Cars lost at sea creates mental health crisis

News with a Twist Coping with the loss of a loved one – Porsche/Bentley edition The big news in some parts of the country this week was not the impending confrontation between the United States and its NATO allies over the Russia’s potential invasion of Ukraine. Nor was it a judge’s ruling that Donald TrumpContinue reading “Cars lost at sea creates mental health crisis”

From the ‘ridiculous’ to the ‘sublime’

Commentary ridiculous [ ri-dik-yuh-luhs ]: stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at; Marjorie Taylor Greene. sublime [sə-ˈblīm] extremely good; admirable; nine-year-old Khloe Joiner By now, even if you didn’t read my last post, “You say “Gazpacho,” I say ‘Gestapo’…” (https://around-the-block.com/2022/02/10/you-say-gazpacho-i-say-gestapo/), I’m sure you’ve read about Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “Soup Nazi” moment. Calling herContinue reading “From the ‘ridiculous’ to the ‘sublime’”

You say “Gazpacho,” I say “Gestapo”…

Commentary “…Let’s call the whole thing off…at least the ‘Gestapo’ part.” I’m not in the habit of posting more than one column a day; some people think it’s overkill, bordering on presumption. But, I am relenting just this once due to overwhelming reader demand, characterized by this comment from one of my most devoted readersContinue reading “You say “Gazpacho,” I say “Gestapo”…”

Supreme Court overrules lower court panel requiring Alabama to draw new voting map

Commentary The stench of the Roberts Court gets “stinkier!” The judicial militia of the Republican Party made the news the other day. The militia, otherwise known as the majority of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), reared its ugly, un-democratic head in a 5-4 decision stopping a lower court order requiring Alabama drawContinue reading “Supreme Court overrules lower court panel requiring Alabama to draw new voting map”

When it comes to book banning, the beat goes on

Commentary Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino wonders, if they’re going to ban books with “explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual excitement, or sexual conduct, that is harmful to minors,” shouldn’t the Bible be on the list? A few days after I posted an Around the Block entitled, “Book banning andContinue reading “When it comes to book banning, the beat goes on”

The irony* of two January 6th related headlines today

Commentary *For GOP readers: i·ro·ny, a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. I couldn’t help but notice the ironic juxtaposition of the two Associated Press headlines on Page A3 of today’s Palm Beach Post. GOP censures Reps. Cheney, Kinzinger onContinue reading “The irony* of two January 6th related headlines today”

Neo-Nazis demonstrate in Orlando; Ron DeSantis: Investigate “highway protest violations!”

Commentary Say hello, America, to your next potential President Thursday, January 27, was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, in Orlando Florida, Neo-Nazis demonstrated.  Now we all know that there are “good people on both sides.” In the spirit of that statement by our ex-President, allow me to detailContinue reading “Neo-Nazis demonstrate in Orlando; Ron DeSantis: Investigate “highway protest violations!””

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most offensive of them all?

News with a Twist Hint: His name rhymes with Red Ooze Did you ever think to yourself, after hearing or reading about some outrageous comment or deed from a Republican politician, how they get up in the morning and look themselves in the mirror? Like last week, when former Speaker of the House and currentContinue reading “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most offensive of them all?”

Trumpsters, when is enough, enough?

Commentary Aren’t we better than this? Donald Trump appeared at a rally in Conroe, Texas on Saturday. Conroe is the county seat of Montgomery County about 40 miles north of Houston. It is described by Rolling Stone reporter, Steven Monacelli, who attended the rally, as “…one of the reddest counties in one of the reddestContinue reading “Trumpsters, when is enough, enough?”