Tag Archives: Conspiracy Theory

A Culture of Denial

Sometimes the odd little news stories tell bigger stories, like this one: Ticks are swarming, carrying myriad diseases such as Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever and making people ill. And, as one congressman believes, these ticks came from secret … Continue reading

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No One Bored Now

Politicians say things, and in the April before the election, and long before the nominating convention – when everyone thought that Donald Trump was a buffoon who didn’t stand a chance at winning either, after he unexpectedly won a string … Continue reading

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At the Pizza Shop

A lot of fake news is going around, and some of it is fun, like all the stories about Donald Trump considering the CEO of ExxonMobil for secretary of state – perhaps because, even if he knows nothing about all … Continue reading

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Caught in the Rigging

Those Star Trek conventions were odd, with folks in odd costumes chatting with each other in what they thought was Klingon and a hundred Spocks in a row – but those conventions are pretty much history. Now it’s Comic-Con International … Continue reading

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Those Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Something was up. Milwaukee was on fire – one more police shooting of one more young black man had finally been one too many – so Donald Trump scheduled a rally safely outside Milwaukee, in front of an all-white audience, … Continue reading

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Putin’s Shadow

Let’s get this straight. Donald Trump’s daughter is, at the moment, vacationing in Croatia with Rupert Murdoch’s fourth ex-wife, who is now romantically involved with Vladimir Putin. This is no big deal, but who the hell is running Trump’s campaign? … Continue reading

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You Never Know

What is there to say? What follows is column 1,429 in the current format, in place since March 2007 – but this has being going on since May 2003 – and there’s no point in counting any longer. What started … Continue reading

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