Category: Current Events

360,000 fishermen die every year

360,000 fishermen die every year
If your response to the above headline was No way or Bullshit or Dude, what are you smoking? give yourself a gold star. If it sounds reasonable to you, then you should probably get back to your recorded collection of Jeanine Pirro’s most hysterical rants. Many of us have seen an episode or two of... 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 »
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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 »

Free, White and 21: Livin' large in the USA

Free, White and 21:  Livin' large in the USA
It was the late 70’s and YMCA was a staple at bar mitzvahs and weddings.  Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight was in heavy rotation on Chicago’s The Loop radio station and Hip Hop was on the rise. About that time my fledgling career crossed paths with that of a man I will call John, whose career... Read more »

The now dead Rush Limbaugh

The now dead Rush Limbaugh
In Friday’s post, Tucker Carlson should stick to racism, it’s what he knows best, I referred to Rush Limbaugh as the now dead, Rush Limbaugh.  It’s like the old joke that circulates after every stock market crash (something that hasn’t happened since Barack Obama became president). In the wake of a crash, Kenny Mesirow, who... Read more »
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Tucker Carlson should stick to racism, it's what he knows best

Tucker Carlson should stick to racism, it's what he knows best
Two things come to mind when I think about Tucker Carlson; racism and that blank look on his face.  Carlson’s crowning achievement is a repertoire completely devoid of integrity or information. Trevor Noah put together a little mashup that highlights Carlson’s racism, Jeopardy style.  Click HERE to view that.  And thank you, Alex. I caught... Read more »

Hillary Clinton can rob a bank every Friday night and steal the collection plate on Sunday

Hillary Clinton can rob a bank every Friday night and steal the collection plate on Sunday
The following was originally posted in August, 2016.  Presidents Day seems like a good time to look back and see how things played out: How you process the title of this piece depends upon your predisposition toward Hillary Clinton. If you’re a Republican or a registered Clinton-hater, you’re probably resentful that the Clintons get away... Read more »

Brian Sicknick fell victim to a mob of misguided miscreants sent by Donald John Trump

Brian Sicknick fell victim to a mob of misguided miscreants sent by Donald John Trump
The remains of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick were delivered to the Capitol rotunda Tuesday night and memorial services were held there on Wednesday preceding burial at Arlington National Cemetery. As I watched the proceedings, my sadness deepened, as did my anger. Lying liar Kevin McCarthy, a knowing conspirator in the lies that led to the... Read more »
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Is Laura Ingraham really a Nazi?

Is Laura Ingraham really a Nazi?
I read something on a Left-wing-QAnon-type blog once that has me tuning into The Ingraham Angle every now and then just to ponder the implication. It was probably nonsense and that kind of lame maliciousness is the reason there’s no Left wing counterpart to the Right’s conspiracy-driven, alternate reality, Q-niverse. Lefties don’t have wild conspiracies... Read more »