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No Moore

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 15 Comments

Like Leigh Korfman, I have been reluctant to address the matter of Roy Moore. Frankly, it shouldn't have been necessary to expose this particular disgusting behavior – not when his own words and deeds should have long ago condemned him to the obscurity and ignominy he so richly deserves.…

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The Tortoise and the Hair

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 11:23am 22 Comments



There are many ways to view the tortured marriage of inconvenience between Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. One way is as a metaphor for the classic Aesop's fable about a race between a tortoise and a hare.…

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A Recipe for Disaster

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 10:00am 116 Comments

Nearly a year has passed since the perplexing and nigh-inexplicable ascendance of Donald of Orange to the throne of this fair land. Most thoughtful and informed citizens hunger for an explanation for his election. Most attempts to explain include a stew-pot of ingredients ranging from Hillary's emails to Comey's pronouncements to – well, insert your own excuse.

The truth is likely far simpler –…

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Blood and Soiled

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 9:00am 20 Comments

In a recent report, Pew Research states 193,442 active duty military personnel are deployed overseas. If true, that would be the smallest number since 1957, again according to Pew. I say if true because a…

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Tom Cordle commented on Robert Young's blog post Minority Report, part the third
"Saw this on Maddow last night – one more sign the apocalypse may already be upon us. Barbarians at the gate, and their are no gatekeepers."
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Tom Cordle liked Robert Young's blog post Lump of Coal For Christmas
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Tom Cordle commented on Robert Young's blog post Lump of Coal For Christmas
"My father was from Appalachia, coal mining country in East Kentucky, but he had the good sense to get out. I went to see Deliverance with my former wife, who was aghast at the opening scene. "Are there really people who live like this,"…"
10 hours ago
Tom Cordle commented on cheshyre's blog post How To Say 'F@ck Off' 10 Different Ways
"God never gives you more than you can handle? Well, he sure has a lot more faith in me than I do."
yesterday
Tom Cordle commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Moon Landing Truthers Say Photo is Proof of Faked Apollo Landing
""So, in order to save money, the director gets a brilliant idea, why not film the entire fake Moon landing - right on location?  Mystery solved," The perfect response to this sort of conspiracy crapola Birthers, Truthers and assorted…"
yesterday
Tom Cordle commented on alsoknownas's blog post Would It Matter?
"Sounds a bit like a scene from a movie, a bit of the melancholia that creeps in around the edges as the end grows nearer and the sweet bird of youth is a fading light in the distant sky. Still, there is a freedom that comes with this, the knowledge…"
yesterday
Tom Cordle liked Phyllis's blog post The Song- a poem
yesterday
Tom Cordle commented on Phyllis's blog post The Song- a poem
"Nice. As a songwriter of little note (pun intended), I know the pain of trying to keep a song in your heart and in your head. Here's my take: Sing Everybody's got a story Everybody's got a song We all want someone to listen And we…"
yesterday
Tom Cordle commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence Sunday, really a question, concerning the issue of third party politics
"Thank you for your lengthy and thoughtful response. There's a lot to respond to, and I suppose my reply will probably be better as a post of its own. But I'll try to keep things to a minimum. John Edwards may have had the right platform…"
yesterday
Tom Cordle commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Heh... you guys are pretty funny.
"I have no intention of reading 440 pages of govt legalese goobledegook deliberately written so that no lay person CAN understand it. And that certainly includes me. But frankly, your argument is specious, since NONE of us is any position to offer a…"
Tuesday
Tom Cordle commented on Robert Young's blog post Stupid People Ain't Got No Reason To Live [update]
"Ron Agreed on both counts, but one party clearly wants to deincentivize learning, witness the Republican Tax Rape that wants to tax grad students tuition waivers and eliminate the student loan interest deduction."
Tuesday
Tom Cordle commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Ohio Judge Who Boasted About Sex Conquests Apologizes
"Perhaps the slowing of the Earth helps explain why there are SO many slow-witted voters."
Monday
Tom Cordle commented on Ron Powell's blog post MSNBC and the GOP Tax Plan
"The 2018 midterms will be the most important elections in this country since 1860. If voters don't send the Republican Party a message with a resounding repudiation of their politics of greed policies – Repeal and Replace and Tax Rape in…"
Monday
Tom Cordle commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Ohio Judge Who Boasted About Sex Conquests Apologizes
"I repeat – fifty leaves this fool several thousand behind Wilt Chamberlain, And speaking of scoring, I bet Judge Bigmouth Smalldick never scored 100 points in a basketball game, either. Oh, and I'll wager that jurors 7, 19, 26 and 31…"
Monday
Tom Cordle commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence Sunday, really a question, concerning the issue of third party politics
"I may be a fool, but I tend to judge people based on what they do in the environment in which they're immersed. If that smacks of moral relativism, sobeit. Like most of us of our persuasion, I was incensed that  Obama didn't go after…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Robert Young's blog post Weird Al
"I guess I'm as sick as the six-year old boy. When a woman extends her hand, in some instances, I kiss it lightly, rather than shake it. I haven't experienced a single instance in which a woman objected. In fact, most seem genuinely…"
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At 8:54pm on December 14, 2012, inthisdeepcalm said…

Hi Tom,

The Bill from OS, aka INTHISDEEPCALM, the title of my novel.

Please let me know what you're doing -- your writing is always interesting, vividly drawn.

Glad that we are reconnecting.

Best to you,

Bill

At 11:25pm on December 1, 2012, RicTresa said…

Do you know any, (geniuses I mean?) Myself, I am a happy nut case. Thanks for the comment.

At 11:51am on November 22, 2012, Sally Swift said…

Together again! Happily.

At 8:09am on November 17, 2012, Emily Conyngham said…

Hey! Good to see you here,Tom.

At 6:20pm on November 16, 2012, MarkinKentuckiana said…

It's good to see you here, Tom.  Looking forward to your posts!

 
 
 

NEW BLOG POSTS

Trump embarrasses Baron

Posted by Dicky Neely on November 22, 2017 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Lump of Coal For Christmas

Posted by Robert Young on November 22, 2017 at 11:00am 4 Comments

Minority Report, part the third

Posted by Robert Young on November 22, 2017 at 10:55am 2 Comments

Two Rifles, One Window

Posted by alsoknownas on November 22, 2017 at 7:21am 9 Comments

The Song- a poem

Posted by Phyllis on November 21, 2017 at 5:51pm 8 Comments

Would It Matter?

Posted by alsoknownas on November 21, 2017 at 8:00am 20 Comments

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