Reality Check: Rob Astorino; Friend & Colleague In The Land Of Scum

Not one hour ago I received a link to a story in the Journal News that turned my stomach, something that rarely happens to cynical old hacks who’ve not only seen but done it all twice. It seems that during the previous day’s debate between candidates for the county’s executive …

by   |  10/26/2009  |  Comments (2)

Reality Check: Afghanistan, The Original Quagmire

The United States must leave Afghanistan now.

Not in eleven months or after careful discussion and continued study to determine an undisclosed time, but now.

Soon after, it must leave Iraq.

These and other difficult but sound decisions are only debatable because it is today, and not four or five …

by   |  10/02/2009  |  Comments (3)

Reality Check: The Race Illusion: Jimmy Carter’s Insult As Excuse-Making

I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man.

—Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, America’s political equivalent of Liz Taylor, who emerges every so often to stammer out the most insane gibberish known to freethinking …

by   |  09/22/2009  |  Comments (1)

Reality Check: Edward Moore Kennedy: 1932-2009

It is a good thing Ted Kennedy is Irish Catholic. He is going to heaven. That’s how it works. No matter what kind of sham your life is, what type of negligent homicide you’re guilty of, scores of hypocrisy you’ve dabbled in, and the fraudulent legacy you leave behind, the …

by   |  08/28/2009  |  Comments (11)

Reality Check: Stupidly, Stupidly, Stupidly, Life Is But A Dream

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or

by   |  08/04/2009  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Stupidly, Stupidly, Stupidly, Life Is But A Dream

Reality Check: The Healthcare Shuffle

Fourth Rail of American Politics Goes Nuclear

At the risk of continuing to make Glenn Beck weep like a schoolgirl or cause Chris Matthews further senseless hemorrhaging, it is important that this space reiterate its apathy when it comes to either the overhaul of the nation’s convoluted sinkhole of a …

by   |  07/27/2009  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: The Healthcare Shuffle

Reality Check: Woody Being Woody

In Praise of The Master’s Latest Opus, Whatever Works

Whatever love you can get and give, whatever happiness you can provide, every temporary measure of grace, whatever joy you can filch from this immense void of nothingness, whatever works.
—Boris Yellnikoff from Whatever Works

It was somewhere in the painful …

by   |  07/13/2009  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Woody Being Woody

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