Category Archives: humor

Weathering the reign of a fool


Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that … Continue reading

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‘Impeach the malefactor’ is way too polite


I was on the Blue Route last week, driving carefully to avoid being pulled over by the sort of sneaky cop who nailed me on Labor Day in a speed trap near Norristown. All was well until a Chevy Suburban … Continue reading

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The ultimate end-of-year list


I wanted to know why my friend Swamp Rabbit was hard at work writing down his worst blackouts of 2018. “It’s New Year’s,” he said. “I need to take stock.” He noted that we humans like to compile lists of … Continue reading

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Patti Smith to young artists: Brush your teeth


I was under-whelmed by Patti Smith’s landmark debut album Horses (1975), mostly because her voice was a mess and because I thought punk rock, stylistically, was a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing musical. But Smith wasn’t a punk … Continue reading

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The flaw in the law regarding presidents


Swamp Rabbit had commandeered my laptop and was reading aloud from a column by David Blight, who got rave reviews for his recently published biography of abolitionist orator and writer Frederick Douglass: Douglass left a timeless maxim for republics in times of … Continue reading

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Terrible humans hire terrible humans


File this one under “It takes one to know one” : President Trump has named Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House chief of staff. In response to the announcement, Mulvaney tweeted: “This … Continue reading

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Soup’s on, Manafort!


What’s up with the smooth operator in the ostrich-skin jacket? He made a deal to tell the truth to the special prosecutor, ostensibly to get some years shaved off his prison time, but then he continued to lie for Donald … Continue reading

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