NEWS FLASH: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives, on the heels of its fatwah against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn), passed a resolution condemning the horrors of...
If it's any consolation to Thomas, George, Helen, Eugene (3.4 percent of the vote while behind bars), Albert, Golda, Howard, Francois, Nelson, Roger, Tony, Bernie, and Alexandra, at least none of them were...
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Hey, how did you get this type of comment section with the reply button? Did you have to change your whole layout?Delete
Jeez, Mike, it's been so long I've had it this way I don't remember, but you may be right. About 12 years ago I changed what Blogger calls the "Theme", which is basically the design of the blog. It used to be yellowish and looked like a 19th century pamphlet. I liked that design, but once I began adding pictures and video--it took me a while to figure out how to do that--those things seemed to me to clash with the old-fashioned parchment look of it. Also, I figured a blog with "Shadow" in its title should have some blackness to it. Anyway, once I made that change, I believe the comment section changed right along with it. I didn't ask for it, but welcomed it nonetheless. It lets my reply, and other people's replies, immediately follow the original comment. As a matter of fact, you're replying to a comment I removed! (I spelled a word wrong.)Delete
That comment box you have on your blog, Mike, I don't think Blogger even offers it any more.
Nowhere else to put this so I'll put it here. RIP actor and former Eugene (no relation to Joe) McCarthy 1968 campaign staffer Melinda Dillon.ReplyDelete
Aren't you worried about landing on The Blacklist for listing so many subversives on your blog? Regarding this week's news about Rep. Ilhan Omar, let's go over the checklist, shall we? Let's see... where to begin. She's a Democrat - Check. She's a woman - Check. She's outspoken - Check. She's progressive - Check. She's anti-Trump - Check. She looks like she ain't from around here, and therefore doesn't fit in with "real" Americans, kinda like Fez on That '70's Show - Check. Is it any wonder she was ousted from the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee by the G.O.P. controlled House?
I am very sorry to learn that actor (not actress) Melinda Dillion has died relatively young. Apparently, no specific cause of death has been released. Melinda, also a good Democrat, was wonderful in the role of the young mother in Close Encounters. That's how I will remember her. I also saw her in the 1988 TV movie Shattered Innocence based on the life and 1984 death by suicide of porn actress Shauna Grant.
Have a safe and happy weekend, good buddy Kirk!
Shady, I'm already on the shit list.Delete
Making the world safe for billionaires who don't pay their fair share of taxes!ReplyDelete
Debra, it's just a trap the Republicans are setting for the Democrats. Socialism is a very broad term with many, many meanings, everything from single-payer health insurance to an Israeli kibbutz to a Maoist reeducation camp. The Republicans naturally favor the worse popular meaning as a way of keeping the Democrats in line. Better not push for free dental check-ups or the next thing you know the cities will be emptied and the poets all shot.Delete
What interests me is the breakdown of the Democratic vote. 109 in favor of the condemnation and 86 against. That 86 is obviously a minority, but it's a BIG minority. That's 86 politicians who don't seem concerned that this will hurt them at election time. Had this vote been held 25 years ago, I doubt if a single Democrat would have voted against it, that's how scared they were of the word "socialist" (as well as "liberal" and "left", nothing less than "progressive", or, as the Clintons will tell you, "third way", will do.) That was then. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just started her third term in Congress. Currently, there are five members of the Democratic Socialists of America serving in Congress. Meanwhile, the Trotskyite International Committee of the Fourth International (that's a lot of internationals) remains unconvinced, claiming that AOC and other members of the DSA are merely a "left" cover for the "right-wing Democratic Party". Oh, well, you can't make everyone happy.
That should be "worse possible meaning". I may need to be sent to a reeducation camp.Delete
I laughed at the start of Shady’s comment. Yeah, I was a protesting adult during the Nixon era. We all apparently got an FBI list.ReplyDelete
Martin Luther King, Dorothy Parker, Dashiell Hammett, Allen Ginsburg, Lillian Hellman, Truman Capote, Langston Hughes, and Jean Seberg all had FBI files on them, so you're in good company, Mitchell.Delete
Better to be a child molester than have socialist views.ReplyDelete
Andrew, children must be warned not to accept candy from Bolsheviks.Delete