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Giving the song the Angelica Hale treatment

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:25:52 +0000

Angelica Hale was nine years old when she first appeared on this season’s “America’s Got Talent” and wowed the audience. She turned ten before it was over and sang the following song in the finals of the show. Angelica sings in a style I’m usually not at all fond of; let’s call it “pop diva.” […]

Aaron Hernandez and CTE

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:06:32 +0000

This is sad, although it may offer Hernandez’s family mild comfort and some evidence that might help them win a lawsuit against the NFL: Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy — commonly known as CTE — attorney Jose Baez said […]

The return of Valerie Plame Wilson

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:00:57 +0000

Valerie Plame Wilson has returned, this time as an anti-Semite. Here’s what Alan Dershowitz had to say: Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz says this story is “much, much worse” than the media has presented it. On “Fox & Friends” this morning, he said that the author of the article [that Plame had recommended as […]

McCain (“Lucy”) the maverick strikes again, this time on Obamacare

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:47:22 +0000

John McCain is an odd duck who infuriates the right. The term he loves for himself is “maverick,” the definition of which is “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” True to form, he has now indicated he won’t go along with almost all of the other GOP senators […]

Were Medevacs in Vietnam armed?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:06:28 +0000

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that during 1968-1969 my boyfriend had been a door gunner for a Medevac helicopter. Commenter “Bumsrush” raised an interesting question in response: I was there 67-68. Huey gunship pilot. Nine months Vietnam, 3 months NKP Thailand… As for your boyfriend being a Medevac helicopter door gunner… I always thought Medevac […]

More verbiage…

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:01:07 +0000

…from Kim Jong-un aka Rocket Man, to the dotard. Did I ever mention that Kim Jong-un reminds me of Jim Jones? Holding a large group of people hostage with mind control and paranoia, bent on a possible course to aggression and then suicide.

Kimmel: emotion and health care insurance policy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:49:38 +0000

Jimmy Kimmel is a late-night talk show host with an audience of millions. He’s a genial guy who usually steers clear of politics except for the jokes. But by now you probably know that he’s weighed in heavily on the subject of the reform of Obamacare. And whatever the GOP proposes, he’s against it if […]

Two Mexico earthquakes

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:13:36 +0000

The terrible earthquake that occurred on September 19 in Mexico brings to mind the one that happened exactly 32 years—to the day—earlier. The 1985 earthquake had a large death toll, variously estimated to have been between 5,000 and 10,000 people, and over four hundred buildings collapsed. I certainly hope the recent one doesn’t amass anywhere […]

Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:55:18 +0000

Have you watched the series so far? I haven’t. I’ve actually heard good things about it. But I can’t bring myself to watch it. Maybe someday. I’ve read many books about Vietnam, and countless articles. I’ve written a lot about it, too (I can count that number: 86 posts, and with this one it’ll be […]

Welcoming Graham-Cassidy

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:49:53 +0000

Here’s an article that looks on the bright side of Graham-Cassidy. And good luck with explaining the actual provisions of a bill against emotional appeals by celebrities with a bully pulpit.