Michael Cohen

The Big Con

b. traven The well-planned. “hail Mary” rescue of Michael Cohen crafted by former federal prosecutor Giuliani for Donald Trump is now being played out on live TV while the pundits are still calling it a mistake by big mouthed Giuliani. No this is not a mistake. It is a well planned and clever ruse to…

‘Nuff Said

b. traven The quote is the opening statement from  a speech by our ever suffering  President  to congratulate Coast Guard Academy graduates who will be sent on perilous missions to save others lives at sea. In his suffering to make “America Great Again,” our President apparently does not think that the assassination of Lincoln, McKinley,…

My Current Pet Peeve

b. traven Merriam-Webster definition.  PEEVED:  irritated, exasperated, nettled, provoked, riled, peeved means to excite a feeling of anger or annoyance. irritate implies an often gradual arousing of angry feelings that may range from mere impatience to rage (constant nagging that irritated me greatly). exasperate suggests galling annoyance and the arousing of extreme impatience. My pet…

Mussolini Trump

Don’t Call It Democracy

P. J. Sullivan P.J. offers a direct commentary on “democracy” in the USA. The sham “democracy” of the plutocrats has sown the seeds of nascent nationalist fascism with this election of a domestic “Il Duce,” like the strutting Italian megalomanic Mussolini. The American version is not only “unpopular,” but he seems temperamentally unqualified for the…

“Our” Deep State

Peter Van Buren In this article, Peter uses his 24-year State Department experience to examine the “Deep State” meme  based on his background and using his satirical literary style. Andrew Bacevich, with a military background, rounds out the same theme in this article. The “Deep State” meme has been kicking around for several decades as…