He may be ignorant, but Donald Trump is one cunning flim-flam man, among the most manipulative in history. He's been conning all of us, and not just the grievance-laden dullards who make up his rabid base or his millions of cultists who cheer his every outrage on. We need to include all of us enablers who validate him as president of the United ...Read more
In my hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, back in the late 1950s they closed the public schools down rather than desegregate. (For those -who need to, look up Little Rock on your search engine.) But since high-school sports were just as big as in Texas, they kept the football season going. The saying around town that year was that the teams were ...Read more
"Over the hills and through the woods, the sleigh this year should be empty, And to Grandmother's house we don't go."
Somehow, this year's adaptation lacks the holiday spirit of the 1844 original, but back then we didn't have the lethal coronavirus dominating the crisp November air and striking us down, inside Grandmother's house and in every ...Read more
With the Biden victory in Arizona, aka McCain's Revenge, the extent of the Donald Trump election rejection is now documented. Nevermind his desperate fantasies of a legal tap dance to victory -- can you imagine Donald Trump tap dancing? -- there's no way to soft shoe over the reality of a five million popular vote loss to Joe Biden and, more ...Read more
Answer: Two men who have stopped and posed for a picture with anyone they encountered. Question: Who are Alex Trebek and Joe Biden? We mourn the death of Trebek, for decades the affable host of "Jeopardy." "Affable" would also describe Joe Biden, who likewise for decades has accumulated the experience that will be necessary to pull his nation ...Read more
It was 1973 when the hit movie "The Way We Were" was released, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford as an unlikely couple with divergent political beliefs and backgrounds. It came with a haunting title song, sung by Streisand.
While most of us wouldn't want to "light the corners of my mind" with recent memories -- unless you're into ...Read more
Through his entire life, Donald Trump has been a SLAPP master. What is SLAPP, you ask? Good question. It stands for "strategic lawsuit against public participation." For our purposes, it means frivolous legal action, usually by someone with deep pockets, designed to use the court system to intimidate someone else who doesn't have deep pockets. ...Read more
"You know our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID."
It's not that Donald Trump has lacked for vile, stupid comments since he's been president. In fact, his entire life has been saturated with repulsive pronouncements, the oafish dribble that can be attributed to sheer stupidity.
His rallies are jammed together with rabid ...Read more