Category Archives: apocalypse

The ‘millionaires against a $15 minimum wage’ club


“There’s a lot of peeps don’t mind believing the end is near, so long as it ain’t too near. The Apocalypse is a comfort to them. The alternative is to walk around thinking we might be able to patch things … Continue reading

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Coping with pollution in a post-postmodern world


I was driving fast and lamenting life’s unfairness. “There are 12-step groups for drunks and druggies, smokers, porn addicts, compulsive hand washers, you name it. But what about me? Hello, my name is Odd Man Out and I’m a climate … Continue reading

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The year of ‘You can’t make this stuff up’


Asked to summarize 2020 in one phrase, humorist Dave Barry wrote “Four Seasons Total Landscaping.” Perfect. Donald Trump’s wacko coup attempt, along with the Covid-19 plague, dominated the news late in the year, and nowhere was the Trump legal team’s … Continue reading

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Disinfecting the disaffected


I wanted to raise a glass Wednesday to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but Swamp Rabbit only wanted to lament the ironies of the occasion: • The Earth Day anniversary calls for a big celebration, but it’s not happening … Continue reading

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Trump fans don’t fear the reaper


Andy Borowitz is usually good for a laugh, even when he writes about the vindictive imbecile who’s in charge of making sure the country survives the worldwide plague: No one could have seen the coronavirus pandemic coming except for people … Continue reading

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Dylan’s JFK song is dizzy, Miss Lizzie


Swamp Rabbit wanted to know what was the big deal about “Murder Most Foul,” the Bob Dylan song about the John F. Kennedy assassination that he wrote years ago but didn’t release until now, when the country’s mood is arguably … Continue reading

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If I lived in Iran, I’d hate us too


Swamp Rabbit wanted to know why Iran hates America, the beacon of democracy and the land of opportunity. “Just because,” I told him. Iran hates us just because we overthrew its democratically elected prime minister and propped up the corrupt … Continue reading

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National nightmare, localized


The flu bug latched on last weekend at the Farm Show and flattened me when I got back to the shack. My bones were creaky and my head was on fire, so I chugged NyQuil and climbed onto my hammock … Continue reading

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Thunberg’s warning to Earthlings


Swamp Rabbit couldn’t get over it. First the 16-year-old, internationally famous environmental activist Greta Thunberg delivered her save-the-planet message to tens of thousands of protesters in Battery Park. Then she went to the United Nations and made a similar speech, … Continue reading

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One step forward, ten steps back


Swamp Rabbit and I were wondering why some people still think progress is inevitable despite evidence that it’s being blocked on all fronts by the hog monster in the White House and his Republican enablers. A case in point: The … Continue reading

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