Larry Wines: Since the House is giving us only a “going small” scenario, should we retreat to a bar with cheap drinks and a good honky-tonk band? Not yet, anyway.
Larry Wines: The short road is never taken, straight from consumerism to resource depletion and its myriad impacts in environmental degradation, and ultimately, climate change.
Larry Wines: Nevermind that these flyover state churchgoers cannot see that their devotion is being exploited by a snakeoil salesman who has literally violated every one of the Ten Commandments. They are quite willing to overlook that because, like every Republican president since Reagan, he voices the right thing on abortion.
Larry Wines: A ruthless pragmatism wholly replaced concern for those who could be usefully made scapegoats. And thus all of humanity becomes the victim of the insidious conniving, runaway ego, power-and-control megalomania of one individual.
Larry Wines: And now, a fence cut through by another mass murderer with another assault rifle. A specific and ever-recurring class of military combat weapon in civilian hands.
Larry Wines: For those who need it — especially the one who (we all know) does not read anything, and therefore desperately needs Reality Orientation 101 — we offer a brief chronological history of how humans came to engage in aerial warfare.
Larry Wines: The word “outrage” has become the political equivalent of the “f-word,” so frequently and reactively expressed that it has lost the power that words should evoke.
Larry Wines: It was on the backs and the blood of the anonymous dogface and Tommie that the outcome of this day at Normandy was determined, seventy-five years ago.
Larry Wines: Enough of us have endured the excruciating performances of Democratic centrists in office. We know they govern as “Republican Light” budget hawks on everything but evermore defense spending.
Larry Wines: Some of the beneficiaries of the scheme—students in the elite schools whose way-in was bought—are fully aware of exactly how things were rigged in their behalf.
Larry Wines: I believe Pelosi’s opposition guarantees that young independent voters who flocked to Bernie Sanders in 2016 will remain independents, with renewed disgust at the Corporate Democratic Establishment.
Larry Wines: Because of miserable political shenanigans, a surprise “rule” vote this afternoon is set to protect, rather than stop, the blatantly illegal US war funding and support of Saudi Arabia’s brutal war on the civilian population of Yemen.
Larry Wines: It’s rather shocking that there is no special programming scheduled today on any of the major networks for either the 100th anniversary of the armistice or Veterans Day. That should scream volumes for all of us.