Larry Wines

larry-wines-informalLarry Wines is editor of the Acoustic Americana Music Guide, and a former newspaper political columnist.

That Was Hillary’s “Big” Announcement?

Hillary Announces

Larry Wines: Who in the HELL thought that funerary makeup job with the racoon eyeliner was a good idea? Dukakis in the tank in the Snoopy helmet looked better! Joe Biden’s over-the-shoulder intimate ear-whisper was excruciatingly awkward, but IT looked better.

A Little Perspective, Please?

GermanWings Airbus 320 flight

Larry Wines: Of course they’ll try to publicly psychoanalyze the pilot with a gaggle of gasbag pop psychologists on retainer for just such occasions. They’ll put his family through hell, and be very self-righteous about “the public’s right to KNOW!”

The Declaration of Insurrection

Congress Writes Iran

Larry Wines: Even though we don’t like you, we are perfectly fine with using you to show George Washington who is really in charge here.

Riding for the Homeland Security Ranch

TSA Workers

Larry Wines: Congressional absolutist dumbbells are quite literally playing with fire. Temper-tantrum babies. And they’re not much different from kids playing with matches in the hayloft, with barrels of lamp oil and a lot of nervous livestock in the barn.

Israel, We Need to Talk

Boycott Netanyahu Speech

Larry Wines: We hope your new government will pursue the policy your people say you want, and find a just, equitable and lasting peace with your countrymen who are Palestinian.

Second-Tier Fear

Kim Jong Un Haircut

Larry Wines: Seems some in the West (according to the Wolf Man, Wolf Blitzer) are interpreting Kim Jung Un’s new “extreme flattop” as a form of saber-rattling.

Society’s Tuition

Muslim Students Murdered

Larry Wines: There IS a reason why we still have a death penalty. Even if you oppose capital punishment with every fiber of your being, you must be able to see why it’s still there, when you are confronted with this.