14 Nov 2012

Glimpse of Shriveled Republican Souls

The following appears on pgs. 199-200 of Bob Woodward’s *The Price of Politics*.  I was aware of a growing sense of nausea as I reread it several times. The cast is John Boehner, Republican Speaker of the House and his Chief of Staff Barry Jackson:   In the speaker’s office,

30 Aug 2012

Gathering Of Psychopaths (GOP)

Comparing what you know of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner with the following behavioral characteristics of psychopaths, is there any reasonable doubt what sort of personalities are appearing on the stage at the RNC in Florida? Glibness/superficial charm Grandiose sense of self-worth Pathological lying Cunning/manipulative Lack

14 Aug 2012

Ryan Rushes to Join Romney in Darkness

So, I was thinking about Ryan joining Romney in his refusal to release anymore than one maybe two years of tax returns. “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the

28 Mar 2012

Milk, Politics and Profits

Getting a bottle of milk from the cooler in my local Illinois Farm Fresh store, my eye was drawn to  a sign. The sign said: “WIC customers cannot purchase milk in glass bottles.” I pushed my jaw back up and thought about this. Milk in glass bottles costs less, takes

09 Nov 2011

Be Not Complicit

When I hear John Boehner tell Barack Obama that he should stop talking about class warfare, I’m reminded of a scene from Saving Private Ryan. After an urban firefight, American soldiers search a building to clear it. One of them encounters an enemy soldier who subdues the American, driving a

03 Sep 2011

You Don’t Get to Make Your Own Laws

An op-ed in today’s NYT  is entitled “Don’t Fear Islamic Law in America.” The author says we should embrace its existence in keeping with our democratic values. “The crusade against Shariah undermines American democracy, ignores our country’s successful history of religious tolerance and assimilation, and creates a dangerous divide between

22 Jul 2011

We Are At War!

No, not just in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. There is a civil war being fought by enemies of the people of the United States at home that is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year. Who are these Enemies of the People? Virtually every Republican holding elected office as

02 May 2011

“Obama Says”?

The USA Today headline at our local McDonald’s screamed: “Osama bin Laden Dead, Obama Says.” “Obama Says”? What does that mean? They don’t believe him? They think he might be misinformed or lying? They can’t corroborate the claim? They want to continue to put Osama and Obama in the same

13 Jan 2011

“A Public Service Announcement”

The following is a public service announcement brought to you by the bipartisan Demoblican political party independently of each other: “Regarding the rumors you have lately been hearing. Please be advised they are false. They are so false that we considered not even bothering to deny them. Because denying them

11 Jan 2011

DHB’s, Do Not Tone Down the Truth

I have listened to and read literally dozens of statements since the mass murder in Tucson telling Americans that we must tone down our rhetoric, and be more civil. These statements generally come from rightwing apologists. What they mostly mean is that Decent Human Beings (DHB) should stop telling the