“I blame Obama for this moment...”  That was Sen. Lindsay Graham’s answer this morning.  The interesting part, as with most answers, was, what was the question?  ThRead full post »

JULY 18, 2014 6:18PM

No Entrance



I’m going to say a few things which may seem a little contradictory.  That is kind of why I am saying them.  Not so much to be contradictory, but rather to pour it over my brain, and marinate in the cognitive dissonance. 


Now, I don’t believe inRead full post »

JULY 16, 2014 6:34PM


I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications
Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be all right
Perhaps it's just imagination

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JULY 11, 2014 11:18AM

All Along the Watchtower



Merriam Webster defines liberalism as,


belief in the value of social and political change in order to achieve progress...”


It’s interesting that, in recent decades, liberalism has been discussed, debated, derided, and pretty much discarded in favoRead full post »

JULY 9, 2014 8:19AM

A Man With One Red Shoe


One day, many years ago, I was walking down the street and saw a young woman, about 20 years of age, sitting on the edge of a lawn with her feet on the sidewalk.  She was wearing only one red shoe.  Standing right over was a man about theRead full post »

JULY 8, 2014 6:55PM

The Weight



“Talking ‘bout things and nobody cares.  Wearing out things that nobody wears...”--- Aerosmith 


I’m talking to a friend of mine right now.  She’sRead full post »

JUNE 28, 2014 11:50AM

Closing Time


Once upon a time, I knew a guy named Gene.  We met in college, and tended bar together on occasion.  Gene was a big guy.  He was about 6’4”, and easily 300 pounds.  He was a former defensive lineman on the high school level of football.  


Just withRead full post »

JUNE 10, 2014 12:08AM

Just Wonderin'

Oh, Bill, you shouldn't otter do this...
No, no.  It's ok.  But, you know, when a sock puppet dies...
What happens?  Like, do they come back as a sock zombie puppet?
In case anyone is wondering what happened, it appears that Open Salo… Read full post »

In the recent tragedy in Santa Barbara, the subject of “wellness checks” has been discussed.  The County Sheriffs were dispatched to young Mr. Rodger’s residence before he had the opportunity to start his murder binge, leaving the rest of the world saddened and pRead full post »

MAY 30, 2014 7:04PM

A Tale of Two Worlds


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,Read full post »

MAY 26, 2014 8:50PM

No One Ever Asked...

Why not?  Why would Mitt Romney say that?  I don't doubt that no one ever asked for his birth certificate.  The funny thing is, he does not follow that with, and therefore no one should ask for Barack Obama's birth certificate.  He just goes on to say where… Read full post »
MAY 11, 2014 10:01PM

Tyrion Lannister


 Tyrion Lannister just delivered the best speech by a character on episodic television that I have ever seen.  At 9:51 pm Eastern time, Peter Dinklage just became the front runner for the Emmy for best supporting actor.  The Emmys are awarded in August, if I am not m… Read full post »

MAY 7, 2014 9:52AM

A Beautiful Theory


Let’s say that you are not interested in the NFL, or even football at all.  The NFL is the largest entertainment entity on the planet, with the annual largest viewed television show on the planet, the Super Bowl.  Let’s say that none of that interests you.  YRead full post »

MAY 3, 2014 1:31PM

In the "Jaws" of Villainy


An interesting thought occurred to me this morning as I was examining villainy.  What is a villain?  What is a villain to you?  As similar as these questions seem, the answers may be very different depending upon who you are.  In fact, the answers will almost certainly depRead full post »

APRIL 29, 2014 3:23PM

Next up: Chief Wahoo


Today, the NBA made the necessary and belated step to remove a bigot from their league.  Donald Sterling has been given a lifetime ban for racist views which, expressed in private, have now become public.  The reactions to the decision by Adam Silver have a fascinating diversity.&nbRead full post »

APRIL 24, 2014 7:21PM

In Defense of Cliven Bundy


Ok, in defense of Cliven Bundy, we have all judged him too harshly.  Mr. Bundy gave another one of his daily press conferences today, and he clarified his remarks from yesterday.  Yesterday, we all gasped when he seemed to be saying that "nigras" were better off learning to pRead full post »

Unhappy Balloon 

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say


Sunshine she’s here, wont you go away


I’m a hot air balloon, I could go to space


I’m the Hindenburg, Baby by the way



Cuz I’m unhappy

Crap along if you feel like a room

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APRIL 14, 2014 7:39PM

Mozart on the Scioto


I met a woman from Ukraine on Friday.  We sat next to one another at the Columbus Symphony.  We have a common friend in the Symphony who got our tickets, and placed us next to one another.  This is fairly common among friends of the musicians.  We end upRead full post »


I  saw an interesting interview with Nicholas Cage recently.  Cage was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  While the interview was running, and because I am not especially interestedRead full post »

APRIL 10, 2014 1:39PM

CBS adds a Silent "T"


“I Am America(And So Can You)”, he joked, in his 2007 biography, but when you think about it, and explore his life further, he is not kidding.  The he we are talking about here is Steven Colbert.  CBS has announced today that Colbert will be the replacement for David LetRead full post »

APRIL 9, 2014 2:11PM

It Was a Student...


Today, violence has reared its head again.  This time it is a stabbing at Franklin Regional School in Murrysville Pa, which is described as being located 18 miles East of Pittsburgh, Pa.  Some other descriptions I heard today were, “nice bedroom community.”  One memRead full post »

APRIL 9, 2014 12:49AM

Ya Gotta Love Howler Monkeys


You know, when you hear the term “Howler monkey”, it kind of makes you laugh.  I had a sort of absent minded giggle at the term today.  It was kind of like, “heh-heh.&nRead full post »


Here we are, stuck in the middle with better insurance.  For some reason, and there may be many, some are saying that the Affordable Care Act is an unmitigated disaster.  One frequent complaint that you hear from the loony left is that the ACA is a swindle and a giveawayRead full post »

Major Bases
Major Bases

What would war with Russia look like?  


War with Russia is not a desirable thing.  Let’s get that out of the way for those who will undoubtedly claim that trying to understand the potential issue is the same as advocating for it.  If one wantsRead full post »

MARCH 11, 2014 6:53AM

Hey, That's No Clown!


It worked like a charm, didn’t it?  Did you notice it?  Remember when Cheney and Palin came out about the U.S. using ballistic weapons and nukes against Putin/Russia?  A clown show waRead full post »