ECLECTIC RANT: On Trump’s Oval Office Speech

Ralph E. Stone
Friday January 18, 2019 - 11:55:00 AM

Trump’s January 9, oval office address was nothing more than a ho-hum, “same ol’, same ol’” pitch for $5.7 billion for his wall. He again blamed the Democrats for the partial government shutdown. As usual, Trump’s speech was sprinkled with the usual “porkies.” The “growing humanitarian and and security crisis at our Southern border,” if there is one, is one of his own making. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Needs, Rights, Wants

Jack Bragen
Thursday January 17, 2019 - 02:54:00 PM

People's needs and rights are often subject to debate. People's wants are usually easier to determine. However, concerning "needs", I believe that the best way to understand them is by using "if, then" statements. -more-

SMITHEREENS: Reflections on Bits & Pieces

Gar Smith
Thursday January 17, 2019 - 02:36:00 PM

Donald Trump is trying every trick in the book to build his Wall on the southern border. He continues to falsely claim that "Islamic terrorists" and "M-16 gang members" are streaming across the border intent on doing harm to our nation.

But let's pause a moment to ask: What's the worst thing these fictive anti-American "terrorists" could be expected to do?

Attack our homeland and . . . shut down the government?

A Poem for Trump

Donald says he wants a Wall.

I say, "Give him four"—

with a bigly cot

and a chamber pot

and a padlock on the door.