ON HIS LAST DAY AS PRESIDENT on January 20, 2021, Donald Trump will walk out onto 5th Avenue in New York City and shoot a random passerby. He will then announce his candidacy for the nomination of the Rep*blican Party for President of the United States in 2024. [Continue reading]
THE IDEA BEHIND “MAGA” IS FINE: “Make America Great Again!” Who can argue with those four words? Well, actually, anyone can argue with them when we consider what the word “great” is being used to describe. [Continue reading]
I DID SOME SHOPPING YESTERDAY, mostly for food. I also hit the library along the way, using curbside pick-up for items I had ordered online. I picked up a few books (including Steven Pinker’s The Sense Of Style – The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century and Norman Spinrad’s Greenhouse Summer. [Continue reading]
RAW STORY’S TOP STORIES newsletter arrived at 5:51 AM today. The headline that caught my attention was “Michael Cohen is writing a bombshell tell-all book on President Trump to be released before the election.” The story was attributed to Tom Boggioni (April 18, 2020), who acknowledged his source as the Daily Beast in his first paragraph. [Continue reading]
I WOKE UP and plopped myself down in my chair and opened my email. Bleary-eyed, I skimmed over the various subject titles and saw one that made me rub those bleary eyes: “Sign the petition: Apache holy shit threatened …” and the rest was cut off. [Continue reading]
WE MIGHT WONDER what benefits impeachment is likely to yield, ponders Andrew Bacevich in “The Real Cover-Up: Putting Donald Trump’s Impeachment in Context.” As to the benefits of impeachment, Bacevich believes that answering that question “requires examining four scenarios that describe the range of possibilities awaiting the nation.” [Continue reading]
First, they came for the black-spotted newts but I did not speak out because I was not a black-spotted newt.
Then they came for the spotted owls but I did not speak out because I was not a spotted owl.
Then they came for the butterflies but I did not speak out because I was not a butterfly. [Continue reading]