Author Archives: Coyote

Reflections on the Obama Presidency

Reflections on the Obama Presidency     Nov. 4th, 2008, was one of the greatest days of my life, as it was for many. Barack Obama had just been elected America’s first black president. I watched the celebrations from Grant’s Park, in … Continue reading

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What’s So Funny, Anyway?

What’s So Funny, Anyway? (dedicated to my dad, one of the funniest people I ever met)     Conventional wisdom will say the best way to kill comedy is by trying to analyze it, but I respectfully disagree. I’ve always been a … Continue reading

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Are Republicans a Death Cult?

Are Republicans a Death Cult?     If that sounds extreme, allow me to explain. Of course Republicans don’t go around killing people or practicing ritualized murder; that would be illegal. No, they do it more slowly, like death by a thousand … Continue reading

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The Wannabe King’s Speech

The Wannabe King’s Speech     The American Hatriot gave his big boy speech before a joint Congress on Feb. 28th, long pants, long tie and everything. It’s not called a State of the Union in a president’s first year, because he’s … Continue reading

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Media in the Age of Trump

Media in the Age of Trump     Donald Trump is a creature created in the laboratories of media and reality TV. It is the media’s irresponsibility and criminal negligence that allowed him to rise to where he is now. But what … Continue reading

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Alternative Facts

Alternative Facts     The relative sizes of Trump’s inauguration crowd and that of Obama, eight years earlier, has been made clear by comparing photos. Obama’s was about 1.8 million to Trump’s 250,000.     The next day newly-minted White House Press Secretary Sean … Continue reading

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Trees — the Other Social Network

Trees — the Other Social Network     There have been some intriguing scientific breakthroughs lately in our understanding of the plant kingdom. I just finished reading a fascinating new book, The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben, who was a … Continue reading

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2017 Coyote Irony Awards

2017 Coyote Irony Awards     It’s the awards season. The Grammys were last weekend and the Oscars this weekend, so let’s join this year’s Coyotes from beautiful downtown Culver City, California. In the past, the coveted prize was the Grand Irony … Continue reading

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Senate Confirmation Hearing Disorder

Senate Confirmation Hearing Disorder     “Give him a chance!” cried the Republicans, who never gave Obama a single chance in eight years. Okay, what are the first things the fascist President did? He nominated his cabinet heads, which made his intentions … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times — the Women’s Marches

Signs of the Times — the Women’s Marches (lovingly dedicated to Jill & Lauren, two of my fierce heroes)     Women are fed up with men’s bullshit, which goes all the way back to the Old Testament, at least. They’re tired … Continue reading

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