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Roller coaster at sea

Roller coaster at sea

Marty’s photo of the day #2839: In this photo, I’m on the bridge of the Russian ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, sailing between Antarctica and South America. A storm has come up, and we are on a massive roller coaster ride—diving into wave troughs, climbing back atop the crest, and then doing it all over again. […]

A secret message from the Republican Jesus

A secret message from the Republican Jesus

“Psst . . . Hey, ammosexuals and fetish patriots . . . Republican Jesus here. Sorry to have to hide in your refrigerator like this, but I have a super-secret message for you that has to remain just between you and me. I know you have two major fantasies: “Your first fantasy is that you […]

Why I’m not watching tonight’s State of the Union Address

Why I’m not watching tonight’s State of the Union Address

I don’t think I’ve missed a State of the Union address in twenty years. But quite frankly, my time is more valuable than another Donald Trump performance. I know what’s going to happen anyway—and you probably do too: 1) Trump will pretend to be sane for the hour or so he speaks. 2) The media […]

Are all politicians equally dishonest?

Are all politicians equally dishonest?

Here’s a little something to remember the next time someone tells you that Republicans and Democrats are equally dishonest: When Donald Trump Jr. was offered unsolicited dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, he promptly wrote back “I love it” and set up a meeting. When Al Gore was preparing for his presidential candidate debate, […]

What happened when Trump met Putin?

What happened when Trump met Putin?

The media made a big deal about Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin lasting for 2 hours and 16 minutes, despite being scheduled for only 35 minutes. We may never know what happened behind closed doors. That’s bad. Conversely, no one can prove me wrong, when I guess what happened: Trump: “My handlers say I […]

Perhaps the Russians do have that Trump tape

Perhaps the Russians do have that Trump tape

Now that Donald Trump has given classified information to the Russians, I have to ask all the people who shouted “lock her up,” why aren’t you now shouting “lock him up”? Sure, as president, Trump legally and instantly declassified the information the moment he spilled the beans. But if you add that to Trump’s botched […]

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