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There’s a Reason Our State Bird Is the Loon


There is a woman who follows me on Twitter (I also follow her), whom I don’t really know. I don’t recall how we became mutual followers. But looking at her avatar, she appears to be just an ordinary female American, possibly a soccer mom, possibly not. I believe she mentioned in one of her tweets that she is 52 years old.

But looking at my feed in recent weeks, it appears that she’s become more active. Here is a sampling of what she’s had to say:



Mind you, this sampling is just from the past 24 hours. These rants go on all day, every day.

Why in hell is she so angry?


What is it about Donald Trump that has driven so many Democrats off the deep end?

I think it’s the Rocky syndrome. In America, there is no story or myth more powerful than that of the underdog rising up against insurmountable odds to triumph. It’s how we were born:  rag-tag patriots knocking off the all-powerful British Redcoats.

And it’s how Rocky Balboa became a movie legend in 1976, not quite defeating, but going the distance, against Apollo Creed. Granted, Donald Trump is no humble nice guy like Rocky was. But in November 2016 he pulled a Rocky for the ages.

Now imagine you are on the wrong side of that shocking event. You are a Democrat and you voted for Hillary. But on November 8 you became the British in 1776, or Apollo Creed in 1976. You are the loser and the villain.

That’s a hard pill to swallow.

That’s why the Democrats have lost their marbles.




Of course, I could be wrong. In the past, I’ve voted for certain Democrats, which no doubt makes me a naïve fool in the minds of some on the right. I’ve also voted for certain Republicans, which no doubt makes me an evil bastard in the minds of some on the left.

In my defense, I live in Minnesota. This is a state that gave the world Ilhan Omar and now this woman, who plans to run against her:



OK, so many problems here. First, I have no idea who the dude in the MAGA hat is. Also, this is Minnesota, and Minnesotans don’t say “y’all” the way the guy introducing this young lady does.

But remember, this is the state that gave the world Jesse Ventura and Al Franken, so you can’t really be surprised by Stella, who, by the way, has apparently been charged with this:



I’m from Minnesota, where there is no shortage of loons. Most of them seem to be in politics.


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Where I was when …


The first men walked on the moon:

With my family on vacation at a lakeside resort in Minnesota called Izatys. I recall (hazily — hey, I was a young fart) a small group of us vacationers huddled around a black-and-white TV in the resort’s recreation room, watching the famously grainy images of Neil Armstrong and company on the moon. If there was cheering or any other overt displays of emotion from our small group, I don’t recall it.


Kennedy was assassinated:

Have to admit I’m not sure, because I was basically a toddler. I do remember playing on the living-room floor of a neighbor’s house while the tragic event was being endlessly discussed on television. I also recall – I think – that dinner with my family was an especially somber occasion that evening.


The terrorists attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001:

At home getting ready for work, listening to the radio describe a plane crashing into the World Trade Center. I believe that at first they thought it was a small airplane. Later, at work, we spent most of the day watching CNN report the dramatic developments.


Ilhan Omar married her brother:

Probably at home alone, possibly masturbating.





Speaking of Ilhan Omar … I got an e-mail the other night inviting me to the Minneapolis airport (about a 20-minute drive) to welcome her home from D.C.

I thought about going and wearing a MAGA hat, just to see what would happen. But I decided not to because a) I don’t own a MAGA hat, and b) I value my life.




I might have hyped this show before, but if you like funny and you dig British comedy, check out Trigger Happy TV on YouTube.  As far as I can tell, it’s the clear inspiration for YouTube channels like The Daily Dropout, Vlog Creations, Jack Vale Films – you name it.




Babe of the Week: Jessica Sula


I was watching the third season of Scream (don’t ask why; it wasn’t anything special) and wondered where I had seen the cute actress who played “Liv.” Oh, yeah, she was the bare-bottomed lass who gets butt-whipped in Godless:






Where do they find these courtroom “artists”? This woman is supposed to be a beauty queen? And check out those shoulder pads on El Chapo.


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Talk about fortunate timing. I’m referring to the producers of the movie Crawl (above), an alligators-and-hurricane thriller that opens just as Hurricane Barry barrels into the southern coast.

Although I suppose it won’t set any box-office records in New Orleans.





Last week I said that Stranger Things doesn’t appear to be overly political.

Can’t say the same for Netflix, which caved to social justice warriors and will no longer allow smoking on shows like Stranger Things.

What’s next — going to use digital technology to delete Humphrey Bogart’s cigarettes from old movies like Casablanca?

Oh, hell. I shouldn’t have said that. They’re probably working on it right now.




America’s biggest problem? I think YouTube pundit Tim Pool nails it in this video:




Good golly, The Donald is in for some heavy criticism no matter what happens during tomorrow’s promised purge of illegal immigrants.

You just know that the media is salivating at the prospect of documenting “families torn apart,” making Trump look as cruel as possible. Democrats will liken it to Jews being crammed onto trains bound for Auschwitz.

But if Trump calls the purge off or limits it to just a small number of violators, the right will howl that, when it comes to immigration, Trump is once again simply a boy calling “wolf.”


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Stranger Things premiered its third season and, thanks to our cultural wars, I was seeing politics everywhere in the first episode.

The villains are Russians. This must be a dig at Trump, and Netflix is virtue signaling to the Russian-collusion crowd, right?

Then again, the story takes place in 1985, when the Cold War was still in full swing, and so who better to play the bad guys than Russians? So maybe it’s not a political statement.


One of the evil Russians is a smoker. This must be a nod to anti-smoking fanatics, right?

Then again, the coolest, funniest guy in the show, Sheriff Hopper (pictured above), is also a smoker. So maybe it’s not a political statement.


Also, if you support the Hollywood boycott of Georgia and its abortion laws, will you put your money where your mouth is?

You should not be watching Stranger Things, because it is filmed in, you guessed it, Georgia.





I’m not sure what these Democrat presidential candidates hope to accomplish with their relentless hyperbole about Trump and, by association, his supporters. Trump is a white nationalist, a neo-Nazi, a homophobe, a misogynist, and a rapist, they say. How could 60 million people vote for him?

So, if you voted for Trump, you hear this rhetoric and might think: “Wow. I supported a guy who is a homophobic, racist, rapist, Nazi, white nationalist – I must be really terrible and must atone by voting for (fill-in-the-blank Democrat).”

Or you might think: “These Democrats are no saints. They lie and slander and will say anything to get elected, including insults thrown at me. I’m no worse than they are. I’m voting for Trump again.”

Which option do you think Trump voters will take?






I’m not a big fan of adults using their children to make political points. But come on now, you idiots are threatening this cutie pie?



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