NEANDERTHAL THINKING; THE REPUBLICANS’ EMBARRASSING CONTRADICTION It wasn’t all that long ago that a group of the leading Republican presidential aspirants declaimed–in answer to a reporter’s question–that they did not believe in evolution. Every single one of them! In lurching to the defense of a hominid species extinct for about 40,000 years, beauty-contest winner Tennessee... Read more »

Why Have Fox Pundits Turned Against Free Enterprise?

I, myself, I don’t care much one way or another what goes on at Fox. But my Weekly-Standard devotee, Uncle Mel? Boy, is he steamed. So I’ve allowed him to express his vexation on my blog. So here’s Mel: What’s all this tosh about “cancel culture,” you schmucks? We all know it’s just code for... Read more »

Why, really, did Mitch turned against the Donald?

There’s been a  huge maelstrom of  varied opinions surrounding Mitch McConnell’s Trump  turnabout.  But I’ve heard no views that express the postulate contained in a mysterious unsigned letter and audiotape I received recently.  It purports to contain a recording of a conversation between Mitch and his wife,Elaine Chao, on the day after Mitch voted against... Read more »
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Bleak Lives Matter

This just in from my sources at F.U.N ( Faque Unverified  News): It’s been reported that–between January 4 and January 7–the number of pizza deliveries across America declined by an estimated 76%. Experts have attributed the phenomenon to the probability that most pizza delivery  guys were in Washington D.C. in that time frame. Following is an... Read more »

The Most Annoying Linguistic Felonies of 2020

Maybe I’m too easily irritated, but when I hear or read some misbegotten patch of language issuing from  the cranial mainsprings of  otherwise intelligent, articulate, informed public figures, I get, well, irritated.  Without, I hope, too much crankiness, I now adduce  mother-tongue missteps which, to my  senses , amount to   serious linguistic criminality.  Maybe this... Read more »

Report: Trump to Pardon Benedict Arnold

My usually unreliable sources at Faque News.conjob are reporting that a leaked  White House document revealed that POTUS fully intends to exercise his “Limitless” powers of Pardons to free from censure Benedict Arnold, as well as other controversial figures, both living and deceased.   Reporter Charlatan Mountebank has released  the  famous names listed in the document,... Read more »
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Just Askin', Chapter 2

Some stuff has me mired somewhere between stunned and flummoxed.  I wonder; can you help me out here?. .  Why is it that  white men, when conversing  with a black men,  almost invariably  call the black men “man”. Just askin’. . Without Donald, what will late-night TV hosts do for comedy material now.  Just askin’.... Read more »

A Vaccination Program for America

Amidst our dizzying euphoria over  Trump’s resounding defeat and  Pfizer’s  remarkable feat, a dark figure may have slipped past a collective blind spot, The figure? In surveys, about 40% of Americans have stamped their communal foot like spoiled brats and–in the name of Personal Liberty–shrieked their refusal to submit to any vaccine initiative.  These are... Read more »

Just Askin'

The following questions keep haunting me.   I was wondering if you could help me with an answer or two.  For centuries, millions have been hearing  and believing that people  (mostly Catholic females) have been possessed by Lucifer who  has been inducing multitudes of them to  cascade green smoothies from their maws with the force of... Read more »
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I Inhabit a Covid-19 Minefield

But first, a disclaimer of sorts: No imagination would ever mark me as a religious Jew. Yet I regard myself a Jew , and –though a non-observant one—-all in all,proud to be one. Sure, you will never spot me in any house of worship, yet: I am a Jew who worships the tolerance of belief... Read more »