(With a Nod to Christopher Wren), if You Seek the Establishment, Look Around You…
From the diaries… We had a smallish political brush-fire here in Michigan in 1982. The grizzled old William Milliken had finally decided that 124 terms was enough as Governor, and he was hanging up the cleats. Jim Blanchard, a weirdo Democrat downriver Detroit Big Labor congressman decided he would run, as did a few other miscreants from the Democrat party. Even the benighted John Conyers | Read More »
February 28, 1991: The End of Operation Desert Storm and the 20 Years After
[promoted from the diaries by streiff] In what may well be remembered as the high-water mark of the projection of American power and prestige, it was at Midnight on February 28, 1991 that President George H.W. Bush announced the suspension of combat operations, and an end of Operation Desert Storm. Gulf War One had come to a close. This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of | Read More »
Second Graders Doin’ the Low Down ‘n Dirty. Yep, those SoCons Need to Get a Life!
From the diaries by Erick It all began, according to the Starr Report, on November 15, 1995. This is when, according to President Clinton, he Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman, Miss Lewinski. Well, the pronouncements have finally come down from on high, despite his protestations, that when the ever-game Miss Lewinski fellated the President, he was, in fact, engaged in a "sex | Read More »
Raise the Debt Ceiling? Why don’t the lower the Spending Floor?
From the diaries by Erick Well, those crazy, right-wing, nut-job teabaggers have breached the palace gates, and are marauding around like barbarian hordes, unwashed, in cheap Joseph A. Bank off-the-peg suits, froth dribbling from their open mouths, looking for some Guinevere to rape and pillage. Starting today, Washington is under siege. These stump-toothed yokels, after disembarking from Jed Clampett’s Model “T” truck, are stomping and | Read More »
I don’t care (right now) about WHO the next President is; I care about WHAT the next President is.
From the diaries by Erick. Harold Stassen ran for President every quadrennial between 1948 and 2000. Why? What would cause a man to do such a thing? Quite probably because he’d tasted the sweet essence of victorious electoral power, first as a county prosecutor, and then as Governor of Minnesota. He thus served from 1940 to 1943. He played the role of a minor king-maker | Read More »