Posts in category "Newspapers"

Trump's gag rule stifles democracy

  I’m beginning to think Mr. Trump is afraid Of freedom of press and of those in the trade. He won’t have news sessions To answer their questions For fear that he’ll step on the land mines he’s laid.     SO SAD!!!!!!!!!!

How Trump turned on the media

  Trump has been calling  the media corrupt Whenever reporting  on women he’s cupped. They are  in the pocket of  Clinton  he’s crying, If  they should check  facts  and discover  he’s lying. Recall how free coverage of him came in handy When his  access to networks was so fine and dandy. But now that he’s ... Read more »

A punch line o' type: The Chicago Tribune endorses Rubio

  I like stand-up comics, a witty ad-lib; I laugh even when I’m the butt of a rib. So I had a guffaw As soon as  I saw The endorsement of Rubio now in the Trib.
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Donald Trump Brands His Building. Whose Fault Is It?

Who would have thunk it?  Scores of otherwise prim and proper people have risen in revolt against a mere 5-letter word. TRUMP! It all has to do with the Donald’s mostly acclaimed Downtown skyscraper: Trump International Hotel and Tower. You might be telling yourself, “Great, just what we need, more hype  from His Highness of... Read more »

Hello, My Name Is Kate. Are You Looking At My Bum?

  Nothing is sacred in this day and age We live in a kind of Gomorrah and Sodom When sex permeates every picture and page And newspapers show us the Duchess’s bottom.

Countries in the News: How Well Do You Know Them? Take This Test and See.

  A recent Washington Post poll showed that only 1 out of every 6 Americans can locate Ukraine on the map(see above).  The median respondent was about 1800 miles off. How well do you know your world geopraphy? Take the following quiz and find out. Listed below, in alphabetical order,  are 18 countries mentioned in... Read more »
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Prickly City: Carmen and Winslow Will Be Better Off With Obamacare. Wait and See.

  I came upon the comic strip above—Prickly City— in this morning’s Tribune.  It’s clever, no doubt.  And I like  its satirical edge.  Packs a punch. Of course,  its main target is the Affordable Care Act.   But it manages to incorporate some sharp thrusts at  the overreach of drones and the pandemic snooping of the... Read more »

Charles Goren: Mr. Bridge

Born today was Charles Goren. He helped bridge players  improve their  scorin’. On how the bid’s collaborated He frequently pontificated. Far and away my favorite quote on the subject comes from Woody Allen: “If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.”

Richard Milhous Nixon: The [Expletive Deleted] President

Born today was Richard Nixon In politics he got his licks in. A true Republican reprobate Whose Waterloo was Watergate. “Sock it to me!” [Richard Nixon, September 16, 1968,  while appearing on ‘Laugh-In’] Editorial Musing: Is Chris Christie another Nixon knock-off?
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Edvard Munch: His Trademark Is Very Primal

Born today was Edvard Munch. His painting “The Scream” is the weirdest,  you thunk? Wherefore the scream? This may sound absurd, He was stumped by the New York Times Thursday crossword.