February 23, 2021 – a date that will live in disgrace, shame, disrepute and odium!

Commentary Thanks, Ron Johnson, for not making our day. On January 7, 2021, I posted an Around the Block headlined, January 6, 2021, a date that will live in ignominy! It began, “December 7th will forever be remembered as ‘a date that will live in infamy.’” “September 11th will forever be remembered as the ‘9/11 attack.’”Continue reading “February 23, 2021 – a date that will live in disgrace, shame, disrepute and odium!”

DeSantis, Scott and ‘Liddle’ Marco – the Florida grifts that keep on giving.

Commentary Small consolation: At least we don’t have Tommy Tuberville and Marjorie Taylor Greene! As incredible as it may sound, there were three stories and one Op-Ed in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel yesterday reporting on the undemocratic, lawless, deceitful and frankly, egregious activities of Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis. Let me start by listing the headlines:Continue reading “DeSantis, Scott and ‘Liddle’ Marco – the Florida grifts that keep on giving.”

Ivanka and Marco sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g

Commentary Sometimes it’s the little things that can make your day I have never felt a greater sense of relief than the one I felt this morning. I mean it was palpable, resulting in the deepest relief sigh I’ve ever breathed. What was it that caused this solace, this comfort, this calmness? Ivanka Trump won’tContinue reading “Ivanka and Marco sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g”

“Why can’t Democrats work with Republicans?”…Wait, what?

Commentary Around the Block responds to an Op-Ed published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. (Note: A 150-word version of this post was sent to the Sun-Sentinel as a letter to the editor.) Just when I thought I’d read it all, the Sun-Sentinel publishes a syndicated (Tribune Group) Op-Ed from Ramesh Ponnuru of Bloomberg Opinion, “WhyContinue reading ““Why can’t Democrats work with Republicans?”…Wait, what?”

Impeachment Defies Logic — Not Really

Commentary Sometimes you have to push back when you read something in the newspaper — so I did The Palm Beach Post reserves a space on their Opinion page for a column called, “Point of View.” It’s a place for Op-Ed submissions from readers, encouraging “a civil and robust exchange of ideas.” In the FebruaryContinue reading “Impeachment Defies Logic — Not Really”

“Everything Old is New Again”

Commentary But there’s “good” old and “bad” old – which will it be in 2021? (A version of this story will appear in the March 2021 issue of the Valencia Palms monthly magazine, “The Breezes.”) As many readers know, I’m also a regular contributor to my community’s monthly magazine, The Breezes. Each month, contributing writersContinue reading ““Everything Old is New Again””

Is there something about the water at Lake of the Ozarks?

Commentary Missouri Republican Senator Rick Brattin’s bill would allow drivers to run over protesters First there was Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo) with his thumbs-up, fist-pumping, riot-inciting encouragement of the crowd of Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 just before these insurrectionists, after cheering Hawley, stormed and breached the building. But it’sContinue reading “Is there something about the water at Lake of the Ozarks?”