Mr. Perspective’s Thought Of The Day

Being disengaged in our current political climate because “both sides are the same” is like equating someone who once ate a pig-in-a-blanket as an hors d’ouvre at a party to Joey Chestnut downing 70 hot dogs at the Nathan’s July 4th...

Wrong Again, Chuck

This NY Times story about Democrats presuming Republicans would play nice regarding the confirmation of even more conservative federal judges reminded me (for the 937,685th time) that GOPers are Lucy with the football & Democrats are Charlie Brown believing she'll...

PTSD Politics

Good for Jason Kander for going public with his PTSD/depression, which may encourage others. But I can't help but wonder how this would have been politically exploited if he'd made the announcement AND continued to run for mayor of Kansas City. I'm referring to how...

Three Kavanaugh Questions

I'm curious and need answers: If Brett Kavanaugh does not advance to the Supreme Court, does he get to keep his seat on the Court Of Appeals in DC? If so, would he be obligated to recuse himself in hyper-political cases? Could he still drink too much beer? The...

Christine Brave Ford

Observations on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford... Is it just me or did crotchety Chuck Grassley sound like crotchety Hume Cronyn reading his will in "Brewster's Millions"? During a break in the Christine Blasey...

As I Tweeted

The revulsion for all things Trump that comes out of retiring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake's mouth would be a lot more meaningful if it was connected to the part of his brain that makes him vote with Trump 83% of the time. So, regardless of what he says publicly about...

Nothing Will Change His Mind

Lindsay Graham said over the weekend that there's nothing Christine Blasey Ford can say in her testimony that will change his mind about Brett Kavanaugh. I'm reminded of the debate between scientist Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham. At the end, a questioner asked,...

Album Recommendation: Roy Zimmerman “RiZe Up”

I'm a big fan of Roy Zimmerman. As a song parodist, he's a cross between Tom Lehrer and Mark Russell, writing clever, biting lyrics about topical issues. My family and I saw Roy perform at James Randi's Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas in 2008, and I've subscribed to the...

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