Category: Political

Did Nikki Haley get a heads up from Robert Mueller or is she dodging another private jet scandal?

Did Nikki Haley get a heads up from Robert Mueller or is she dodging another private jet scandal?
Nikki Haley’s resignation as Ambassador to the United Nations caught many by surprise.  We’ve always wondered about Haley’s ambitions, but Monday’s peculiar presser shed no light on that. Haley’s announced departure was unusual for an administration with a revolving door.  It appeared to have been on friendly terms. Haley’s run as Ambassador to the United... Read more »

Did Susan Collins have a consciencectomy or did she overdose on the Kool-Aid?

Did Susan Collins have a consciencectomy or did she overdose on the Kool-Aid?
Consciencectomy – the complete removal of one’s conscience Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) has often been a reasonable voice in the maelstrom of hyperpartisan constipation. I liked Senator Collins. Now I question her choice of speech writers as well as her choice of Supreme Court justices. Collins said something on Sunday that sounded like she didn’t... Read more »

Brett Kavanaugh should only be allowed in court as a defendant

Brett Kavanaugh should only be allowed in court as a defendant
America saw Brett Kavanaugh unmasked on Thursday and it wasn’t Christine Blasey Ford, Kamala Harris or Hillary Clinton exposing the monster, they didn’t have to. Kavanaugh came out screaming and snorting.  If you didn’t see it, you can read about it HERE and HERE. It follows suit that Captain Bone Spur’s nominee for the Supreme... Read more »
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LeBron James, Dennis Byrne and the acknowledgement of white privilege in America

LeBron James, Dennis Byrne and the acknowledgement of white privilege in America
LeBron James is richer, more famous and arguably better looking than Dennis Byrne. You almost assuredly know LeBron, you’ve probably never heard of Byrne. James also knows something that Byrne seems obsessed with denying; being born white in America is a good thing. You can try to make sense of Byrne’s denial in No, I... Read more »

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 »
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"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’s a cool credo, a proper epitaph for anyone who hoped to make 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 something, you’ll fall for... Read more »

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 »
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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 »