Tag Archives: Lonesome Rhodes

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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Happy trails, Lonesome Rhodes


Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) Before Andy Griffith became the famously easy-going Sheriff Andy on TV, he shocked movie critics with his amusingly brutal portrayal of Lonesome Rhodes, the hick troubadour who ended up aspiring … Continue reading

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You, sir, are no Lonesome Rhodes


Where are the fire-breathing, chest-beating demagogues of old? I saw clips of Glenn Beck exhorting the crowd to come back to Jesus during his “Restoring Honor” event in D.C. and I wondered, honestly, how this simpering buffoon rose from radio … Continue reading

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