Category Archives: politics

Boycott 1/20

The transition of presidency from Obama to Trump will be complete upon the swearing-in rite of the inauguration. The ceremony will be attend by hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters and millions of TV viewers. Calls for a boycott have resounded on the internet. I have no TV, but will avoid any viewing of this […]

Unnative Son

Barack Obama was attacked by birthers claiming the President had been born in Africa or Indonesia. Even after he provided his birth documents from the state of Hawaii, the GOP accused Obama of forging his papers. This campaign of defamation never ceased with President-elect Trump leading the charge, however recent reports from the Sub-continent have […]

Does Rick Perry Really Need Glasses?

President-Elect Donald Trump declared that Rick Perry of Texas was his # 1 choice for Energy Czar. The former governor worked on his family’s cotton farm after a seven-year stint flying US Air Force flying C-130. His degree from Texas A&M was in Animal Science and when the Supreme Court voided Texas’s anti-sodomy law, Perry […]

SADLY MISTAKEN by Peter Nolan Smith

Whenever I mentioned to my friends in the USA or Europe that I was moving to Luxembourg, they immediately stated, “Luxembourg is the most boring city of Western Europe.” Actually nearby Brussels won the prix d’or d’ennui followed tightly by Zurich and Warsaw. Birmingham has given all three a run for the money with the […]

53 Years Later

Today no one in New York had mentioned JFK’s bad day in Dallas. Neither the BBC, New York Times, nor Al-Jazeera wrote a single line about the November 22, 1963 tragedy, proving the old adage that as you get old you forget and as you get older you are forgotten. 51 years might be a […]