Are We Having Fun Yet????

I have a unique perspective on the past year in MAGA Land, as someone who has fought a goatherder or two (or three) and prevailed. When it comes to the Goatherder named Donald Trump I operated on three assumptions:

  1. The Kaiser knew exactly what he was doing when he threw the Trump family out of Germany way back in 1905.
  2. That like all goatherders, Trump was at heart, a flaming wussy and coward.
  3. Hang on his former lawyer’s every word because he knew Donald the best.

With that out of the way I’ll also admit to enjoying seeing the GOP in civil war. When you court right wingnut extremists as your base voter, essentially capitalizing on the ignorance associated with such low information voters, thinking you can control the resulting mob is pretty stupid when your caucus includes so many flame throwers who are as sociopathic as the current disaster-in-chief. Now we have a disaster and aftermath to deal with.

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Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Nancy Pelosi – Person of the Year

Posted on December 29, 2020


Nancy Pelosi is not wracked by doubt. She knows who she is…Italian, Catholic, Democrat…and exactly where she’s going…forward, to help her own and those less fortunate. That’s what God wants and what Democrats do. Simple.

She caught a huge break in the DNA Lottery being born into the family of Annunciata and Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. in Baltimore, Maryland. Nancy was the youngest of six and her father “Tommy” was The Man in Baltimore…Mayor, Congressman, and, actually, a confidant of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Not bad.


D’Alesandro Family Picture Via Wednesdays Wars

Nancy has always had the lights on. I love the family picture. Nancy is bright eyed and curious. Life is grand. Pay attention and do the right thing. Nancy knew exactly who she was. She didn’t have to go to a seminar with Ram Dass (who spent most of his life thinking he was Richard Alpert) to find out.

Nancy’s mother wanted her to be a nun and her father wanted her to live at home if she pursued education past K-12 in Baltimore. Nancy needed to spread her wings a bit so she went to Trinity, a Catholic College in Washington. After all, in Washington, people were doing things and had power and she might meet some. Continue Reading……….

Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: License to Kill

Posted on December 1, 2020

With fifty days left under the protective umbrella of the TRUMP-ADELSON ADMINISTRATION, Israel executed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 62, an Iranian scientist who had committed the offense of knowing almost as much about nuclear energy as several dozen of Israel’s Nuclear Scientists. The house trained pets posing as American Liberal Cable TV hosts took it all in stride.

Just as well. The sequence and actions are incomprehensible, if your employment is conditioned on not acknowledging the existence of the most powerful private citizen in the USA and Israel, Sheldon Adelson. Adelson has counseled nuking Iran in their desert “and telling them the next one is in downtown Theran.” (If anybody knows Rachel Maddow, send her that clip. If she hears about it she’ll give that Adelson character a piece of her mind AND go to Iran. That’s what courageous liberals do.)

Remember Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman. It’s not supposed to be easy to be a liberal.

From Israel’s unique vantage point, the timing for the killing was elegant. Iran is choking on sanctions imposed by the ghoulish undertaker posing as our Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. Under “The Undertakers” guidance the USA has locked up Iran’s financial system in sanctions that make it close to impossible for Iran to obtain medicine to combat the Covid pandemic that has ravaged Iran. So much the better from Israel’s point of view. For decades, the Israelis have specialized in kicking folks when they’re down or when they have a “bought and paid for” American Administration who will fight for them while they hold our coats. Continue Reading……

Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Joe Biden – Caretaker

Posted on November 18, 2020

Joe Biden, slightly befuddled, usually successful at remembering which woman is his wife and which is his sister, often capable of detaching his facemask from his left ear, is going to take care of us for a while. Our Joe.

And, by the way, we should thank our lucky stars for that. Seriously. I mean consider the alternative. We dodged a bullet. Big time. Not just because the other guy is such a self-centered jerk, but because “taking care” is what comes natural for Joe. He’s been doing it his whole life. And, being cared for, is exactly what our country and our world need right now.

We don’t need a knight in shining armor. We need care and healing, literally and figuratively. We need someone we can trust.

“Caretaker” is not exactly what most politicians, on the make, aspire to be. You know the type. Hard chargers, who point with pride and view with alarm. They dominate debates with cut and thrust. They aspire to be transcendent actors on the world stage and practice their slow walk strut before full length mirrors. That’s not Joe at all. The other guy, no briefing books please, he’s practicing his strut and fist pump.

Joe is no silver-tongued snake oil salesman. He’s more like your favorite uncle who always seems happy to see you. His most memorable line in umpteen Democratic debates was “I see I’m out of time” which he used three times. Whatever he said before he became “out of time” was, and is, entirely forgettable.

Yet, another reason to thank our lucky stars. Continue Reading……

Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: War and Dick Lebeau

Posted on October 20, 2020
Trump needs a war. And, Joe Biden needs Dick LeBeau.

Let’s go to War first. Sheldon Adelson would prefer it that way. He’s 87 years old and Trump is his last best chance to destroy Iran.

I’ve played the clip of Sheldon at Yeshiva University twice. Take another look. According to Adelson, the way to “negotiate” with Iran is devoid of niceties, “you drop an Atomic Bomb in their desert and you tell them the next one is in downtown Tehran.”

You should have seen that clip many times on the so-called “progressive channel”, MSNBC. Progressives are for peace, right? I mean if they’re not that would mean the Right is correct in saying “they’re hypocrites.”

Back to Adelson. Sheldon plays a number of roles. He is the single most powerful private citizen in both Israel and the USA. He was Trump’s largest financial contributor in 2016 and the largest contributor to the Trump Inaugural Committee. He gave $75 Mil to Trump last week, and coincidentally, Trump has asked for the next debate to be limited to Foreign Policy. In other words, Iran.

Are you telling me that Sheldon Adelson did not have a conversation with Mr. Donald Trump before releasing that $75 MIL? Take it from me, they had a few. And, they talked about Iran. And, Sheldon wants what he’s always wanted. The sole remaining questions are how much of a beating will satisfy the blood lust of the Right Wing of the Israel Lobby and how much of a beating will Trump agree to administer. Continue Reading……..