Category Archives: movies

For the People Act was dead on arrival. What now, Dems?


I was in a quandary, like other non-Trumpers who are watching the Republican Party’s full-scale effort to strip voting rights from as many Democrats as it takes to ensure future elections are won by extreme right-wingers. One might assume this … Continue reading

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‘The Troubles’ in N. Ireland pale in comparison to ours


I was reading about the possible renewal of “the Troubles” that wracked the north of Ireland in the last three decades of the 20th century: The instability has been accelerated by the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. From … Continue reading

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Regarding a (fat orange) face in the crowd


“I think he’s done. Can I stick a fork in him now?” Swamp Rabbit was reacting to Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, OK, where he managed to fill only 6,200 of the arena’s 19,000 seats after bragging that his campaign … Continue reading

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Channel surfing through lockdown


My neighbor Swamp Rabbit knocked on my door and let himself in when I didn’t open it. “Why don’t you quit tweaking that thing?” he said, meaning the short story I was writing. “I bet you ain’t changed ten words … 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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Who’s more anti-Bernie? It’s too close to call.


Joy Reid brought on a “body language expert” to accuse Bernie of lying because his physical posture resembles that of a turtle. Really. pic.twitter.com/CCfSJoGIkU — Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 18, 2020 Matt Taibbi’s succinct summary of Joy Reid’s most recent … 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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Re Murdoch and Trump: Who’s zoomin’ who?


Swamp Rabbit was replacing a plank on the front porch of my shack while I read aloud from Jane Mayer’s comprehensive takedown of Fox News: …As the President has been beset by scandals, congressional hearings, and even talk of impeachment, … Continue reading

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Don’t flip out, it’s only a movie


Swamp Rabbit was booing the selection of Green Book for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. “That movie sugarcoats racism,” he said. “They had to rewrite history so white peeps would like it.” “You’re a white guy, but you don’t … Continue reading

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Stan Lee’s fan base — kids of all ages


After reading of Stan Lee’s death, I took an imaginary walk through my old neighborhood, past Mitchell schoolyard and Most Blessed Sacrament church,  to Chester Avenue and Whelan’s variety store, which stocked the Marvel comic books I read in my … Continue reading

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