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.

Republican Right Boobs of the Week!

By @SueinRockville (with an assist from Milt Shook) Little did I know how prescient I would be in giving the hashtag  #Failorina to Carly Fiorina last Fall. She has managed a feat little seen in politics: The Triple Splat! 1. A … Continue reading

What Good Old Days?

I know the (old) name of this blog is (was) “Please Cut the Crap,” but the name was always sardonic. While I like sarcasm, I save it for those who deserve it and have absolutely no use for cynicism. I … Continue reading

The Zombie Party

Donald Drumpf has essentially won the Republican nomination. Ted Cruz dropped out last night and there is word this morning that John Kasich will drop out today, making it very difficult to deny Drumpf the nomination. Yes, I know. I … Continue reading

Another Meme Bites the Dust

Jesus, this primary is getting ridiculous. Here’s another meme I have to rebut. This is getting absurd. Before I start, I’d like to make a plea… After you’ve tried something for a year, and you end up losing badly as … Continue reading

What Happened to the Democratic Party? Nothing.

There seems to be a meme floating around many “progressive” circles, in which the Democratic Party has somehow stopped being the “Party of the People” and become… what? No one actually says, really. This post is going to be harsh, … Continue reading

PCTC Podcast – Networking and Ranting

This is the last podcast that will be random and the last one that won’t be available on iTunes. It is also the last one that won’t be part of the new PCTC Network. On this episode, I explain a … Continue reading

Telling Half the Story Isn’t Enough

This meme is making the rounds on Facebook: I’ve seen it five times already this morning and I’m sorry, but I don’t see a purpose. As I pointed out in an earlier post, even if ALL super delegates were disqualified, … Continue reading

The Inanity of “Favorability”

The preoccupation some people demonstrate with regard to polls is truly frightening, especially when it comes to the social media bubble. You can see it coming in waves, every time a new poll comes out. If a poll is favorable … Continue reading

Separating Fact from Opinion

To me, the number one thing that should separate the left from the right is the truth; we’re supposed to value it, and they, quite frankly, couldn’t give a shit less about telling the truth. However, sometimes, left wingers suffer … Continue reading

Republican Family Values? What a Joke!

The greatest political oxymoron in history has to be the concept of “Republican Family Values.” I mean, the fact that they can get traction for this for almost 40 years is astounding to me. Earlier, I posted a list of … Continue reading