Archive for March 2021

Antifa: Why aren't you a member, Ron Johnson?

Antifa:  Why aren't you a member, Ron Johnson?
In the American President, a 1971 film to which I often refer, President Andrew Shepard defends himself from his political opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, who has castigated him for being a member of the ACLU. Shepard explains in a press briefing that the American Civil Liberties Union “…is an organization whose sole purpose is to... Read more »

Boundaries? We don't need no stinking boundaries

Boundaries?  We don't need no stinking boundaries
It’s been almost three weeks since I read the subject column of this piece and I’m still struggling to respond. Cal Thomas and his ilk skate by regurgitating worn out tropes and talking points, making any attempted counterpoint the equivalent of trying to get your dog to stop licking himself. We get it. Democrats are... Read more »

Don't kid yourself, all lives don't matter

Originally posted July 15, 2016 The American Civil Liberties Union is in business to defend the constitutional rights of all individuals.  There are other organizations to protect and defend the rights and lives of their members, as well as the general public. The Anti-Defamation League, whose slogan is Imagine a World Without Hate, focuses on... Read more »

Cookies: A microcosm of the GOP shell game

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines shell game as: FRAUD, especially a swindle involving the substitution of something of little or no value for a valuable item. Unquestionably, Donald Trump is a fraud and his word is of little or no value. Republicans’ words have had very little value for a very long time, but in the... Read more »

Derek Chauvin may be a murderer, but he shouldn't be the face of American law enforcement

Jury selection in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is supposed to start tomorrow and Minneapolis is battening down for what may be stormy seas. That process, which could take 3-4 weeks, may be delayed until the issue of a third-degree murder charge is resolved. Opening arguments are set for March 29.... Read more »

The Nazis are coming!: GOP embraces the Fourth Reich

The first part of the above title is a paraphrase of something that never happened. Paul Revere never said, The British are coming, but that’s a story for another day. The Nazis however, are not just coming, they have arrived. Thanks to Donald Trump and the Right’s obsequious and frantic attempts to pander to his... Read more »