Category Archives: Politics

Cut, Cap and Balance: A promise right up there with Repeal and Replace

Deficit-hawk and V.S.G. Trump grabs a slice before signing another piece of Republican-devised debt-laden legislation. Trump signed a bill this week that hikes spending, increases the deficit and raises the debt ceiling. Now for a trip down memory-hole lane. The … Continue reading

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The VSG Strikes Again

Michael Wolff in his controversial new book “Fire and Fury” devotes a chapter to commenting on the rampant ineptitude of Trump’s skeleton-crew administration in the first few weeks following the inauguration. To make his point Wolff cites the hurried executive … Continue reading

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Thanks Be to Trump

Thanks to Trump’s “very strict” approach to commercial aviation, no one died in a commercial plane crash in 2017. As is always the case with Trump’s boasts, it is unclear what he actually did to affect this particular outcome of … Continue reading

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“Not Qualified” is the New Qualification

Trump is lately having a hell of a time getting his nominees confirmed for important judicial assignments. Perhaps if his team nominated people who knew how to correctly spell “law” given three chances, he’d have better luck. The recent losers … Continue reading

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Seven Words You Can’t Say at the CDC

Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits. Those are the seven words that could not be spoken on television as we learned in a skit by the late comedian George Carlin on his “Class Clown” opus – although he … Continue reading

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Tax Tautologies

Both houses of Congress have voted to approve their respective Republican-led tax bills and now move to reconcile the differences in committee before defecating the final result onto Trump’s desk where he waits to sign anything that makes him look … Continue reading

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Is Frottage a Family Value?

I used to enjoy the jolt of schadefreude that came with the inevitable next case of a bible-thumping, evangelical-type family-values pimp ignominiously revealed to be a randy hypocrite living exactly the lascivious life for which he would thoroughly and publicly … Continue reading

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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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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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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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