As writers, we have a responsibility to speak out when things get under our skin and poke at our gut in an unrelenting way. Words that evoke emotion or provoke thought is what writers do and should be doing, especially now at a time of one-party government led by an authoritarian bent president. Jessica Kourkounis… Continue reading
It’s not surprising that Trump won the election. Americans love reality television. Millions of viewers tune it to watch Survivor every Wednesday night, others can’t survive without their Tuesday fix of Dancing with the Stars. When the election mutated into a spin-off of The Apprentice, Americans couldn’t get enough of Trump’s on-the-trail antics, some of… Continue reading
I’m thrilled to have Ursula Uterus here with me today to talk about women’s reproductive rights. ME Thank you, Ursula. I appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with me today. URSULA Happy to be here. Though, it is a bit bright. Reminds me of my annual checkup.
Image via Wikipedia Barking Up the Far Right Tree in Straw Poll, Iowa With a purebred to mutt ratio of 2 to 1, the recent Iowa vote reflected the views of the majority of Straw Poll voters, the Bulldogs and Hounds. When asked if Dog belonged in politics, Harry Hound bayed, “Buuuuuuuuut of course, who… Continue reading
Image via Wikipedia Last week, America’s favorite crazy billionaire uncle, Donald Trump, or “The McDonald,” if you love burgers and clowns, announced his candidacy for President of the United States to a group of bus boys and coat check girls in the back room of Trump Casino. In a rambling two-hour speech that included staff directives… Continue reading
CHEF RAMSAYBug off. The lot of you. You can’t make a bloody deal. What’s so bleeping hard? C’mon now! I don’t have all day. HARRY REIDI don’t understand. I’m the head of the Senate. I’ve always made a great deal. Maybe I took the deal out of the Senate too soon. CHEF RAMSAYProdding a pile… Continue reading
Is There a Cure for Corporate Tax Avoidance Syndrome? Yes, Collective Outrage! For a nice blood pressure spike, swing by PayUpNow.org and read the list of corporations beside GE that are not paying taxes. Although for our purposes, I’m going to shine a light on GE. In Jayne’s latest weekend recap posted at her wonderfully witty… Continue reading
Embracing the illusionary powers of magicians Harry Houdini, David Copperfield and Criss Angel, American companies increasingly use magic to make jobs disappear in the U.S. and then reappear overseas. Image via Wikipedia For several years, economists have blamed the precipitous loss of U.S. jobs on a black magician’s cape that went missing from a classified… Continue reading