Posts tagged "hillary clinton"

My One Plea for All Rational People on the Morning of the 2016 Presidential Election

My One Plea for All Rational People on the Morning of the 2016 Presidential Election
Though it soothes my heart to know that this is one of the last things I will write about this tempestuous election cycle, it is also the one that is written on the edge of the proverbial cliff. For months upon months, we’ve been subjected to a candidate who violates individual rights, treats human beings... Read more »

How I was raised to be a decent human being (or "F**k you, Donald Trump!")

How I was raised to be a decent human being (or "F**k you, Donald Trump!")
Unless you’ve been living under a particularly resilient and well-insulated rock for the past few days, you will undoubtedly have been following Donald Trump’s further descent into the cesspool of his own creation. I won’t bore you by going over the details that you’ve been bombarded with ad nauseam, but I’ll summarize the key points.... Read more »

Introducing...Jack Bower, my new co-host, and a new podcast name! (The Objectivist and The Vegan, Episode #5)

Introducing...Jack Bower, my new co-host, and a new podcast name! (The Objectivist and The Vegan, Episode #5)
The newest episode of Kvetching with Steven is on the air! But, we have a few changes being implemented!   I am proud to introduce my new co-host, Jack Bower, to the podcast! He is a philosopher, intellectual, and a perfect optimist to my curmudgeon. And, since I have a new co-host, that calls for a new... Read more »
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"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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

"She's (still) like BUTTAH!": A review of Barbra Streisand at The United Center (8/9/16)

"She's (still) like BUTTAH!": A review of Barbra Streisand at The United Center (8/9/16)
“People, People who need people, Are the luckiest people in the world!” I was among the luckiest people in the world tonight at The United Center, the land of Bulls and Hawks, to see Barbra Streisand perform live for the second time in my life. The first time I saw her, in 2012, was as... Read more »

Trump, Puccini, and Pavarotti: A battle cry in one act, in which the artistic community rallies against Donald Trump

Trump, Puccini, and Pavarotti: A battle cry in one act, in which the artistic community rallies against Donald Trump
Throughout history, Opera has been a reflection of the events occurring around it. Mozart’s The Magic Flute contained both the continued repression of women as well as the advancing ideals of The Enlightenment at the end of the 1700s. In the middle of the 1850s, Verdi’s La Traviata sang the joys of the potential future... Read more »
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The Moment of Decision: a short parable that should be read by all, in the hopes of reformation

The Moment of Decision: a short parable that should be read by all, in the hopes of reformation
The man walked down the street, hands in his pockets, and humming The Queen of the Night’s aria from Mozart’s Magic Flute. The hum started subconsciously, slow at first, and then loud enough to rival Callas, the voice strident and defiant against immense hardship. It struck him as funny that he decided to hum this... Read more »