Category Archives: politics

Entry 638: The Checks Are in the Mail. So Are the Balances.

If there’s one thing we all remember of what we learned in school about the U.S. government, it’s the phrase “checks and balances.” Also, the chuckle we enjoyed when we first heard the name “Millard Fillmore.” Our Founding Fathers created … Continue reading

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Entry 636: What Does the Pope Know?

Mark’s Note: With leading biologists and ecologists gathering this week for a conference at The Vatican, President Trump asked Scott Pruitt, his pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, to write a rebuttal to whatever scientific hokum comes out of … Continue reading

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Entry 630: Commander in Tweet

The very sad thing is we can almost believe these alternative tweets.                                                         … Continue reading

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Entry 603: Aftershocks

I have lived through 16 presidential elections. I don’t remember the 1956 election at all, possibly because I was two years old, although I do know that “Ike” and “Adlai” are frequent answers in crossword puzzles. What I recall about … Continue reading

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Entry 598: VOTE LOTE

As we come down the home stretch of this year’s presidential election, it is clear that many Americans are planning to vote for L.O.T.E.–the Lesser Of Two Evils. For some people, this may mean voting for the candidate that is … Continue reading

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Entry 592: What Side of the Brain Does Trump Use?

I try not to get too political in this blog. That’s not because I don’t have strong political opinions, it’s because I have weak morals. You see, my primary source of income is creating direct mail packages on a freelance … Continue reading

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Entry 556: No Country for Old Men (or Women)

As should be painfully and bipartisanly obvious to all voters in America, none of our current presidential candidates is qualified to run the country. I’m not only talking about the fact that, even if you used all three of their … Continue reading

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