Blowing Smoke and Sunshine up Your Ass

I may have attention deficit disorder. I’ll let you decide. Today I felt the need to look up the origin of the phrase ”blow sunshine up your ass.” Why? As my post started writing itself today, the first line (which again, wrote itself,) was: ”Today I’m going to blow sunshine up your ass.” Let me … Continue reading Blowing Smoke and Sunshine up Your Ass

Super Crunchy Chicago Winters in the Days of Yore

I grew up in Chicago before winters became mild. Chicago winters today are, like creamy peanut butter, for wimps. There can not be two opinions on this, because it is not opinion, it is a fact. Real men and women eat crunchy peanut butter. Likewise, pre-Y2K Chicago winters were crunchy, super crunchy, the stuff of … Continue reading Super Crunchy Chicago Winters in the Days of Yore

Like Hillary, Plato Warned Us

The more things change, the more they stay the same. ~Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr Nothing written today hasn’t been written before, and written more eloquently. Nothing is original, so what is my point? Bare with me, because by the end of this post I may have a point. Politics is a tangled web of self-serving duplicity … Continue reading Like Hillary, Plato Warned Us

An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Well, we can't blame Betsy Devos for this one; she was not Secretary of Education when I was in school. I am a product of the inept Chicago public school system of yore. Twas a bit subpar when compared to other city schools in the U.S. Their biggest crime was a longterm failed effort to … Continue reading An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Treason in Broad Daylight, Again

Anyone who follows politics must feel the same as I do. Every new breath of hope in our justice system suffers a slow asphyxiation. With each disappointment comes the revelation that around each branch in our government are coiled tendrils of treason; in every seat of Trump’s cabinet, well placed, corrupt players, are seated, and … Continue reading Treason in Broad Daylight, Again