Monday, March 13, 2017

"President Trump signs order to revoke Clean Water Rule"

By Mona Goldwater, Social Mores Ed. 

It's hard to find this out online, but I bet 1) Trump Tower; 2) The White House; and 3) Mar A Lago all have their own filtration systems. As long as The Chief is OK, we're OK. You have to figure that someone who enjoys golden showers is probably not all that worried about water quality.


Drawing: Faces 1913 — An enhanced "ask" envelope

By Jack Brummet


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Maxine Waters has the goods on The President?

Maxine Waters says on MSNBC that sex allegations in Trump dossier are true (declines to provide evidence for how she knows)

[8:47 AM · Mar 9, 2017 - Sam Levine‏ @srlVia Twitter®]

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

By Jack Brummet, American Music Ed.

I am reading Mezz Mezzrow's autobiography, "Really The Blues." This Jewish kid fell in love with black culture, and in particular, the music. What a crazy life (at one point Mezz was a common slang word for reefer), from the reformatory to playing with and managing people like Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong. It's a highly idiomatic book, filled with heartbreaking tales of facing down Jim Crow (de jure in the south and de facto in the north) and most of all, stories of the great blues and jazz they made despite the law and prevailing racism.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

President Donald J. Trump's renewed tweetstorm

By Mona Goldwater, Twitter and Tweets Ed.

That Twitter discipline didn't last long. And when 45's Tweet-fast broke, all sorts of crazy followed.