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OWAIN GLYNDŴR: THE LAST PRINCE OF WALES…

September 22nd, 2016

Five-hundred-fifty-five years before my birth, my Welsh ancestors made a final push against the occupiers of their land. Owain Glynd?r, the last real prince of Wales led the rebellion. Glyndŵr was a descendant of the Princes of Powys through his father Gruffydd Fychan II, hereditary Tywysog of Powys Fadog and Lord of Glyndyfrdwy, and of […]

FUCK YOU, EXCLAMATION POINT…!

September 21st, 2016

No words. Sorry. I simply have no words. Thankfully, David Sims, writing in Seth Meyers Proves He’s the Anti-Fallon for The Atlantic, does: When Jimmy Fallon talked to Donald Trump on The Tonight Show last week, he ruffled the presidential candidate’s hair. Seth Meyers, the host of Fallon’s former show Late Night, had a slightly […]

ANOTHER BLACK CHILD IS MURDERED BY POLICE…

September 16th, 2016

The scene above from the Scandal episode The Lawn Chair, aired on 5 March of last year is, of course, fiction. Like all good fiction, however, the writers take us closer to reality than we often like to go, and that is what good writers must do. In the real world we would never see […]

THE WELSH TEN COMMANDMENTS…

September 5th, 2016

Found on a postcard sent by Cousin John West from Wales: Thou shall: Worship sheep Drink beer Wear three feathers with pride Not slay dragons Love rugby Not be too friendly with the English Keep a welcome in the hillside Learn our Anthem (not just the chorus) Eat and “enjoy” leek soup Congregate and drink […]

DONALD TRUMP’S ROSIE O’DONNELL MOMENT…

September 3rd, 2016

So, how easy is this whole persuasion game? This easy. Adams, in backing up his statements in the video, links to Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind by Keith Frankish. Frankish, an English philosopher, writer and a visiting research fellow with the Open University in the UK as well as an […]

STEPHEN COLBERT ON DONALD TRUMP’S SCREECH…

September 3rd, 2016

We keep laughing, and maybe we can laugh Donald Trump back into the Trump Tower, but even if we can keep him out of the White House, I’m really worried about the beast he has drawn out of the darkness because his all-but-rabid followers will not go easily back into their caves if their leader […]

WHITE SUBURBANITES LEARN TO SING THE BLUES…

September 1st, 2016

The BBC sent writer Linda Pressly to Northeast Ohio to report on the long-term opioid/heroin problem in the former colonies. The headline set me off: Smack In the suburbs. Like so many other social problems that only become problems when they affect the white suburbs, the current epidemic has been a problem for decades. (My […]

WE SHOULD BE VOTING THIS WAY NATIONALLY…

August 30th, 2016

Why? Because our present system gets us politicians like Paul LePage.

MEET THE NOT SO STAR-SPANGLED, MERIKINS…

August 29th, 2016

So, I am reminded, once again, of my woeful ignorance of the world around me. This morning I began reading about Colin Kaepernick refusal to rise and sing The Star Spangled Banner. Kaepernick said: I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and […]

THE LATEST AUS DEM BUNKER

August 28th, 2016

TRUMP TRIUMPH CRASHES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY…

August 28th, 2016

Via Mano Singham…

DEFEATING TRUMP DOESN’T FIX OUR PROBLEM…

August 25th, 2016

I didn’t begin to understand my own privilege until I enlisted in the Navy. That was the first time this ignorant white boy from rural Southeastern Ohio was exposed to African Americans and Hispanic Americans and Filipino Americans up close and personal. Seriously. My personal education (I learned zip on the subject in school, my […]

HOW DONALD TRUMP WINS BEFORE THE ELECTION…

August 24th, 2016

If you haven’t ordered a copy of Dan Guman’s The Kid Who Ran for President, do so. I have.

I FIND SCOTT ADAMS MOSTLY PERSUASIVE… YOU…?

August 22nd, 2016

WE DON’T NEED NO ANY CHARTER SCHOOLS…

August 22nd, 2016

Of course, Ohio—with White Hat Management at the fore—comes in for the lion’s share of Oliver’s piece. As for the question of Cyber Charters, I can say from 10+ years of working with online classes in multiple districts that unless the student is working in a classroom with a knowledgeable educator (or receiving at-home instruction […]

CANCELLATION DOES NOT EQUAL FAILURE…

August 19th, 2016

I got canceled once. A magazine project I was brought into shepherd ceased publication after two years and I moved on. I, and my great staff, accomplished a lot and, I like to think, we changed a tiny segment of the publishing industry and upped the game a bit. I worried about my people, but […]

A REALLY GREAT USE OF YOUR 64 MINUTES…

August 18th, 2016

Marc Lamont Hill, writing in For real progressives, Jill Stein is now the only choice for The Guardian, makes his case: The stakes of Wednesday night’s CNN Green party town hall were high—third-party candidates are rarely allowed entry into the corporate media universe, which thrives on the false narrative that only two parties exist here […]

SITTING (ON THE FLOOR) ON THE TRAIN…

August 17th, 2016

British Rail has The privatized railroads in Britain have cattle cars? Seems so. Charles B Anthony and Karen McVeigh, reporting in Corbyn joins seatless commuters on floor for three-hour train journey for The Guardian write: Spending a busy train journey without a seat, crushed up against other commuters in the aisle, or crouched uncomfortably in […]

SCHOOL STARTS ON MONDAY…

August 16th, 2016

THE NEXT FINANCIAL BUBBLE IS READY TO BURST…

August 15th, 2016

Perhaps 15 years ago or so I had a friend who bought a car through J.D. Byrider. I was unfamiliar with the company but got a quick an horrible lesson from her experience. She bought a car that I might have paid $2,000 for if I was feeling generous, for about $7,500. I don’t know […]

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