Democracy Survived Another Day

The only thing I know for certain is that I know nothing, (just like Jon Snow.) I was born blue. Maybe the doctor should have slapped me and not my mother. [joke] The democratic party has had me in its clutches since I took my first breath because I was raised in Chicago where everyone … Continue reading Democracy Survived Another Day

FBI Director Wray Misled the House Committee

U.S. intelligence officials knew there was going to be a problem, likely violence, days in advance of January 6. I know what you’re thinking, tell me something I don’t know. This is a post that will reveal nothing you don’t know; because we had fair warning. It took no intelligence to predict, it only required … Continue reading FBI Director Wray Misled the House Committee

Ted Cruz is a Jackass, Rachel Scott is a Badass, and Vegan Leather is Just Plastic

Politics this week is beyond infuriating, so I will escape the business in favor of a more general topic. Okay, there are two three subjects that I have to address first. First: Republicans have sided with Putin over Biden during this week's summit. Of which Republicans do I speak? House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy who … Continue reading Ted Cruz is a Jackass, Rachel Scott is a Badass, and Vegan Leather is Just Plastic

Reality Wins

What is reality? I could spend a day in contemplation of its esoteric definition: ‘something that exists independently of all other things and from which all other things derive.’ My tendency to over philosophize, to masticate a single word while ignoring context, often obscures rather than clarifies. My thoughts exist independently of all other things, … Continue reading Reality Wins

If a Tree Falls in the Forest, but no Reporters Exist…

When a tree falls in the forest, but there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Um, yes. Philosophical idiocy aside, silence would offer the kind of plausible deniability that drives violent dictators to target journalists. If there were no “opposition journalists,” if no one noted Lukashenko’s theft of the … Continue reading If a Tree Falls in the Forest, but no Reporters Exist…

Biden, Day Fifty-Nine

President Joe Biden’s goal when he took office was to have 100,000,000 vaccinations administered in his first 100 days in office. Today is day 59 and the vaccine count is at 122,000,000— so he lied. (That was a joke.) I don’t think I’m alone in applauding his efforts to date. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/ Among the 122 million … Continue reading Biden, Day Fifty-Nine