Moore spitting out the word Jew like it was spoiled... Read more »
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Can we decriminalize rape by simply saying, "Rape is not a crime" ?

Can we decriminalize rape by simply saying, "Rape is not a crime" ?
(For Bleichy, a really cool chick and my brother-in-law, Bob.  Thanks for the encouragement) Before you go out and issue a fatwa on me, please be assured that I don’t think that rape should be decriminalized. Quite the opposite. I think rape laws should be stiffer, punishments more severe (penectomy?) and defense attorneys should not... Read more »