Larry Wines: Looking back to that November 22nd of 53 years ago, there is cause to find hope, and even more, a teachable moment, as we consider the terrible consequences of allowing bold dreams to die.
Larry Wines: The chief funders of the Democratic Establishment are oligarchs whose fear of Bernie’s populism caused them to connive to get rid of him, and that success had them believing they would maintain business-as-usual for themselves as puppet-master oligarchs.
Larry Wines: We’re way past kissing babies when you have pneumonia. We’re looking at swinging doors on saloons with tables covered in poker chips and hombres who, at long last, still might not countenance tinhorns.
Larry Wines: There is purpose in noting the value of how you play the game, with integrity and character. Not just in baseball, but in our politics and society, and beyond Chicago.
Larry Wines: Some are “polls” designed as “psy-op” tools to get you to equate something entirely reasonable with only one candidate, to the blow-the-air-raid-sirens exclusion of the other big party’s wholly vilified candidate.
Larry Wines: Now, if you are part of a group of beleagured rebels under constant attack, would you fire a pair of missiles at a ship knowing you were using-up your expensive missiles for no purpose, other than to piss somebody off?
Larry Wines: Republican leaders all sound like the Vichy French police inspector in “Casablanca” when he is handed his winnings just as he “discovers” that “There is gambling going on here?”
Larry Wines: Welcome to 2016, Mr. de Tocqueville. A time and a land devoid of intellectual honesty, where the promise of the Fourth Estate as the ultimate check and balance on the three branches of government and the forces of society was lost when the mainstream media became a wholly-owned subsidiary of corporatocracy.
Larry Wines: They’re all lying. Not simply “mistaken,” or “wrong,” but knowingly lying. You will see it for yourself when you watch the video.
Larry Wines: Disney began to fear that some poor, unwashed kid, who was not an offspring of a wealthy family, might be able to ride with Mr. Toad or see the Haunted House with a ticket bought for some other kid.
Larry Wines: It’s not a “Brazilian thing.” Not at all. Machiavelli is alive and well and he doesn’t spend all his time destroying the rain forest.
Larry Wines: In July, 2016, the utter improbability of all things political has us ready for Rod Serling to make an entrance.
Larry Wines: I’m from Eastern Europe, so ollie-ollie-oxen-free, Ollie, and there won’t be any more Stan to claim it’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into because Donald never admits to getting into a mess.