Category: Russia

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 »

Trump Crime Family struggling to stay out of jail

Trump Crime Family struggling to stay out of jail
Trump’s kids are out there (boy, are they out there) on the campaign trail stumping for daddy.  Trump world is nothing if not a family affair. And when I say family, think Soprano, Gambino or Genovese. Trump’s move to the White House was more of a headquarter relocation than anything else.  Tangential family associate, Melania... Read more »

American Jews don't have to atone for where they live

American Jews don't have to atone for where they live
Note to God: Please forgive me for doing this work today.  If you’re really up there, I know you’ll understand. Today is the tenth day of the Jewish year 5781, the end of a period of intense guilt known as the Ten Days of Repentance. Who else but Jews could dedicate ten consecutive days to... Read more »
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More Americans died of COVID-19 during the Republican National Convention than at Pearl Harbor or on 9/11

More Americans died of COVID-19 during the Republican National Convention than at Pearl Harbor or on 9/11
2,403 U.S. personnel died in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941.  On the morning of September 11, 2001, a surprise terrorist attack killed 2,977 civilians. Almost 3,700 Americans died of COVID-19 during the Republican National Convention last week. Of course, “Whatabout” Ronnie asks, “What about the Democratic National... Read more »

Little Donnie put his reelection and Trump Towers in Turkey ahead of the safety and security of every American citizen. Is that bad?

Little Donnie put his reelection and Trump Towers in Turkey ahead of the safety and security of every American citizen.  Is that bad?
According to Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a man who allowed the team doctor at Ohio State University to sexually abuse wrestlers, Donnie is doing a great job. Anyone who’s ever fact checked my writing though, knows that you can trust me when I say he is lying. Bigly. Donnie called Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and... Read more »

September 11: George W. Bush vs Donald J. Trump

September 11:  George W. Bush vs Donald J. Trump
George W. Bush gave the first 9/11 address on that very date back in 2001. His composure, reassurance and resolution struck exactly the right tone for a nation reeling from the attack earlier that day. Donald Trump gave his 9/11 speech yesterday and his tone could not have been more discordant, self absorbed and detached.... Read more »
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Kenny Weismuller's head is stuck somewhere, but at least he won't get sunburned

Kenny Weismuller's head is stuck somewhere, but at least he won't get sunburned
Kenny Weismuller (fake name) was one of two blasts from the past I encountered during a recent condolence call (shiva). Shortly after I arrived, a woman introduced herself as having been my high school shop teacher’s assistant back in 1967.  At the time, I was a junior and she was a senior and I may have... Read more »

Trump's ratings are at an all time high and yet, he is the underdog. Go figure!

Trump's ratings are at an all time high and yet, he is the underdog.  Go figure!
Vanity Fair’s recent article, “Donald Trump May Be One of the Biggest Losers in America” drew the following comment from Trump supporter, Lily C. of Naperville, IL: “And Trump’s ratings are at an all time high… Boy oh boy how Americans love the underdog, so keep on going after the President and he’ll win 2020... Read more »

William Barr is a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath; The Mueller Report

William Barr is a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath; The Mueller Report
A sad truth emerging from the release of the Mueller Report is that U.S. Attorney General William Barr considers himself to be Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Sort of a well spoken, rational version of Rudy Giuliani. It’s sad because we, the people of the United States are paying him to be our lawyer, to protect... Read more »
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The Mueller Report: Top three takeaways

The Mueller Report:  Top three takeaways
I’m working my way through yesterday’s release of the Mueller Report, but I’m not a very fast reader. Even worse, I find myself staring at the opaque blocks of redactions, wondering what’s underneath. I’ll have more to say later, but there are three things in the report that every American needs to consider: 1. “The... Read more »