Know the name? Very few do. Maybe a few more know Valentina Orellana-Peralta because she’s the one everyone’s talking about. It’s all about Los Angeles police killing people. Here’s the short version. Daniel Elena Lopez was a 24 year old guy who obviously had a break-down at a Burlington Coat Store store in the North… Continue reading The Murder of Daniel Elena Lopez
This week, in a back and forth with NPR’s Mara Liasson, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made a startling revelation. Here’s the verbatim on the exchange: Liasson: There are still a lot of countries like Germany and the UK and South Korea that basically have massive testing free of charge or for a nominal… Continue reading What did Jen just reveal?
Under U.S. law, the answer is “not fully” and last week the Supreme Court met to discuss a case in which a number of the justices showed they want to repeal the protection of women’s right to choice which is a recognition of a woman’s humanity. Even those of us who think the Supreme Court’s… Continue reading Are Women Human?
Stage magicians call this the “switch”: you show something and then quickly switch something else in its place. They do it all the time…very often with cards and balls and coins. It’s based on the principle that our brain picks up what we last saw or think we saw. The Democratic Party is the Party… Continue reading Democrats and the Health Care scam
On February 23, 2020, a man named Ahmaud Arbery went for a jog near his home in Brunswick, Georgia. He never returned. Three white men named Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan Jr. chased him in trucks, surrounded him and then shot him to death. They are now on trial and are claiming self-defense…just… Continue reading And…in Georgia…racists on trial
As I write, we await the jury’s verdict in the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, the kid who shot two people to death during anti-brutality demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. I’m not guessing what it will be. (Note: on Nov. 19, 2021 the Rittenhouse jury acquitted him of all charges.) But the outcome isn’t what’s… Continue reading Kyle Rittenhouse, a Warning
The detective shows and movies offer a frequent refrain: follow the money. In fact, the phrase is ubiquitous, appearing in novels and articles and even in the book about Watergate, “All the President’s Men” . There’s two ways to interpret that suggestion, both good and useful, and they’re both relevant to the recent passage of… Continue reading Follow the Money: The Infra-structure Bill
As those close to me will attest, I’m a super-fan of professional football. It’s a sport I actually know about, can analyze, study and watch obsessively. Life outside the NFL’s season (about five months or so each yearly) just isn’t the same for me. And I truly truly love the Jon Gruden whom I got… Continue reading Ughh! Jon Gruden!
One hesitates to write anything about former Secretary of State (and Chiefs of Staff head) Colin Powell upon his death this week. One runs the risk of adding to the unbearable clutter. Everyone seems to be writing about him and, predictably, it’s a mixed bag. The mainstream press in the U.S. is pretty uniform in… Continue reading Colin Powell the Classy War Criminal
So much smoke and so many mirrors! The mainstream media and dumb politicians bark incessantly about “critical race theory” and never take a moment, not even a small moment, to define what it actually is. I mean, if they’re looking to help the citizenry, wouldn’t that help? Well, maybe they don’t even know. Do you?… Continue reading CRT? What is it?