This being Sunday, I thought it fitting and proper to reflect on Anna Herrington's recent picture/post that dealt with death and the proper way to offer condolences. She thought "Congratulations!" or "It's her day!" sounded much more fun and celebratory than "gone to be with the Lord" or "she's with Jesus now". Around here one might also hear “she's gone to her reward.”…Continue
In the category of what goes down comes around – Remember the Maine! Or in this case, "Remember the Campaign". Trump says he thinks Rubio will come around on the tax rape bill. Maybe, but will Little Marco?
“Flirting is NOT an invitation to touching. You know what is an invitation to touching? Being invited to touch ... with words.”
I recently received that comment from a woman, and…Continue
[This post is another of my comments that got out of hand.]
This Republicans phony Tax Reform Bill is only Step One of the Great Pillaging. As Steve Bannon has openly admitted, Step Two is the Destruction of the Administrative State, a destruction that is already well underway. That includes the Destruction…Continue
Dear Senator Corker,
I am very pleased that you have spoken out plainly about the danger posed by Donald Trump, a man who has sullied the office of president in countless ways. It isn't necessary to enumerate them here, since you already are well aware of them. Your words decrying this man bring me comfort and help restore my faith in politics.
This degenerate, megalomaniac and habitual…Continue
Several times previously, I've mentioned an intelligent evangelical friend, who proudly announced he voted for Trump because he thought he might be the Anti-Christ. Naturally, I was appalled by that announcement; but upon further review, I'm not so sure my friend wasn't right. In any event, that possibility inspired me to write this:
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.…Continue
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.…Continue
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 –…Continue
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…Continue
Why is Trump whining about the media not lauding his every move? Why is he complaining about Congress being slow to act? Why is he bitching about Tillerson calling him a moron in private, and Corker essentially calling him a child who needs to be babysat in public? "He must have known what he was signing up for, but I guess it must hurt anyway."
Ironical and hypocritical that attendees at the so-called Values Voter Summit so wildly supported Donald Trump, a man clearly without values.
Riffing on that old crack issued onstage by countless hack musicians, I've had many requests from former Open Salon friends concerning my showing up in this neighborhood, but I decided to show up anyway (rim-shot).
When I was a kid, I learned this poem
About a bald-headed man with a toothless comb
Don’t know why, but it stuck in my ear
With other little ditties like this one here:
One bright morning, in the middle of the night
Two dead boys got up to fight
Back to back, they faced each other
Drew their swords and killed…
Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of year, but for some it's the saddest time of year. That's certainly the case for people dealing with the tragic events in Connecticut. For the rest of their lives, Christmas will be a time of lamentation, not celebration. Truly this was a slaughter of the innocents.
This tragic event…Continue
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, Southern Strategy died after a long bout with cancer. At such a time, it’s considered proper to offer condolences and to praise certain aspects of a life, particularly a life that figured so prominently in politics for over half-a-century. Indeed, Southern Strategy played a pivotal role in the election of the late and unlamented Richard Nixon and the late and inexplicably-idolized Ronald…Continue
During a late night chat with Nanatehay – who knows his history – I promised to post a song from one of my concerts Children of Columbus. In due course I will; but first, a little history.
Columbus is credited with discovering the New World; but the truth is, he never…
Imagine if President Obama were to deliver these words during his Second Inaugural Address:
“On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war … While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war,…Continue
A friend of mine is fond of saying "You can know what you do, but you can't know what you do does." In the parable of the sower…Continue