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REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
SETBACK FOR NEXUS PIPELINE IN GREEN, OHIO…

November 24th, 2017

Even if their congressional representative Jim Bupkis* Renacci couldn’t care less (he’s already moved on to his primary race for governor) the more than 25,000 Ohio citizens living in Green have at least one political advocate in a battle to protect their homes from environmental degradation: Mayor Gerard Neugebauer. Sam Allard, reporting in Court Goes […]

PLANETEERS INVOKING THE NECESSITY DEFENSE

November 24th, 2017

Is breaking down a door in a house you do not own to save a child from a fire legal? Of course. Committing a minor crime, breaking down a door, to save a life falls under the necessity defense. The defense of necessity is available where the defendant acted under the reasonable belief that committing […]

THE KREMLINOLOGY OF STEELE, TRUMP & PUTIN…

November 23rd, 2017

As an undergraduate at Ohio University during the first Reagan administration I took every course offered by Dr. David Williams. Williams, who taught in the political science department, specialized in what was then The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He had earned his master’s degree in journalism from Moscow University. He was a brilliant teacher. […]

POLICE HAD ROY MOORE ON CREEPY-GUY WATCH…

November 23rd, 2017

Oh, this is just too feckin’ good. Michael Harriot—who has replaced Matt Taibbi on my blogroll—reporting in Retired Alabama Police Officer Says She Was Told ‘to Watch’ Roy Moore Around High School Cheerleaders for The Root, writes: A retired Gasdsen, Ala. law enforcement officer says she and her fellow officers were told to keep Republican […]

HIRING AMERICANS VS. RAISING STOCK VALUE…

November 22nd, 2017

Anyone out there who still lives in a fantasy world where corporate executives, given the choice between putting more Americans to work for their company versus using the tax windfall to buy back their company’s stock and thus increase the stock price and their personal wealth, needs a dose of reality. Ralph Nader has warned […]

THE BLACK BLOC: INSIDE AMERICA’S HARD LEFT

November 20th, 2017

BANNON WANTS TO BURN EVERYTHING DOWN…

November 18th, 2017

Jonathan Tobin, writing in Roy Moore Proves Outrage May Not Be Dead for National Review, ferrets-out Steven Bannon’s endgame: So it’s worth asking why the Breitbart CEO not only has failed to distance himself from [U.S. Senate Candiate Roy] Moore now that he’s become politically radioactive but is doubling down on his candidacy in the […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
ARMED BIKERS ACTING AS YOUR SECURITY…?

November 14th, 2017

So, I don’t know why this story isn’t being played more broadly, but reading my local free weekly newspaper, The North Royalton Post, this evening I can across this headline: Bikers for Trump eject serial protester from Renacci campaign event. Reporting for The Post, staff writer Bob Morehead writes: It was supposed to be a […]

GOP CANDIDATE ROY MOORE’S DREAM LAW…

November 14th, 2017

When Roy Moore steps down/gets booted from the United States Senate, he might be considering a move to Baghdad. The family values of the religious wrong in Iraq appear to be more in line with those of Moore (and Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler) than the majority of Americans. If Moore finds Iraq to be […]

SADDLE UP…! MOVE OUT…!

November 14th, 2017

John Oliver explains…

TONIGHT I’LL BE WATCHING WE THE PEOPLE 2.0

November 13th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: We the People 2.0—The Second American Revolution A new democracy movement is building elevating community and nature rights over corporate rights. We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution is a film featuring CELDF’s Thomas Linzey, Ben Price, and Tish O’Dell, with stories from across the country—including Pennsylvania, […]

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 […]

REALLY BIGLY, AMAZINGLY BIG, CONSEQUENCES…

November 12th, 2017

Clearly Garry Trudeau is a regular reader of Have Coffee Will Writes. (Don’t I wish…)

WHAT IS THE LINE ON ROY MOORE’S DEMISE…?

November 9th, 2017

So, now, according to Jonah Goldberg at National Review, we have an idea of where conservatives may (I’m not as certain as Goldberg) draw the line on bad behavior. In Saving Roy Moore Isn’t Worth It, Goldberg writes: I suppose it’s good that some Republicans see this as a bridge too far. But it’s a […]

SPENCER IS A (DANGEROUS) WHINY LITTLE TWIT…

November 8th, 2017

Richard Spencer is a whiny little twit, but he’s a dangerous whiny little twit. That’s why Gary Younge finally decided that interviewing the wasted mass of human genome was important. In Why interviewing Richard Spencer was a risk worth taking, Younge explains: In July this year, I interviewed the American white supremacist Richard Spencer, for […]

WELCOME TO THE PARADISE PAPERS…

November 5th, 2017

For a taste of the papers, see Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files. For the more visual examination of all this tax avoidery, there’s First Dog On the Moon.

LET THE WAILING, GNASHING & TWEETING BEGIN…

November 3rd, 2017

Coordinating lead authors Donald J. Wuebbles, National Science Foundation and U.S. Global Change Research Program—University of Illinois; David W. Fahey, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory and Kathy A. Hibbard, NASA Headquarters have just published what I’m certain will be the source of much angst and sleeplessness among those who continue to deny that the existential […]

WHITE POLITICIZE BAD, BROWN POLITICIZE GOOD!

November 1st, 2017

Meanwhile, over at National Review, David French, in Sure, Go Ahead and Politicize Tragic Events, and Jonah Goldberg, in Propriety for Thee, but Not for Me?, have a sleep-over pillow fight over the issue.

THIS IS HOW THE WRONG RESPECTS THE FLAG…?

October 30th, 2017

This is precisely the hypocrisy that boils my grits. Every time I see a wrong-wing group gather to protest how liberals and progressives aren’t real Americans, I can be assured that there will be men and women choosing to wear our nation’s flag as a sign of their patriotism. That is so wrong that Michael […]

THE OPPOSITION PRESENTS A TAX-PLAN TWOFER…

October 26th, 2017

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