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2022: The Year in Preview

2022: The Year in Preview

When your year begins with an exciting live-action episode of “The Walking Dead” filmed at the U.S. Capitol with thousands of frothing-at-the-mouth, brainless zombies, you know it’s going to be an interesting year. And 2021 certainly was that. But it’s time to put all that behind us — even though lawmakers are still investigating the January 6 insurrection, former President Trump is still pretending he won the 2020 election, and CNN complains that people give Trump too much airtime while never going three minutes without using the word “Trump.” Unfortunately, 2022 is shaping up to be much, much more of […]

NOAA’s winter outlook for the South is all too familiar

NOAA’s winter outlook for the South is all too familiar

In case you haven’t heard, NOAA — that’s the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, not that guy with the big boat — has issued its winter outlook for the United States. To sum it up for folks in these here parts, it’s likely to be warmer and drier than normal in Southern states due in large part to La Nina, which is another reason we gotta build that wall. I mean, we’re not against folks from Spanish-speaking countries, but no one ever blames climate problems on phenomenons like El Jimmy Bob or La Sally Ann. Just sayin’. Now, keep in […]

Is a little common sense too much to ask? Probably

Is a little common sense too much to ask? Probably

Several folks like Liz Cheney, Paul Ryan, Adam Kinzinger and the ghost of Ronald Reagan have been insisting that the Republican Party needs to rededicate itself to conservative fundamentals and move away from folks like Rep. Jewish Space Laser (R-Georgia) and all the witches found in recent witch hunts. Good luck with that. Cheney and the gang are way outnumbered. With everyone from Ron DeSantis to Elise Stefanik to Kevin McCarthy to Lauren Boebert dancing for Daddy Trump’s attention, the GOP looks like some sort of extremist version of “American Bandstand.” “OK, kids. Let’s do the Cha Cha Slide, GOP-style. […]