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Trump Gags on his Own Medicine

Apparently, Trump doesn’t like the taste of his own medicine. That’s right; like dozens of commodities that bear his “luxury” name, Trump has his own brand of medicine which entails endless, shameless shilling of unsubstantiated innuendo and false rumors. But … Continue reading

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The Envelope Please…

…And the award for most overrated actress goes to…. RRRRRIPPPPP Meryl Streep! This is the first award for Ms. Streep in the category of most overrated actress, and the only award she has never won. Truly an honor. Deepest congratulations, … Continue reading

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Carl Paladino Knows Mad Cow Disease

Artvoice, a Buffalo-based media outlet recently posed a set of four mundane questions to local personalities as part of an end-of-year puff piece. It’s the kind of thing many local newspapers and e-zines commonly publish in the slow weeks leading … Continue reading

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What Swamp?

Dateline December 21 via CNN: “Gingrich: Trump dropping ‘drain the swamp’ “Drain the swamp” was a refrain of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, but Newt Gingrich says the president-elect “doesn’t want to use it anymore. “I’m told he now … Continue reading

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Strap Gail Collins to the Roof

Gail Collins, one of the lamer op-ed columnists for the New York Times wrote a piece the other day about Mitt Romney’s embarrassing dinner with Trump in which the former Governor and presidential candidate sucked up to the orange man … Continue reading

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The Curse of Salvator Mundi

A Renaissance-era painting titled “Salvator Mundi” thought to have been executed by a student of Leonardo Da Vinci around 1500 was sold at auction in 1958 for less than $100. No doubt the seller considered it a good deal, for … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman’s Head is Flat

Tom Friedman, New York Times op-ed writer and the author of “The World is Flat” penned a column the other day titled “Say What, Al Gore, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump?” The piece oozed optimism that Trump, by meeting with … Continue reading

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Trump’s Razor

Donald Trump took a call from Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen, breaking long-standing diplomatic protocol and ticking off China. Until Trump picked up the phone last week, no U.S. president or president-elect had spoken with a leader of Taiwan since 1979, … Continue reading

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They Left Their Spleens in San Francisco

A straight news story reporting on a poorly designed and potentially dangerous high-rise building in San Francisco garnered several hundred comments, but not many pertained to the actual topic of the article. You might expect to read observations about the … Continue reading

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Recount Blues for the Orange Man

Are you ready for more of this? Jill Stein and her Green group want to force a recount of the votes cast in Wisconsin, Michigan and maybe Pennsylvania where the gap separating Clinton and Trump is miniscule. And after a … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Broke, but Trump Will Fix It

President-erect Trump is off to a great start saving American jobs. As he informed his millions of Twitter followers, Trump read the riot act to Ford Motor Company about their plans to move a manufacturing plant from Kentucky to Mexico. … Continue reading

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Promises, Promises

It’s been estimated that the cost to completely deport an immigrant living illegally in the U.S. is about $40,000 per person. There are the costs to fund the enforcement teams who are needed to smoke out the infiltrators and run … Continue reading

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First, Kill all the Pollsters

What’s wrong with this picture? For months, professional polling companies have offered daily prognostications of voter preferences cut by age, gender, race, education level, occupation, shoe size, you name it. Every day a new poll would be published that seemed … Continue reading

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With Voters Like These…

Trump in his own sassy words. No matter what happens tomorrow, Trump will at least get votes from these schnooks: “Little Marco” Rubio who once said, “we have a frontrunner, in my party, who has fed into language that basically … Continue reading

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Friend Needs a Kidney

After 52 years of having type 1 diabetes, Cameron Ochiltree now needs a kidney transplant.  The waiting list is 7-10 years and if he gets a living donor he can avoid going on dialysis. If you or someone you know … Continue reading

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Mandates and Penalties

Oops – wrong mandate. In the mid-1970s an electric power utility sent a couple representatives to my college campus as part of a campaign to explain the company’s plans to build a plant on the shores of Lake Erie upwind … Continue reading

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Cuomo’s Egregious Nuke Calculus

The life of a person living in Westchester County is worth more than that of someone in far Upstate New York. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, lives in Westchester and he believes that fully. Indian Point nuclear plant, commissioned … Continue reading

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President Pussy Grabber

Politics in America are an upside-down affair where the damage from a scandal is inversely proportional to the significance of the office being contended. Today, sleazy behavior and lewd chit-chat that might bring down the candidacy of someone running for … Continue reading

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Trump’s Genius Revealed 916 Million Times

Only in a demented corner of America could a man who led his company to a $916 million loss be held up as an exemplar of business acumen. As the New York Times breathlessly reported over the weekend, Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Giving Good Headline

Some of my favorites: Pulitzer Prize Winner for Investigative Journalism How did they know? NY Post: Prince of the Pun But did you know the Alien killed Vince Foster? Right up there with “Dewey Defeats Truman”. Weiner: A fount of … Continue reading

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