Category Archives: liar

Everything is bigger in Texas, even the lies


“Okay, climate warrior, what do you make of them Republican frauds trying to blame wind turbines for that cat-ass-trophe in Texas?” I had just rewarded Swamp Rabbit with a pint of Wild Turkey for helping me clear ice off the … Continue reading

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The final curtain? We can only hope.


Victor Cortez phoned Wednesday morning with news that Donald Trump’s flunkies were blasting Frank Sinatra’s old hit “My Way” on the tarmac as Dear Leader took off for southern Florida where, if we’re lucky, he will spend the rest of … Continue reading

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‘Autocrat’ doesn’t quite say it


We were reading from Masha Gessen’s Surviving Autocracy, a book that has appeared at exactly the right time: If politicians, journalists, and even kitchen-table debaters adopted the habit of defining their terms, we would understand each other better — and … Continue reading

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Out with the old knave, in with the new


“John Bolton’s ouster makes the world safer,” according to a headline in The Nation, but the analysis that followed was unpersuasive. Yes, the mustachioed loony is gone but not his boss, who has launched a misguided trade war against China, … Continue reading

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We got Barr’s report. Where’s Mueller’s?


I remember telling Swamp Rabbit’s parole officer last month that the Senate confirmation of William Barr for attorney general did not bode well for those of us who were hoping Robert Mueller’s report would be Trump’s undoing. “Barr is Trump’s … Continue reading

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GOP still clings to Trump’s sinking ship. Good.


The heater in my shack broke down yesterday, so Swamp Rabbit and I put on heavy coats and huddled around a space heater to watch newly disbarred lawyer Michael Cohen testify at the House Oversight Committee hearing. Cohen started with … Continue reading

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If you’re going to lie, lie bigly


Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2018 I showed Trump’s tweet to Swamp Rabbit. “Do you believe this guy?  Have you ever encountered such a low-down, … Continue reading

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Judicial temper tantrum


Everybody got a good look at Brett Kavanaugh’s judicial temperament the other day, and at his fear that he might get caught lying if the FBI investigates Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that he tried to rape her. Under questioning, Kavanaugh … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh’s dirty secrets still surfacing


The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner (I wrote the following before a third accuser came forward today.) I’d just got back from a sales job upstate at a ski resort that doubles as a … Continue reading

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We live in a democracy — or so they say


This is what happens when all the president’s men are grifters: Another day, another set of regulations targeted for reversal by President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. The latest possible rollback affects a powerful greenhouse gas with up to 36 times … Continue reading

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