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Dear Dems

Enough already!  Enough with the stupid, pretend debates and snarky sniping at one another!  Enough trying to find bullet points and leverage and poll surge and demographic acceptance!  Right now, in this unique moment in time when the world is literally spinning out of control, it is first and foremost…

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Friends

Politics?  What politics? I have been obsessed, for as long as I can remember, with friendship, the inexplicable human attraction that, in its most basic form, cannot be parsed, diagrammed or explained in reliably irrefutable language.  We have all experienced or observed the phenomenon.  Thirty or so preschoolers, previously unknown…

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Fire!

It’s the one word, when shouted in public, that will get everybody’s immediate and undivided attention.  I just thought I’d give it a try.  Of course, it’s also one of those Freedom of Speech exceptions if misused, so, you better be damned sure there’s something burning, or even your best intentions…

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Once upon…

It seemed to me that this Grimm way of beginning a fairytale was appropriate to this week’s grim story. …in the Land of Queens, a blubbery, excessively-white, male-ish, soulless child was born with a silver spoon crammed so far up his ass that his eyes saw the world as being…

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Rage!

Rage!.8.11.19

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Crap!

…as in Holy, or What a Loada, or Don’t Gimme No… We are up to our eyeballs in it in every aspect of our daily lives.  The simplest things are full of it and any attempt to reduce or, god forbid, eliminate it is met with bucket loads…no, truckloads…no, shit loads…

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Them

It’s “Them”, right?  All this crap is their fault.  If it wasn’t for those people screwing up the economy and the weather and the traffic, closing down all of the friendly and familiar K-Marts and Sears stores, rearranging the aisles at the supermarket, (really, what’s up with that?), taking away…

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No!

The villainy of Donald Trump and the spineless Republican Congress is no longer an uncomfortable divisively split-family dinner argument, it’s a bold, unapologetic matter of fact.  It is wrong-sided for every delicately existential checkbox:  Climate change, the environment, foreign relations, the economy, health, safety, DEMOCRACY, DECENCY, HUMANITY. We can continue…

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Walks Like a Duck

First, let me take this opportunity to ignore the sage advice of almost every schooled debate coach, clear-minded political commentator and student/teacher of historical recurrence, all of whom know scads more than I and have cautioned against the following as ineffective and counterproductive, and say, anyway, “Fuck all of you…

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See?

The way it’s supposed to happen is that when a controversy arises over an event or a statement, the perception of which stirs preconceived biases resulting in irrational polarization that can lead to argument, shoving, mayhem, even war…after the kerfuffle, benign or tragic, the folly of the wrong-sided becomes so evident,…

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