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Now What?

Well, Thanksgiving…right?  In spite of the piled-on horrors of pandemic, poverty and politics, (alliteration’s a bitch), even this curmudgeonly correspondent, (see?), is able to make a substantial list of reasons to be thankful.  Yet, by my count, we’re 362 days away from what will be, if history holds true, my…

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47%

Abe Lincoln was not completely accurate, if, in fact, his ‘fooling the people’ quote is even something that he said at all.  If he did, I guess I can give him a pass based on the limited flow of information in the mid nineteenth century.  Perhaps he was using a…

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Coup Coup

Don’t breathe easy yet.  Have you noticed that the LOSER of the general election, although unquestionably ‘lame’ and poetically akin to ‘duck’, has no plan to vacate his office; the titled one or the cozy, blimp-shaped oval one.  He has begun to systematically clean house of anyone who has not…

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Buzz

[I will not gloat…I will not gloat…I will not gloat…] Americans cherish their buzzwords, freedom, liberty, democracy, equality are liberally bandied about, often with little or no attention to proper usage or intent.  Since the crafting of the very colorful language of the Declaration of Independence and the painstaking writing,…

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Wishful

I’ve never been much of a wisher.  For nearly seventy years, I blasphemed the sacred birthday candle ritual, first, by revealing my desire against Robert’s Rules or the Magna Carta or Declaration of Independence, (I’m sure it’s written down in some very important document), mandate for sworn secrecy, and second,…

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Who Cares?

As retorts go, “Who Cares?”, is an inexplicable, early-learned, nearly universal mainstay of our otherwise varied and nuanced lexicons.  In childhood, it’s often the last-ditch non-sequitur when caught red-handed and develops through adolescence and adulthood into verbal shorthand for, “Go fuck yourself!”.  In most incidences, its usage, though a maddening…

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Herd This!

Unfortunately, for sane, thinking Americans, the President’s ass is so big, there seems to be no limit to the amount or variety of shit he can pull out of it.  And, being void of the evolutionary mechanism that sorts fact from outright horsepucky, makes him equal parts comical, (in a…

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Shut Up!

I’m conflicted.  I was sure I was a 100% free speech guy.  Go ahead!  Say whatever you want!  Call me names!  Sticks and stones and all that, don’t you know?  But…when a man…or a woman…says things that have dire consequences, there is a need for an addendum to the Constitution. …

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Telekinesis

There’s probably another word I’m looking for, (go ahead and weigh in), other than the Carrie White condition of moving things around with one’s thoughts, (I actually spent way too much time yesterday, trying to mind meld with my car keys), but this will get my point across and, besides,…

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Government

gov·ern·ment /ˈɡəvər(n)mənt/ Noun – the governing body of a nation, state or community   In my fourth grade Civics class, (it might have been fifth or even sixth…I have to pull a lot of time-based memory indistinctly out of my ass), page one of the text book, the cover of…

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