About Milt Shook

A writer with 40 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

America the Bloody

So, I wake up this morning to word of the “worst mass shooting in U.S. history,” at a night club in Orlando, Florida, where someone opened fire, killing 50 people and injuring more than 50 others. As far as I … Continue reading

Why Bernie Sanders Lost

Contrary to what many Bernie Stans think, I happen to like Bernie Sanders a lot. Back when I listened to a lot of progressive radio, I used to look forward to Brunch with Bernie on the Thom Hartmann Show and … Continue reading

GOP Right Boobs of the Week: Flip-Flop Edition

by @SueinRockville and @MiltShook For those who still aren’t convinced the GOP is brain-dead and on life support, you’re not paying close enough attention. The emergence of the 17-Klown Klown Kar at the end of last year was only the … Continue reading

Sending Messages and Holding “Them” Accountable

I’ve been around a long time. I’m not old, yet, but I’ve been around a while. No matter how long I’m around, however, I will never understand why PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade, sometimes called “emo progs,” but I’m not a … Continue reading

While Far Lefties Were Sleeping

Over the last few months/years, I have had PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade) and the professional left tell me that the single biggest issue that we have to deal with is “income inequality.” The second biggest? College debt. The third biggest? … Continue reading

Don’t Waste Your Time Fighting With Republicans

I’m a lot like many of you. Some days, we just can’t help it. There are times when we just feel like diving into a Republican right wing fight because we want to “win.” It can feel like a bit … Continue reading

Not as Polarized as Advertised

I don’t know about you guys, but I am sick of the press telling me how “polarized” the politics is. And don’t tell me you haven’t heard or read it. It’s all they talk about. On every issue and every … Continue reading

Here’s the Thing About Privacy

It used to be really easy. If we wanted privacy, we could just stay at home, hide under our covers and keep to ourselves. Alone. No problem, unless we wanted to work for a living. It’s funny, but while we … Continue reading

No Enthusiasm? Bull.

One very serious problem with the media narrative for this year’s election is that it doesn’t center on anything factual. Facts have given way to speculation and conjecture. Now, part of that is because there are so many aspects to … Continue reading

Republican Right Boobs of the Week: Trump Clinches Edition

While my friend @sueinrockville spends some time with her family, I get to keep up our new tradition on my own this week. There is a lot of Trump news, as always. Republicans have to be crazy as loons to … Continue reading

My Two Cents: Trump vs. Bernie? Why?

Okay, I opened up comments – for now – so can someone please explain to me, what would be the purpose of a debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders? They both appeal to largely the same people, albeit on … Continue reading

The Progressive Circular Firing Squad

Once again, we see the far left’s tendency to try to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.  This election year, we have a unique opportunity. On the Republican side, we have the weakest presidential candidate in the history of … Continue reading

The Facts About Gun Violence

The NRA has been sending the following ad far and wide to get the gunloons excited about guns and overall gun looniness. It actually conceptualizes the average American good ole boy standing up to ISIS and blowing them all away … Continue reading

It’s Just Not That Simple

You know, one of the main problems with speaking about politics in platitudes is that no one else but you necessarily knows what you’re talking about. Likewise, if you’re a big fan of sound bites to the point that everything … Continue reading

Republican Right Boobs of the Week – Perverted “Family Values” Edition

by @SueinRockville and Milt The week in GOP silliness is both enlightening and highly perverted. What is it about the obsession with anything sexual demonstrated by modern-day Republicans? As always, when you talk about Right Boobs, Donald Trump is at … Continue reading