The 5 Stages of Conservative Grief

The 5 Stages of Conservative Grief

As we roll into the late spring of 2018, I’ve been considering the coming conservative grief. I saw the same thing happen in the 80s, during the Reagan Era.  The conservatives were all a-twitter that - Read More...
Taking It In The Teeth

Taking It In The Teeth

Those of us who spent 2017 appalled by the actions of the Trump Administration and the Republican Congress have been asking ourselves a question: When will the 30% that remain staunch supporters of Trump and - Read More...
No Foreign Pay-to-Play

No Foreign Pay-to-Play

The quick version: The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution forbids US Officials from accepting gifts, pay or offices and Titles from foreign governments; essentially, not to enrich themselves at foreign troughs at the expense of - Read More...
No One Said It Would Be Easy

No One Said It Would Be Easy

We know - No One Said It Would Be Easy So, this happened.  Apparently, the GOP leadership in the House was able to twist enough arms and break enough kneecaps to get a four-vote margin on - Read More...
That Was Then – This Is Then

That Was Then – This Is Then

WordFun thanks @TomDegan (Tom Degan) for generously allowing us to reprint his post from May 3rd 2017. (see his links below) Yesterday, May 2, was a milestone anniversary for any student of history. On May 2, 1957 - - Read More...
Crushing Conservative Myths

Crushing Conservative Myths

The vocal conservatives are fond of telling us how patriotic and law-and-order abiding they are and what treasonous bastards liberals are.  The claims have become mythic in their stature. However, it occurred to me today - Read More...
PARTY OVER COUNTRY

PARTY OVER COUNTRY

 Party Over Country So, in the last couple weeks, this has happened: James Comey testified before Congress that Trump ‘hoped’ that Comey could ‘let go’ of the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Russia connections, - Read More...
THE DHS’ LATEST STUPID IDEA

THE DHS’ LATEST STUPID IDEA

Get this: Homeland Security head John Kelly is considering banning laptops from the passenger cabin during flights to and from the US. Why?  Because some of them might be bombs. Oh, that’s right: Let’s take those potential - Read More...