Archive for the 'Humor' Category

NO ONE’S LISTENING… EVERYONE’S CHEERING…?

June 23rd, 2017

PHILANDO CASTILE: I HAVE NO WORDS…

June 22nd, 2017

In We must remain shocked over Philando Castile. Justice needs moral outrage, Chiraag Bainsa, a former prosecutor for the U.S. Justice Department, writes: A jury recently acquitted Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the 2016 killing of Philando Castile, a beloved school cafeteria worker. On Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office released key evidence, including video from […]

SO, I MEAN, WE’LL KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT…

June 21st, 2017

This is one of what Trevor Noah calls his Between The Scenes segments where he talks to the audience during the commercial breaks. As good as Noah is in his scripted bits, I’m finding the honesty and transparency in these segments actually better. As Noah points out, Philando Castile was a legal gun owner with […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
BOB MURRAY’S LAWYERS’ JOBS JUST GOT HARDER…

June 19th, 2017

[Update @ 1413 on 22 June: Surprise, surprise, Murray is suing John Oliver and HBO.] [Update at 1042—Jake Nevins offers his take in John Oliver on the coal industry: ‘Trump needs to stop lying to miners’ for The Guardian.] So, at the time I posted John Oliver’s latest, the video had only been viewed 121,520 […]

GIRL SCOUTS ARE WAY BETTER THAN BOY SCOUTS…

June 15th, 2017

I’ve long been conflicted on laws governing when society considers a person to be an adult. We have a mishmash of thresholds such as driving at 16, entering the military at 17, voting (and becoming a stripper or porn star) at 18 and buying a beer at 21. We need to set one national age […]

SHUT UP AND LET… US… DRIVE…!

June 14th, 2017

[Update at 0721 on 15 May: Samantha Bee also spoke up…]

ENGLAND, BREXIT AND THATCHER IN THE RYE, OR
THE POLITICS OF HOPE VS. THE POLITICS OF FEAR…

June 12th, 2017

I think Great Britain just gave us a preview—if we last that long—of our own mid-term elections. If you voted for President Donald John Trump, how do you trexit? The biggest winner in the ill-conceived snap election was hope for a better world. Mehdi Hasan, writing in Jeremy Corbyn Is Leading the Left Out of […]

WHAT COMEY SAID AND HOW COLBERT REACTED…

June 9th, 2017

THE SINS CHILDREN LEARN FROM THEIR FATHER…

June 8th, 2017

Dan Alexander, reporting in How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business for Forbes, writes: The best part about all this, according to Eric Trump, is the charity’s efficiency: Because he can get his family’s golf course for free and have most of the other costs donated, virtually all the money contributed will […]

THIS IS HOW DEMOCRACY ENDS…

June 7th, 2017

So, this is what I’m readng this morning: …Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states unequivocally in its summary statement that it was Russian military intelligence, specifically the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, that conducted the cyber attacks… That’s the lede for Top-Secret […]

NO CONTENT FROM OLD MEN…

June 6th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
STAND WITH AMERICA, OR THE ONE PERCENT…?

June 4th, 2017

So, is Rep. Jim Bupkis* Renacci in favor of clawing back a few of those 13 million clean energy jobs President Donald John Trump just shipped to China, or does he think exporting experts to France is a good idea? *After extensive searches, I have been unable to determine what Renacci’s middle initial stands for. […]

PRESIDENT SACRIFICES MOTHER EARTH TO HIS EGO…

June 1st, 2017

THIS MAY BE THE ACME OF DERF’S THE CITY

May 31st, 2017

THIS IS PRECISELY HOW I FEEL (PLUS ONE DOG*)…

May 28th, 2017

*And a cat…

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE JARED…?

May 28th, 2017

So, turns out that the FBI’s person-of-interest is President Donald John Trump’s son-in-law Jared Corey (of course his middle name would be Corey) Kushner and the investigation is focused, so far, on allegations that Kushner, in December talks with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, attempted to establish a back-channel communications channel between […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DEEP LIKE A PUDDLE…

May 26th, 2017

John “Derf” Backderf does a lot of amazing art, but I’ve always been partial to his True Stories. There was a Miklos Coffee on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, just north of the city’s main library, in the spot now occupied by Phoenix Coffee and I enjoyed many gallons of coffee in both. In the […]

SOMEONE IS THINKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE…?

May 23rd, 2017

Be sure to click through for the punchline…

WHAT’S IN THE PIPE IS THE PROBLEM, NOT LEAKS…

May 17th, 2017

The increasing cadence of that annoying drip is becoming a pas de charge. Michael Schmidt, reporting in Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation for The New York Times, writes: President Trump asked the FBI director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, […]

BUT, BUT BENGHAZI, WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI…!

May 16th, 2017

From the newspaper that brought us Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Deep Throat comes Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and a source-to-be-code-named-later in Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador. Note that neither in the headline nor the body of the story does The Washington Post uses words like allegedly or reportedly. […]

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