The Brightest Unlit Candles in the Room

In a nation that took down Dan Rather’s journalism career over proportional spacing on a standard IBM office typewriter of the late 1960s, that spent years in the fake scandal that Obama was born in KENYA (though he’d still be his mother’s child and a natural US citizen — oops) … we’re still THAT easily conned? Continue reading

Which State(s) Ought to Die?

You either have a heart or you don’t. I can’t help you with that here, but I CAN help you visualize which states’ entire populations would represent the number of human beings, AMERICANS, who would be thrown to the tender mercies of maybe making it to an emergency room (assuming THAT law isn’t rescinded as well). Continue reading

Washington’s Birthday 2017

Washington, ironically, set the bar on torture (We don’t torture. Period) during the Revolutionary War, and until mad George the Third and Dick “Darth” Cheney usurped the White House, that WAS American policy for more than two centuries. Lucky for Trump, Rupert gave everyone “24” and Jack Bauer proved time and again that in a modern age, the niceties of NOT torturing prisoners, casual acquaintances and TV viewers were not luxuries that a constantly-peeing-their-pants-in-fear America could afford. Continue reading

Happy Residents Day, or, I’ll Take Lincoln

You know, there was a good civic REASON for those birthdays. Washington’s story is fortitude, perseverance and INTEGRITY. Lincoln is fortitude, patience and HONESTY. We WANT to celebrate those qualities. We NEED to celebrate those qualities. Citizenship is not easy, but self-governance is preferable to dictatorship, and we chose at Lexington and Concord to govern ourselves. Continue reading

In case you doubted your President was a bully….

When it comes to “acting Presidential,” definitions and expectations are left open to interpretation. Me? I prefer my President to not be an embarrassment. I’d like to think a President would be someone possessed of maturity and an air of gravitas. He should understand his every word, thought, and deed … Continue reading