Conspiracy Drivel Compounds Vegas Tragedy

The October 1st massacre in Las Vegas gave us an object lesson in the intellectual poverty and psychological troubles of a large segment of the population. Not the sniper himself, who was an obvious mental defective, but rather the people who are bent on finding conspiracies whether any case exists … Continue reading

Smuggled Nukes, the Ultimate Threat

Although it has dragged on for so many decades, it is hard to imagine that the impasse with North Korea can endure for another year. The fact that the Kim regime now has nuclear weapons, and is finalizing a missile delivery system, and is as unstable as it is, indicates … Continue reading

Non-Violence Has Never Looked Better

US Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show Thursday and stated that President Trump was “partially” to blame for the polarization and poisoned state of politics in America today. Such generosity from a right-winger is breathtaking. To think that the two-year spew of insults and rants, temper … Continue reading

All Conspiracies To Be Revealed — by Trump?

The election of Donald Trump owes an awful lot to conspiracy theories. As in, Barack Obama was born in Kenya, climate change is a Chinese hoax, the entire American news media is a vast conspiracy, three million illegal aliens voted in the 2016 election, and Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Then, … Continue reading

GREED. (The movie, that is. From 1924.)

I am a classic movie fan, which on Twitter would be known as #OldMovieWeirdo. But only just now have I seen a legendary film of the distant past which is ranked among the greatest ever made. 1924 saw the release of the truncated, butchered, surviving version of Erich Von Stroheim’s … Continue reading

Feudalism is Archaic, Not US Constitution

I am red hot with rage as I type these words, having just hours ago heard Donald Trump’s heartfelt opinion of the United States Constitution. It goes like this: “It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.” No, this was … Continue reading

One Massive March for Science in Boston

What a positive, upbeat and spirited crowd we had in Boston today for the     March for Science. I wish I could better estimate crowd size, but the tremendous turnout in Boston looked to me as follows. At peak attendance, about half of Boston Common was full of standing people. The … Continue reading

Diaper Banks to Combat #DiaperNeed

Here is a national issue with a funny-sounding name. Diaper Banks. It is also a little-known situation that is not receiving anything like proper attention or support. If you are like me, you had never heard of this at all. Diapers for babies are not covered under government assistance programs. … Continue reading