Monthly Archives: January 2016

How is the Donald going to get the Mexicans to pay for that wall?

Donald Trump has been somewhat famous, or infamous, for proclaiming over and over again that he will build a “great” wall on the Mexican border, and that he will get the Mexicans to pay for that wall. Which is, as … Continue reading

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How many Republican debates have we had

I’ve kind of lost count of the number of Republican debates that we’ve had. My brother and his family, God bless them, were still watching the one that happened on Thursday night — the one where Trump didn’t attend because … Continue reading

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You heard it here first: Joe Biden for Vice President

Somebody asked me the other day who Hillary should pick for Vice President. (I know, I know, Hillary hasn’t won the nomination yet.) One of the first obvious choices could be Martin O’Malley, who is a much better Presidential candidate … Continue reading

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Donald Trump did not say that Republicans are the “dumbest group of voters” in 1998

As tempting as it is to believe, Donald Trump did not say that Republicans are the “dumbest group of voters” in a 1998 ‘People’ magazine interview. When something that tempting comes along, it’s usually a good idea to check Snopes. … Continue reading

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Unlike lab rats, Americans are completely untrainable

It’s been reported recently in the news that, with gas prices at record lows, people are “trading in their hybrids” and buying SUVs again. We really are morons. Lab rats can at least can be trained. We, it appears, are … Continue reading

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The incomprehensible and completely avoidable public health disaster in Flint, Michigan

It wasn’t that long ago that I used to like to cite this statistic for the proposition that things had gotten better when it came to the question of race, in the United States: if you lived in the toney … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s incomprehensible word salad in endorsing Donald Trump

Last week Sarah Palin flew down from Alaska and endorsed Donald Trump for President. A lot of liberals and progressives were scratching their collective heads, asking, this is news? And it wasn’t just liberals and progressives. A lot of “regular” … Continue reading

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