Shooting My Way Out of the Funk

November 28th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Four years ago, the funk settled in because there was really only one thing to write about every day: how Donald Trump had messed the world up in some unique way and how Republicans were just fine with it. … The constant lies, the hypocrisy, the unabashed arrogance and proud ignorance. It’s infuriating and, honestly, writing about it constantly is as much a drag as reading about it.

The Measure of the Man

November 22nd, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
This date always sneaks up on me. These were my thoughts on JFK and me, written eight years ago. Not much has changed.

States My Sons Should Not Live in, Ever — an Addendum

November 12th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
The primary criteria for making the original list were: Rampant racism, anti-intellectualism, bigotry, intolerance, religious fanaticism, and electing morons to office over and over again. The criteria still apply, but I would add to them fanatical Trumpism, anti-Vaccism, a refusal to wear masks to avoid spreading Covid, and the casual acceptance of violence as a solution to political grievances.

Gruden and Shatner Meet Technology

October 28th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Technology sacked Gruden and lifted Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame, to another dimension. In the process, misplaced priorities of others came into focus.

In Texas, looking for another ‘perspective’ on the Holocaust

October 21st, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
In the land of avid anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers and supporters of the Big Lie, it shouldn’t be surprising to also find Holocaust deniers. Still.

It’s No Time to be Silent, America

October 10th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
We’re not just going through a bad spell, folks. American democracy Is under attack from forces who see education as a threat to their goals. We must keep speaking out for those freedoms we take for granted.-

A Week to Read Banned Books

September 25th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
We are living in a time when ignorance runs rampant in much of the country. Indeed, it often seems glorified. Reading, in fact learning of any sort, is under attack by forces — Republicans, Evangelicals if you want to be specific — who seek to maintain power by discrediting education. A good reason to celebrate the right to read

GOP: A Party of Distraction, not Action

September 17th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
The Texas anti-abortion law is a distraction. It’s a proven way to take people’s minds off the failures of the GOP. It’s a proven way to rile up the voter base growing weary of Covid and wondering whether or not that presidential election really was stolen. It’s a GOP strategem.

20 Years On, Terrorists Made in the USA

September 10th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Twenty years after 9/11, the FBI says the greatest threat to America is homegrown terrorism. Pogo was right.

If the Earth is not Flat … Then Who am I?

September 2nd, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Some people, for whatever reason, are easily swayed. They will accept even the illogical because they can feel part of something. It provides an identity. Some people, for purely selfish reasons, gain their identity by swaying people to accept even the irrational. If people stop believing what they say, they lose their identity.