The Race to the Bottom

Commentary/News with a Twist Rounding the final turn, Abbott and DeSantis are neck and neck The GOP Governors’ Derby, “The Race to the Bottom,” is rounding the last turn with Texas’ Greg Abbott and Florida’s Ron DeSantis neck and neck, leaving the rest of the field in the mud(slinging). Abbot had pulled slightly ahead ofContinue reading “The Race to the Bottom”

Палки и камни могут сломать мне кости, но слова никогда не причинят мне вреда.

Комментарий/Новости с изюминкой – Commentary/News with a Twist Сказки могут стать явью, они могут случиться с тобой… Now that I have your attention, let me explain. In what many in the West consider a potential escalation of the unprovoked “conventional” war he has unleashed on Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered his defense minister andContinue reading “Палки и камни могут сломать мне кости, но слова никогда не причинят мне вреда.”

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”

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”…”

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?”

Where have you gone Buster Posey? The nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

Commentary Or at least San Francisco’s lonely eyes! Note: My guess is that this story will be of limited interest to most Around the Block readers. But since I don’t get paid based on the number of readers I have, I’m posting it anyway. Oh, yeah…I don’t get paid in any event. Also, apologies onceContinue reading “Where have you gone Buster Posey? The nation turns its lonely eyes to you.”

October in NYC post — technical issue

There seems to have been a technical issue with the last post, October in NYC was great but… The link to the embedded video was not visible to some readers. I am working on the problem and hope to have a fix soon. Once fixed, I will re-issue the post. Sorry in advance for anyContinue reading “October in NYC post — technical issue”

If you can’t ‘beat em,’ ‘cheat em!’

Commentary With GOP-led voter suppression bills spreading around Red States like wild-fire, Around the Block asks, are they really going as far as they should? Well, it’s official – my adopted state of Florida has joined a growing list of Republican-led states in making it more difficult to vote. The Florida law, signed by theContinue reading “If you can’t ‘beat em,’ ‘cheat em!’”