45, the man

Who am I to judge him anyway? especially on Easter Monday? The answer is, with limits. Questionable timing aside, I am not now nor have I ever been a soothsayer, so whatever politics comes out of this White House and spreads across the world as we know it, time will only tell. All I can…

Let’s talk Muslims.

Not all of them -- not You, I hope, the friendly peaceful majority. I mean those scary out-there old school balls deep 4th century-thinking scimitar-bearing bloodletting slave-berating only-book-I've-ever-opened types, you know the ones (not You, I hope -- what are the chances a Jihadist is reading me? If you are, it goes toward proving one…

Check yr tablet before we wreck yr tablet

This was the week when passengers on flights from certain Islamic countries lost their computer and tablet privileges because of a few bad apples. No – that wasn’t it. The ban was first announced as enacting because of… Credible Threats At first I was pretty bummed about that. Credible Threats is my favorite band, and…

IMDb, ya IMDbarely knew ya

It's been weeks now since the demise of the Internet Movie Database massage boards and I don't miss em one bit. I mean *message* boards--see? I'm already forgetting what thought it was an addiction. And maybe it was, in its way for its while. The depths of dependency were sometimes dark -- by god, I…

The Palm Salaam

Now I may be no big city blogger, but seems to me it's the same problem cousin Ricky ran into when romancing the ghost of Dame Judith Haltsy, Roy Haltsy's widow. No one denied it was a big problem: They existed in different times. Much like this whole Ancient Islam vs 2018 thing, cousin Ricky and Dame…

Be tomorrow’s historian today

Maybe we could ask ourselves, if it's important, how we will be seen a hundred years from now, two hundred years. Presuming we're there to look back, will it appear a plague of fatal politeness spread through the liberal West? Presuming a future impossible to deny, because it's the future, but reasonable to predict, based…

Clamping for peace

Say what you will about Justin Trudeau, but you must admit you were buoyed when the British press, not known for fake news purveyance, decreed him a shiny example of How To Meet President Orange Julius Caesar--sorry, stay positive--And Retain Your National Dignity. Go on, admit it. He seems to have proved himself a bit,…

Not hopeless hope, I hope

All Presidents... lets face it. As Gore Vidal said, when you get to the Executive level you've been bought and sold a dozen times, and willingly. My big secret hope for Mr Trump was that he, as an iconoclast with a loudly trumpeted agenda to "fix", whatever that means, things and make America great, whatever…