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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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Trump Family Thesaurus

In the face of the war on oil, Trump’s children promote wearable petroleum products. Trump’s children have played an outsized role in government while continuing to reap personal & financial benefits in a clear cauldron of conflicts of interest. However, … Continue reading

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Coulter Suffers in Coach

Obviously she’s never heard of Spirit Air Given the rancid reputation for customer dissatisfaction the American airline industry has cultivated over the past years and months, it’s hard to imagine how an aggrieved passenger could actually generate sympathy for one … Continue reading

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A Lesson from 1996 ALCS

This is the form of a closer? New York Yankees fans of a certain age will no doubt remember a strange game late in the 1996 season when the Bronx Bombers met up with the Baltimore Orioles for the first … Continue reading

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Murkowski: Better than Impeachment

Flip these three and the game is over for Trump. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski joined the crowd the other day to bust Trump’s balls on Twitter about Orange-man’s infantile tweets against MSNBC super-flyweights Joe Scarborough and Mika (soon to be … Continue reading

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Uber’s Continued Decline: Tipping

Q: What did the leper say to the prostitute? A: Keep the tip. I consider myself a decent tipper at restaurants and bars, driven in part by a desire to reward good service and compensate staff I encounter regularly, but … Continue reading

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Where’s Alex Jones on Alexandria?

Okay, but what about the baseball shooting hoax? Should we expect Alex Jones and his conspiracy website Infowars to call bullshit on the recent alleged shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia last week? The one in which … Continue reading

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Trump’s ISIS Head-fake

Remember Tora Bora? Until the other day it hadn’t been in the news for years, so it’s completely understandable if someone born after 1996 thinks Tora Bora is a tiki bar drink served in a coconut carved in the shape … Continue reading

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The Cabinet of Dr. Demento

Trump ran a cabinet meeting in front of the press and in a fashion usually associated with such illustrious narcissists as Kim Jong-Un and Saddam Hussein, went around the room and extracted statements of praise and fealty from the pitiful … Continue reading

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Dem Bums

After losing by -2.8 million votes, Dems have to do better Once again readers of the New York Times were treated to sage analysis about how the Democrats are a pubic hair away from complete irrelevance. In today’s Sunday Review … Continue reading

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Muz-Ban 2.0: Still Buggy

Saudis lick Trump’s golf balls, stay off Muslim ban list Trump is having a hell of a time with his Muslim travel ban order. And as with everything Trump touches, much of the turbulence has been self-inflicted by a man … Continue reading

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Kathy Griffin Gives Bad Head

Kathy Griffin supplied the enemy right wingers with some “fair and balanced” ammo against their own chicanery. The next time some liberal whines about an alt-right threat on the life of Obama, or Hillary, or Elizabeth Warren, or Anthony Wiener … Continue reading

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Integrity Steps Aside for Trump

Before Trump acquired the fabled Mar-a-Lago from breakfast cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, the compound gates sported the coat of arms of Joseph Edward Davies, Marjorie’s third husband. In 1939 the powers that be in Britain granted Davies the heraldic … Continue reading

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F is for Ford

Detroit automakers hate government regulations and will deploy armies of lobbyists to get their way in Washington. And they routinely win. The argument goes like this: auto industry experts at such companies as GM, Chrysler and Ford know way more … Continue reading

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Solved: The Mystery of the Dead (W)Ailes

Last week, the unidentified rotting corpse of a 50-foot-long corpulent creature washed up on a beach in Indonesia. Confused locals took photographs with their smartphones that went around the world of the immense blob of slimy, smelly flesh. Noxious decomposition … Continue reading

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IBM: Dow and Out?

What is the life span of a stock in “dog-of-the-Dow” years? It’s been a rather bad month for IBM. Since announcing 1Q 2017 earnings in early April, the stock is down over 20 points to $150 a share – a … Continue reading

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Those Who Can’t Do Preach

Ivanka Trump, no doubt with extensive help from one or more ghostwriters, released a new book titled “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success” – and the response has been either stellar or vicious depending on whether the reader … Continue reading

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The Outrage of Eddie Munster

Paul Ryan recites the hypocritic oath. Billions of gallons of ink will be spilt over the House of Representative’s vote yesterday to repeal Obamacare and replace it with “something terrific” – if you consider “terrific” the taking away of myriad … Continue reading

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The Berry Doesn’t Fall Far From the Dingle

Jesse Watters, smirky understudy to former Fox miscreant Bill O’Reilly stepped on his own dick the other day by proffering very ill-timed innuendo about Ivanka Trump’s skill at holding a phallic microphone. Ill-timed because the last thing Fox needs now … Continue reading

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Trump’s Massive Tax Hike on American Corporations

Trump’s “tax reform plan” on the back of an envelope. Trump released a one-page list of “bullet points” that was touted by his administration as a once-in-a-generation tax overhaul, but derided by economists as nothing more than a big tax … Continue reading

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