Monday, January 23, 2017

You can take the girl out of Fox News, 
but you can't Fox News out of the girl.


I have no question that Marco Rubio is a lazy, ineffective, shallow, worthless senator with a shady past that might surprise and offend many of us. But recently hdid have one chance to redeem himself, at least partially. He was the only Republican that held back on approving Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.  But alas this Cuban cretin has even caved on that. Finding conscience too uncomfortable, he has approved of the arrogant Putin puppet being another weak shelf in Trump's cabinet of wealthy cronies. Well, Marco, you had your chance to gain some respect and you. as usual, failed miserably.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States is mentally ill. This is a fact he proves every day with his insane rants, his paranoid attacks, his inability to recognize reality. But if you still doubt it, consider this one example. For months Trump attacked Hillary Clinton, referring to her as Crooked Hillary, constantly insulting her, accusing her of crimes, and suggesting that as president he would put her in prison. At the same time he attacked her husband Bill Clinton, questioned his morality, lied about his record of president, and tried to publicly embarrass him by inviting his ex-lovers to a debate. He couldn't have been crueler, nastier, and more disapproving of the Clintons. Yet yesterday he toasted them and declared that they were a couple he truly admired. Now that's mental illness. And just one of hundreds of inconsistencies.

Friday, January 20, 2017

"I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,
so help me, Santa Claus."

With apologies to my religious friends, I, as an atheist, am especially offended today by the shocking rejection of the separation of church and state during today's inauguration. Never before has a ceremony been so Christian-based and Jesus-riddled. Jews, Muslims, and any other non-Christian believer must surely realize how much respect they can expect with this new administration. And while I support freedom of religion, I cannot see how any country can flourish who still believes in 2017 that there is a magical being somewhere in the sky or elsewhere who has personal knowledge of everyone and everything that occurs in this complex world and yet can be addressed on a one-to-one level. The idea that we still swear on a bible blows my mind.


An American nightmare. Hitleresque crowds on the mall.  An almost immediate complete rejection of the separation of church and state with the essential message, "Non-Christians not welcome". Gestapo-rigid Mike Pence sworn in by Clarence Thomas the weakest and laziest Supreme Court Justice in America's history. Trump, with his usual Nutsy-Squirrel tie sworn in by the closeted Chief Justice. Cheers as Trump reads a speech which he couldn't possibly have written, but swears he did, his trophy wife nearby nearly as expressionless as he is. In the privileged audience, war criminal George W. Bush, dozens of Eva Brauns, perplexed but polite admirable ex-presidents, an army of the new S.S. eager to serve America's first Fuhrer. In the mob, a wide variety of the vacuous, many wearing red Trump hats, all giddy in their ignorance or refusal to recognize that insanity before them. So phantasmagoric, but happening actually happening, with no guarantee of waking up for four years—that is if were still here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Many Republicans, including John McCain, Paul Ryan and Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, are up in arms because President Obama has rightly commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning.  Manning, a transgender woman, was serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth, an all-male prison in eastern Kansas, despite her request to transfer to a civilian prison. This sentence was too severe to begin with, but it made military brass happy as they considered Manning a traitor for revealing military secrets. But how odd it is that Manning, considered a traitor, was tossed into prison and, from reports, tortured, while other traitors like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are free and often feted and all the Republican traitors who falsely vilified President Obama, like Mitch McConnell, are still holding jobs and collecting government checks? Apparently treason like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Note: I include this pre-sentencing photo of Manning when she still identified as Bradley as there are few actual photos of Chelsea and the ones that are available are deliberately unflattering.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Where can I go
To escape life's insanity?
The South? Too much humidity.
The North? Too much humanity.