Category Archives: history

Daily briefings from the beast


Swamp Rabbit wore a surgical mask today when he went to the SuperFridge. To protect himself against COVID-19, he said, but I figured he just wanted to rob the joint without being identified. He brought ketchup and fish sticks back … 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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Is social distancing here to stay?


Photo by GETTY IMAGES I read aloud from a Washington Post story about our reluctance to maintain social distance from fellow humans during the coronavirus crisis: Hermits aside, humans are social animals, even what some call “ultra-social.” For millennia, survival … Continue reading

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The Bernie dilemma spelled out


After the South Carolina debate I cautioned Swamp Rabbit against getting into a “Bernie Sanders or nobody” state of mind, because establishment Democrats are determined to sink Bernie’s candidacy and we might have to settle for a “centrist” Dem to … Continue reading

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The anti-Bernie blitzkrieg


The latest attempt by the media to smear Bernie Sanders is stating that Bernie "praised" Fidel Castro. NO. What Bernie did is point out to us that despite how bad Cuba was, there were positive elements that we could learn … Continue reading

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An American ‘Parasite’? That’ll be the day.


I was urging Swamp Rabbit to go see the Academy Award-winning Parasite, a dark satire that should appeal to Bernie Sanders fans everywhere. He rolled his eyes and asked what a foreign-language movie directed by a guy named Bong Joon-ho … Continue reading

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Bimbo pop, then back to the bogus trial


“What a week!” Swamp Rabbit said. “On Sunday the Super Bowl. On Monday and Tuesday, the Iowa caususes and the State of the Union address. On Wednesday them Republican weasels acquit Trump. That’s four different reasons to get drunk.” “Four … Continue reading

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