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June 9th, 2024 - 10:17 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Biden’s real speeches, Trump’s fake crowds (video)

Who’s really ahead. In the last real poll, Biden was by 7 million votes. The next poll that actually counts is November 5, 2024. In the runup, Biden is going around acting presidential (e.g., paying tribute to veterans in D-Day speeches), while Trump fakes crowd sizes and talks about sharks an[...]

June 9th, 2024 - 9:02 pm § in Biden, Republicans

When the first thing Republicans think of is poop

Don’t say Republicans lack imagination. They have very vivid imaginations. You may want to hold your nose at what they imagine, though. A Politico fact-check begins, “President Joe Biden commemorated the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France …. Not long after h[...]

June 7th, 2024 - 8:02 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Why Republicans are ignored

There’s nothing new about political potshots. President Jimmy Carter said, “You’ll be criticized in this job no matter what you do.” Healthy criticism is legitimate and constructive, and suggests how to do things better. But our political discourse is nothing like that. It de[...]

June 5th, 2024 - 7:05 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

Tomorrow marks D-Day, and we’ve learned nothing

June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. We’re now four generations removed from that fateful day, and only a handful of its veterans are still alive to remind us of the lessons America should learn from that war. Before World War 2, America was isolationist, and caught [...]

June 2nd, 2024 - 7:47 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Republicans

Everything is Joe Biden’s fault!

Inflation is his fault, even though it’s global, and America has one of the developed world’s lowest inflation rates. The unfulfilled promise of student loan forgiveness is his fault, even though the Supreme Court’s rightwing justices struck it down. Hunter Biden’s shenanigan[...]

May 27th, 2024 - 5:50 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Compare Biden and Trump Memorial Day speeches

A transcript of Biden’s speech at Arlington National Cemetery isn’t available yet, but Reuters reported (here) that he spoke of the sacrifices of America’s fallen military personnel. Next week he’ll travel to Normandy, where he’s “expected to give a major speech a[...]

May 26th, 2024 - 6:34 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump

Thank you for your service, sergeant

This Memorial Day, let us take time to honor the fallen and all who served. Thank you, Sgt. Nicholas Ranstad, for your service, including a combat tour in Afghanistan. As a disabled veteran, he had so many problems with V.A. health care, he now chooses private health care over free V.A. health care.[...]

May 26th, 2024 - 2:33 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

All these chickens are under arrest!

The Libertarians held their 2024 nominating convention in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 26, 2024. They invited Biden, Trump, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., but only Trump and Kennedy showed up. Trump was accompanied by a Secret Service detail. Trump isn’t popular with the Libertarians. Or with [...]

May 26th, 2024 - 1:05 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Biden or Trump, some choice

The 2024 polls show most Americans prefer [x] neither of the above. But presidents don’t need to be popular, and usually aren’t. JFK’s popularity was a big thing in its time because popular presidents are rare. There are three important considerations in choosing a president and po[...]

May 24th, 2024 - 4:56 am § in Biden, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Stupid ideas department

That could be a running feature of any blog featuring politics, but I’ll start with this. There was a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing last week that degenerated into a circus. Chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the ringmaster, apparently expects committee members to be somethi[...]