Category: Political

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Melania Trump, like the rest of us, never understood the meaning of #bebest

Melania Trump, like the rest of us, never understood the meaning of #bebest
One thing that can be said about Melania, perhaps the only generous thing that can be said is that she was a First Lady like no other. The first foreign born First Lady in 192 years and superficially glamorous, Mel (I call her Mel) studied architecture and design at the University of Ljubljana for one... Read more »

Jenna Ryan is guilty AND stupid, an unfortunate combination (for her)

Jenna Ryan is guilty AND stupid, an unfortunate combination (for her)
There’s a reason that Texas drawls make people sound stupid and Jenna Ryan may be the poster girl for just that. Ryan, as seen on TV is the Carrollton, TX real estate lady who was arrested and charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol... Read more »
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Martin Luther King, Jr and the American presidency

Martin Luther King, Jr and the American presidency
“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The following was originally posted in 2013, when most Americans would have laughed at the idea of a Donald Trump presidency.  Let’s go back to that time: Michelle Obama was reinstated as First Lady yesterday.  Her husband... Read more »

Is it true that Biden wants to make this country Socialist?

Is it true that Biden wants to make this country Socialist?
A Mr. Richard Feder from Fort Lee, N.J., emailed me the following last week: Is it true that Biden wants to make this country socialist or is that just republican propaganda? Recalling Mr. Feder from Saturday Night Live’s Roseanne Roseannadanna segments, I didn’t take the question seriously. Turns out, Mr. Feder was dead serious. This... Read more »

Kamala Harris will write history, but not all of us will enjoy reading it

Kamala Harris will write history, but not all of us will enjoy reading it
In a perfect world, the election of Kamala Harris to the office of Vice President of the United States would be a joyous occasion. Ah, but for that perfect world. I was planning to vote for Harris in the Illinois primary and felt robbed when she dropped out of the race.  I am truly delighted... Read more »
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14-year Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was killed during a Trump-incited riot

14-year Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was killed during a Trump-incited riot
Ashli Babbitt served her country for 14 years in the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard and we owe her our thanks for her service. As for the anti-American act of insurrection that lead to her death, that’s on her, QAnon and Donnie Trump. As a supporter of our military and their... Read more »