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Well, Let Me Say This About That is an interesting twist on current events, as told by Dallas’ finest and funniest Craig McCartney.

Olivia Is The Word

In a week where there is so much to choose from, I can’t really gather my thoughts and present them before hitting the one thing that happened that really stuck in my craw.  And not for the first time, it was Texas senator Rafael Cruz.  I call him that because I don’t use chummy nicknames with people I don’t know, […]

The Boomer Strikes Back

This week, I ran across an unsolicited self-help article clearly designed for the remaining Baby Boomers who want to be led “into a successful 21st century!”  It was written by a Gen-Xer clearly striving to be as “cool” and “relevant” as a millennial.  I’m going to mind the generation gap here, although jumping into it might be fun, too. There’s […]

Who Is Josh Hawley?

Sometimes a story that is fresh on Friday is often stale by Sunday.  But I can’t let last week’s season finale of Insurrection:  American Crime Story go without just a bit of attention. This hearing was focused on tying up at least most of the loose ends from the preceding episodes, as a good finale should always do, while laying […]

Heat Wave

We’re having a heat wave.  While Irving Berlin’s “Heat Wave” is a tropical one, I’m not sure what we’re experiencing has anything to do with any exotic locale.  It’s one thing for it to be hotter than Hades in Texas, or even across the country, but when the spread of it is across the globe, that’s something else entirely. But […]

American Crime Stories

It had to happen, happen sometime.  After six previous hearings, this week’s episode of Insurrection:  American Crime Story left something to be desired.  Sure, there were more dots connected, providing more disturbing evidence of Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and his role in setting in motion the violent attack on the U. S. Capitol on January […]

Hutch Cassidy Doesn’t Do The Tap Dance, Kid

Someone recently said to me that there is so much going on in the world today that it shouldn’t be hard to find material for this column. That’s true, if one wants to say something. But then that’s different from having something to say. Take the abortion issue. It has so many facets to it that before saying anything about […]

Profiles In Courage

Well, we’re almost done with the first batch of hearings of the U. S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.  There will be more in July, but there’s a particular lesson to be learned from what we’ve already seen, and I for one think it should be taken to heart before going any further down this road. Not […]

A Tale of Two Hearings

The Senate Watergate Committee hearings stretched out over six months in 1973.  There were 319 hours broadcast overall, much of it simultaneously carried by the three national networks, spread over 51 days with each averaging over six hours in length.  The majority of American households, an estimated 85% of them, watched some portion of the hearings. I was fascinated and […]

The Old Familiar Places

Karl and I are back from our long overdue trip to New York.  It’s funny how leaving town for a couple of weeks should take one away from the familiar, but instead ends up providing a week of the familiar with freshness and appreciation. We started by flying to New York with two longtime friends (more than 30 years), one […]

Daddy, The Movies & Me

Daddy rarely went to the movies.  There were only a handful of times I can remember him going to see one, much less doing so by himself. When I was very young, we went to see Your Cheatin’ Heart, in which George Hamilton played Hank Williams and lip-synched to his songs sung by, strangely enough, Hank Williams, Jr.  Daddy loved […]