Lake–Oh You Gone

Did Garrison Keeler became the latest and unlikeliest casualty of 2017’s moral panic/political purge because of a defense of Al Franken in the Washington Post  he published just yesterday? Al Franken…did USO tours overseas…the show he did was broad comedy of a sort that goes back to the Middle Ages…If you thought that Al stood outdoors atContinue reading “Lake–Oh You Gone”

A Moment of Silence, Attended by Fanfare

Derangement meets cynicism. From Politico, President Obama and the politics of kitsch: Tuesday morning, a peculiar announcement trickled out of the White House press office: President Barack Obama would be holding a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings. At the White House. By himself.No press or other intruders allowed. Except theContinue reading “A Moment of Silence, Attended by Fanfare”