Cynics ‘R’ Us

Now I’ve heard [almost] everything:  there’s a Walmart radio commercial playing in our area that touts the company’s affiliation with local food banks.  Apparently, purchases of selected items translate to contributions from Walmart to said food banks.  Also, they’re collecting direct donations in their stores.  This, when the company benefits from government giveaways of upContinue reading “Cynics ‘R’ Us”

Razing the Vatican

*************************************************BREAKING NEWS**************************************** April 15, 2021 – Planetary News Corp. International mining consortium Devour, Inc., has just announced its discovery of a sizable deposit of rare-earth element lutetium, used in petroleum cracking.  This metallic substance is the least common of all such elements, making the find an immensely valuable one.  The lutetium is located about 50Continue reading “Razing the Vatican”

Let’s Ditch the Giant Foam Fingers

“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” – UCLA Bruins football coach Henry Russell (“Red”) Sanders (then quoted by Vince Lombardi) “There is no such thing as second place.  Either you’re first or you’re nothing.” – Gabe Paul “Second place is just the first place loser.” – Dale Earnhardt It’s no coincidence that all ofContinue reading “Let’s Ditch the Giant Foam Fingers”

A Matter of Hearts and Minds

“What if someone gave a war and Nobody came?” ― Allen Ginsberg, The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971 “Army strong.” “Aim high, fly – fight – win!” “The few, the proud.”             “Forged by the sea.” Andrea Mazzarino at the TomDispatch site wrote an opinion piece last week about how militarization hasContinue reading “A Matter of Hearts and Minds”

Sympathy for [Some] Texans

The northeast Ohio area is deep blue, particularly heavily urban Cuyahoga County, which is decidedly multiracial.  In recent decades, it has elected some of the most Progressive politicians in government, among them Dennis Kucinich and Sherrod Brown.  After four terms, the Democratic National Committee gerrymandered Representative Kucinich out of his district in favor of aContinue reading “Sympathy for [Some] Texans”