Around the Block

Around the Block

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From Ted Block

Around the Block is my little corner of the web for commentary, information, satire and more. In this space I cover politics, sports, current events, people…basically things that move me enough that I believe my point of view can be part of the general discussion. My posts will sometimes be sub-headed with a descriptor (“News,” “Commentary,” “Looking Back”…). Satire, however, will always be sub-headed “News with a Twist,” in recognition of the fact what may be parody to me can be credulous to others.

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I’m a MAGA, she’s a MAGA, he’s a MAGA three!

Commentary GOP pol’s defense of the “indictment and arrest” of Trump is stunning, particularly given that there hasn’t been an indictment, let alone an arrest. As recently reported by the major media, including the one and only Around the Block, based on his post on his own social media site, Truth Social, ex-president Donald Trump…

Trump Claims His Arrest Is Imminent and Calls for Protests, Echoing Jan. 6

Commentary Trump precedes his post about his imminent “arrest” with an ugly, dystopian screed about America. I’m sure that by the time you read this, you’ll already be aware of the BIG NEWS on this normally sleepy news Saturday: Donald Trump claimed today that he was going to be “arrested” by New York authorities. The…

Ted Block Bio

Ted Block is a retired advertising executive, having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also an occasional guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post’s “Your Turn” Op-Ed column.

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