Think about this

I heard on public broadcasting show Marketplace that a Chinese company has bought Dick Clark Productions. Yes, that Dick Clark, the epitome of white, middle class America through most of the fifties and sixties.
But wait, there’s more. One of the productions the Chinese bought with the company was the Miss America Pageant.
I’ll just let that sink in. Continue reading →


Raise your hand if…

Raise your hand if you think Chris Christie knew absolutely nothing about the bridge closing when it happened.

OK, now all of you out there with your hand up, please promise me you won’t reproduce. We do not need that level of stupidity in the gene pool. We have Donald Trump for that. Continue reading →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →