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Well, Let Me Say This About That

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

Roll With The Rhythm

Back when hair was never too big and shoulders were padded to look like linebackers, I worked in the real world.  That is, if the corporate world is real.  At that time, it sometimes fell to me to prepare a cost-benefit analysis to recommend or determine the best approach to addressing a specific business need.   While those days are long […]

Butter Up

There are few things in life as consistently good as butter.  In fact, if you’re the praying kind, you might take a moment right now to thank the Lord for this blessing.   We say something is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but sliced bread isn’t much without butter.  Mashed potatoes and rice go from good to great with a […]

The Trump Show

First, there was Dallas.  Then, Knots Landing.  And finally, Dynasty.  The trio of prime time soap operas I was addicted to back in the day.  While there was the occasional check-in at Falcon Crest and Flamingo Road, devotion was awarded only to the top three. And that was good for a long while.  There was “Who Shot J. R.?” mania, […]

The Night The Lights Went Out

Three old white guys walk into a bar.  That sounds like the beginning of a classic joke.  But altered to three septuagenarian white guys walk onto a presidential debate stage, it’s not a joke at all.  And that’s what happened this week. I’m willing to flirt with presumption in the pursuit of insight to look at the 100 minutes in […]


From the first time I watched it, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 seductive spy thriller/love story Notorious has been the first thing that comes to mind when that adjective is applied to anything.   Ingrid Bergman at the height of her beauty coupled with Cary Grant at the height of his would be enough to make any movie memorable.  She plays a spy […]

Dream Boy

Picture it.  Shreveport, Louisiana, 1977.  I was half way through college and still wondering why boys at coeducational schools weren’t called coeds.  That summer, a nerdy hot boyfriend had taken me to see Star Wars, although I would have preferred to see Annie Hall.  (Nerdy hot boyfriends may have greater earnings potential later in life, but they are not likely […]

Of Losers & Suckers

As Robert Burns once wrote, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  Well, his being Scottish, it was actually “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley,” but I digress.   After the revelations last week about Trump’s disparaging remarks about American military service members, both living and dead, it seemed reasonable to think the […]

Lumpy Gravy

Growing up, there were a few, a very few, times that Daddy actually cooked.  I’m not talking about when he’d grill steaks outside in the oil barrel that had been rigged up for that purpose and had, for some inexplicable reason, been painted silver.  I mean he’d actually get in the kitchen and cook. These rare occasions usually were on […]

Get A Load Of This

Another 9,000 Americans—too many to name—have died from COVID-19 in the last week.  Another unarmed Black man—his name is Jacob Blake–has been shot in the back multiple times by a white police officer.  Another natural disaster—this one named Laura—has hit Louisiana and Texas, joining the California wildfires and the Iowa derecho in numbering up the plagues for those who are […]

Who’s Votin’ Who?

Late last month, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll indicated that fully 50% of voters say that there is no chance that they would support Trump, while 37% say that there is no chance that they would go with Biden.  What that 13% in the middle (or on the sides) ultimately does could determine what happens in November. RealClearPolitics, with […]