Category Archives: News

Go to Health!

Go to Health!     The Republicans hate us, and want us all to die! That may sound like hyperbole, if you haven’t been keeping up with their plan to repeal and — kind of — replace Obamacare. As bad as the … Continue reading

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The Bitter Battle of Buttercup Ridge

The Bitter Battle of Buttercup Ridge     About ten years ago, when I began taking care of a large yard, my landlady Lois warned me “Don’t let those buttercups get into the lawn.” I didn’t pay attention; after all, there were … Continue reading

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Fake!

Fake!     From the time Donald Trump descended that fake gold staircase at Trump Tower to announce his run for President — Jeez, has it been two years already? — everything he’s done has been pure fakery. That was the speech … Continue reading

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Being on Time

Being on Time     Yogi Berra wasn’t just a great baseball player; but also a master of unconscious tautology (“It ain’t over till it’s over”). The story goes that a player once asked him what time it was, and Yogi answered, … Continue reading

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Binky Goes Abroad

Binky Goes Abroad     The still-President-for-now just took his first trip abroad (Whoa — did somebody just say a broad? Take it easy, Binky). He hadn’t wanted to go at all, then he wanted the nine day trip shortened to five. … Continue reading

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The Amazing Nightshade Family

The Amazing Nightshade Family     Hardly a day passes that we don’t learn something new and interesting about our friends in the plant kingdom. To me, one of the most fascinating families of plants is the nightshade family, or Solanaceae. It … Continue reading

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Don’t Laugh at Jeff Sessions

Don’t Laugh at Jeff Sessions     “Woman Arrested After Laughing In Sessions Hearing,” ran the headline. It was Jan. 10th, at the Senate confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL. There were many protesters in the gallery, and … Continue reading

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Republicans’ No Good, Nasty, Very Bad Ideas

Republicans’ No Good, Nasty, Very Bad Ideas     I have searched my history carefully over the years, and have concluded that the last good Republican idea was 61 years ago, in 1956. It was the official platform for reelection of Eisenhower, … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?     I love learning new things, from the latest scientific discovery to the curiosities that make me say, “Hmm.” For example, in 1865, when Teddy Roosevelt was six years old, he watched the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Understanding Trump Supporters

Understanding Trump Supporters     I want to begin by stating that not all Trump supporters are deplorables. Hillary Clinton put the number at half, but I think that’s too high. I’d say that racists, bigots, and xenophobes only make up about … Continue reading

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