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Could Bannon Be That Smart?

The worrisome tale of Roy Moore’s alleged fondling and harassing of teenage girls (at least one who was only 14) when he was a 30-something prosecutor in Alabama raises questions about the brilliance of his chief benefactor, Steve Bannon. After … Continue reading

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NY Votes on a Constitutional Convention

Would this be a thing if New York had a better constitution? New York State is known widely – and legitimately – as one of the worst run states in America. Taxes are among the highest in the nation. New … Continue reading

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Donna Brazile Serves Cheese with Grease

I rarely read post-mortem books about political campaign intrigue written by minor players. They tend to be incidental, lack durability, tend toward the mundane, and usually include a flacid “bombshell” to attract the gullible partisan. Two weeks after hitting the … Continue reading

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Oy Gevalt! Another Fakakta Promise Broken

It helps to put on the tough guy face before lying through one’s teeth During the election of 1992, Bill Clinton made a provocative promise to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – an ancient … Continue reading

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Weinstein Triggers an Avalanche of Sexual Harassment Charges

Donald Trump was caught on tape bragging about forcibly kissing beautiful women and grabbing them by the pussy – something he could readily do because “when you’re a star they let you do it.” No one cared that much about … Continue reading

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An Empty Head Opines on an Empty Barrel

Are the assholes in the Trump administration ever going to conduct a modicum of due diligence before they plod along and once again spew out provably false assertions? These miscreants who bark “fake news” at anything that doesn’t comport to … Continue reading

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Hannity: Hypocrisy’s Hypocrite

Hannity dons the blinders and amps up the outrage. Last week, Fox TV personality and Trump’s favorite gerbil Sean Hannity went on a rant accusing Democrats of liberal hypocrisy over their hesitation to condemn former Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein who … Continue reading

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Pencey the Puppet

Trump performs his ventriloquist act with Pencey the Puppet On orders from his marionette-master Trump, Vice Puppet Mike Pence briefly attended last Sunday’s NFL game between Indianapolis Colts and The SF 49ers – just long enough to be photographed standing … Continue reading

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Obama: Gun Makers’ Best Frenemy

Perhaps the worst thing that could have happened to the gun industry was the expiration of Barack Obama’s term as president. As long as Obama could be held up as a roving maniac on a mission to confiscate every god-fearing … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Machine Gun

Room with a view It appears that the maniac who shot and killed nearly 60 people at a Las Vegas country music concert from the comfort of his 32nd floor hotel room in the Mandalay Bay at some point during … Continue reading

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Repeal, Replace, Repulse, Repeat

Trump proves he’s no Nostradamus. You gotta love the hard-headed, hard-hearted Republicans who continue to serve up the same gruel to a clientele that has already thrown it up twice before. Most sentient beings have called out the continual and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Land Grab

Cheerful park rangers invite visitors to Trump’s newly designated national monument. If there is such a thing as a Trump agenda it consists of nothing more than denigrating Obama’s actions and undoing his decisions regardless of the merits. You can … Continue reading

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The Heist Movie

As a fan of heist movies, I saw Logan Lucky last week and was, as expected, disappointed – for too many heist movies suffer from the same problems: major plot holes and all-too-convenient twists that turn certain doom into success … Continue reading

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This Week Through the Looking Glass

Alice encounters Tweedle Paul and Tweedle Ryan Many people in the past several days have made pretzel-logic comments worthy of Lewis Carroll. Here is a sampling. Sarah Huckabee Sanders During a press conference in which the main topic was Trump’s … Continue reading

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Make it Snappy, Texas

Texas has experienced a whirlwind of sovereignty in its 600 year history starting out as a territory of Spain, then of France and later Mexico, then as a separate country known as the Republic of Texas, followed by entry into … Continue reading

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Resign with Honesty – Please

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer endured unrelenting opprobrium and ridicule during his short stint in the job – much of it coming from his malignant boss Trump. Day after day, week after week the man could do no … Continue reading

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Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E. Lee

After a portly subhuman with a bad haircut named James Alex Fields plowed his car into a crowd of people in Charlottesville killing one and injuring more than a dozen, some observers likened the attack to the ISIS tactic for … Continue reading

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Lord of the Lies

CNN booted Trump shill Jeffrey Lord from its AC360 program hosted by Anderson Cooper for tweeting the infamous Nazi shout-out, “Sieg Heil!” (hail victory). Lord was reacting in a fashion often familiar to hard-right wingers to a Twitter antagonist who … Continue reading

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The Mooch Screws the Pooch

In 2012, B-List “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice” hosted by carnival-barker Donald Trump. He was “fired” in the season finale. In an interview Aiken gave later to the News & Observer of North Carolina, he … Continue reading

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RIP: Martin Landau

I was a faithful fan of the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible” with its dramatic self-destructing tape introducing the week’s impossible mission to IM Forces leader Jim Phelps. Following the tense theme song by Lalo Shiffrin, the next few minutes … Continue reading

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