Bookworm Free

I read a lot, think a little, and now and then write down a few things.

Recent Comments

  1. about 2 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    These colors don’t run. But they can be and have been betrayed by the man who took an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.

  2. about 2 hours ago on Jim Morin

    Remember, “I was the most transparent, and am, transparent President in history,” Orange Blossom said himself. Obviously, my dictionary is as outdated as I am. /s

  3. about 2 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    There are a couple of in-office politicians who would be better off seen and not heard.

  4. about 3 hours ago on Tom Toles

    Ho, sey uoy did. Ew lla draeh uoy.

  5. about 3 hours ago on That is Priceless

    Of course, it depends on which definition of Gothic you’re going with: a. relating to the Goths or their extinct East Germanic language, which provides the earliest manuscript evidence of any Germanic language (4th–6th centuries AD), b. of or in the style of architecture prevalent in western Europe in the 12th–16th centuries, characterized by pointed arches, rib vaults, and flying buttresses, together with large windows and elaborate tracery, or c. people who are darkly inclined. People who like spooky stuff. They generally wear black and read horror stories, listen to dark or emotional music, and wish it were always Halloween. The subculture originated in the eighties with a post-punk genre of music, eventually called “gothic rock.”

  6. about 3 hours ago on Tom Stiglich

    Mr. Stiglich’s admission he has turned to the Dark Side; they have cookies.

  7. 1 day ago on Mike Luckovich

    Actually, yes, I do. While I may not have agreed, they were still able to negotiate, compromise, and work with the opposition for the common good. I really think the TEA Party’s agenda of a zero-sum end game, the all or nothing, is what destroyed the GOP.

  8. 1 day ago on Mike Luckovich

    Having lived through the Watergate era and subsequent events, I’m inclined to agree with you. When the story first broke, had Nixon admitted everything, apologized to the American people, and fired all those involved, I rather think the whole mess would have quietly gone away. But instead, the lying and covering up made Nixon look like the “crook” he always claimed he wasn’t. The parallels to the present administration are striking.

  9. 1 day ago on Jim Morin

    A popular song of 1939 assured the frightened British “There’ll Always Be An England.” In my naivete as an American, I had always thought there would always be a United States. Now, in my old age, I’m not so sure.

  10. 1 day ago on That is Priceless

    Don’t you just hate it when the grownups won’t let you play with your birthday presents?