Category Archives: Politics

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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Big media still trying to bury Bernie


I was discussing the 2020 election with Swamp Rabbit. “Bernie Sanders can win,” I said. “Wake up and smell the coffee.” This was a bad choice of cliches. Swamp Rabbit was sipping Wild Turkey from a dented flask and not … Continue reading

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Dissing Mother Nature and other nasty women


Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen hurt Donald Trump’s little feelings this week when she told him Greenland wasn’t for sale. She said the idea was “absurd.” Trump called her “nasty,” his favorite word for women he can’t bully, and canceled … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers


here’s what bugged me most abt debates this wk and how they were framed by moderators: if you didn’t know better, you’d think Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush was President. i.e. there was so little acknowledgement that we have mad … Continue reading

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Oh, Baltimore!


I was trying to convince Swamp Rabbit that there was nothing new about Donald Trump’s style of racism, that Randy Newman sang about it long before Trump became president. I told him that Republican Richard Nixon, running for president in … Continue reading

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The special counsel underwhelms


Swamp Rabbit and I went on the road yesterday to work a hick-town event and were stuck in traffic for a long while before we got back to my shack to watch the highlights of the Mueller hearings. “You were … Continue reading

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Dems have one job. Will they screw it up?


We were on the porch at my shack in the Tinicum swamp. “Swine was all I could swipe at the SuperFridge,” Swamp Rabbit said as he placed a few hot dogs on my hibachi. “Couldn’t even steal no sardines.” I’m … Continue reading

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