Yes, I’m a Rachel Fan

  Has it been nine years, Rachel? Nine years???  Even taking weekends and nights-off into account, that has to be more than 2,000 shows.  And I don’t think I’ve missed a week’s worth. Yes, I confess. I’m a fan. Sandra grumbles about that thing you do with the papers, shuffling them as if they contain […]
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Good Riddance, Governor

  So the Democratic governor of West Virginia says he is changing parties. So I say, “Good riddance.” Governor Jim Justice (photo) is the kind of Democrat  that drags the party down. Left to me, the Democrats wouldn’t wait for these Blue Dogs to quit, they would proactively send Justice and his ilk packing. There have […]
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Making up the News

One of the far right’s favorite ploys is accusing political opponents of dirty deeds they have done or are planning to do. The “fake news” meme is an example. I’m sure you agree that there’s fake news in circulation. But you also have to agree it’s coming overwhelmingly  from the right. And it’s not just the crazy web […]
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Trump Could be in Danger

The conservative propaganda machine is touting the notion that “the radical left” is plotting to assassinate Trump. But I think the president has more to fear from organized crime than from political activists. I can’t see how American and Russian mobsters can let the Muller investigation continue. The special counsel is sure to dig up […]
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Let the Washing Begin

Surprise! We have a washing machine! It arrived through torrential rain at 7 a.m. today. And what a washer it is! Huuuuuge! Sears finally managed to replace the Kenmore in accordance with our home appliance warranty. But it took nearly five weeks. Weeks of daily badgering from me, two service calls from DLS Appliance Experts […]
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Waiting for the Movie

  I am eagerly looking forward to the Trump movie. No, I haven’t heard that one is in the works, but I’m sure a movie will get made. And it could be hilarious. I envisage some kind of Godfather spoof. Think about it. Alec Baldwin as Trump…  Joe Pesci as Anthony Scaramucci… Jim Belushi as Steve Bannon… Roseanne Barr as  […]
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Here We Go Again

I am beginning to feel like Charlie Brown in that classic Peanuts strip. You know, the one in which Lucy keeps pulling the football away when Charlie Brown tries to kick it. I’m talking about Sears and our washing machine. If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know that Sandra and I have been without […]
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Trump’s True Believers

I was wondering why any American would still believe Trump’s baloney, then Rickie, my neighbor across the street, gave me a clue. He and I get completely different information. I get my “facts” from CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo News and the local newspaper. His “facts” come from web sites like Alex Jones and Breitbart. In my world, […]
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A Time for Outrage

  Is health care a “basic human right,” as some politicians contend? Or is it a privilege, as others insist? And why does it matter? To me, the real question is not about rights. It’s about basic human decency. What kind of person would see a neighbor hurt in a car crash or stricken by […]
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When People are Pawns

  America is losing its most precious asset – its humanity.  I used to think of Americans as generous, compassionate people. And I still see signs of these admirable traits. In the success of so many crowd funding projects, for example… In the open-handed response to the needs of children’s hospitals… In random tales of individual […]
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