Beware: No Labels is Mislabeled

April 14th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
No Labels posts unscientific “surveys” on Facebook written in such a way as to evoke negative reaction to such things as gun control, universal healthcare, a higher minimum wage or an increase in corporate taxes. They acknowledge the surveys are not scientific, knowing full well that most Americans are too lazy to question the accuracy.

It’s Time for the Filibuster to Go

April 4th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Some (including two Democrats) have suggested going back to the talking filibuster so that there is actual effort required to oppose and maybe some debate on the bill. But there has seldom been any debate provided by the filibuster and, even assuming Republicans are willing to argue for hours on end against expanding voting rights, Biden and the Democrats don’t have the time to waste.

Bingeing: Grace, Midge … Cauliflower

March 25th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
They call the shows comfort bingeing and I can see why. It certainly helped my mental health. But the new way of watching shows also led to a venture into new comfort foods. The basic concept is that the potato isn’t the only vegetable that can be made into a chip. Hello, cauliflower!

All the GOP’s “dumb” governors

March 18th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
The real question, of course, is whether these politicians are truly dumb, or just playing a cynical role that makes them sound dumb to a majority of Americans, but enhances their reputation with the core group of Republicans who vote for them, often against their own self-interest. The willfully dumb.

Time for Universal DH in the Majors

March 8th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Pitchers are coddled to protect their arms. Why expose them to injury and embarrassment by making them bat when they haven’t been allowed to practice that skill for years? And why, for heavens sake, have a different set of rules when both leagues are under the auspices of Major League Baseball?

For the GOP, Is the Party Over?

February 28th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
The GOP Big Tent today is flooded with angry white men and women who go to church and ignore what is preached. They believe what they’re told and have no use for compromise or, indeed, for government. And beware if you oppose them.

For GOP, Lying is Easier Than Governing

February 20th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
In his feigned outrage at ABC-TV’s George Stephanopoulos, Rand Paul inadvertently disclosed the underlying truth about today’s Republican Party: All Republicans are liars and everything they say is a lie.

The Heart of the GOP: It’s Not Pretty

February 9th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Who are all those anti-Semites, Holocaust-deniers, Quanons, white supremacists and conspiracy theorists who snuck into the GOP while Liz Cheney wasn’t looking?

Baseball, bigots and the Hall of Fame

February 6th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
In the matter of Curt Schilling: Should stupidity or bigotry be reasons for disqualification from the Hall of Fame? (History says no.) And should baseball writers be the ones making that decision? Another life lesson from the sports pages.

A 12-Step Program for Republicans

January 27th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
It has worked for millions of alcoholics, it can work for Republican Trumpaholics, too. But they have to really want to change.