Let's start with some basic history, (yawn.) The filibuster dates back to Ancient Rome. Some guy in a metal skirt named Phil The toga-clad politician who created the filibuster was the young Senator Cato, and his foray into time-wasting began in 60 BCE. Cato's method of forestalling votes on proposals he disagreed with was to … Continue reading Caesar Salad, The Filibuster, and Senator Ron Johnson
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
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
Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi, my hero for 2019, is just getting warmed up.
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
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