Among the definitions of “limbo” found in Webster’s Dictionary are the following:

I can’t decide which of these statements best describes America right now. History may be a never-ending (let’s hope so!) process, but lately America seems especially unresolved and unsettled, tragically lost in limbo.

If you are concerned about women’s rights, especially the freedom to choose, at the very top of the limbo list is the…


What a disturbing time this is for our country. After twenty years of fighting terrorism in Afghanistan and throughout the middle east, it feels like we’re back to where we started, all of our attempts at “nation building” having failed miserably. Despite many false illusions of progress fostered by four American administrations, including the ridiculous fantasy that the Afghan government and its military could stand alone, now we’re hearing about new terrorist organizations like ISIS-K and even the return of al-Kaeda. In the meantime, countries like Russia, China and Pakistan happily lend their support to our terrorist enemies and appear…


As disheartened as I am by some of our fellow citizen’s steadfast refusal to protect themselves from the Delta variant, this humble spirit finds himself even more disheartened by the situation in Afghanistan. America’s getting out may have been long overdue, but when was something ever so horribly bungled? How could those in charge, especially President Biden himself, not have seen what was coming? Disappointed doesn’t begin to describe my feelings right now.

All the Washington bureaucrats — the intelligence community, the State Department, and all the top military brass at the Pentagon — should have known the Afghan army…


Give me death! What the hell?! Polling now shows white Republican men are refusing to wear masks and get vaccinated because they don’t want to give liberals the satisfaction of capitulating. How stupid and self-destructive is that?! Their willingness to cede the benefits of medical science to their perceived enemies is a true American tragedy.

These dudes have surpassed “dying of whiteness” and are just plain dying out of spite. They honestly think they are dying for liberty — “Give me liberty or give me death” — but they’re simply committing mass suicide, along with killing a whole lot of…


Sometimes politicians are quoted unfairly, because they’re not prepared for the question and don’t have time to think. But when someone submits an editorial for publication, it’s a pretty good bet they mean what they say. Unfortunately, this is the case of an editorial submitted to the New York Post by Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri. (No serious person would submit an editorial to an embarrassing rag like the Post, but that’s a separate issue.) Surely you remember Senator Hawley, the MAGA Republican who raised his fist in solidarity with the mob at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. This…


Since last week, when I vented my frustrations about people refusing to take a life-saving vaccine finally available to them, the situation has gotten even worse. The pandemic that we all hoped would be over has come back with a vengeance, thanks to the Delta variant and a bunch of misguided MAGA Republicans who steadfastly refuse to get vaccinated and/or wear a mask. If previously I had worried that perhaps it was unfair to blame the COVID resurgence on the MAGA crowd, every day it becomes more apparent that the folks not getting vaccinated reside overwhelmingly in Trump country, a…


As someone who lived in the middle of the 19th century, well before the advent of modern medicine, I find myself utterly perplexed that so many people are refusing to take advantage of a vaccine that can save their life. In a world desperately in need of COVID vaccine, so much of it is going unused in some states that it’s being thrown away. As it happens, my old home state of Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate in the country. …


If you’re looking for a catalog of the worst lies and propaganda spewed by MAGA Republicans during the Trump era, look no further than the message Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene released to the press back in January, less than a week after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Maybe a picture tells a thousand words, but these mere 400 words paint a vividly disturbing picture of the MAGA mindset. (Your humble spirit has taken the liberty of injecting his comments.)

For the entire four years of the greatest Presidential term of our lifetime, Democrats led by Speaker Pelosi and radical…


Last week President Biden signed an executive order “promoting competition” in business, which will hopefully help stem the ever-rising tide of inequality in America. In his speech the president said that “Capitalism without competition isn’t capitalism, it’s exploitation,” and let me unequivocally state that what we’ve had in this country of late is downright exploitation!

The president’s order is aimed at industries including agriculture, technology, pharmaceuticals, and banking, among others. In other words, big ag, big tech, big pharma and Wall Street. Why ever would he pick on such an innocent group of hard-working capitalists? Where do I even begin…


We’ve now learned that when a group of “Trump Republicans” should have been in Washington to vote on the January 6 Commission (to investigate the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol) they were instead on a “study committee” trip to our southern border. Not only that, but they were accompanied by at least one participant in the insurrection, Anthony Aguero, a fellow known to be a close associate of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), among others in the group. Say what?! And if anyone still doubts what a small Republican world it has become, the committee’s deputy communications director is Buckley…

Col. John Pelham

Col. John Pelham of the Confederacy. I wasted my life fighting for a terrible cause — now I’m back to fight for #HumanRights #RacialEquality & #EconomicEquality

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