Tom Cordle's Blog (20)

Pig Roast

This is a roast of a small-fingered man

Who fancies that he's Mister Big…


Added by Tom Cordle on February 19, 2018 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

So Sayeth the Sage

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.”…


Added by Tom Cordle on December 17, 2017 at 3:30pm — 20 Comments

Remember the Marco

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?

Added by Tom Cordle on December 14, 2017 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

Sometimes When We Touch

“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…


Added by Tom Cordle on December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

The Great Pillaging

[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…


Added by Tom Cordle on December 6, 2017 at 8:24pm — 14 Comments

Taxation Without Representation

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…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 28, 2017 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

Song of Satan

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:

Song of…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 25, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

No Moore

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.…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

The Tortoise and the Hair

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.…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 8, 2017 at 11:23am — 22 Comments

A Recipe for Disaster

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 –…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 3, 2017 at 10:00am — 108 Comments

Blood and Soiled

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…


Added by Tom Cordle on October 24, 2017 at 9:00am — 20 Comments

Sauce for the Goose-Stepper

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."

Added by Tom Cordle on October 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Where Irony Meets Hypocrisy

Ironical and hypocritical that attendees at the so-called Values Voter Summit so wildly supported Donald Trump, a man clearly without values.

Added by Tom Cordle on October 13, 2017 at 8:04pm — 6 Comments


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).

Added by Tom Cordle on September 13, 2017 at 9:10pm — 11 Comments

One Bright Morning

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…


Added by Tom Cordle on December 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

The Solace of Solstice

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…


Added by Tom Cordle on December 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — 15 Comments

Southern Strategy - A Eulogy

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…


Added by Tom Cordle on December 6, 2012 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Children of Columbus

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…


Added by Tom Cordle on December 1, 2012 at 1:30pm — 26 Comments

Second Inaugural Redux

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,…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — 16 Comments


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…


Added by Tom Cordle on November 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments


The Media and the Midterms

Posted by Ben Sen on October 18, 2018 at 9:30am 3 Comments

Not Since 1916...

Posted by Ron Powell on October 18, 2018 at 9:30am 1 Comment

A Feature, Not A Bug

Posted by Robert Young on October 18, 2018 at 8:51am 2 Comments

Hitman Jesus

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on October 18, 2018 at 8:11am 0 Comments


Posted by alsoknownas on October 16, 2018 at 7:30am 17 Comments

Trump is afraid of Elizabeth Warren

Posted by Dicky Neely on October 15, 2018 at 8:45pm 3 Comments

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