Commentary

December 4th, 2017

Hey Billy! Maybe He Was Referring To You!

Good for you Billy, although anyone with your last name should be able to spot that a mile away. Trump insults us with an insinuation that the voice on the now infamous “grab pussy” tape may not be his. But Billy Bush came to our rescue by reassuring the 1/2 of 1% of America that …

December 2nd, 2017

A New Variation On A Familar Refrain

Arriving in New York for a fundraiser for his 2020 campaign, Trump was welcomed by a variation on his chant. “Lock Him Up, Lock Him Up” filled the air as Trump’s limo pulled up, but once inside he boasted how popular he has become. “New numbers just came out. I’m unbeatable!” Trump boasted. But there …

December 2nd, 2017

No Collusion? Let’s Define it First

Trump denies he colluded with Russians. So what is collusion? Collusion is among other things an agreement between two or more parties to obtain an objective forbidden by law. That sounds pretty straightforward. So let’s go back to the Manafort, Kushner, Trump Jr. meeting at the Trump tower in June, 2016, when Trump Jr. expressed …

December 2nd, 2017

Boycott San Francisco or Boycott The Facts?

There’s a small, but emotional group of Americans who are upset at the Kate Steinle verdict and are calling for a boycott of San Francisco. The problem is they’re boycotting the wrong things. The jury that found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder, considered the facts and returned with the only verdict they could. …

December 2nd, 2017

The White House Xmas Party? I Won’t Be Attending.

The annual White House Christmas party for reporters is always worthy of a few jokes. During the course of the year a popular joke among the press corps is “Man you pissed them off. You won’t get an invitation to the Christmas party.” Apparently April Ryan, the African American reporter from American Urban Radio Networks, …

December 2nd, 2017

Whataboutism and the Death of Political Discourse

If you’re a politics-watcher like me, you need to know about whataboutism. It’s spreading like a cancer and threatening the most vibrant and crucial component of our democracy — dispassionate, accurate, and rational discourse. Invented by the Nazis and perfected by the propaganda arm of the Soviet-era KGB, whataboutism is a rhetorical tactic more traditionally …

December 1st, 2017

Wal-Mart: America’s Real Embarrassment

Wal-Mart is a great place to shop. That is if you don’t mind the under-paid employees, the shitty benefits, the guns and groceries beatdown of America’s small businesses, the Chinese influence and now this; Violence and racism. The T-shirt pictured here was on sale at Wal-Mart until just recently. No, really. Wal-Mart sold a t-shirt …

December 1st, 2017

We Need Tiger

I was at my desk, listening to ESPN, when I heard a report that Tiger Woods had shot a 69. I smiled. When Tiger Woods was on, there was no other. I’ve seen Jack and Arnie, Trevino, Hogan and Player and if I had to bet on one ball-striker for 18 holes, in his day, …

December 1st, 2017

Did Flynn Cooperate To Save His Son?

What does Flynn’s arrest mean? The former National Security Advisor’s guilty plea indicates that he’s cooperating with Mueller. He could have been charged with multiple offenses, from his work with Turkey, to possible perjury charges. But what does that mean for the President and his star-crossed family and administration? Trump has dealings with the Russians …

December 1st, 2017

Walmart Pulls Fascist T-Shirts? What Will I Get Trump For Christmas?

Maybe you remember the despicable t-shirt often seen at Trump rallies. “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required.” And maybe you were wondering what to get for your Fox News watching uncle. Well Walmart sells them. They did anyway. Until now. Walmart has pulled the hideously fascist garb from its otherwise top-notch sartorial offerings. I guess …

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