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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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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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