Is Donald Trump a racist?

Is Donald Trump a racist? No, he is a New Yorker. Trump is an equal opportunity offender. He’s not a racist. Being a racist requires ideology. Trump is transactional. He’ll take anyone’s money. He’s not racist. He’s a narcissist incapable of caring about anyone unable to please him. When he says he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body or reassures Americans that he is the least racist person they will ever meet, I believe he believes that. Trump is no respecter of persons – not in that good…

Killer pain

“One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. And the ones that mother gives you, don’t do anything at all.” —from the song “White Rabbit”, by Jefferson Airplane I suffer from gout. I first noticed the problem when I was living back home in Philadelphia in the early 2000’s. In my younger days I was a rub-some-dirt-on-it kind of guy, so I did not know why I was getting this brutal, omnipresent pain in my knee. Eventually I sought a doctor’s care. Without diagnosing the problem, he…

Sex and the State

“Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.” —from Woody Allen’s film, “A Midsummer’s Night Sex Comedy.” Sex seemed to dominate the past week, both in Utah and nationally. I do not want to choose only one sordid story to cast my snarky polemic towards, so I will address the three more prevalent. — An article on cachevalleydaily.com that caught my eye about a lawsuit regarding how homosexuality is discussed in Utah raised my ire and set me into a frothy rage about the Beehive State. The article states there has been agreement struck removing a…