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June 24, 2017

Election 2016

Orange Privileges, Immunities & Atrocities

Poised as we are just before a hallowed holiday weekend, and in further honor of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars as well as our nation’s foremost motor-car race, reporting on the Trump-fueled daily disasters is just “coming in too fast.” The clown-car demolition derby leading up to his first ill-fated big-boy trip, the emblematic

The Double Standard Of James Comey

On Wednesday, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director, James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. What was believed by many to be a probe into the now overwhelming consensus by our nation’s several intelligence communities, that Russia interfered with our election for the presidency of our country last year which favored the forty-fifth president while opposing

Why We Should Be Afraid, But Why We Should Be Hopeful

Let me be clear here. That was no mere transfer of power that took place Friday afternoon. Mitt Romney wasn’t taking the oath of office up there. Nor was John McCain, or George W. Bush, or George H.W. Bush, or Ronald Reagan or even Richard Nixon. What we witnessed Friday was not only dark in

A Good President, A Better Man

Michael Tomasky has a piece in The Daily Beast on the Obama years that is a good take on the highlights and, yes, low points of his two terms in office. I won’t rehash it here; you can read it for yourself. What I wanted to do is take a few minutes and share some

Dems Still In Denial About the Election

In just three weeks Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and it is crystal clear that the Democratic Party still hasn’t accepted that reality. Worse, it doesn’t seem to have a plan with how to deal with the incoming administration. This denial isn’t just limited to Democrats.

Hey Dems, The Pity Party Ends Now

My dentist has this plaque on his wall that reads, “Ignore Your Teeth And They’ll Go Away.” It’s funny, but true. As a salesman, I’ve often employed that very simple logic to my own profession. I know very well, as every salesperson knows, that if I’m not calling my customers, my competition is. Politics isn’t

Why Usurping the Electoral College Results is Dangerous

Look, anyone with half a brain knows that Donald Trump is an embarrassment to this country, and his upcoming administration poses a grave threat to American democracy. Know what else poses a grave threat to American democracy? Two hair-brained schemes: one being concocted by a couple of Republican electors; the other involving a petition being

You’re Gonna Be Okay Kid…The Revenge of Drumpf

Maybe, but probably not. Over the past week or so, I’ve sat staring at my computer screen, grasping at straws, striking the keys now and again searching for a thought, any thought really which didn’t end in a slew of epitaphs that contained the seven dirty words you can’t say on TV. But…what the fucking

They Knew Exactly What They Were Doing

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” — H. L. Mencken There is

How Do You Know?

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large. ~ Thomas Jefferson, 1778

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