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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Everything Old is New Again

In the aftermath of this past weekend’s sordid displays in Virginia and New Jersey, it may be reassuring to recognize that our country has been through...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 14, 2017
Last comment by update, on Oct 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm | 134 comments | 4690 Views

TIM TALK

NFL protests have nothing to do with free speech

The NFL protests have been completely mischaracterized by most of the media as well as players, owners and coaches. It is not a free speech issue. There’s no...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm | 110 comments | 1997 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Sometimes, they just write themselves.

With apologies to Gene Vincent, as The Prez breaks into song: ==I Fewer friends out in the West Wing, To...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:10 pm | 102 comments | 1858 Views

THE OBSERVER

Changing my Registration for Bernie

Bernie Sanders and his Wife Jane As some of my readers probably know I'm a registered Republican, or at least I was until 2 pm today. I almost...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by KSHKD, on Jun 1, 2016 at 8:24 pm | 97 comments | 5243 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Sound and Fury over Vile and Slur-ry

This is a day when I feel like Michael Corleone, not out of guilt or self-delusion, but because of my tattered New Year’s Resolution. You see, I promised...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by SHale99, 0 minutes ago | 90 comments | 1369 Views

THE OBSERVER

Is Donald Trump the new Hitler?

I was on a website a few weeks ago where one of the posters compared Donald Trump to Hitler. I objected and said that was offensive and untrue. Now I'm beginning...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 89 comments | 6478 Views

THE OBSERVER

Crazy Election

As I pointed out a few months ago Donald Trump is someone who cannot take...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm |
88 comments | 4164 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Young Girl, The Roy Moore Story

Note: I didn't really intend two consecutive song parodies, but Sue was playing Oldies yesterday, and the Union Gap's ode to pedophilia came on the box....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 10, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Dec 17, 2017 at 11:32 am | 86 comments | 1545 Views

THE OBSERVER

Answering questions from my last blog on the cemetery

My last blog on Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane's objections to the cemetery in Tassajara Valley brought out some comments that I want to reply to. My answers are long...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 82 comments | 7777 Views

THE OBSERVER

An Open Letter to Donald Trump's Children

Dear Ivanka, Donald, Jr., Eric, Tiffany, and Barron Trump, You are all successful, honorable adults except Barron, but I'm sure he will grow up to be a fine adult...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:01 am | 82 comments | 6348 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Preserving Disorder

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "?the policeman isn't...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Aug 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm |
73 comments | 10115 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Anonymity: Good for bringing issues to light or only a license to troll?

The lead from a recent Associated Press story caught my attention. The author, Barbara Ortutay, wrote, "Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 68 comments | 8611 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Huddled Masses 2015

In France, they call the loss of 129 lives to gunfire a national tragedy. Around here, such a toll is just known as any Friday night. Indeed, on a typical...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 22, 2015
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Dec 6, 2015 at 11:27 am | 63 comments | 4892 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

We’ll Always Have Paris

Without some putative 'bad hombre' to oppose, this President is lost. If one does not exist, it must be conjured. So it was that phantom demons were invoked...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 10, 2017 at 7:29 am | 62 comments | 2667 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

The Meetings That Nobody’s Talking About

Predictably, the West Wing’s walls are steadily crumbling under the crush of lies intended to sustain them, and Americans are transfixed by each new revelation*....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:21 am | 62 comments | 2408 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pride in the Profession, 2: The “Libel Bully” report

In addition to feeling some pride for being among the many lawyers who are poll-watching during Nevada's early voting (prior blog), another lawyerly occurrence...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:08 am | 60 comments | 4784 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Hot enough for you?

The desperate, rear-guard postings of climate deniers in Brother Tim's recent blog surprised me ? apparently the new tack of that well-funded little band of ostriches...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm | 59 comments | 10065 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Some thoughts on the Shiny New Tax Bill

o This bill carries a whiff of desperation. It's the dog's breakfast, simplifying nothing, passed with no hearings or opportunity for debate or any outreach...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Dec 27, 2017 at 7:19 am | 58 comments | 1489 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Brothers in Arms

I discovered this morning that I am related to a war hero ? and

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24 am |
57 comments | 9309 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Playing Catch-up

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus – the primaries were essentially over, polling meaningless, and I’d expressed what I thought might be interesting....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 57 comments | 7225 Views
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Sound and Fury over Vile and Slur-ry
By Tom Cushing | 90 comments | 1,369 views

New state housing requirements could affect Pleasanton
By Jeb Bing | 6 comments | 554 views