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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 […]

HARVEY, IRMA & JOSE: GET GOBERNMENT* DONE…

September 7th, 2017

*No, that’s not a typo… :)

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 […]

TAKING A KNEE IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AMERICA…

September 3rd, 2017

Last Fall I wrote quite a bit about Colin Kaepernick, Rodney Axson and a movement in protest of police murders of black men. Kaepernick, and others, continue those protests this season as they should because the murders continue unabated in Northeastern Ohio and around our nation. We can only expect the extra-judicial execution of people […]

MARTIN LUTHER COON… OOPS…!

August 31st, 2017

CROWD-SOURCING THE TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS…

August 30th, 2017

We’ve seen this before, but the idea is just as good today as it was in 2009. One of tactics of individuals or corporations under investigation is to bury their crimes under mountains of irrelevant paper. Online publication and crowd sourcing offers a real response. Mano Singham, in Become a ‘Citizen Sleuth’ and investigate Trump […]

DON’T SWEAT THE JUDICIAL BRANCH…

August 29th, 2017

AMERICA IS LIKE A HOUSE WITH NO TOILET

August 21st, 2017

OUR MORAL RESPONSIBILITY IS TO ASK WHY AND
CLEARLY, LOUDLY DEMAND THE DAMN ANSWER…

August 20th, 2017

Sit down. Swallow any food or drink you may have in your mouth. Place any hot beverages safely on a flat surface away from your hands. President Donald John Trump actually spoke a truth when he said, well clenched his fists and read from the teleprompter: Hatred, bigotry and violence… have been going on for […]

NOT AS BAD AS HITLER IS NOT A PASSING GRADE…

August 20th, 2017

The straw that broke the camel’s back is the wrong metaphor if you’re going to talk about President Donald John Trump. The comparison fails because Trump isn’t a beast of burden, he’s a steaming manure pile out behind the barn that simply composts the straw and grows richer. Whew. I feel better now. OK. Jonah […]

FEINGOLD CALLS OUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY…

August 19th, 2017

Russ Feingold, writing in How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists for The Guardian, opines: It takes approximately 30 seconds to send a tweet. A half hour to draft and release a statement. And the shelf life of both is only marginally longer. We should not commend Republican party elected officials […]

BREAKING NEWS: STEVE BANNON IS OUT…!

August 18th, 2017

Ben Jacobs, reporting in Steve Bannon removed from White House role for The Guardian, writes: Steve Bannon is out as White House chief strategist, a source has told the Guardian, ending his highly contentious career at the center of the Trump administration. Multiple news reports confirmed his departure, attributing the information to senior administration sources. […]

READY FOR PRESIDENT MICHAEL RICHARD PENCE…?

August 18th, 2017

UTOPIA DEFERRED AND OUR BULLSHIT JOBS…

August 18th, 2017

So, I’m nearly finished reading Rutger Bregman’s Utopia For Realists: How We Can Build The Ideal World and one of my first reactions was to think that I should send copies to all my elected representatives. They all need to read this book. This morning I read Chapter 7—Why It Doesn’t Pay To Be A […]

AND ON DAY 18…?

August 18th, 2017

IMF DECLARES NEOLIBERALISM TO BE REAL…

August 18th, 2017

So, this long-read caught me off guard. I had no idea that Neoliberalism wasn’t real. I thought the concept had been around since the ’90s (actually the ’30s). Who knew? Stephen Metcalf, reporting for The Guardian in Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world explains: Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a […]

UPDATED: MASS CHARITY WALKOUT AT MAR-A-LAGO
NEO REACTS TO TRUMP’S CHARLOTTESVILLE TALK…

August 18th, 2017

[Update @ 2415: Charities cancel events at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.] Sam Allard, writing in two separate stories yesterday—Cleveland Clinic Says 2018 Gala Won’t Be at Mar-a-Lago and Willoughby South High School Will Drop Confederate “Rebel” Mascot—for Scene, reported on President Donald John Trump‘s descending spiral in Northeast Ohio. I first learned of the Cleveland Clinic-Mar-A-Lago […]

THEY HAD A PERMIT, THE OTHER GROUP DIDN’T

August 18th, 2017

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