It has been a long eight years under the Obama regime. He is now officially a lame duck, and it’s time to look back on the cult of personality that surrounds the Obama family. It is also time to look… Read More ›
Clueless Americans and the Cult of Personality
“A cult of personality arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods to create an idealized, heroic, and at times worshipful image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.” I have literally a ton-shit of material I want to… Read More ›
This is Where I Get Off the Bus
I turned sixty years old in February, and I’ve been voting for a very long time. Through all my political voting years, I’ve never voted anything but Democrat. I simply do not vote Republican. The fact that I am a… Read More ›
Welcome to Zombie America
We live in Zombie America. There are Zombies on both sides: We have Republican Zombies. These are the people who want to eat the middle class and the poor. The we have Zombies on the other side of the aisle…. Read More ›
Oh, the Humanity! I Mean WTF?
I could have made this another The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly. post, but I can’t find any good right now. These are all pretty ugly, and I don’t want to start yet another recurring post. People who know… Read More ›
The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.
Oh, it’s time for another edition of The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly. Funny, there’s always more of The Bad. And the Ugly. Such is the state of American politics. Proving that she’s very, very good Elizabeth Warren,… Read More ›
America the Immoral, Part Two
Part Two of America the Immoral took me longer than I anticipated to put together. Better late than never. Here you have it. The continued war on women is immoral at its very core. Apparently the GOP didn’t get the… Read More ›
America the Immoral, Part One
Don’t misread the headline. It doesn’t say “America the Immortal.” It does indeed say “America the Immoral.” As a political junkie, I spend a lot of time rooting around, digging up information, and generally keeping myself informed of the day-to-day… Read More ›
More News and Notes on the Newtown Massacre
We’re a couple of days removed from the Newtown Massacre, and it is no less horrifying today than it was Friday. As a follow-up, I have posted on my Scribd site a PDF file of the NRA brochure that I… Read More ›
The Time For Gun Control is Now.
We’ve had yet another mass murder with guns, this time in Newtown, Connecticut. I know. I’ve heard all the laments. “Things like this don’t happen here.” Newtown is described as an “idyllic community.” I have, and this is no lie,… Read More ›
Same Shit. Different Day.
Yeah, I know. That’s an overused phrase. I was thinking of using The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same, but that’s overused too. And, frankly, I feel as though I sound like a broken record. However, there’s… Read More ›
An Open Letter to the GOP and Its Supporters
Before I finish my post-election article, I am putting the text of an open letter to the GOP here. Please feel free to use portions of this letter to write to your GOP elected officials no matter where you are…. Read More ›
It’s Officially “A Sigh of Relief”
It’s Wednesday, November 7, and I’m officially breathing a sigh of relief. I went to bed last night knowing gleefully that the only thing Mitt Romney is president of is the Wicked Losers Club. Yep. If you’re from Massachusetts, things… Read More ›
Will We Breathe a Sigh of Relief Tomorrow, or Will We Be Scared Shitless?
Okay, folks. I know you’re probably pretty tired of this stuff, but I have to do this one more time before D-Day. In the event that you are considering Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for the next four painful years,… Read More ›
After This Damned Election is Over…
I don’t know how you feel about the election, but I can’t wait until it’s all over. We’ll either be breathing a sign of relief or we’ll be scared shitless. Either way, after this election the American people need to… Read More ›
The 2012 Election Goal: Keep Romney-Ryan Out of the White House. Period.
Over the last several days, the GOP has proved once again that it and its supporters are totally irrelevant, beginning with Donald Trump’s supposedly election-changing revelation about Barack Obama and ending with yet another GOP prospective lawmaker weighing in on… Read More ›
Barack Obama: Missing in Action
I’ve had a full week of debates. I attended the Elizabeth Warren-Scott Brown debate on Monday at the University of Lowell. I watched the debacle last night between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. In this article, I want to talk… Read More ›
Ox-y-mo-ron: A figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side. [e.g., Gay Republican; Republican Women]. I apologize for not being vocal of late. Frankly, I’ve been on vacation taking a break from the political world… Read More ›
Pity the Misguided Voters of America
I was driving home from work the other day behind a car that had three bumper stickers on it. Here’s what they said: Nobama 2012 (The “No” and the “2012”) were in red. God Bless America. Mitt Romney: Believe in… Read More ›
Is Anybody REALLY Excited About This Election?
I’m not. I’ve been a political junkie ever since I can remember. I had an FBI file when I was very young. I used to go around to colleges in the Boston area and talk about the killings at Kent… Read More ›
The Weekly Ying and Yang: April 22, 2012
It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these. I’ve been busy with fairly big stories and issues over the past few weeks, both here and on Veracity Stew. However, a number of small yet irritating items need to… Read More ›
Rick, Mitt and Newt. Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.
I don’t know about you, but at least when Michele Bachmann was still in the hunt I found some comic relief in the GOP clusterfuck of presidential politics. Not anymore. Now we’re left to endure three of the biggest asshats… Read More ›
Our Eroding Civil Liberties
Americans are kind of funny, but in a disturbing sort of way. I can tell you what I personally find incredibly disturbing. Most of the people I talk to don’t seem to worry about the state of our eroding civil… Read More ›
The big lie marches on
Why we must have an honest accounting of the Iraq war by Robert C. Koehler The war is over, sort of, but the Big Lie marches on: that democracy is flowering in Iraq, that America is stronger and more secure… Read More ›
Barack Obama sinks further into the civil rights abyss
In late September, Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University, wrote in the LA Times that Barack Obama might be the most disastrous president in our history when it comes to civil liberties. Frankly, it was hard to… Read More ›