Author Archives: oddmanout215

Another day, another new low for Trump


Let’s say you’re one of the Navajo veterans of WW II who used your native language to create coded messages that the Japanese military couldn’t possibly figure out. You survived battles in the South Pacific, where Japanese soldiers usually fought … Continue reading

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I do not recall, y’all


My hard drive died last week, just like that, as if my laptop had had a heart attack. It’s the ideal way to go if you’re old — boom, lights out, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Except that the … Continue reading

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Mass shootings don’t faze gun freaks


From a New York Times editorial published in 2015, soon after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA: …Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for … Continue reading

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Kelly should have kept his mouth shut


Remember when John Kelly was chosen to restore order in the White House? It was only a few months ago. The talking heads on TV effusively praised the new chief of staff. He was, after all, a former Marine general, … Continue reading

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(Not so) special delivery from UPS/Swift


When the music’s over, turn out the lights.  — The Doors Yo Taylor, I’m curious as to why your handlers are using UPS trucks to help sell your new album, and how many edgy but lesser known artists could have … Continue reading

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Trump has a lock on ‘worst person’ award


Former cable news show host Keith Olbermann used to do a segment called “Worst Person in the World” that shined a light on a politician or personality who had made news that day by doing something unusually cruel or dishonest. … Continue reading

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Category 5 climate change denial


Warmest climes but nurse the cruellest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure. — Herman Melville Another week, another hurricane in paradise. This one is called Maria, and it just ripped through the densely populated … Continue reading

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