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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.

Politics & Pinochle

Policy.  Politics.  Process.  Power.  If governance in the United States were a card game, these would be the suits.   In the second week of an administration in which the Democrats hold the White House and both Congressional houses (by slim margins), we can see how these four suits get played by both parties in their ongoing struggle.  Rest assured that […]

The Enoughness of Us

In Sunset Boulevard when Joe Gillis says to her that he didn’t know she was planning a comeback, Norma Desmond shoots back, “I hate that word.  It’s a return, a return to the millions of people who have never forgiven me for deserting the screen.”  Gloria Swanson owns that classic line, but it could just as easily been delivered by […]

White People, Stupid People & George Carlin

Having spent so much time this week trying to track down some COVID vaccine, I have managed to sign up for waiting lists for practically any place within driving distance that is rumored to be in line to get some of the magic elixir.  This is hard for me to do, being white.  White people hate to wait in line […]

I’ll Take Words That End In -TION For $500, Alex

It was a Saturday night in December more years ago than I care to admit that I was meeting a large group of friends at a little dive place called Mamma Mia’s for cheap Italian food and a good deal of correspondingly cheap wine.  My college days were coming to an end, and I’m not sure now whether the gathering […]

Happy New Year…With Qualifications

If this were a totally rational world, we would have collectively packed off all beliefs in superstitions and omens to some kind of metaphorical landfill.  That said, 2020 has provided proof positive that we’re not living in a rational world, so I feel justified in hanging on to the ones that were taught at my mother’s knee. Mother was a […]

There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays

Missing Christmas?  That’s understandable.  After all, we’re living in a world where going home for the holidays has turned into staying home.  And it’s not just for the day itself. There’s no parties and no open houses.  No individual traditions of pre-Christmas lunches and small gatherings for private gift exchanges.  No looking at the December calendar and doing a mental […]

To Judge or Not To Judge

That whole “Judge not, that ye be not judged” thing from Matthew 7:1 has always been a puzzlement to me.  (Being old school, the King James version is preferred.)  But implying that not judging will prevent one from being judged just doesn’t hold true, does it? In my life, I’ve known a total of three people that I never heard […]

America Needs You, Quentin Tarantino

I can’t really say when I first became aware of the Romanovs, the ill-fated family that ruled Russia for over 300 hundred years and culminated in the person of Nicholas II, the last tsar of the dynasty.  It probably was when I saw Anastasia, a 1956 film which won Ingrid Bergman the second of her three Oscars and was a […]

Thanksgiving In The Time Of COVID

Hopefully, I’ll be granted a little leeway this week as I’ve been paying precious little attention to the “news.” Folks are going to do what folks are going to do, and I can’t do a blasted thing about it. It’s not that I don’t care what’s going on, nor is it that I don’t know the gist of what’s happening. […]

Double, Double, Who’s In Trouble?

In a frustrating case of democratia interruptus, Election Day this year turned into Election Week, trying the patience of the whole country and a good number of interested foreign parties.  The delay seemed to heighten the insecurities of some (on both sides) while allowing time for the increasingly probable Trump loss to be understood. These days, an electoral mandate from […]