Saturday, November 12, 2016

My guess is

...Upper West Siders who cannnot imagine how Trump could have possibly been elected...

...complain about the price of fresh sea scallops...

...and then buy them anyway.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you Captain

In all the ways that count, American Muslim Humayun Khan was a really terrific guy.

A naturalized, funny American kid with an ability to connect, he rose to Captain in the military and was actually killed on his day off.

He did high school and college like his friends and then shipped out to Iraq where he was responsible for hundreds of young soldiers guarding a fortified compound storing weapons.

But on that day, and despite having it off, he went outside the fence to check on his soldiers pulling security detail.

A vehicle appeared out of nowhere speeding towards the compound but instead of running back inside, Captain Khan took about 10 steps towards the car and held his palm up, ordering it to stop. 

The car detonated in a explosion killing him, but before it could reach the gates and mess hall where his fellow soldiers were eating breakfast.

He was 2 years old when he immigrated here,
 and 27 when he died.

Sometimes life will take your child and give a gold star banner
 to hold in your arms instead.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

rise to the occasion




in a dead heat with Mother Nature

At this time in a construction schedule 
it’s always a race to close up before winter.

If they can get the siding on and the windows installed, space heaters can allow the carpenters to work inside right through the winter.

I remember making foil-wrapped grilled cheese’s on a construction heater like this when I was a kid.

But this crew isn’t going to make it.

Not by a long shot.
January 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

bald wins

Boy, Alec Baldwin really scored.

He’s got a great gig for the next four years!

rip gop

the Clinton dynasty is over

I have no pride this morning--zero--that a bigoted loudmouth has earned our highest office. 

And I have concerns for where we may be going.

But the personal repudiation of Bill and Hillary Clinton 
and their self-entitled corruption of American ideals 
is something I will savor for the rest of my life.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

I’m with her

Older Americans recall the joy of Bill’s 1992 election and the faith we had in a man who hailed from HOPE. 
But few have disgraced our ideals more than Dick Cheyney on the right,
 and Bill and Hillary Clinton on the left.

We’ve come to accept this as normal except that it’s not. 

Our rejection of corruption and the world’s perception of this is the foundation of our country in the first place.

America needs change and Bernie had a real chance of making a difference. His outrage that we’ve been hijacked by dishonest elites like the WallStreet Clintons, is the real HOPE that rests with our next generation. 

God bless the millennials.

I think history will be kind to Bernie Sanders. 

The other two can fuck off, honestly. 

But if I have to be with one, I’m with her. 
Vote for Hillary.

who you gonna vote for?

in the home stretch

Sunday, November 6, 2016