Archive for July 2019

Six big takeaways from Robert Mueller's testimony

Six big takeaways from Robert Mueller's testimony
Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally, and reluctantly, testified before Congress this week. While some of his responses to questions were a bit halting and less than gripping, there were important takeaways that you might have missed. You certainly didn’t see them on Fox “News.” This is what he said 1) About Russian interference: “They’re doing... Read more »

Is "Love it or leave it" the same as "Go back"?

Is "Love it or leave it" the same as "Go back"?
The short answer is No, they are very different.  It’s like comparing a pep rally before the big homecoming game to Kristallnacht. Things got a little rough back there in the ’60’s and ’70’s, you can google it.  On one side we had “Hell no, we won’t go, Draft beer, not students” and even a... Read more »

Will Robert Mueller defend America or show up in a MAGA hat?

Will Robert Mueller defend America or show up in a MAGA hat?
Back in May, I wrote a piece entitled, Why did Robert Mueller fail to protect America from William Barr?  Repercussions of that failure have been rippling across this country like aftershocks of a 7.0 earthquake. Mueller may have finished his report and handed it to his boss, as is required of a special counsel, but... Read more »
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The subtext of Trump's nativist, xenophobic, counterfactual tweets should rock your world

The subtext of Trump's nativist, xenophobic, counterfactual tweets should rock your world
According to Fox’s Brit Hume, Trump’s ‘go back’ comments were nativist, xenophobic, counterfactul (sic) and politically stupid.   Hume apparently uses the word counterfactual when he means lying. He also says that Trump’s comments simply do not meet the standard definition of racist.  He may have his own definition of standard definition. Any unbiased observer would be... Read more »

Trumpsters dig in as the swamp runneth over

Trumpsters dig in as the swamp runneth over
Just about everything Trump is ridiculous and not in a funny way.  He speaks like a child, demands apologies after insulting people and his lack of historic reference is spellbinding. Revolutionary soldiers taking airports? Trump ran on a promise to “drain the swamp,” but instead has turned Washington into a toxic mix of nepotism, cronyism,... Read more »

Starbucks seems to be serving up a lot more than coffee these days

Starbucks seems to be serving up a lot more than coffee these days
For a place that sells coffee, Starbucks gets a lot of press.  And you thought “America runs on Dunkin’.” Starbucks is a signpost of civilization. It’s a weird green lady who says, “Give us your yuppies, your hipsters, your upwardly mobile, caffeine-addicted masses.” Who knew that non-fat, half caf, no whip, iced frappuccino could be... Read more »
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The Independence Day atrocity that is Donald J. Trump

The Independence Day atrocity that is Donald J. Trump
Warning:  Donald J. Trump is stealing America’s celebration from YOU! Happy Birthday, America! If you’re wondering what the Fourth of July is all about, today marks the 243rd anniversary of the publication of the Declaration of Independence. The Continental Congress (a congress that did things) declared independence on July 2, 1776, but the American Revolution... Read more »