The gun law enforcement emergency

The gun law enforcement emergency
Another week, another mass shooting. This time in our backyard. A convicted felon who shouldn’t have been allowed to possess a weapon brought a gun to his Aurora, IL  workplace and killed 5 people in the minutes after he was fired. It looks like only part of the problem here is with gun regulations – somehow... Read more »

Resolve to listen to these Jewish podcasts

Resolve to listen to these Jewish podcasts
There are almost 100 titles in my podcast player. Before the holidays more than 150 episodes were taunting me with their unlistened-to-ness. After a bit of a podcast binge during the past 10 days, I’m down to under 80 unplayed episodes. To mark this “achievement”, I’m finally writing this long-planned post to share the best... Read more »

Good Chanukah Music

Good Chanukah Music
I was momentarily excited when  I heard Sirius-XM radio had once again added Chanukah Radio to their lineup. Then I tuned in. To say it wasn’t very good would be an understatement. A common complaint among our people is that there is so little good Chanukah music, so it’s understandable XM might struggle to program... Read more »
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Looking for Trump's missing contractions

Looking for Trump's missing contractions
On Tuesday afternoon, in an attempt at damage control, Trump spoke to the press before a meeting with GOP members of Congress. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past day or so, here’s one of the many jaw dropping moments from Donnie’s Monday press conference with his Russian handler, President Vladimir... Read more »

Translating "Papa John" Schnatter's Apology

Translating "Papa John" Schnatter's Apology
This morning it was reported that Papa John’s Pizza founder, John Schnatter, had “allegedly” used the N-word in a sensitivity training conference call back in May. Colonel Sanders called blacks ‘n—–s,’ ” Schnatter allegedly said. He then complained that Sanders was never publicly condemned for his remarks, Forbes reported. Schnatter also discussed growing up in... Read more »

An extremely optimistic take on Justice Kennedy's retirement

An extremely optimistic take on Justice Kennedy's retirement
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire from the Supreme Court has caused elation among conservatives and depression among liberals. Because the GOP refused to consider Obama’s centrist nomination two years ago, Trump will now get a second nominee and the Court will turn hard to the right for decades. My grandchildren, and likely my great... Read more »
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Following Trump's advice after Parkland FL school shooting

Following Trump's advice after Parkland FL school shooting
This morning, in the wake of the nation’s 18th school shooting of 2018, and the deadliest since Sandy Hook, Trump tweeted his solution: So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such... Read more »

Trump isn't (primarily) to blame for Arthur Jones, the GOP's Illinois Nazi

Trump isn't (primarily) to blame for Arthur Jones, the GOP's Illinois Nazi
The anti-Trump knee-jerk takeaway from the Arthur Jones story is that this is what happens when Donnie makes excuses for white supremacists, says Nazi marchers include “good people” and wonders why we have to accept immigrants from shit-hole countries. There’s some validity to that reaction. Over the past few years – through Donnie’s campaign and... Read more »

Sean Spicer, Adolf Hitler, and Donald Trump's "own people"

Sean Spicer, Adolf Hitler, and Donald Trump's "own people"
At a press briefing on Tuesday, while discussing the situation in Syria, Melissa McCarthy White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said: You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons. But what about the gas chambers? Sean tried to clarify: I think when you come to Sarin gas—there was... Read more »
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CNBC's shameful article about Trump's Boeing tweet

CNBC's shameful article about Trump's Boeing tweet
On Tuesday, Trump complained (via Twitter, of course) about the cost of Boeing’s contract to build the new Air Force One fleet. Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016... Read more »