Curveball–Throw Moammar From the Train
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com The following is an actual transcript from a recent episode of a fictional television talk show. Any resemblance to actual characters or shows is yet another indication of the devolution of American culture. HARDCASE: Good evening, I’m Chris Hardcase, and you’re watching Curveball. Revolution in the Arab world, unrest in the Middle East, a debt crisis in Washington and a meltdown in Japan. We’re | Read More »
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com Of the many consequences of Bill Clinton’s tawdry two terms, arguably the worst was the denigration of Impeachment to a mere political tactic. If Bill ‘n Hill had come clean about their Whitewater fiasco there never would have been a Special Prosecutor. However, once one was appointed, it was just a matter of time before he unearthed something actionable. Revelations of the President’s sophomoric | Read More »
What Part of No-Fly Don’t You Understand?
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com There are few things as disturbing as watching the current administration in full crisis mode. It’s sort of like watching a Charlie Sheen interview, without the underlying sense of competence and class. The administration has been scrambling since that Tunisian fruit vendor lit himself on fire. Granted, these are difficult times, and the stakes are enormous. This is the sort of situation which demands | Read More »
Democracy in Action?
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com The good news is President Barack H. Obama (D–Chi.), has finally found the leader of a state he’s willing to stand up to. The bad news is it’s the democratically elected Governor of Wisconsin. Organizing for America, an organization authorized by the Democratic National Committee and closely identified with the President, posted a call to arms on its website, which helped organized the thousands | Read More »
P!#tts My Dad Says
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com How awful is liberal columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.? Well, if my father were a liberal weenie given to posing as an intellectual while spewing the most absurd, illogical arguments; if he were a moral poseur, pretending to be preaching about love and mutual respect while dismissing those with whom he disagrees as either evil or moronic; and if he were just a real lousy | Read More »
The Unbearable Lightness of Vitriol
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com Ever since President Barack H. Obama (D-Chi) traveled to Tucson, AZ to heal a troubled land, pundits have studied the Republican Party, wondering when that seething morass of hatred and invective will erupt again in partisan vitriol. Early indications are not promising. It is a pity that conservatives are so consumed with hatred and racist rage that Obama’s words of truth, beauty and wisdom | Read More »
Tolerance is Easy
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com It is a truism of Western culture that tolerance is hard. Tolerance leads to ostracism and death. Tolerance means braving the assaults of heartless corporate CEO’s and oppressive right wing Christians; to celebrate diversity, to have the courage to proclaim, “I’m no better than you are,” is to run afoul of the gatekeepers of societal regimentation. It is easier to follow the path trod | Read More »
The Audacity of the Hopelessly Partisan
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com Last Friday we had an appointment with a stoma nurse at the hospital downtown where Mary will undergo surgery in a couple of weeks. Katie was very helpful, hopeful and encouragingly competent and confident. We felt in good hands, and were ready to leave what had been an upbeat session concerning a less than upbeat subject. Then, as we got up to go, Katie | Read More »
The Customer is Always Right?
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com When my mother-in-law died last July, the funeral home informed us that they would contact the Social Security Administration, as required by law. We didn’t think anything more about it until just recently when my wife deposited a check into an account we’ve been using to cover expenses at her mother’s still-unsold house. That’s when she discovered there was about $5,000 more in the | Read More »
Death Panel Chat Rooms
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com Regardless of which point on the political spectrum you occupy, the 2010 midterm elections were essentially meaningless. It really didn’t matter whether Republicans or Democrats won. Whether a Dragon Lady from San Francisco was reelected, ora witch from Delaware went down to defeat. It didn’t matter if Democrats got a “shellacking” because the President was unable to break down his prose into words small | Read More »