Commentary I wrote yesterday about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In that post I focussed on the unfeeling, ghoulish, (and in the case of Mitch McConnell, hypocritical) statements of the President of the United States and the Majority Leader of the Senate within hours of her passing. The president’s comments were especially unnerving:Continue reading “Honoring RBG”
Commentary On this Rosh Hashanah, with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the hope for a “Sweet New Year” feels somehow empty Today, Jews all around the world celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Since I’m not a particularly religious man, and certainly no Biblical scholar, forgive my having to use Wikipedia as myContinue reading “RBG – RIP”
News with a Twist Competing today: President Donald John Trump (I)* and Attorney General William ‘Lower the Bar’ Barr (*Impeached) Welcome Around the Block readers to the latest edition of “Who’s the Biggest Nut-Case in the World?” Today, our reigning champion, the sitting President of the United States, Donald John Trump (I) will face challengerContinue reading “Who’s the Biggest Nut-Case in the World?”
Commentary Normal times would suggest a Russian dictator calling the President of the United States a “Useful Idiot” would dominate the news. But these aren’t normal times. In his first interview, Lt. Col Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, says Trump goes out of his way to tryContinue reading “Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’”
YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP!
Commentary The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg details what we already knew: Trump is not a patriot; he’s a narcissist who not only doesn’t understand service to the country, actively denigrates it. (Note: Today’s Around the Block was going to be devoted to Attorney General William Barr’s outrageous interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. You know, the oneContinue reading “Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’”
Commentary But not all Western leaders Multiple news organizations have reported that Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned with the same type of Soviet-era nerve agent used in a 2018 attack on a former Russian spy, the German government said Wednesday, provoking outrage from Western leaders who demanded Moscow provide an explanation. But notContinue reading “Germany says Putin critic poisoned – Western leaders outraged!”
Commentary After seeing Trump’s latest rant with Laura Ingraham, all I could think of was the great Groucho Marx As expected, at about 60 days out from the election, the polls are tightening. And that tightening should worry almost every American. I say almost because I know that some of you aren’t worried – inContinue reading “Paraphrasing Groucho!”
Commentary The choice is yours As the Republican National Convention (RNC – aka “Really Nasty Creeps” or in many cases “Really Notorious Criminals”) winds down today, I felt that with so much written by professional observers, my voice wasn’t really necessary. But as you know, it’s hard to keep me silent. So, as a publicContinue reading “RNC = “Really Nasty Creeps,” or “Really Notorious Criminals?””
Bannon was arrested by whom? Officials from the Postal Inspection Service?
I’m sure if Trump had any idea what the word “irony” meant, even he would consider this “ironic.”