Tree of Liberty

As I write this, my neighbors are having a large oak tree cut down. Well, it’s probably an oak, but maybe it’s a maple, I don’t think it’s a walnut. Frankly, I haven’t really paid that much attention. Full Disclosure: I failed “Tree ID” in school. Regardless of the tree’s flavor, I quite liked it.… Read More Tree of Liberty

Veggie Haters

John Stewart recently aired a Moment of Zen that stopped me in my tracks. Lindsey Graham (my favorite southern graham cracker) discussing ISIS. I believe he was trying to make a serious point, though the point was probably, as always, “Go, Republicans! Boo, Democrats!” Here’s the quote that got my attention: “[ISIS has] adopted a… Read More Veggie Haters

Speech! Speatch!

I don’t usually watch political speeches. They’re generally full of “political promises” which is code for “lies” – sometimes well-intentioned or overly optimistic lies, but porkies all the same. That, and I spent eight years avoiding George W. Truly, my avoidance bordered on pathological. It’s not that I disagreed with every word out of his… Read More Speech! Speatch!

Playground Politics

The Democratic Party needs an intervention, or at least some serious behavioral therapy. Obama delayed some controversial votes to help Democrats in the mid-term elections. So, how did that work out? Obama definitely needs new advisors and some new Senators. What Americans, even the Democratic ones, want is good old-fashioned action – or at least… Read More Playground Politics