Game of Thrones

She couldn’t resist … because she’s miserable by nature. Hillary Clinton would not acknowledge Donald Trump at the Bush funeral. Snubbed him. Glared and stared straight ahead.   Perhaps it’s time to remind people of Hillary Clinton … and the despair we escaped. She slithered in and out of seedy circumstances …  webbing her power … Continue reading Game of Thrones

Up in Smoke

Paris is burning … and the Arc de Triomphe is all sooty. I should care, but I don’t. “A third weekend of nationwide protests … largely made up of working-class people angry about a planned increase in fuel taxes and their dwindling purchasing power …” I just can’t care about France … or Europe.  Not … Continue reading Up in Smoke

First Grade Christmas Blues

Is this not the most perfect punctuation mark for this miserable moment of school failure? "School District Apologizes After Teacher Tells First Graders Santa Isn't Real" But they're not really sorry. Nope ... because Santa was in the way of that "grit 'n rigor" stuff.  So they called in Miss Grinch ... the Christmas Crud. She did … Continue reading First Grade Christmas Blues

Things Fall Apart

I don’t know how we can like ourselves very much.  Not in this moment. Everything’s so disordered and ill-tempered. And lots seem very okay with this ... all right with this bankruptcy of common sense. There’s this casualness in how we mistreat sacred stuff that's made us special. How we desecrate … and adulterate … indispensable … Continue reading Things Fall Apart

Education’s Learned Idiots

"There is a widely held belief ... that if we start teaching children to read, write, and spell in preschool and kindergarten that they will be ahead of the game ... that pushing our kids to start early will make them better and give them the edge. But it doesn’t work that way, in fact it … Continue reading Education’s Learned Idiots

Kumbaya Krazy

If you’re lookin’ for some anarchy, you’re probably lookin’ in the wrong place. Oh, it’s out there in streets, alright. Masked clowns sashaying about  … costumed in home-made super-hero outfits.  Taunting police. Huddled-up in solidarity with other off-duty baristas. They’re the stooges. They don’t count. They’re not worth the worry.  The real-deal anarchists hang out … Continue reading Kumbaya Krazy

Extra! Extra! Extra Crazy!

“The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People who project themselves as journalists on television don't know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.” ~Gary Ackerman Yesterday, the president held a press conference … and a hockey game broke out. Jim … Continue reading Extra! Extra! Extra Crazy!

Election Day Flashback

Dear Barack, Thanks, but no thanks. You’ve done enough. In fact, you’ve done too much. We’re very okay now. In a very good spot. No reason to check back in. Folks have jobs. Taxes hurt less. The PC stuff doesn’t sting anymore … and the race card has finally gone lame. Businesses can breathe. Trade … Continue reading Election Day Flashback