FIELD OF SCHEMES

  There is a growing trend among politicians toward hate speech, racism, religious intolerance and crudity. It is flourishing under the fig leaf of refusing to be politically correct. Demagogic politicians intent on enhancing their electability are exploiting this trend; unpleasant and unsurprising consequences are sure to follow. The path of the demagogue is littered […]

FOR WOMB THE BELL TOLLS

FOR WOMB THE BELL TOLLS The Republican presidential nominees have a problem when it comes to abortion. Yes they are all virulently anti-abortion, anti-women’s rights, anti-choice. The problem is, their vindictiveness is showing. To wit: the specious support for laws prohibiting abortion except in the case of rape and incest. The candidates carefully mask their […]

I SMELL A RAT

I SMELL A RAT The time has come to end the senseless violence occurring on American soil and inflicted by organized right wing extremists. The majority of these Radical Anti-abortion Terrorists (RAT) are inspired by fundamentalist Christian crusaders, and propelled by demagogic Republican politicians. Because the web of hate groups fueling this agenda draw virtually […]

GIMME THAT OLD TIME REVISION

GIMME THAT OLD TIME REVISION It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.   It may explain why Republicans have spent the last thirty years in an Alzheimer-like state, in the grand tradition of their savior and leader, Ronald Reagan. Their inability to process simple facts, their mindless repetition of phrases, and […]

1% FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

  The second Republican Presidential debate is being held tomorrow in Simi Valley at the Reagan Library, home of The Great Cue Card Reader. It is being broadcast by CNN, whose spokesman promises a lively debate where the candidates can “confront one another.” This means they hope that mudslinging, taunts, threats and personal insults will […]

SMELLS LIKE MEAN SPIRIT

SMELLS LIKE MEAN SPIRIT “The border needs to be secured Those Mexican beans we’ll make them jump, They take our jobs, they’re uninsured,” So says the vitriolic Trump. “Their government sends them to our land They treat us like their favorite chump, Just vote for me, I’ll take a stand,” So says the overbearing Trump. […]