Melania the Erudite

Trump supporters I know are virtue signaling expressing outrage over people poking fun at Melania Trump’s accent.

I must admit, it really is petty and it seems like lazy small-ball when you consider the real awfulness you could go after.… the rest “Melania the Erudite”

Bless His Teenage Heart

Kyle Rittenhouse
Not all heroes wear capes. (Some wear Crocs.)

Three people shot, two are dead, but let’s make sure we have the correct “context” for a teenager wielding an assault rifle on American streets.

“Well, you don’t know what happened before he shot those people. It looks like he … the rest “Bless His Teenage Heart”


If you want to distill out the essence of Kimberly Guilfoyle’s raving animatronic moment at the Republican National Convention last night, you should start by imagining the vast emptiness of space…

Re-elect Failure

The only way to save America from the failures of the current president is to elect Donald Trump in 2020!

~The Republican National Committee


quisling kwĭz′lĭng

n. A traitor who serves as the puppet of the enemy occupying his or her country.

n. A traitor who collaborates with the enemy.

n. someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force

RNC 2020

Republican National Convention 2020

First order of business.

Many of you have been asking if white supremacy is still on the platform since it isn’t officially listed, so we just wanted to let everyone know that, yes, we hear you. … the rest “RNC 2020”


Old fashioned still.
No good will come from this.

People talk about how Donald Trump hijacked the Republican Party. I don’t buy that anymore. I’ve seen enough.

Trump’s greed has put “conservatives” over a flame and distilled them down to their true essence. Fiscal and personal responsibility, moral fortitude, … the rest “Purified”

The Worst Is Not Behind Us: California Wildfires Continue To Burn

Firefighters make a stand in the backyard of a home in front of the advancing CZU August Lightning Complex Fire

People are dying and homes are being lost, and this absolute fuckwit of a president is playing golf and bitching because Californians didn’t go out and rake their forests kiss his ass.

Also, the hoax virus is on track to … the rest “The Worst Is Not Behind Us: California Wildfires Continue To Burn”

Madeleine L’Engle

Book Slipcase - The Wrinkle in Time Quartet
Madeleine L’Engle – The Wrinkle in Time Quartet

This month’s installment from the Library of America arrived today. The Wrinkle in Time Quartet (which I believe became a quintet before L’Engle passed.)

I haven’t read any of these, but maybe I can get Marilyn Jane to read A … the rest “Madeleine L’Engle”


I’m letting the Classic Quintet handle my morning. The “apostrophe” albums.

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones.

Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, and Steamin’. (Walkin‘ is a bit of something else.)

Scattering in the Light

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon

To paraphrase what my friend Will said to me upon hearing about Bannon’s arrest this morning, “When it comes to cockroaches, there’s never just one.”


calamity [ kuh-lam-i-tee ]

noun, plural ca·lam·i·ties.

  1. : a disastrous event marked by great loss and lasting distress and suffering
  2. : a state of deep distress or misery caused by major misfortune or loss
  3. : grievous affliction; adversity

See: … the rest “Calamity”


Konrad Steffen
Konrad Steffen, 1952-2020

He told me he overwintered twice in the Arctic, alone in a tent. When I asked if the solitude and elemental isolation got to him he seemed unfazed and instead described the privilege of being able to observe such a

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