Tennessee Williams and the “basket of deplorables”

Hillary Clinton stepped in it over the weekend by throwing “about half” of Donald Trump’s supporters in a “basket of deplorables.” She said (to repeat her phrasing, a lumpy blend of awkward and wonky): To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? TheContinue reading “Tennessee Williams and the “basket of deplorables””

Trump, Sanders Agree: Blame the Media

If there’s one thing that “outsiders” agree on in political life in America today, it’s that it’s the media’s fault. Here’s Bernie: “On Tuesday night, on the 7th, you’re going to hear from media saying that Hillary Clinton has received, whatever it is, 80 or 90 delegates, which she certainly will from New Jersey and other states,”Continue reading “Trump, Sanders Agree: Blame the Media”

Blame the media: the national political sport

Sarah does it — blame the media — although her attacks have become so reflexive and removed from reality  that the insults have lost their sting, methinks: Hey Gobsmacked Lamestream Media Bernie does it: And I think if we had a media in this country that was really prepared to look at what the Republicans actually stoodContinue reading “Blame the media: the national political sport”

Hillary as an action hero: take two

Apparently Clinton as a killer is “a thing” as they say in pop culture.                                   Turns out that the artist, Sarah Sole, has been “obsessed” with Hillary for years. She told the New York Times a year or twoContinue reading “Hillary as an action hero: take two”

Cash-rich Obama Buys Yahoo

Outbids Microsoft for Internet Giant   Flush with cash after a deluge of online donations, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) stunned the business world today by outbidding Microsoft for the Internet giant Yahoo.   The purchase of Yahoo! is believed to be the largest acquisition of a multibillion-dollar company ever by a Democratic presidential candidate, industryContinue reading “Cash-rich Obama Buys Yahoo”