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SADDLE UP…! MOVE OUT…!

November 14th, 2017

John Oliver explains…

A HYPOTAXIS RUN-ON SENTENCE BUMBLING ABOUT…

November 12th, 2017

Oddly enough, I’m reading Mark Forsyth’s The Elements of Eloquence—Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase and on Friday I read chapter 11: Hypotaxis and Parataxis (and Polysyndeton and Asyndeton). Forsyth wrote: There’s nothing wrong with parataxis. It’s good, simple, plain, clean-living, hard-working, up-bright-and-early English. Wham. Bam. Thank you, ma’am. “Orwell liked it. Hemingway liked […]

JOHN OLIVER OUGHT TO HAVE TALKED TO ROLDO…

November 5th, 2017

Yes, Amazon’s HQ2 feeding frenzy inspired John Oliver to do yet another of his insightful pieces on how clueless politicians have bought into the false idea that throwing tax dollars at already really wealthy people will create jobs, really good paying jobs (like mining coal), but, as the most recent tax bill illustrates, our elected […]

TIME TO START BUILDING THOSE ARKY ARKIES…?

October 29th, 2017

WE’RE NOT CUSTOMERS, WE’RE THE PRODUCT…!

October 15th, 2017

AMERICA’S TRACK-SUIT-SEX-OFFENDER…

October 8th, 2017

John Oliver almost gets there. He missed the opportunity for Americans to confront the reason, not the excuse, the reason why the Slavetocracy in the Confederacy was able to finally force votes to secede from the United States: wealth. The teaching moment came at timemark 08:59. Oliver dismisses the argument, but that is the central […]

CSI: CRIME SCENE IDIOTS…

October 1st, 2017

Oliver’s lede on Puerto Rico and tax reform is also his usual great…

CONSOLIDATION IS THE BANE OF SMALL BUSINESS…

September 24th, 2017

AMERICA IS LIKE A HOUSE WITH NO TOILET

August 21st, 2017

SINCLAIR BROADCAST COMING TO CLEVELAND…?

July 3rd, 2017

Local television news in Cleveland is about to get a whole lot worse. Full disclosure, I don’t remember when I last watched a local television news show from Cleveland, but I suspect that I might have last watched one in 1992, the year I tossed my television on the tree lawn. I recognize, however, that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

JOHN OLIVER UPDATES NET NEUTRALITY FIGHT…

May 14th, 2017

[NEW] BACK INTO THE NET-NEUTRALITY BREACH…!

May 8th, 2017

[Update @ 1928—Oh, this is rich: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) claimed on Monday that its online comments system was attacked hours after comedian John Oliver called on viewers of his HBO series Last Week Tonight to file comments to urge the agency to protect open internet rules. The clowns at the FCC wouldn’t know […]

THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE ORANGE

April 24th, 2017

FRANCE MUST NOT COMPLETE THE TRIFECTA…

April 17th, 2017

WHEN REPRESENTATIVES CHOOSE THEIR VOTERS…

April 11th, 2017

THE INSANITY OF OUR CURRENT MARIJUANA LAWS…

April 3rd, 2017

TRUMPCARE: THE TED CRUZ OF LEGISLATION

March 13th, 2017

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