Youtube must have new dream-capturing technology…

For somehow it managed to capture this reoccurring dream of mine: #resist #trump  


A Guest Post by Author Larry Kahaner

READ KURT'S FIVE-STAR REVIEW OF LARRY'S THRILLER: USA, INC.     GREED AND THE CONSTITUTION A Novel Pair By Larry Kahaner   I enjoy writing about greed. It's an emotion that intrigues me because I'm not a greedy person, so I'm fascinated by those who are. I want to understand it, and, for me, this … Continue reading A Guest Post by Author Larry Kahaner

Hollywood gets it…

Samuel L. Jackson caused a bit of a buzz recently for his complaint about British actors being cast in roles written for American characters, partly because, he believes, British actors are cheaper hires.     So, essentially what I am hearing is... Jackson has the same gripe as every other American whose job has been … Continue reading Hollywood gets it…

For Fidgety Folks Fixin’ for a Fidgety Fix

Read an interesting CNBC article how a young kid (twenty-four is still a kid to an old dud of a fart like me) was able to make mucho dinero by stalking the fundraising sites, identifying which products are drawing in the investors, and then beating the fundraisers to market with knock-offs of what they are … Continue reading For Fidgety Folks Fixin’ for a Fidgety Fix

Sticking It To The Man: A Cultural Response





Actus Magazine

By Abigail Gilson 

There is a reinvigorated cultural response to the current political dysfunction on the rise. Artists from around the world have mobilised together to troll Trump by creating controversial protest paintings, sculptures, and murals- and they’re holding nothing back. There is no limit of political satire nor hues of orange in these depictions of the U.S president however their outright messages have provoked censorship across social media sites (so much for free speech, eh) and even the administration has threatened particular artists with litigation. Alas, all is not lost with this dose of cultural reassurance: here are five distorted versions of D.T that are sure to make protest-art great again.  

Emotional Downloads by James Ostrer

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This grotesque rendition of Donald Trump is not for the soft-stomached as it is curated completely from raw meat, fish, chewed up pieces of croissant and drizzled in…

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La La La La La La La…

Missed Trump's big speech last night. Not because I was balled up in the corner of my dark and damp basement with my eyes closed and ears plugged chanting la la la la la la la to drown out any possibility of hearing it until it was over. No, I missed it because I mercifully … Continue reading La La La La La La La…

Untangling Trump One Tangled Lie at a Time

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. ~ Vladimir Lenin In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ★ ★ ★ It's out there, the Truth about Trump. It just takes time to untangle his international web of lies and deceit... … Continue reading Untangling Trump One Tangled Lie at a Time

What Will It Take?

I've lost several fb friends and many followers here because of my relentless fixation on Trump's autocratic aspirations and the similarities between his rise to power with Hitler's. I ain't gonna lie to you -- I've often in the past second-guessed myself and wondered if I, in fact, wasn't just being too alarmist and snowflake-like … Continue reading What Will It Take?

Speaking of Awards Season…

I nominate so-called, our so-called president's go-to word-choice* for put-downs, for this year's "Best Word" award. Did you catch his last usage of it? The so-called angry crowds... This guy, I tell ya... If he weren't already the president he should really consider being a cheesy reality TV star. Anyway, speaking of put-downs... Merriam-Webster deserves … Continue reading Speaking of Awards Season…

In view of it being Awards Season…

I nominate this amazing New Yorker image for this year's "Best Supporting Image" award. I'm not certain if the article it is in support of is worthy to be nominated for this year's "Best Article" award because I haven't finished it yet because it's so damn long it should have its own Executive Summary. I … Continue reading In view of it being Awards Season…

Transgender Community* Trumped by the Arc and Bent of Autocratic Politics

My fury throughout the whole last campaign to and through the election until now has never been much about politics. Politics in this country, while they have been expanding outward toward the wacky fringes leaving the mostly moderate radicals (the rarity of moderates these days makes us rather radical) like myself quite lonely, have always, … Continue reading Transgender Community* Trumped by the Arc and Bent of Autocratic Politics

“Post-apocalyptic fiction has been moved to our current affairs section”

I wish I were smart enough to be able to claim this post's eye/brain-catching headline as my own. But, alas, I cannot because I got it from this read-worthy #longread of an article written by John Feffer, a journalist and author who, with his read-worthy article, attempts to (in subtle sublimity) -- and in my … Continue reading “Post-apocalyptic fiction has been moved to our current affairs section”

Two important observations so far from Mattis’ trip to Iraq…

The first observation: Mad Dog Mattis must be mad as hell for having to humiliate himself by being the face of our national apology for Trump's war-crime declaration that we should have and still just might take Iraq's oil; not to mention the fact that he, Mattis, has to tap dance around the fact that … Continue reading Two important observations so far from Mattis’ trip to Iraq…

H. R. McMaster, Reporting for Duty, Sir!

Well, since Trump scared away all the qualified civilians who might have been remotely interested in taking over as his new National Security Advisor, he had to put on his Commander-In-Chief cap and order an active duty general officer to take the job. From what I can tell, Lieutenant General McMaster has the intellectual and … Continue reading H. R. McMaster, Reporting for Duty, Sir!


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ★ ★ ★ While the president does everything within his … Continue reading ON US

Happy Presidents Day

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ― George Washington “If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union, or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of … Continue reading Happy Presidents Day