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State of the Union ritual is deader than the Latin mass


I was telling Swamp Rabbit that Joe Biden spent as much time dodging key issues as addressing them in his State of the Union speech. He sounded properly indignant about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but he didn’t seriously acknowledge the … Continue reading

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‘Retiring’ dirty energy is easier said than done


I was telling Swamp Rabbit about The Uninhabitable Earth, the 2019 nonfiction bestseller by David Wallace-Wells that explains how climate change will turn the future into an ongoing catastrophe if we don’t drastically reduce carbon emissions. The author noted that … Continue reading

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Watching ‘Wonderful Life’ but not getting it


“How come you like that corny movie?” Swamp Rabbit said after watching the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) for the first time. “I thought you were one of them too-cool-for-school guys.” I told him Wonderful Life transcends its … Continue reading

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Hey, let’s appoint Jeff Davis to investigate the Civil War


So Nancy Pelosi tells Kevin McCarthy no, you can’t appoint foes of the democratic process to a committee investigating an attack on the democratic process. She’s referring to Jan. 6, when an angry mob of Trumpers stormed the Capitol with … Continue reading

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‘Philly-delphia’ lawyer stars in impeachment farce


Farce — a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations. We were still arguing about Donald Trump’s impeachment farce. I thought the crowning moment came when Mitch McConnell condemned Trump as … 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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Pity the poor, oppressed Capitol raiders


Swamp Rabbit said he was in a terrible state after watching reruns of the mob storming the Capitol last week at the behest of their Dear Leader, who hid in the White House while they did his dirty work. “You … Continue reading

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Long-anticipated coup attempt fails. Game over?


Swamp Rabbit was stretched out on the bare ground near his shack, looking like he’d just survived an ordeal that tested his limits. “Feels like I got chased 20 miles by a pack of bloodhounds,” he told me. Actually, he’d … Continue reading

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The year of ‘You can’t make this stuff up’


Asked to summarize 2020 in one phrase, humorist Dave Barry wrote “Four Seasons Total Landscaping.” Perfect. Donald Trump’s wacko coup attempt, along with the Covid-19 plague, dominated the news late in the year, and nowhere was the Trump legal team’s … Continue reading

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Let there be (more) light


“Damn. The day ain’t hardly begun and it’s already time to go back to bed.” Swamp Rabbit was bemoaning the arrival of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, when the Northern Hemisphere tilts farthest from the sun. … Continue reading

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