Category: Casual Observations

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.

Some People Care

I’m pleasantly surprised to see that a lot of people actually watched the Democratic debate. I didn’t think there would be so much interest, especially when it was scheduled up against some pretty compelling playoff baseball games. In fact, it…

We Don’t Listen to You

First of all, Rep. Alcee Hastings lost the ability to tell anyone anything a long time ago, and secondly, the question of Bernie Sanders’ electability is something that he can answer in the Democratic nominating contest. We don’t have to…

The End of the World

If Sarah Palin got her wish and became the Secretary of Energy in a Trump administration, she’d be in charge of our nuclear weapons. And if she chose to use her appointment as she promises, to close down the Department…