Open a window, America

            “We would be warm below the storm in our little hideaway beneath the waves” – The Beatles             Wait.             At this very moment, what’s safer: an octopus’s garden or a yellow submarine?             I ask because that’s exactly where my mind flashed when a blessed Beatles standby stroked…

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‘Tick-tock,’ says the Trump Corruption Clock

            I’m not one to judge body parts. Purportedly, however, Donald Trump has small extremities.             Hands, particularly.             Now, picture a clock: the Donald Trump Corruption Clock. The white-gloved hands – one bigger, one just small — always point away from himself.             Such busy hands. Tick-tock. Even the…

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Donald Trump: loser

            He won an election — with 3 million fewer votes than his opponent.             He got a tax cut that made filthy-rich people feel filthier so.             He got those two Supreme Court justices, one squeaking by with a Senate GOP margin sliced to a hairpin by voters revolted…

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Standing around oblivious to flames

            Two views this week stand as a haunting portrait of planetary distress.             From the ground: Frantic kangaroos bound in silhouetted stampede against advancing hellfire.             From the sky: Flames and smoke literally ring the Australian continent, its outer reaches charred like unattended toast.             No wonder right-wing politicians…

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