Monthly Archives: November 2016

Trump May Pick Hard-Core ‘Whites Only’ Banker for Treasury Secretary

  Remember Steve Mnuchin, the Goldman Sachs guy who became President-elect Donald Trump’s chief fundraising guy during this year’s campaign? He could be The Donald’s pick for Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin followed up his 17-year run as a Goldman Sachs banker … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Fidel Castro — a Different Kind of Bastard

With former Cuba President and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro’s passing, it’s a good moment to quote an insightful response US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt supposedly gave about a decade prior to Cuba’s revolution, after Roosevelt’s Secretary of State called then-Nicaragua … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering David Mancuso, Loft Lord

When placed in chains, they created spirituals that gave birth to much of the music you hear today. Gave them tough, green leaves — long thought to be degenerative cabbage shoots — and the resulting simmered collard greens they made … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering David Mancuso, Loft Lord

When placed in chains, they created spirituals that gave birth to much of the music you hear today. Gave them tough, green leaves — long thought to be degenerative cabbage shoots — and the resulting simmered collard greens they made … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Goodbye, Sharon Jones

You could call singer Sharon Jones one of the last of a small and talented community of Soulful belters. The community just became smaller yesterday with cancer taking Jones away from us. She was 60 years old. You know the … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CLINTON: THE FBI MADE ME LOSE THE ELECTION

A NY Times article says that Hillary Clinton blames the FBI’s last-minute email investigation announcement for her Presidential election loss to Donald Trump. Hard to say “I just didn’t get the job done,” isn’t it? My take on Team Clinton’s failures can … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

POST-ELECTION MEDITATIONS: WE’LL SURVIVE TRUMP

We lived under the leadership of a Ku Klux Klan-loving President who broadly rejected Japan’s 1919 Treaty of Versailles amendment that would view all races and countries as equals — likely because this President had more colonial ambitions to chase … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

POST-ELECTION MEDITATIONS: THE DNC PLAYED YOU (AND ITSELF)

It’s so strange how Democrats were damn-near orgasmic during their prognostications of Donald Trump’s Presidential candidacy pulling the Republican Party through a mortal journey of permanent irrelevance — and then see Trump not only assume the left-for-dead party’s leadership role, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

POST ELECTION MEDITATIONS – WOMEN AND STRUGGLE

I have plenty of post-election thoughts to share, but will have to break my natural stream-of-consciousness writing style and create a series of posts to avoid publishing tomes. This is still a blog, after all … Perhaps a good place to … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Race, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment