Tag Archives: Nancy Pelosi

Another Core Meltdown

The slang term for a nuclear meltdown, like the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, is the “China Syndrome” – reactor components melt through their containment structures and down into the underlying earth, down “all the way to China” – … Continue reading

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Something for Nothing

Things got serious. Donald Trump wanted something and the Ukrainians had it – dirt on Hunter Biden, thus dirt on his father, Joe Biden, and he made an offer the Ukrainian couldn’t refuse. He’d free up the military aid Congress … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Boots

These boots are made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.  Are you ready, boots? Start walkin’ – That was the hit song written by Lee Hazelwood … Continue reading

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The Reverse Nixon

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! It was 1966 and that was just a movie – Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin in his first major film role, Brian Keith, Theodore Bikel, Jonathan Winters, and Paul Ford … Continue reading

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So What?

It was 1959 and Miles Davis was cool, and the album was Kind of Blue – and every kid who played anything back then learned every tune on that album. Even a white high school kid in Pittsburgh could be … Continue reading

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Imperial Stable Genius

In 1973 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. wrote The Imperial Presidency arguing that the presidency was now uncontrollable and that it had exceeded the constitutional limits. The daily accountability of the president to the Congress, to the courts, to the press, and even … Continue reading

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On Strike Now

It’s an old idea. Aristophanes’ Lysistrata was a comedy about an odd mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Greek city states by denying all the men of the land any sex. Lysistrata persuades the women of the warring cities … Continue reading

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