Larry Wines: A late night comedy show in The Netherlands declared, on behalf of its country, that it wants “The Netherlands second.” Whereupon, it didn’t take long for ‘purt near every late night sociopolitical comedy/news parody show in the world to feel scooped.
Larry Wines: Here’s our assessment of what’s coming as a very direct cause-and-effect result of this new era of endless protest and implied welcoming of a coup.
Larry Wines: Middle America is rapidly developing visceral disgust over the drifts of “snowflakes” blocking traffic, and they’re looking for the salt truck.
Larry Wines: When ads are the only on-air mention of a particular corporation engaged in activities that harm the public good, it becomes clear that the financial interests of oligarchs and plutocrats have taken precedent over the news.
Larry Wines: Things get goofy when the first day of the year arrives on a Sunday. We’ll get to why, and work our way to the specific January 1st histories that determine a lot of this year’s January 1st.
Larry Wines: Fact is, nothing is more delightful in Britain than each year’s eagerly anticipated annual short film / holiday “advert” from Sainsbury’s. So there are more of them just ahead.
Larry Wines: The elitist bastards are advertising ridiculously expensive gas-guzzling automobiles whose catalytic converters belch sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and CO2, and they’re celebrating—but that’s not quite it, either.
Larry Wines: “Fake News” is suddenly the most ubiquitously over-invoked, fear-fomenting, vilifying term in every mainstream news cycle.
Larry Wines: The brinksmanship of the Cold War, the deadly errors of the Domino Theory, the sheer arrogance of replacing other country’s governments, the incalculable “collateral damage” of civilian deaths, and far too much more, have evoked and ultimately exploited the blood of December 7th.
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.