Reality Check: Apology Syndrome 2017

Where’s the punch line?

– Alice Cooper to jc, 9/13

 

There is a mural in an alleyway in the Temple Bar district of Dublin, Ireland, of Sinead O’Connor. It reads: “Sinead you were right all along, we were wrong, so sorry.” In October of 1992 the Irish singer/songwriter infamously ripped …

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LOVE…TO…TURN…YOU…ON: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band At 50

It was 50 years ago today…

June 1, 1967, to be exact; the day the cultural axis of the Western Hemisphere is altered by a singular artistic event. The Beatles, the most celebrated, imitated and dissected entertainers on the planet, release their eighth studio album.

It is true that anything …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

This is really like some sort of episode of the old Twilight Zone. Sane people sit back and say… “Well surely NOW people will see” and we’ve been saying that for about a year or two now, on a weekly basis. (MORE FUN WITH THE RUSSIA THING—Issue: 3/8/17) We …

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Reality Check: Donald Trump: Stupid, Guilty Or Both?

The firing of FBI Director James Comey confirms two things: the president of the United States is probably guilty and most definitely stupid.

There is no other explanation for this maneuver; its timing, its politics, its optics, its reflection of the current investigation into his campaign’s role in Russia’s meddling …

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Reality Check: The Trump Century Mark

Dissecting the Worst First 100 Days of a Presidency

 

Congratulations to Donald J. Trump. Not since 1933 when they started using this century metric to measure the length and breadth of a newly minted president have we seen more chaos, failure and mayhem in the first 100 days of an …

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Reality Check: When An Armada Is Not An Armada

And Doomsday Is Delayed For A Lark

 

We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. We have the best military people on Earth. And I will say this: he (North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jung-un) is doing the wrong

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Reality Check: The Trump Doctrine

Spoiler Alert: There Is None

 

“After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy. I felt pretty strongly that they had a tremendous power [over] North Korea. … But it’s not what you would think.”

– President Donald Trump to the Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2017…

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Reality Check: Will Someone Please Have Sex With Bill O’reilly?

Tales Of Old, Unattractive Perverts & Other Sociological Phenomenon

 

I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.

– President Donald Trump

 

Aside from rodeo clown, hosting a cable news show is about as low as one can sink in show business. Bill O’Reilly is on top of this dung heap. …

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Reality Check: Government Zero

What Transpires When People Who Hate Civics Run Things

Last week, after seven years and over 60 attempts to fashion legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the entirely Republican-controlled federal government failed to do so. Badly. Shamefully. Sadly. This was without question the most devastating political defeat …

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In Memoriam: Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry – 1926 – 2017

E=Mc2 – Albert Einstein

 

Rock and Roll – Chuck Berry

 

Chuck Berry invented rock and roll.

Whatever it was before him, some analogous, coagulated pre-form that would come to be known as rock and roll, is ultimately irrelevant in the hands of Chuck Berry, because as a cultural, iconic, …

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