Look, it’s not complicated. The headlines are there to catch your eye; the articles are the part that you read to figure out what’s being said. And that’s not just with me; it’s with everyone — every news source, every pundit, everything.
The ironies here are deeply layered and beautiful.
But that’s an understatement; it’s worthy of so much more. It’s like looking into the Grand Canyon of ironies at sunset. There’s warning signs so irony tourists don’t go wandering around without a map (more…)
I’ve been resisting it for days, but — Jeez, America! Are you all really this stupid?
Now, I’m going to start off by saying that I’m not a fan of Donald J. Trump, especially as president. But he is, in fact, president, and he got there by having a very clever team drive the media cycle. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when he does it after he’s in office, should it?
But no; you’re all missing it. From the Times to the Post to CNN all the way to Fox News, major media is missing it completely. It’s the same damned slow curve they’ve been pitching for seven straight innings this series, and everyone still swings and reaches… and misses. (more…)
I owe an explanation to my loyal readers: I’m not going Democrat or Republican, and I’m not suddenly anti-Trump.
The reason I’m here, saying the things I’m saying, is that nobody else seems to be doing it. CNN and Fox News have stopped reporting what is and are each now spinning absurd fictions — not, I think, because they want to sway our opinions, but because they honestly can’t come to grips with the actual truth long enough to put it into words.
And the horrifying truth is, we’re all terrified and angry and disgusted because President Donald Trump is keeping his campaign promises (more…)
This year, Google has a live results page for the presidential elections. They’re reporting 100% of the results are counted in most states, and give a definitive result. So does Politico, and so does CNN. Each of the three draws their data from the Associated Press.
And all three disagree. (more…)
About a month ago, I declared that nothing short of a direct massive meteor impact could prevent a Clinton presidency. So much for that prediction. (more…)
A vote for a third party is a vote against. Not against Republicans or Democrats individually, but against the system that says one or the other is inevitable, that divides us against one another and distracts us away from finding common ground. Environmentalists and hunters both love the wild; they should work together. The NRA probably has some excellent ideas about gun control (in addition to Use both hands) but (more…)
Some of us just finished watching the first Presidential debate, and we’re probably all still shell-shocked. The commentators are still lobbing rounds at each other, but I’ll emerge from my foxhole long enough to shoot a bulletin back from the trenches, for the benefit of those wiser souls who spent time watching Monday Night Football.
Well, it was entertaining; I’ll grant that. (more…)
Is Donald Trump a dangerous madman? Is Hillary Clinton assassinating her political foes? Is someone rigging the ballots and cheating us out of our elections?
I’m pretty sure Trump is far more clever and personable than he lets on, and I’m also quite certain that nobody who’s as much in the spotlight as Senator Clinton could sneak away from her Secret Service entourage long enough to commit murder. But the answer to that third question is an emphatic “YES!” (more…)
The “War On Drugs” has failed, and we lost. We’ve spent billions of dollars annually and trillions overall, and we’ve accomplished two things: We’ve increased the street price of drugs, enriching the cartels in the process, and we’ve imprisoned millions of our own citizens, hopelessly overburdening the criminal justice system by so doing.
We have completely failed to eradicate drug use.
Some of you think I’m nuts already, and that’s fine. I’ll provide a bit of history next and you can decide afterward if the facts justify my statements. (more…)