HANGING By A Thread?

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be in the first row!”.  With these words U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS.) launched into her runoff election against former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy (D-MS.).  This caused a good deal of consternation, given the state of Mississippi’s association with hangings, public or otherwise.  I’m sure the... Read more »

"The Election Is Rigged!"

One of the early mantras of the Trump campaign in 2016 was that the Presidential election was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton, that literally millions of unqualified voters were storming the polls to clinch the election for “Crooked Hillary”.  Our paranoid President even went so far as to set up a post-election commission to... Read more »

Trump Sells Fear, We Sell HOPE!!!

It’s  not particularly pleasant to contemplate the 2020 Presidential election.  It has all the earmarks of another nasty, hate-filled, mud-slinging match, much like 2016.  And we all remember how depressing THAT experience was!  One thing we know for sure, Donald Trump isn’t going to switch tactics and become Mister Sweetness and Light.  So if 2020... Read more »
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BETO For President!!!

First, let me say I love Joe Biden.  He has what it takes to make an excellent President of the United States.  The question remains, however, as to whether he has what it takes to BECOME President of the United States.  And the whole point of running for the office is not who flashes the... Read more »

Mid-Terms, Ho Hum, Big Deal!

In some parts of the country Tuesday was a good day for Democrats.  I’m sure J.B. Pritzker isn’t above lifting a celebratory libation or three.  Amazing what one hundred seventy million dollars can buy you on the open market.  The surprise of the night had to be Kansas for the Democrats.  Not only taking the... Read more »

Don't Be Shocked, VOTE!

I remember Election Day 2016, boy do I remember Election Day 2016!  I’m an election judge so it was bound to be a long and arduous day.  But what the heck, this way I was going to earn a few dollars and meet friends and neighbors I hadn’t seen in a while.  Of course, what... Read more »
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If You Don't Vote, You Lose!

As the election season is just about over and the “Big Game” is coming up this Tuesday, perhaps now would be a good time for some final words on the subject.  No, there won’t be any endorsements coming out of this space.  I figure all of my readers have made up their minds about who... Read more »

Turn The Other Cheek?

I am the product of twelve years of parochial school education.  So it shouldn’t come as a major surprise that the good nuns taught me a LOT of Bible stories.  One of them always stood out in my mind and sent me into a state of perplexity, the whole turn the other cheek thing.  I... Read more »

A Hateful Shroud Envelops America!

Hatred is a terrible thing.  What makes it so dangerous is that it’s incredibly insidious.  It creeps up on you,  insinuates itself into the marrow of your being and then explodes.  It destroys whatever happiness or glimmer of hope you may have been hanging on to and it leaves you dead inside. What I’ve noticed... Read more »
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Sandra Day O'Connor's Legacy

Every time I think of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor one word comes to mind-recuse.  In the by now infamous Bush v. Gore decision the good judge voted with the majority and, in effect, elected George W. Bush President of the United States.  Her logic, as I’m sure it was for the rest of the majority,... Read more »