Posts in category "News"

My night with a drug addict at McDonald's or "Would you like to try the new McHeroin today?":

My night with a drug addict at McDonald's or "Would you like to try the new McHeroin today?":
I have to learn to stop leaving my house. After spending a leisurely afternoon at home, reading and rearranging as one is wont to do, my mother asked me if I’d like to go out to dinner with one of our mutual co-workers and my sister? And of course, ignoring all of the misheggas that usually... Read more »

After the Dust Settles: Mary Wickes Week Wrap-Up and a Special Announcement!

After the Dust Settles: Mary Wickes Week Wrap-Up and a Special Announcement!
Thank you to everyone who read my blogs during Mary Wickes Week! This was one of the most pleasureful writing experiments I’ve every done and I’m so happy that I’ve got such positive feedback from it all! You can consider this blog entry a “table of contents” for the project, for those of you who... Read more »

"Words Matter" even when "Chicago is a War Zone": Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do battle in the first Presidential Debate of 2016

"Words Matter" even when "Chicago is a War Zone": Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do battle in the first Presidential Debate of 2016
(I watched the debate on NBC, as a peremptory note) I don’t often like to watch political debates, as they usually make me feel like I’m going to pass some tainted Oysters Rockefeller. Yet, and I think millions will agree with me, this debate was the exception. We have been waiting to see these two... Read more »
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Prelude to a Debate: Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s blatant misogyny

Prelude to a Debate: Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s blatant misogyny
Usually political ads are the same shit tied up with a different bow. One candidate attacks another, usually about something financial or moral, and hammers on it until you start to feel for the poor sucker who’s getting ripped a new one. As I watched Hillary Clinton’s new ad highlighting Mr. Trump’s entangled relationship with... Read more »

BREAKING: Mythical Lovecraft Monster Cthulhu latest in string of Trump denouncers, according to Stephen King

BREAKING: Mythical Lovecraft Monster Cthulhu latest in string of Trump denouncers, according to Stephen King
It’s not every day when you can say that Stephen King has ignited a war of words between Donald Trump and the eponymous H.P. Lovecraft monster Cthulhu. On Monday, September 12th, famed horror author Stephen King posted the following statement to his Twitter account: As can be expected, both parties involved were grossly offended by... Read more »

Greta Van Susteren bashed libraries on Facebook and I'm pissed about it

Greta Van Susteren bashed libraries on Facebook and I'm pissed about it
  Those are the words of Greta Van Susteren, former Fox News personality, posted to Facebook on Saturday, September 10th. Susteren, 62, recently left Fox News in a definite hurry the day that Gretchen Carlson announced that Fox was paying her a $20 million settlement for her sexual abuse case against Roger Ailes. (Read my... Read more »
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Would everyone please stop kvetching about Hillary Clinton's "health problems"?

Would everyone please stop kvetching about Hillary Clinton's "health problems"?
Someone call Dr. Bombay, because I’m sick and tired of this being an issue! After a coughing spell last week, Rudy Giuliani and a small, but vocal, group of republicans, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health has been pushed to the forefront of commentary regarding the pending election. During a rally on September 5th, Clinton started... Read more »

"There's a touch of the homosexual in all of us": Bea Arthur's estate to fund LGBTQ homeless center

"There's a touch of the homosexual in all of us": Bea Arthur's estate to fund LGBTQ homeless center
“Lady Godiva was a freedom rider, She didn’t care if the whole world looked, Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her, She was a sister who really cooked, Isadora was the first bra-burner,  Ain’t ya glad she showed up? (Oh yeah!) And when the country was fallin’ apart, Betsy Ross got it all... Read more »

Fox News Shake-Up: Gretchen Carlson's money is coming and Greta Van Susteren is going

Fox News Shake-Up: Gretchen Carlson's money is coming and Greta Van Susteren is going
Two of the top banner headlines in the news world today involve the eponymous, widely-watched yet seldom-believed Fox News Network. Gretchen Carlson, who you may remember from the three part series I wrote, sued Fox News’ (now ex) Chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment and will now be awarded a $20 million out-of-court settlement. Fox... Read more »
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"Ernestine takes the gold!": Lily Tomlin will receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

"Ernestine takes the gold!": Lily Tomlin will receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
In the midst of a political race that resembles Black Friday at Walmart, its nice to see the right people being rewarded for doing the right things. As I’ve stated many times before, I was never one to follow the subscribed path in choosing role models. When I was young, my parents just told me... Read more »