Power

Now we know. The republican senate is going to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh over the clear disapproval of a large majority of the people of the United States. When they do, they will confirm a person who clearly lied about big things (stealing documents from the opposing political party) and small (pick your poison). They […]

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Obstruction

A common refrain when Nixon resigned was “the system worked!” This made people feel better. Yes, we had put a crook into office, but the system eventually got rid of him. Justice was done (ignoring, of course, the inconvenient fact that Nixon’s successor waived his magic pardon and kept Nixon out of jail). What’s happening […]

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You Just Gotta Vote

I mean, we know why. We can't "gotcha" them anymore. It's good to call it out — I just mean, they're not hypnotized by their own hypocrisy. They get it. They use it. It's purposeful. Our recourse is to punish them at the voting booth, and boot their asses to the curb. https://t.co/SjC4aKprpF — Chuck […]

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Buck O’Neil and My Day at the Book Shop

I wish I could say the good guy always wins, but that’s not how the world works. Sometimes good people win, sometimes they don’t. But either way, at least good is always good. # There I was, at a place that sells used stuff, hanging around shelves filled with dusty old books while my wife […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I don’t know if I’ve ever been more intrigued with a New York congressional primary winner than I am right now. No, let me restate that—there’s no doubt that I’ve never been more intrigued with what’s going on in New York politics than I am today. I don’t mean that as an antagonism toward New […]

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Me, Obama, and the Seven Magic Espresso Beans

Each day since Christmas, I’ve included seven chocolate covered espresso beans in my morning routine. This is because, as she does most years, Lisa gave me a bag for the holidays and when I have them … well … they’re yummy, you know? Like most people’s brains, mine sometimes does loops around and asks weird […]

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My breakfast with Phasma

I woke up this morning with a billion things going through my head, mostly things I’m wanting to get done, and also this weird question that I’ll probably blog about sometime (Top 5 List: people you would like to meet with over coffee). Once I’m up, I drop a few kibbles down for the cat, […]

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