Snowflakes of the world, unite!

Here at the Jersey Shore,  Thursday’s blizzard dumped so much snow that I cannot open my front door. The wind and huge, swirling flakes have created near white-out conditions. The governor has declared a state of emergency. Maybe it’s just coincidence, but I have been on Facebook for much of the day and have not […]

More men behaving badly

Two liberal media outlets fired their biggest stars Wednesday in the wake of charges of improper sexual behavior, and of course our president couldn’t contain his glee at the downfall of one of them, longtime “Today” anchor Matt Lauer. The “Today” show on NBC started with an announcement by co-host  Savannah Guthrie that Lauer had […]

Thou shalt not mention gun control

It’s Sunday morning in America. Christians of every denomination are going to church, where they will no doubt offer prayers for the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. They might even pray for the murderer who was able to mow down hundreds of people before ending his own life. But will they pray for […]

Nasty business

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, a woman named Carmen Yulin Cruz, pleaded on Friday for help for her hurricane-ravaged island somewhere in the middle of a big ocean. “I will do what I never thought I was going to do. I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from […]

Try a little tenderness

In August 1988, when then-Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush accepted the GOP nomination as president of the United States, he called for a “kinder, gentler nation.” Lord, could we use some of that now. Bush the First is no wimp. He served in World War II and went on to a career in public […]

That tweet, and what to do about it

“It’s tempting to just blame Donald J. Trump for retweeting animation depicting him committing violence against a woman, but there’s something deeply wrong with a country that allows a person who does that to remain in office.” — Andy Borowitz By now, everyone knows that the president of the United States, in one of his […]

Do they kiss their mothers with those mouths?

There used to be a time when gentlemen did not use certain words, or if they did, it was in select circumstances, generally in private, and never in the presence of the ladies. As President Trump’s new minister of propaganda might say, F – that. All the president’s men seem to have difficulty distinguishing between […]