Al Franken on CNN

Not Myself

People have been saying I wasn’t myself when I talked with Don Lemon last night on CNN. They are right. George Floyd was needlessly murdered by MPD in what has become a pattern of racist and violent policing in Minneapolis. This comes on the heels of the killing of Breonna…

Senate hearing

Start Hearings Now!

Before President Trump offered the insanely stupid (and I do not mean that sarcastically) idea of injecting disinfectants into our bodies to treat Covid-19, a good majority of Americans had already concluded that Trump is not providing the wise, measured leadership of, say, a Lincoln or an FDR. Leadership has…

Al Franken Map

Help a Worthy Cause & Win a Hand-Drawn (by me!) Map

 Women’s Advocates has provided housing and support for survivors of domestic abuse in St. Paul since 1974. And the need is especially high right now because there has been a significant uptick in domestic violence nationwide as families isolate at home with so many experiencing tremendous financial stress. Women’s Advocates is…

Mike Pence

Mike Pence – The Banality of Banality

The president’s daily Covid-19 pressers are, by turn, infuriating, insulting, laughable, but mostly sad. There’s the lying, the one-eighties, the self-flattery, the boasting, the lashing out. That’s, of course, Donald Trump.  But, personally, what I find the most galling is the insufferable and incessant blather from Mike Pence. Yesterday, Pence…

Trump

The President is Crazy

The president is crazy*. We see that every day. But he is the president. He won the election – technically. So, we just have to live with it – having a president who is clinically insane*. There is a diagnosis – narcissistic personality disorder*. It’s a real thing. And he has…