Category: Opinion

Jul 07

The Russian Connection: The Monkeys Are Throwing Wrenches

The school of dirty tricks has gotten more ingenious and nefarious in the age of the internet. Rachel Maddow Says Forged NSA Document Being Shopped Around To News Outlets By Rachel Shapiro, HuffPost MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said she had a “strange scoop” to share with audiences Thursday night after receiving what she believes is a …

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Jun 12

Now A Word From Lord Buckethead

While ek hornbeck has been dong his happy dance and gloating over the electoral spanking a that Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative party took, the politics over the UK withdrawal from the European Union got complicated. The host of “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver has found the answer to their “Brexit Prayers”: …

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Feb 28

No Sympathy

I recently received a survey from the Democratic National Committee. It asked about by concerns and legislative priorities. It also asked this question: Please rank the following elements of the DNC’s election strategy in order of importance to you. (1 = most important. 11 = not as important) I read the choices a couple of …

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Oct 05

The Late Night Post Debate Fall Out

Never mind the print media’s and talking head take on last night’s brawl debate between the vice presidential candidates Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Governor Mike Pence (R-IN). Yes, Sen. Kaine was scrappy and rude but it’s hard not to be when your opponent is a creepy zombie repeating lies and denying the fact that …

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Jul 18

John Oliver: 2016 Suicide Pact

“Last Week Tonight” won’t be back until July 24 but the host, John Oliver, checked in with a web exclusive to tell us who he is endorsing.

Jun 14

“Yes, I DO Want To Take Your Guns Away!”

That is what Samantha Bee, host of the TBS show “Full Frontal,” said last night in a righteous rant about the massacre in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning and I’m with her. There is no reason for any civilian to own an Ar-15 or any weapon similar to it. “Well, here we are,” Bee began. …

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May 14

Michael Moore: Flint Was A Hate Crime And Taking Down Trump

During a ten minute interview with Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time,” activist and Academy award winning documentary producer Michael Moore discussed his new film “Where to Invade Next;” how the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, Michigan was a race hate; rips President Barack Obama for drinking the water; and plans with Bill …

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Apr 26

Not Easy Bein’ Green (Bernie or Bust versus Lesser Evil)

I while back in a piece called Playing the Medium Long Game I promised I’d make the case that Bernie, win big or lose big, is the Lesser Evil. Upon some reflection, me, calling Bernie the Lesser Evil is what the professionals call an inartful choice of words. I can live with that. It’s primary …

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Mar 03

Republican Debate #11; Now There Are Four

Tonight is the eleventh Republican debate and, as Matt Taibbi noted , we have a sobriety problem. Only four of the original nineteen candidates will take the stage tonight after retired brain surgeon Ben Carson announced Wednesday that he would not participate since after the Tuesday primaries he saw “no path forward.” He hasn’t formally …

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Dec 27

Trevor Noah – Nobody Likes Ted Cruz

Nobody Likes Ted Cruz. Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz may be rising in voter polls, but the Texas senator can’t seem to get along with anyone on either side of the aisle in Congress.

Dec 09

What Liberal Media?

If you thought that MSNBC was a liberal media outlet, you need to watch it more carefully. Just watch Joe Scarborough in the morning or Chuck Todd in the afternoon. The higher up at the news division has cut a deal with Bloomberg Media to rerun a program that most people have never watched hosted …

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Dec 01

Managing Anger

I’ve been really much too angry to talk about many of recent events both here in the US and overseas. Since the bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctor Without Borders) hospital by the US military in Kunduz, Afghanistan to Friday’s mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, trying to remain objective …

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