Think Anew, Act Anew

observations and opinion

Politics is an Art

February 20, 2019

People are really upset about what a dead actor said in an old magazine 48 years ago. If they’re looking for things to be offended by, the past offers a wealth of material.

wayne and taney


January 18, 2019


The noose has been tightening around Donald Trump’s neck for so long, he ought to have ligature marks by now.  NOTHING moves the needle on this guy.

lucy, charlie brown and trump



Nancy Pelosi tries to cancel the State of the Union address until the shutdown is over. At least she’s not afraid of the guy. That’s different.

pelosi cancels the sotu


November 14, 2018

Trump to fire John Kelly?

After letting Melania fire the Deputy National Affairs advisor, word is that Trump plans to cut out Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and chief of staff John Kelly.  Fans of Game of Thrones will recall how that worked for Donald’s avatar, Prince/King Joffrey.

trump fires kelly



dear americans


September 14, 2018

Manafort makes a plea deal with a cooperation agreement.

Avert your eyes, Mr. President.



September 12, 2018

“Notwithstanding” everything else…


July 2018





June 12, 2018

best meme ever. We can close the meme factory now

”Donald did you go kala in your pants? Did you? You can tell us but you can’t juat sit there like that.”

Trump at G7

May 29, 2018  ROSEANNE

Roseanne Barr lost her sitcom today after referring to Valerie Jarrett as the love child of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.  That totally screws the cast and the crew of the show, but think of the career opportunity it opens up for Roseanne.


As April 2018 turns to May, more people escape (or are ejected) from the Trump Universe.

trump bus



Don’t miss the new National Lampoon movie, “The Griswalds go to India”



Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe, told he had to resign, didn’t. He appears to have chosen the “brains” over the “signature” option in the Luca Brazi Test.

In the process he has invented a new dance move: The Mugabe. Ignore the music and don’t move a muscle. 

do the mugabe

Let’s be honest, this Al Franken thing is going to get very sad, very fast….



What more need be said?

alabama muskrat


U.S. Attorney General swears, under oath, that he told the truth the last time he swore under oath.

jeff sessions


It is proving VERY difficult to panic and make money at the same time.

house of cards


White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly says Robert E. Lee was an “honorable man” and that the Civil War could have been avoided if people had only “compromised.”

Lee turned down command of Lincoln’s Army in order to wage war against the United States, in support of a slave state. Hmm….

robert e lee bin laden


hey say the suddenly famous George Papadopoulos probably wore a wire while working for the Mueller investigation



THANKS to Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood has suddenly learned that sexual harassment is not just a work perk.

hollywood vending machine

LA Times Weinstein

The Las Vegas massacre on October 1st inevitably leads gun fanatics to say “this is not the time to talk about gun control.” So when is?

doctor and patient

Trump’s reaction to the Puerto Rico crisis is, shall we say, lacking in sensitivity?



September 18, 2017 Canadian Conservative MP Gerry Kitz referred to Canada’s Liberal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna as “Climate Barbie.”  McKenna is quite beautiful but NOT someone to be belittled with a derisive sexist remark. My comment about Mr. Kitz took a gentle, purple form:

climate barney


Some older material recently added here:



a manifestation of Scottish nationalist pride

get plaid


September 7, 2017 Ontario’s Liberal Government announces a “Cannabis Control Board” will be the monopoly retailer of marijuana products.


The storm that never clears



Charlottesville, August 2017.  Donald’s pets are not so loveable


A terrible shadow falls across the land.  Eclipse 2017


“Some very good people” on both sides of the Nazi, anti-Nazi argument says the President


Why is the left so reliably bigoted against the only countries they could possibly live in?


Mr. Trump has a magic for condensing ugliness into a few, misspelled sentences.

Post-election button, 2016


The Republicans’ terrible and stupid addiction. Tastes good, they say.

Quoting myself.


The Paris terror attacks in November 2015, and the absolute bullshit reasoning called “root causes”


Marriage equality. Finally.


The most important three words ever uttered on “Mad Men.”  It is the question every American has to answer, and many say “yes”


Generally applicable


She should just have said this, and moved on. But no, nothing was ever simple.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


My warning about Trump, long ago


Is there a limit to government interference in your life?


just good advice


My favourite runner at the Run for the Cure


My colleagues were nervous about this


why is this an issue?


the eternal delusion of the American mainstream media, that Trump will “change”


My delusion, that Kasich deserved to win, and might.

the crazy fucked-up-edness of Confederacy culture in 21st century America

Lincoln allegedly said this


Back when scandalous remarks were not scandalous


Reality 2017


The white American whiner


From a dream to a snooze


The Parti Quebecois was racist. It probably is still racist.




UNESCO’s laughably tragic refusal to recognize Judaism in the Holy Land…


Canada’s problem children, 2014




The Dailykos account, before they banned me for saying something nice about Israel

in response to an idiot’s remarks about an actress


cover for my video tribute to Stuart McLean


The GOP obsession with killing Obamacare


The UK diminishes


The truth about Small Handed Donald


Nothing will ever make Paul Ryan become a man


Ugly but true






Israel and the Palestinians

Palestine: somehow this madness has to end. It won’t end with Israel quitting, however.


What can I say? At times, the guy bugs me.


art for the story “Our Last Lunch”


I found myself in her light


My daughter. She persisted.


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