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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Buster's 2016 Year-End Review, In Twelve Easy Pieces

Excluding sports, is it possible it was all just one long bad dream?

In Norway, they have high taxes and high incomes, lots of paid vacation time, a wide spectrum of government benefits at little to no cost, including health care and college, few guns, little gun violence, and no Trump-ish buffoons.  (The View From Norway, 1/28/16)

Q.  Why do so many people take an instant dislike to Ted Cruz?  A.  It just saves time.  (A Question About Ted Cruz, 2/13/16)

"[Coverage of Trump] may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS.  The money is rolling in.  Bring it on, Donald.  Keep going."  -- Leslie Moonves, CEO & Chairman of CBS.  (Les Moonves, Teller of the Awful Truth, 3/1/16)

"If you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just, for a second, get over it, you know, this thing will settle down." -- John Kasich.  Wouldn't you love to hear him trying to tell Martin Luther King to just get over it?  (Kasich Wants You To "Just Get Over It," 4/19/16) 

I don't care who uses the men's room as long as they don't talk to me while I'm peeing.  (Buster On The Bathroom Wars, 5/24/16)

It got a little loud on my back porch last night when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship.  The TV was blaring, there was yelling and dancing and slapping high fives.  Both dogs were howling.  My apologies to all in the immediate area.  (BELIEVE!!!, 6/20/16)

VP nominee Mike Pence, a virtual unknown who will run the country if King Donald is elected, vowed to unite the party around the critical issues of gay bashing, potty police, and the illegal suppression of a woman's right to an abortion.  (What I Missed at Trump-Con, Day 3, 7/21/16)

He sticks to his routine:  say something awful and outrageous, draw the anticipated media coverage (ratings!), then deny everything, move rapidly on to the next outrage and dare all of us to try to keep up.  (Crazy-Trump Unchained, 8/13/16)

Said that paying no income tax "makes me smart," rooting for the financial crisis and the housing crash "is called business," refusing to pay contractors is OK, and if people don't like his multiple bankruptcies they should "change the laws."  WTF?  (The Daily Donald WTF, 9/28/16)

A Fairfield, Ohio man says he'll be an active albeit unofficial election supervisor on behalf of Trump:  "I'll look for . . . well, it's called racial profiling.  Mexicans.  Syrians.  People who can't speak American."  (And Now, Another Moment With the Deplorables, 10/24/16)

The unthinkable has happened -- a fascist fraud will become our next president.  Great job, America!  (Thinking About The Unthinkable, 11/11/16)

Money can't buy intelligence, class, empathy, ability, or good taste.  Trump and his cabinet picks are proof of that.  (Rise of the Plutocrats, 12/9/16)

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