Today’s article presents a challenge. On a national holiday I normally publish an article dedicated to it. On a Sunday I normally publish an article predicated on the biggest political story of the week just ended. Today is Independence Day or The Fourth of July as we commonly call it. If I had to sum up the biggest political story of the week just ended in a single word it would be: Thursday. Even then I’d be incomplete, too much popped that day. However, I think I can blend the two while covering some of Thursday.
American politics is still in such a state that five articles a week are insufficient to cover everything that deserves coverage. Therefore, today will be another of the catch up variety. Continue reading Just Some Of What’s Going On
This is another instance where I’ll blame all the bad on the former guy. He just isn’t as smart as George W. Bush was – and that’s not exactly in the rare air of wisdom – and refuses to fade away. I used to go to my “various segments” format weekly; lately it seems like I need to do it twice a week.
Thursday, in the Virginia courtroom of Federal Judge Thomas Shelby Elliott III, Paul Manafort was sentence to 47 months in prison. Judge Elliott was nominated to his lifetime job by Ronald Reagan. This is yet another piece of evidence supporting my theory that Reagan did more enduring harm to America than any other president in the history of our nation. (Although, given the opportunity I think Trump could surpass Reagan’s “achievements”.) My one word reaction to the sentence is: outrageous! Let’s explore. Continue reading Outrageous!!!
I must have too much time on my hands because on Friday I watched Donald Trump’s entire statement and press conference from the Rose Garden. It went on for about an hour. The speech, if you can call it that, was an oral flatulence word salad that often failed to make sense, contained a plethora of long debunked lies which have earned bottomless Pinocchios from the Washington Post and resembled watching the ball in a pinball machine careen off objects on its inevitable plunge toward the lowest point available. Let’s explore. Continue reading $225 million Spanking