What the Hell is Going on Here? Just WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON !?
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions: My mother used to walk out of the room after switching off “Hogan’s Heroes”. Her mother–my Gramma– survived the Czarist anti-Jewish pogroms, and the show disgusted her. Even it’s cartoon caricatures of Sergeant Schultz and Colonel Klink as buffoons, some twenty years after the end of Nazi Germany didn’t assuage her burning rage. “There’s nothing funny about Nazis,” is all she’d say | Read More »
Beware the Great Trump Coalition: Anti-Semites, 9-11 Truthers, Bigots, and the Fluoride Poisoned.
There is yet another caustic bromide that bounces around the cultural landscape that gives me hives: When otherwise earnest people refer to a Presidential election as “this cycle“– as if, ho-hum, another four years has gone by, we can choose “Team A”, or “Team B” this cycle. This is Consultant-ese, mindless jargon added to the Lexicon of Hip. The “Inside the Beltway” connected, the retained | Read More »
I Think I Figured This Out; I just Hope There’s Enough Time on the Clock…
Lee Atwater was Karl Rove before Karl Rove was Karl Rove. Oh, my– how the left detested Lee Atwater. Why? As George H.W. Bush’s Campaign Guru and later Republican National Committee chairman in the late 1980’s, he pasted democrat Nominee Michael Dukakis with a most dastardly label: Liberal. Yes, that’s all. George H.W. Bush went around the country calling Michael Dukakis a “liberal”. And, it | Read More »
TRUMPEROT! Let’s get Something Straight, Right Now: The Trump Juggernaut is Still Waiting In Drydock
Figures lie. Liars Figure. Donald Trump received 32.4% of the vote in South Carolina last night. Given his commanding lead in “the polls”, his non-stop coverage on most forms of media in this country, and access to a limitless ocean of money, it was a rather plonking night for him. Some polls had him up over 40%, and this final result was underwhelming in a | Read More »
You Know Something, Donald? You’re an Ass..!
If I hear any more cliches about “politics being a blood sport”, I’m going to barf. This is what greasy, unctuous types belch when they want to convey the sense that, being smugly self-confident, they’ve seen it all before, political fights are dirty, get over it, grow up, etc., etc. They are tin-pot King Solomons. Politics is NOT a “blood sport”, at least, not in | Read More »
If the Polling Holds Up, Here’s What the Delegate Count will Look Like on March 2…
I despise polls. I really, really do. They have the corrosive effect of making the monumental decision of selecting a president into some weird agglomeration of a Gameshow-slash-Fantasy Polical Party league. I hate polls, and I loathe people that hang onto their every gyration… Who is up, who is down. And none of it matters. Check the polls from October– Ben Carson led or barely | Read More »
The Gipper and the Griper
Long story short: Doc Brown was cruising the neighborhood tonight in his souped-up 1982 DeLorean, and he took me for a little spin. Right after the Flux Capacitor finished fluxing, we landed squarely in Indianapolis on July 19th, one day after the 2016 Republican National Convention. The Bad News? Donald Trump was the Republican Nominee. I won’t tell you who he chose to be his | Read More »
It’s Not the “Blind Trust” so much…. It’s Trusting Blindly that’s Worrisome
We cannot see the misty undercurrents of History. We paddle about on the surface of this gigantic ocean in our tiny boats, noting the waves, or the tips of sharks or icebergs as we float along–; But we do not comprehend the vast canyons and submerged mountain ranges far below… For example: On an unseasonably warm mid-June evening of 1972, a lone security guard –a | Read More »
Poor Wittle Twump: Did the Big, Mean Weporter Say Bad Things to You? (Or, “Donald Ducks”)
Chickenscat. We are on the eve of the most consequential Presidential election in over a generation, and what the hell are we talking about? Birth Certificates of candidate’s mothers, which candidates are “nasty”, which member of the Duck Dynasty family is endorsing whom, what Sarah Palin was wearing, and who can make the best “deals”, as if governing was like getting a better rate on | Read More »
“America” –as Sung by Bernie Sanders
Let us vote Sanders We’ll marry our sisters together I’ve got some Ganja here in my bag– Oooh… So, we rolled up some cigarettes and started wearing suits and ties, and walked off, to Bern down America… “Trotsky,” I said as we boarded a jet for Managua– “Mao Zedong seems like a dream to me now…” “It took forty years to take down Siagon” | Read More »