Many of you may remember the great Sesame Street song, “One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others.” Incongruously, I thought of that song as I watched, and then read, the coverage of yet another mass shooting in America, this time in Boulder, Colorado.
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!”
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.”
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”
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?”
Commentary But whatever he said, Kevin McCarthy’s not going to tell you about it! Numerous news outlets have reported that then President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had a telephone screaming match when the then president refused to call off Capitol rioters.
Commentary Happy Days are Here Again! This says it all.
Commentary How did this happen? How do we fix it? Earlier today, I wrote in Around the Block: Link: (https://around-the-block.com/2020/11/04/smile-though-your-heart-is-breaking/): “So, after four years of Trump’s incompetence and lying, after nine months of a badly handled federal response to a pandemic that has killed over 225,000 Americans, after a presidential term that has lowered America’s standingContinue reading “The Divided States of America!”
Commentary “Oh, what a night!” With apologies to Charles Chaplin and the Four Seasons, last night was a doozy! As I pen this column at 8:00am EST, here are some potential outcomes of this convoluted, consequential Election Day. (Sorry, West Coast readers, by the time you read this, some of the scenarios will history.)
Commentary Trump: “In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong. Instead, the FBI & Justice should be investigating the terrorists, anarchists, and agitators of ANTIFA.” Yesterday, otherwise known to readers of Around the Block, as the “One Day More” day, I watched videos where Trump supporters in Texas surrounded a Biden campaign bus, intimidating theContinue reading “Election Day is here. As you watch the results, ask yourself – why do people vote for Trump?”