Jaime O’Neill: It wouldn’t be hard to construct the case that modern serfdom may be even worse than what our medieval ancestors knew.
Jaime O’Neill: Our country continues to garner affection and genuine respect from people around the globe who still see our system and the ideals that undergird it as a beacon of hope for them, and for all humanity. But can that affection and respect be inexhaustible?
Jaime O’Neill: The connections between Trump enterprises and Trump associates with criminal elements in Russia are slowly being revealed
Jaime O’Neill: The rudder broke off a long ways up river, but we’d veered off course well before that, after we floated past the wreckage of that Twin Towers landmark that we were looking at when we should have been paying more careful attention to navigating.
Jaime O’Neill: The new President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, will say or tweet between three and ten certifiable lies each week. He will also reveal profound ignorance at least once each week. Far too few people will give a damn.
Jaime O’Neill: On a visit to that cemetery more than a dozen years ago, I found myself feeling embarrassed by the picture of George W. Bush on the wall at the visitor center, a visage that seemed incongruous in such a setting.
Jaime O’Neill: All those people who have multiple facial piercings and other self-mutilations that sometimes even include big holes in their cheeks, in both nostrils, and in their elongated ear lobes really need to go shopping for a better box for themselves.
Jaime O’Neill: I am reminded that on all those happy Christmas Eves there were vast numbers of kids without expectation of toys, adults who were far from their families, or alone in the world, with no money, no room at the inn.
Jaime O’Neill: Working people once had a clue or two of what side they were on, what side they needed to be on, what side wouldn’t trickle down on them and euphemize that piss by calling it pennies from heaven.
Jaime O’Neill: Damn near everything I read from such people last year, from professional pundits to Facebook crybabies, was devoted to dampening enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket.
Jaime O’Neill: “Give us your poor…?” Give me a break. We’ve got plenty of poor already, those freeloaders who depend on the tax money provided by the ingenuity and enterprise of the entrepreneurial class to feed their filthy, squalling brats.
Jaime O’Neill: Even before the election, Trump supporters who claimed to be free of racism were lending enthusiastic support to a man who not only said so many racist things, but had so many openly racist supporters.
Jaime O’Neill: He’s a man who spends more on the maintenance of his hair than most people spend on rent, so it’s certain he’s had much experience with eating leftovers, or taking out the trash, or using a plunger to free up a clogged toilet.