January 17, 2018
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.


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  1. ALEX MCCRAE says:


    Hate to be indelicate here, but the phrases “Shit for brains” and “diarrhea of the mouth” come immediately to mind.

    The denigrating, now outmoded moniker “wetback” is so ‘yesterday’. Poor César Chavez must be rolling in his grave.

    Politico Don Young’s antetdiluvial thinking here kind of reflects on how far out of touch some of these ruggedly individualistic, ultra-conservative Alaskan blowhards really are.

    Of course, some of them can see Russia from their front porches. You betcha! * (Magical thinking to the extreme.)

    I think our Congressman Young just got royally slimed. HA!

    *Curious to get your take on Sarah Palin’s most recent media reboot. She’s clearly up to no good; but what, pray tell, are her big-picture intentions going forward? Any thoughts?

  2. Steve says:

    Alex, Sarah is off the radar. The GIOP now publicly admitting that the clown taxi is killing them. But the cab just gets bigger and bigger! Thanks.

  3. ALEX MCCRAE says:


    The GOP’s ‘Flying (By the Seat of Their Pants) Circus’ certainly has had its share of complete bozos in their ranks over these last many years. They shall remain nameless.

    The Republican’s post-2012 election vaguely articulated aspirational goal of striving to build a bigger, more all-inclusive, diversity-encompassing political ‘tent’, frankly, seems like a big-top, big-flop pipe-dream. Who are they kidding… other than themselves.?

    I dare say, I don’t envy the next GOP ringmaster’s task of attempting to broaden their support base, going forward.

    Didn’t some political thinker-of-note say something to the effect that ‘a party divided shall not stand’. (Hmm… or maybe it was a country divided?)

    I leave you w/ the a few salient lyric lines from a Judy Collins old chestnut:

    “And where are the clowns
    Send in the clowns
    Don’t bother, they’re there”

    P.S.: — Was glossing thru my Cal State Long Beach University girlfriend/ adjunct geography prof’s latest hardcopy edition of The Chronicle Review (Mar. 15, 2013 issue), and was pleased to see your little backhanded homages to anthropomorphism, i.e., your three very clever, fun illos accompanying David Barash’s article.

    I guess you could say that was a ‘painter-turtle’, and not a painted turtle in that first illo? (Groan)