It has begun

https://youtu.be/A0adtDE4vo0 The night before President Kennedy's Inaugural there was a snow storm (a nor'easter) that covered Washington DC in a blanket of white. Optimistic opinion at the time saw this as a good omen, a sign of a clean, fresh start. After JFK's assassination that storm took on a more ominous meaning for many; a … Continue reading It has begun

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Trump: ‘Lynch em’

Most of the public's attention recently has been focused on contempt for Donald Trump's horrible treatment of women. A few Trumpets [Trump Idiots] have tried their desperate best to pretend that, "bad boy talk," or, "locker room banter," from eleven years ago is irrelevant, but the vast majority seems to know better. 1) We understand … Continue reading Trump: ‘Lynch em’

A Trump in the Crowd

I recently rewatched a classic cautionary tale about the dangers of populism and mass media, A Face in the Crowd (1957). It's the story of Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes (Andy Griffith), a drifter with no moral center, a talent for playing the guitar, and the gift of gab. When he is given the opportunity to become a radio … Continue reading A Trump in the Crowd