A Real Blue-Collar Guy

  Ed Schultz is dead. To paraphrase Shakespeare, we’re probably not going to see his like again .Not on TV, anyway. There used to be more people on TV like Ed, people who stood for something, who spoke their minds, without sugar coating what they had to say. Now – left or right – it […]
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Goodbye, Direct TV

How long have Sandra and I had Direct TV? Fifteen years? More than 10, anyway. But we’ve decided to change to Spectrum. No, it’s not because we’ve finally had it with those “Searching for satellite signal” on-screen messages- every time it rained. Service has been reliable otherwise and Customer Support was very helpful once we […]
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Aren’t You Tired of Trump?

  I switched off the news channels early last night and went to sleep. Usually, I can make it through Rachel on MSNBC, but last night I couldn’t get past Chris Hayes. And switching to CNN didn’t help. Both cable channels were obsessed with Donald Trump. Did he disrespect women who worked for him over […]
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Punishing the Victim

  As I watch Donald Trump on cable news slandering Hillary Clinton with false and tasteless references to those long-forgotten episodes involving Bill’s roving ways, I wonder why it’s the victims who always seem to get punished in these shabby affairs. Is it because the victims are usually women? When a woman is raped, have you noticed […]
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Bad News on the Doorstep

  Well, I woke up again today and the aches and pains of old age are muted. The sun is shining and I will be heading to the golf course in a couple of hours. Nothing to complain of. So why does a sense of foreboding linger over me? It must be the news. “Bad news […]
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Hillary’s No. 1 Enemy

Rachel Maddow had an interesting rant last night. She noted that, in response to a question during the Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton had identified “Republicans” as the enemy she is most proud to have. Rachel examined President Obama’s failed efforts to work with Republicans during his first term and concluded that Republicans are, indeed, Hillary’s – and any […]
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How to Ruin a TV Channel

    I’m convinced it’s not just Congress that’s gone nuts, it’s the entire political and business world. No, this is not another Donald Trump blog. This time it’s TV I’m railing against. More specifically cable TV. And most specifically MSNBC-TV. The geniuses who run MSNBC seem determined to drive me away. First, they sack Ed. Then […]
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This Was a Debate?

I watched both Republican primary debates and I wonder whether I speak English. I always thought a debate involved a conflict of ideas. You know, one side says the moon is made of green cheese; the other says it’s made of cheddar. And they trot out a bunch of facts and supposedly logical assumptions to […]
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Run for Office, Ed!

  With MSNBC dropping his show, Ed Schultz is reportedly pondering his future on a fishing trip in Canada. Here’s what I think he should do: Run for public office. Ed (above with wife Wendy) would be a strong candidate. And the Democrats will need all the strong candidates they can get in 2016. As a […]
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Time to Fade Away

Are you surprised to see John McCain (top photo) on TV? How about Newt Gingrich (bottom photo)? I am surprised. And discouraged. They are like a bad cold that just seems to hang on forever. Surely these old war horses have had their day and it’s time for them to fade away? I suppose the […]
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