Monthly Archives: April 2016

PRINCE’S MUSIC WAS REPPING THE BLACK EXPERIENCE FOR 40 YEARS (AND MANY OF YOU DIDN’T KNOW IT)

It’s been about three days after learning that Prince became an ancestor, and the sadness I continue to feel is strange — as if a part of my innards was forcibly extracted, a clearly unhappy event, but my brain refuses … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: DID THE SAUDIS LET SLIP THEIR ROLE IN 9/11?

Exploring this week’s Sunday Smack about Saudi Arabia’s blockbuster threat to sell approximately three-quarters of a trillion dollars worth of treasury holdings and other US assets should Congress pass a bill that would make the The Saudis responsible for the … Continue reading

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TEE-BALL, AND NO JAIL FOR HILLARY IN 2016

With this puzzling statement, President Obama provided a strong clue — despite evidence that Hillary Clinton could exchange her presidential campaign aspirations for an orange jumpsuit, and in the face of an ongoing FBI investigation of whether or not Deep … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: LIFE UNDER TRUMP?

By now, you’ve seen the Boston Globe’s (satire?) front page that’s supposed to predict what a Donald Trump presidency would look like in a year. [PDF.] The newpaper, which published an accompanying editorial to explain why Trump must be stopped … Continue reading

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PANAMA PAPERS AND HILLARY CLINTON’S SLOW BURN

  A torn backside for the rest of America to see is the risk Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes when she constantly fence-hops to give the appearance of being a populist to primary voters while also acting as a member … Continue reading

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BIG WAVE OF BOND DEFAULTS COMING

  I’ll get around to posting more detailed thoughts about the economy by next week at latest, but those of you who’ve read my posts like this or this already know that I think the global economic recovery of 2009 … Continue reading

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PANAMA PAPERS — A FAMILIAR SONG AT THE MOMENT

None of my initial thoughts about the Panama Papers will involve me covering my mouth in shock. Don”t we know by now that ultra-rich folks, both of the legal and illegal varieties, stash loot overseas? Shoot, the rich admitted about … Continue reading

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AN ALBUM (OR TWO) IN MY HEAD 0065

MAXWELL MAXWELL’S URBAN HANG SUITE 1996 20 years ago yesterday, after a bout of hesitation by Columbia Records and Modern Soul recording artist Maxwell, Urban Hang Suite was released to a consumer market where — for right or wrong reasons … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: TRUMP, CRUZ & KASICH DEAL?

There’s been play talk about a grand compromise which could save the Republican Party from civil war or even implosion this summer, and I want your thoughts about it. The hypothetical deal is that the GOP allows Trump to become … Continue reading

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WHO THE HELL IS ‘GUCCIFER,’ AND HOW CAN HE PUT HILLARY CLINTON IN JAIL?

What does a Romanian hacker, whose crimes recently earned him extradition to the United States, have to do with the Hillary Clinton jail post I promised? Perhaps nothing — or plenty. The hacker in question is Marcel Lehel Lazăr, better … Continue reading

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