The All American Shootout

New rule for Lone Gunmen Terrorists: they are not allowed to wear bulletproof vests. It’s just not sporting. The Good Samaritans deserve a fair shot. And yes, “Good Samaritan” is the expression used to describe the neighbor who got his gun and went...

Civic virtues, 1

Civic virtue 1: know the opposition. Know their positions, know what motivates them, know what is underneath the lies (because yes all politicians lie), know what gets under their skin, and above all, never underestimate them. When I can stand it, I visit FoxNews...

Cowards and liars

It is kind of a relief after all these years feeling ashamed at how cowardly and spineless the Dems were, to find out that part of that cowardly outward appearance was in fact that mainstream Dems supported right wing economic policies. It hadn’t occurred to me....

Milo, you incredibly ignorant slut…

Thank you, Chevy Chase! We miss you, Jane Curtin! Where are you, Lorraine Newman? We could use one of your polls about now… It was a relief to see Milo Yiannopoulos on Bill Maher this week. He was pretty pathetic. Transparently needy. Yes, a twit, as Bill Maher...

Quality counts

As in governance, so in food: quality counts and will out. I am clarifying butter at the moment. I do that regularly. It is cheaper than buying clarified butter, and I can control the end result. I like the clarified butter to be ever so slightly caramelized. All...

Science is not about belief

On her December 9 show, Rachel Maddow said “working on science that the right doesn’t believe in.” Science is not a matter of belief, and must not be judged in that realm. At all. Science is not and should never be ideological. To adopt and use the...

Texas spiders, September 22-23, 2015

Yesterday morning a Green Lynx spider attacked the last of the three Zipper spiders who had webs on the kitchen side of the cabin. I saw a commotion out of the corner of my eye but it was still dark and I didn’t quite catch on to what was happening, and by the time I...

We will not be disappointed by Trump

For those of us left of center, who have been disappointed over and over again by Democratic administrations who promise change and deliver no change, at least we will not be disappointed by the Trump administration. It is exceeding expectations for awful at every...

Trump blue

Did anyone catch that picture of Drumpf’s meeting with the Silicon Valley people this week? First of all, the press was “ushered out” before the meeting got underway, so the picture shows the attitudes before the meeting. They might have changed. Might. What you see...