Many years ago, I was a very successful retail manager. My last retail management job featured me taking a small electronics store in a high-end shopping mall and turning it from a money loser to making a substantial profit within a year. I did such a great job that the
Originally Posted at Daily Kos: Donald J. Trump: Putin’s Useful Idiot WHY?* (*hint #FollowTheMoney) WHY RUSSIA HELPED TRUMP? On 4/4/2016, Lilia Shevtsova wrote in The American Interest about the powerful effect of US-European sanctions against Russia and Syria. Frozen assets in the U.S. of the oligarch Yuri Kovalchuk, a close
A lot of people have taken me to task for my belief that, given the opportunity to choose a president, I’m pretty sure the Republican-run House will choose… Donald Trump. I’ve had a lot of “political junkies” assure me that the House Republicans are aching for an opportunity to get
Seriously, is this some sort of lefty psychosis? I was sent the following video this morning, with a plea to electors to do their job and not allow Donald Trump to become president. Essentially, these highly intelligent progressive celebrities made a great plea to electors to explain their job and
Dear 2016 Electors, I know. When you took this job, you figured it was just a matter of doing what was right for your party. You’re a long-time Republican and you wanted to do something really cool to show your party how much you love it. I truly get that.
This is totally separate from my series on the difference between current Democrats and current Republicans, but have you ever really compared the overall record of the two parties, over time? It’s pretty enlightening and shuts down those who claim the parties are the same. Put down the hallucinogenics. A list
You know, for a guy who is always on about what a big man he is and how tough he will be on everyone we’re supposed to be afraid of, according to the Republican Party, Donald Trump sure does whine a lot. And when I say he whines, I am
So, finally… after the damage is done… NOW the press has figured out that there may be a problem with Trump’s (or any other narcissistic billionaire’s) massive conflicts of interest. In Saturday’s New York Times, A group of reporters finally seemed to notice that, well, Trump’s many overseas contacts and business
In this era of fake news that is infecting the electorate to such a degree, the lies about President Obama and the state of the country are becoming legendary. For example, the following meme has been floating around social media, and it is virtually 100% total crap. Check it out.
Yeah, I know. I’m a “traitor to the cause.” I’ve been called that before and I know I’ll be called that again. The problem is, the people who usually call me that are generally not worth my time. First of all, I do worry about Trump. I worry because he’s
This was the worst election season in the history of the United States. I mean THE WORST. Well, except for 2010 and 2014, that is. I don’t say that because Donald Trump won the presidency, because he didn’t. We lost. Again. Once again, turnout that had been way up in
This is the day. Everything that’s happened over the past 20 months or more has led to this. All I can say is, VOTE DEMOCRATIC PARTY I don’t just mean, vote Hillary over the BOT (Big Orange Toddler), which should be obvious. I’m talking everywhere up and down the line.
This is a comment that I received from a well-meaning but obviously young and not-very bright “liberal arts” student from the University of Minnesota named Mark Mahoney. It was in response to my piece entitled “Cutting the Crap on Reasons to Not Vote Hillary.” Now, I have only two rules
Every time someone tells me there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans, I want to retch. It’s not even just bullshit. The concept is completely ludicrous in 2016. Look at the Klown Kar candidates they’ve put up for the last few presidential elections. I know you think Donald Trump is some
Let’s revisit this notion that the United States is somehow a jobless hellscape and that everyone in this country is either unemployed or being paid too little to pay their bills. Most of us have seen film from the 1930s. The Great Depression ruined many people’s lives. People wore clothes
The one thing that has bothering me most about this election season is the complete dearth of truth coming out. Journalists have apparently decided that their job is creating click bait and they leave the fact checking to “fact check columns.” I really hate to break it to them, but for
THE ABJECT FAILURES OF CORPORATE MEDIA (& the Law of Unintended Consequences) “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” (George Santayana) (Originally posted on Daily Kos) Complicity of MSM spreading GOP Propaganda-First step to FASCISM! Two weeks ago I posted a warning: Hillary Clinton was leading
I have some across posts all over social media and in my email from so-called hardcore progressives who have propagated one or more variations of the following: Complaints that Hillary Clinton has too many flaws to vote for her. Suggested that voting for Hillary is hard because there will be
Has it ever occurred to anyone that the reason the Trump deplorables brigade gets so excited about a few emails is because they literally have nothing else? I mean, seriously, if Hillary was as horrible as advertised, why would they have to be so focused on a couple of emails
Given that a bully like Donald Trump is running for president, there just isn’t enough talk about bullying as a serious problem in this country. There does seem to be a lot of concern, but not enough. Let’s face it; the entire Republican platform has consisted largely of bullying for