Dept. of Doggerel: The Donald and His Health

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Mogul There once was a mogul from Manhattan, Who took an aspirin each day with his statin, Junk food he did like, As he watched his waistline spike, Till one day the scale he did flatten.  

Powell: The General Let’s Fly

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Warts and All, But Mostly Warts Colin Powell, former U.S. Army four-star General, wounded Vietnam Veteran, Joint Chief’s Chairman, National Security Adviser and Secretary of State got hacked again and we are the gleeful beneficiaries of his unalloyed thoughts on our presidential candidates. Powell is the quintessential Washington maven, continuously accumulating power and prestige during […]

The “Deplorables”

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“Deserving Strong Condemnation” Mrs. Clinton, probably in between fits of coughing, recently referred to supporters of Donald Trump as “deplorable” wherein Mr. Trump evinced great alarm at his supporters being so described. She singled some out as being, “…racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic …” Trumpsters then pounced on her remark asserting that she was referring to […]

Prop Her Up, Ice Her Down

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Weekend at Hillary’s Mrs. Clinton said she did not reveal the Pneumonia diagnosis because she did not think “it was a big deal.” Then, some liberal bloggers came along to say it isn’t a big deal. Imagine yourself sitting on the examining table in your doctor’s office when she or he strides in, test results […]

Sex-Dolled 9/11

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What Does It Say About Us? The media is awash this weekend with images of a group of grown men lounging and preening at the New York 9/11 Memorial taking “selfies” with a female “sex doll” in tow. Reports suggest that it was Brits on a “stag-do”,  a.k.a. bachelor party outing, as if that explained […]

9/11: Welcome to Our Tribe

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Fifteen Years On Except for those most personally affected, September 11, 2001, now resides, like the murder of JFK, as a “where I was” memory or as a fact of history known only through learning rather than direct experience. A generation of young people stands on the verge of adulthood who were yet to be […]

Race: Born in the USA

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Pence, Trump-the-Birther and the Fault Line of Race Donald Trump has both energized and fueled the “discussion” of whether President Obama was born here. Ashley Parker and Steve Eder have explained Trump’s motivation for doing so:  “Mr. Trump recognized an opportunity to connect with the electorate over an issue many considered taboo: the discomfort, in […]

Bam Takes the (Back) Stairs

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While the Donald Would Have Split I couldn’t suppress a smile at the news that President Obama was forced to use the back stairs of AF-1 after arriving in China for the G20 summit. Lot’s of spin out there on this one but one story has meat on the bones. The driver of the mobile […]

Labor and a Day: The Ludlow Massacre

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What It Took to Get Here Though it has become a cliche, all of the attributes of working families are derived from the Labor Movement. -Child Labor Laws -Eight hour day/five day week -Overtime -Safety and health reforms -Holiday pay -Vacation time -Pensions -Health care Working families would be but a hollow shell were it […]

Politics and Sex: Tony’s (a) Tool

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Weinerville The media exploded, excuse the pun, with yesterday’s news that former US congressman and New York mayor wannabee Anthony Weiner was once again outed for sexting. The NY Post article contains several images of his underwear covered and rather impressive equipment in some stage of arousal. Or, if he is not aroused, he has […]

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