Category: Casual Observations

Casual Observation

And people wonder why Joe Biden wants to take this guy behind the gym: In the fall of 1996, a charity called the Association to Benefit Children held a ribbon-cutting in Manhattan for a new nursery school serving children with AIDS. The…

Nice Knowing You, Manafort

On the occasion of Paul Manafort resigning from the Trump campaign amid revelations that he violated federal law by failing to disclose lobbying on behalf of a foreign client, let’s have some music.

Make Him Pay

Mexican hater, Judge Gonzalo Curiel has declined to throw out the case against Trump University. It was kind of a textbook case of a fraudster not being allowed to weasel out of accountability by paying high price lawyers and attacking…

Be Quiet a Minute

I am having a hard enough time stomaching the news out of Orlando. I don’t have any tolerance for digesting the nonsense of Roger Stone or the politicization of the tragedy by Donald Trump. You’ll just have to excuse me,…

Cleveland Needs a Lot of Riot Gear

I guess it’s no surprise that Cleveland needs to spend some money on crowd control for the July 18-21, 2016 Republican National Convention. Cleveland is seeking to buy 2,000 sets of riot gear, including riot-control suits and collapsible batons, as…

Robert Kagan Comes Out for Hillary

Somewhere in my archives, I say that the neoconservatives will come back to the Democratic Party they left in the early seventies if Rand Paul wins the Republican nomination. Turns out, that’s true about Donald Trump, too.

Who Cares What They Say?

I don’t know that it particularly matters to the president how his speech tonight is received. He’s speaking to the history books. It’s not like this Congress will do anything sensible regardless of what he says or how he says…

He Did What?

You know, I’m still not really in blogging mode but I just want to say that I wasn’t quite prepared to read about Ben Carson attacking people with knives, bricks, and baseball bats. I mean, I’m glad he really turned…

Tweet Thread

Do you Tweet? I do. @SenSanders if Teddy Roosevelt were alive today, he’d use Boehner and Jeb as toothpicks. — Martin Longman (@BooMan23) October 10, 2015 Sometimes, at least. Follow if you want. Maybe I’ll follow you back.