Category Archives: history

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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The satire-proof president


I showed Swamp Rabbit a news story and noted that no one could write a more bat-shit funny satire of Donald Trump’s thought processes than Trump himself. We’ll have an economy based on wind. I never understood wind. You know, … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice + 6. (There’s light up ahead.)


We were on the highway again, squinting at the sun as it flatlined at midday on the shortest day of the year. “Looks like the sun is just up the road,” Swamp Rabbit said. “Why don’t you crash into it … Continue reading

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A rogues’ gallery of impeachment foes


Frankly, I don’t care what the Republicans say. It reminded me that our founders, when they wrote the Constitution, they suspected there could be a rogue president. I don’t think they suspected we could have a rogue president and a … Continue reading

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The ‘cold civil war’ is warming up


Brrr! America is shivering through a cold civil war. The longer it persists, the more likely it is to end not with a whimper but with a bang. So says my friend Swamp Rabbit, a formerly apolitical drifter transformed into … Continue reading

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Little Caesar’s bid to buy the presidency


This video is remarkable, asked about US a greenhouse gas emissions compared to China, Michael Bloomberg goes into a full throated defence of the regime in Beijing on the environment, on their lack of democracy. I can’t believe how bad … Continue reading

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