Archive for December 2020

George Zimmerman had the gun in his hand BEFORE he confronted Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman had the gun in his hand BEFORE he confronted Trayvon Martin
The following was first posted on July 11, 2013, 17 months after George Zimmerman executed Trayvon Martin and almost 7 years before Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd on camera.  In the 8 years and 3 months between the deaths of Martin and Floyd,  over 100 unarmed Black men, women and children have perished at the... Read more »

The ghost of Christmas present

The ghost of Christmas present
I posted some old Christmas stuff last week including, Christmas magic through the eyes of a natural born Scrooge (2017), Do you really think the government won’t let you say Merry Christmas? (2016) and Merry Christmas to you, whether you like it or not (2015). Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger... Read more »

Donnie Trump keeps telling supporters their shoes are untied

Donnie Trump keeps telling supporters their shoes are untied
It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book. Chevy Chase used it in the movie, Fletch, where he told a guy holding a shotgun to tie his shoe laces. As soon as the guy looked down, Fletch (Chase) kicked him in the balls and beat feet. It’s a neat distraction and seems to work... Read more »
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A shout out to Billy Barr

A shout out to Billy Barr
This one is really short: Billy Barr announced this morning that the 270 people who perished 32 years ago on Pan Am Flight 103 are still dead and a suspected bomb maker in Libya is being charged in connection to that attack. That’s going to be a real comfort to the families of the 320,000... Read more »

Merry Christmas to you, whether you like it or not

Merry Christmas to you, whether you like it or not
A Christmas throwback from 2015: Merry Christmas and I mean it.  I like saying it.  Something about it makes me feel good and I suspect that’s true for a lot of people. Saying Merry Christmas is not a political issue.  It is a simple wish for peace or joy or happiness, if only for a... Read more »

Christmas magic through the eyes of a natural born Scrooge

Christmas magic through the eyes of a natural born Scrooge
Another Christmas throwback, this one from 2017: I just watched Miracle on 34th Street (the original, not 1994 remake), so you’ve caught me at a vulnerable moment. I’m hesitant to say vulnerable because Donald Trump has forbidden any use of that word by the Centers for Disease Control. If you’ve never seen Miracle, I recommend the original.  Technology... Read more »
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Do you really think the government won't let you say Merry Christmas?

Do you really think the government won't let you say Merry Christmas?
Originally published in 2016, this is a Christmas throwback: The so-called War on Christmas is one of many contrived threats to America that has Christians circling the manger.  The FACT is, the only threat to Christmas is spoiled eggnog. Donald Trump can stand in front of a thousand Christmas trees with a flashing Merry Christmas... Read more »

A little ditty 'bout Don & Ted Cruz

A little ditty 'bout Don & Ted Cruz
You know the song.  Sing this next part to the tune of John Mellencamp’s Jack and Dianne. A little ditty ’bout Don & Ted Cruz Two American jerks with no integrity left to lose Don, he’s gonna be a king for life Ted had to admit he’s got an ugly wife. Feel free to hum... Read more »

You can't outrun a mother's curse: Tales from the ER

You can't outrun a mother's curse: Tales from the ER
Reposted (and edited) for this inauspicious anniversary… Tuesday’s piece, You can’t outrun a mother’s curse, you’ll only break your neck trying started with my first time on skis and ended with what could have been my last.  Here’s part II: So there I was, barely able to move and heading home to Broomhilda, who was about... Read more »
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Voting for Dummies: Easily understandable reasons why this election was fair (and how Donnie's baseless claims of a "rigged" election are the biggest hoax yet)

Voting for Dummies:  Easily understandable reasons why this election was fair (and how Donnie's baseless claims of a "rigged" election are the biggest hoax yet)
I know you’re mad and I don’t blame you.  Your guy lost and no one likes losing, but don’t shoot the messenger. The system worked, just as it worked in 2016. Many of us spent the days, months and years after the 2016 election in states of denial, disbelief and depression.  We couldn’t believe that... Read more »