Commentary If Hamlet was alive today would he say, ‘Something is rotten in the state of America?’ The Los Angeles Times published a list today, “The 15 most banned books in America this school year.” (Since many readers may not be able to access the link to the Times’ story, I’ve also included a PDFContinue reading “Banned books/unbanned video games”
Author Archives: Ted Block
Congressman George Santos indicted on multiple counts
Commentary/News with a Twist Seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of lying to the House of Representatives on financial forms. But the real question: Who posted his $500,000 bail? Read on to find out. The Washington Post reported: Rep. George Santos,Continue reading “Congressman George Santos indicted on multiple counts”
“Lucy, you got some ‘splaining’ to do.
Commentary Actually, ‘Around the Block,’ you’ve got some ‘splaining’ to do Some of the feedback I’ve received regarding my two most recent posts, Oysters can change sex multiple times during their lives and Around the Block goes back to a time when Dianne & Lindsey were sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!”, suggests that a little Around theContinue reading ““Lucy, you got some ‘splaining’ to do.”
Around the Block goes back to a time when Dianne & Lindsey were sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!”
Commentary/Flashback/News with a Twist Back in 2020, a friend was struggling with how to deal with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s fawning praise of Senator Lindsey Graham. I helped him write a letter…two actually. The image accompanying this story was taken at the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett back inContinue reading “Around the Block goes back to a time when Dianne & Lindsey were sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!””
Oysters can change sex multiple times during their lives.
Commentary/News with a Twist/Satire DeSantis to issue executive order removing oysters from all Florida restaurant menus and market fish counters. Interestingfacts.com posted a story this morning called, “Oysters can change sex multiple times during their lives.” According to Interestingfacts: Although born male, oysters have the impressive ability to switch their sex, seemingly at will. EveryContinue reading “Oysters can change sex multiple times during their lives.”
And the money keeps rolling in from Harlan Crow
Commentary For Clarence Thomas, every day reveals another gift. There’s only one way for this to end. Are you listening Chief Justice Roberts? (Note: the image accompanying this story is from the Times’ Maureen Dowd’s column today, “Supremely Arrogant.” I don’t believe there can be a better image of the current status of the SupremeContinue reading “And the money keeps rolling in from Harlan Crow”
With another mass shooting, this time in Texas, there’s more outrage. But will the outrage lead to change?
Commentary You want to be even more outraged? Read how Texas’ governor reacted to the killings…while you’re taking a look at what’s happened on the gun violence front over the last three days. This morning I was watching updated coverage of the latest American mass shooting, in Cleveland, Texas. You’ve probably read or heard aboutContinue reading “With another mass shooting, this time in Texas, there’s more outrage. But will the outrage lead to change?”
Impeach Clarence Thomas and Remove Dianne Feinstein
Commentary from The Nation magazine The controversies surrounding Clarence Thomas and Diane Feinstein are issues I’ve wanted to write about for quite some time. But, I thought, why should I write it when I couldn’t possibly do better than this editorial by D.D. Guttenplan, the editor of The Nation? (Note: I’ve kept all the links fromContinue reading “Impeach Clarence Thomas and Remove Dianne Feinstein”
Nikki Haley predicts Biden’s demise
Commentary Not demise as in the end of his presidency or his downfall. No, demise as in his death! In an interview on Fox “News” yesterday (I guess she didn’t get the “news” that Fox “News” is not about “news”) Nikki Haley, the GOP’s one-third answer to Kamala Harris and diversity (one-third because Haley isContinue reading “Nikki Haley predicts Biden’s demise”
Celebrating 125 years of the Forward while watching as #StandUpToJewishHate combats antisemitism
Commentary A convergence I had to write about and, I hope, you will want to read…and forward. I’m sure by now you’ve seen the $25 million initiative, #StandUpToJewishHate, launched last month to battle antisemitism, using a blue square as its main feature. Created by the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism—founded by New England Patriots owner RobertContinue reading “Celebrating 125 years of the Forward while watching as #StandUpToJewishHate combats antisemitism”