Quote of the Day

Here’s the day’s quote of the day. It’s from the book “Snuff” by the late Sir Terry Pratchett: “What should we do when the highborn and wealthy take to crime? Indeed, if a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to…

Eavesdropping on ET

Eavesdropping on ET The Time: 3,000 years from now. The Setting: A spacecraft cruising about 10,000 miles above the Earth. Dramatis Personae: Two extraterrestrials shooting the breeze. We’ll call them “Jeff” and “Don”, after two of my favorite characters on the television show “People of Earth”. Don: Interesting looking planet down there. Jeff: Yeah, it’s…

Can We Finally Stop This? Please?

Can We Finally Stop This? Please? Okay, I admit that the title is a bit vague. With all the insane/horrible things going on in the world, the “this” in the title could apply to just about anything, right? But in this case what I’m talking about is a small blurb on the front page of…

Judgement Day in Trump’s America

Judgement Day in Trump’s America I flipped on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC this morning for a few minutes, and saw a panel that included the inestimable Joy Ann Reid. Panelists were discussing the frustrations of Republican Congressmen who know that President Trump’s daily insanities are preventing them from moving on their legislative agenda issues such…

All You Need is Hate

All You Need is Hate* (*with apologies to Lennon-McCartney) As the healthcare debate rages on in this country, the opposition to Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (known as the ACA, or “Obamacare”) has gotten fierce. Almost nightly we see on the news people challenging their Republican Senators and Representatives at town hall…