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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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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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“O” Zone Depletion

Bill O’Reilly articulates his feelings about getting the boot from Fox In his most recent and ill-timed book release titled “Old School,” one-time king of Fox punditry Bill O’Reilly – sounding like a crotchety bastard who demands of neighborhood kids: … Continue reading

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Trumpus Interruptus

All-Trump-all-the-time is beginning to wear thin. Major Terata will lay off the Orange man and the gaseous cloud that envelops his fantasy world for awhile. We’ll give him leave so he can climb aboard Marine One and pursue new elixirs … 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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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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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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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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The Reassuring Voice of the Savage Wiener

Michael “Savage” Wiener can be found bloviating daily on a number of AM radio stations, exclusive bastion of right-wing conservative thought. Although he reaches an audience of respectable size, Savage is a second-stringer; he isn’t syndicated to the extent that … Continue reading

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Read this Book, for Christ Sake

I recently finished Reza Aslan’s thoroughly fascinating and well-researched “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” a study not of Jesus Christ the “Son of God,” but an analysis of the life and times of an obscure man … Continue reading

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The Soulless Lepers of the Iraq War

Ten years ago on my birthday – March 19, 2003 – America invaded Iraq. Much has happened in the ensuing decade, much of it bad, but I was struck by how little was written and discussed on the big anniversary … Continue reading

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The Pointless Memoir

There are two kinds of memoirs: insightful and pointless. With the barriers to publication all but fallen away with the advent and standardization of technologies to enable self-publishing, I estimate that the pointless memoir now makes up 95 percent of … Continue reading

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Best Director as MVP from the Losing Team

This past Sunday the Academy Award for Best Director went to a man who did not direct the Best Picture – a scenario I find difficult to reconcile. It’s like giving the MVP award to a member of the losing … Continue reading

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New Literary Genre: “Killing XYZ”

Bill O’Reilly has made a killing on “Killing.” Rectifying a massive void in the documentation of our country’s colorful history, O’Reilly has penned (with help, of course) two best-selling books about the heretofore obscure assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and … Continue reading

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Flatline, Meet God, Publish a Bestseller

Every few years I make a visit to the gastroenterologist for a routine colonoscopy – and I look forward to it, but not because I believe I’m taking a positive step toward avoiding a hideous cancer by submitting to a … Continue reading

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Bauman’s (Well Done) Rare Book ads

I love Bauman Rare Books. Not the museum-like store on Madison Avenue with the beautifully-lit stacks and the Oriental rugs where scarce editions are displayed inside Plexiglas boxes and cotton-gloved staff members gingerly handle merchandise for bona-fide clientele ready to … Continue reading

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What page do they screw?

I recently read a blog by Ryan Dixon on ScriptShark titled “What Page Do They Screw?: On Being Flexible During Pitch Meetings.” The thrust of the post was about how Dixon, a journeyman screenwriter, learned the hard way that coming … Continue reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unshoveled

Bradley hosted raucous parties in 4F that lasted all night. Carl retaliated on the mornings that followed by noisily dragging furniture across his uncarpeted floor in 5F. Bradley shunned Carl as they passed in the lobby, and Carl dropped dirt … Continue reading

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Evariste Galois Deserves a Movie

Pursuing a degree in mathematics many years ago, I believe I was the rare student who was truly interested in the lives, and not just in the scribblings of the long-dead mathematicians who advanced axioms, contemplated corrolaries, locked up lemmas, … Continue reading

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