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February 10th, 2020

The Wall That Won’t

Trump is proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid. He's also calling for at least $2 billion more in new spending on a wall that won't work, isn't needed, and is a substitute for his flaccid policies and failures. Cutting government, or "draining the swamp" has been ... Read More

February 9th, 2020

A Florida Man

• While media pundits mock Iowa, where a faulty app delayed the results in the first 'primary" and sent conspiracy theorists into spasmodic delight, the real threat to our Democracy is not a Russian hacker, it's us. The Federal Government, which can deny highway funds to a state that lets ... Read More

February 7th, 2020

Still Impeached 2/2/20

• Week's end, thoughts from Rush Limbaugh, the latest recipient of the presidential medal of honor; "Holocaust? Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos; what's to complain about?"..."Feminism was established so unattractive ugly broads could have access to the mainstream." ..."Pay for her birth control? What ... Read More

February 2nd, 2020

A Cynical Day

• Half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict and remove President Trump from office, according to a new Fox News poll. Yeah, I said Fox. But apparently that isn't enough to sway McConnell and the cowed Republican Senate from doing it's job. Friday's vote to bar witnesses ... Read More

January 30th, 2020

The Week January 24-31

• 37 mph winds succeeded where Democrats failed when Trump's newly installed panels for the US border wall fell over Wednesday, landing on the Mexican side of the border. Since Mexico won't pay for the wall, they might be on their own for the trees. • According to a Morning ... Read More

September 9th, 2019

Taliban Travel?

One of the lasting questions surrounding the failed Taliban-Camp David summit is how the terrorist organization would actually travel to the US. Would they arrive on a military jet or fly on a variation of "Not Quite United" air? Trump says he was set this weekend to meet at Camp ... Read More

September 5th, 2019

NRA or DOA

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ resolution labeling the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization,” is reverberating on both sides of the gun. For the millions of Americans who see the NRA as a ruthless tool of gun manufacturers, it's a "right on" to the San Francisco liberals who are never ... Read More

August 29th, 2019

TSA: The Force Hates You

The Force is confused. “It could create concern that it’s the real thing,” TSA spokesperson Jim Gregory. Except that it's a toy. The TSA has banned a souvenir from Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land. That's right. The toy has been banned in both checked bags and carry-ons for looking too ... Read More

August 29th, 2019

Trump Won’t Betray FOX

President Trump, speaking to FOX host Brian Kilmeade, said he won't do an interview with CNN because it would be disloyal to his followers. "I think it would be very disloyal to people that are Trump fans and people that voted for me and people that are going to vote again." ... Read More

August 27th, 2019

Jakarta, The Canary

Indonesia, (I'll wait for my fellow Americans to find it on a map; take a flight north from Australia, then hang a left,)  is relocating its capital from Jakarta to a remote jungle area on Borneo. Why? Jakarta, the densely-populated capital, home to more than 10 million, is quickly sinking into the ... Read More

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