Tag: hillary clinton

Ode to Vladimir Putin

Ode to Vladimir Putin

There once was a despot named Putin For Donald Trump he clearly was rootin’ So he assembled a team And hatched up a scheme To fool the fools who were doin’ the choosin’ We’ll invent a few stories to start Even try to make him look smart If he appears to be bruised We’ll call it “fake news” And summon our friends at Breitbart Alex Jones will lie with impunity And El Rushbo will scare the community We’ll feed the insanity With the […]

If it’s a whale of a story, check it out before sharing

If it’s a whale of a story, check it out before sharing

When I started working at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in 1997, our newsroom had a beautiful view of the Chattahoochee River — a view that would later be blocked by a Synovus parking garage. One day, while a few newsroom staffers were gazing out a window toward the river and wishing they had normal 9-to-5 jobs, they noticed an unusual amount of folks flocking to the river. It seems folks had come to see the baby killer whale that had swum all […]

Disappointing choices for 2016

Disappointing choices for 2016

For the record, I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. I doubt I’ll ever be either one. I was a bit of an unofficial young Republican in my youth, swayed by the idealism of Ronald Reagan. Now, I’m an independent swayed by the idealism of Bernie Sanders. While I find myself against many items on the GOP agenda, I also find myself repulsed by the Democratic Party’s shenanigans throughout this primary season. I’m not a #BernieOrBust guy, though. As much […]

Sarah Silverman says it best

Sarah Silverman says it best

I find it somewhat ironic that Hillary Clinton’s clinching of the Democratic nomination will likely be the result of dominance in states like South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and other Southern states that Republicans will easily win in November. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders does much better in states where the Democrats can actually contend in November. In other words, Hillary has built her huge advantage with states that are irrelevant in the general election — not exactly what I’d want if […]