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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 […]

WE’RE ALL OUT OF AFRICA, GET OVER YOUR SELF…

October 7th, 2017

So, this is the bit that frustrates me, if you want to talk racial purity, there is no such animal for two reasons: First, race is not a taxonomic classification and Second, the common ancestors of humanity all came from Africa, so dudes dudettes— We’re all Africans. Deal.

THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU [WE] CAN DO…

October 2nd, 2017

While The Guardian continues Live Updates into a second day, please consider this: the slaughter in Las Vegas is the 1,516th mass shooting in the United States in the last 1,735 days. In the last 57 months, 1,719 Americans have died and 6,510 have been injured in mass shootings. Look at those numbers again. 1,516 […]

CSI: CRIME SCENE IDIOTS…

October 1st, 2017

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

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REDEFINED EPIC FAIL

September 25th, 2017

Driving between students today I was blown away by how every, and I mean every, radio news show focused on one story: President Donald John Trump’s appeal to his minions with his fire the sons of bitches meme. You might argue that Trump has distracted us from yet another zombie blowing up, but I don’t […]

CONSOLIDATION IS THE BANE OF SMALL BUSINESS…

September 24th, 2017

TRUMPCARE IS THE GOP’S SHAMBLING ZOMBIE…

September 21st, 2017

Americans love vampires and zombies, in their fiction. Republicans in Congress and the White House, however, think that the solution to America’s rejection of their undead is making the monster even more horrible, more scary, more deadly because of… Jobs. Not mine, not yours, theirs. Alan Fram, writing in Worries of backlash help revive GOP […]

IF THIS BE MADNESS…

September 20th, 2017

America needs a Reverend Doctor Francis Willis; We the People need a Senator Howard Baker to stand up for us and all that is great about America. President Donald John Trump is so blatantly unstable, so dangerous to himself and our nation that members of his own party are questioning his sanity. His Strangelovian speech […]

CATEGORY TWO IS MY FAVORITE…

September 15th, 2017

Jordan Klepper will never run out of material… (Coming 25 September.)

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING…

September 15th, 2017

Previously…

DON’T BE STUPID, BE A SMARTY, UNDERMINE THE…

September 14th, 2017

Also: Dreamers, Jesus and a patronizing slab of white privilege in aspic. Previously…

‘CAUSE RIGHT NOW ALL WE HAVE IS THE DUMMY…

September 13th, 2017

From The Washington Post: An Ivy League graduate headed to law school, with eyes on becoming her state’s first female governor, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund knew the importance of answering a question head-on. So when judges at the Miss America competition asked her whether President Donald Trump was wrong to withdraw the United States […]

STEVE BANNON STEPS FROM BEHIND THE CURTAIN…

September 12th, 2017

Trevor is funny and on target, but if all you know about the 60 Minutes conversation between Steve Bannon and Charlie Rose comes from the late-night television show hosts (like Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert for starters) then you’re grossly uninformed. I confess that I agree with much of Bannon’s assessment. I also disagree with […]

15 APRIL 1961: THE BILLY B TAKES HER FIRST DIP…

September 9th, 2017

We chased the Kitty Hawk’s sister ship, the USS Constellation CV 64, for many a sea mile in 1976. Because this first “Super Carrier Class” was armed with MK 10 Terrier Missile Systems, I could have opted for duty on the Kitty, or either of her two sister ships (USS Constellation CV 64 or USS […]

MY FIRST SKIPPER: RADM BYRON BRUCE NEWELL…

September 8th, 2017

From the 2017 USS Bainbridge DLGN/CGN 25 reunion in Lancaster, Penn., 4-8 June.

HARVEY, IRMA & JOSE: GET GOBERNMENT* DONE…

September 7th, 2017

*No, that’s not a typo… :)

HERMAN HESSE’S DER STEPPENWOLF, 1974…

September 7th, 2017

In high school I was fascinated by the works of Herman Hesse, so much so that I adopted, for a time, the adolescent nickname of Erich Von Hesse; hey I was 15. Steppenwolf was the first book of Hesse’s that I read, not because I knew of the author, but because his name was similar […]

MEET THE BACKBONE OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY…

September 5th, 2017

On board the USS Bainbridge, CGN 25, we had a saying: The captain speaks to god, but the chief is god. There has been a spate of ignorant silliness of late as a result to the high-profile collisions of the USS Fitzgerald DDG 62 and the USS John S. McCain DDG 56 that make claims […]

DISNEY HOOKED ME ON THE IDEA BACK IN 1960…

September 4th, 2017

Swiss Family Robinson, of course, built the most awesome tree house ever.

TRUMP HACKS OFF LIMBS OF THE BODY POLITIC…

September 4th, 2017

President Donald John Trump could throw away millions of dollars in tax investment in our nation’s future to dodge the risk of silencing his cheering minions. Maggie Haberman, reporting in Trump Seriously Considering Ending DACA, With 6-Month Delay for The New York Times, writes: President Trump is strongly considering a plan that would end the […]

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