Scribblings

Maybe the problem is that we got it backwards

So we elected Obama before Hillary.  Think about that. Hillary is at the very top tip of the baby boomers. Obama barely qualifies as one. So maybe the problem in our election cycle this year is that we disturbed the rhythm of Mother Nature by electing them out of their proper order. It should have been Hillary first and then Obama so that he could lead the way into the next generation of politicians running for office. Instead, we elected him first and now… no matter who wins on Tuesday… we will be going backwards to two seventy year old Continue reading →

Columns 2016

It doesn’t matter how rich, thin or beautiful you are

It’s been a bizarre election season. Nothing about it is familiar or normal. We’re having conversations in presidential debates about genitalia size, female bodily functions, emails that seem to go on forever – and now Anthony Weiner rears his ugly head, becoming what I consider the cherry atop this disgusting ice cream sundae.

Wiener, as we all sadly realize now, is a very troubled individual with an obscene obsession with his genitalia. His wife finally left him after he sent photos of said genitalia to what must be some of the saddest and loneliest women on the planet while his Continue reading →

Scribblings

I want to write something

I want to write something nice. You know – something about kittens or puppies or a pig who saved a baby. But in my head all I hear is noise, horrible, horrible noise. It’s supposed to end next Tuesday but I don’t know of anyone with half a brain who thinks it will. Haters gonna hate and the hate and racism and misogyny that this presidential campaign has caused to erupt with crap all over the American dream will not go quietly into that good night. And we will all suffer for years to come from the deep well of Continue reading →

Scribblings

I was just thinking

Would it be totally wrong of me to just go to bed, pull the covers over my head, hug my dogs tight and wait for Nov. 8 to be over? Because I’m not sure how much more crap I can take before I break. Poor America. She deserves so much better than this from us. Truly, as Queen Elizabeth once said, this is our annus horribilis. Continue reading →

Scribblings

The times have changed

A friend just related a story to me about how her very expensive universal remote wouldn’t work. She and her husband were unable to fix it. They called the manufacturer, GCI and the Geek Squad. It would cost them almost as much as the remote originally did to have someone come over and see if they could make it work. If not, they’d have to to buy a new one which would ultimately triple their original cost. And then their millennial daughter came home and asked why they were using the old remote. When it was explained to her, she Continue reading →

Columns 2016

Hey, Evangelicals, here’s an idea

One of the most puzzling features of the current campaign for me is how evangelical Christians can stick with Trump. On the surface, he would seem to be everything they rail against – multiple marriages, mistresses, talking about women as though they were merely pieces of meat for his delectation – how does anyone put these together with Christian values and come up positive for Trump?

The answer, as best I can tell, is that for some evangelicals, there is really only one issue in this campaign that matters. That issue is the Supreme Court and who will get to Continue reading →