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Monthly Archives: March 2016

“House of Cards” is less of the Age of Trump, more of “Hamilton”

March 7, 2016, 11:49 am

Like Punxsutawney Phil, I find myself emerging from my bunker to see a rainy, wintry landscape. Who and where am I? What was I doing? Oh, right, spending the weekend binge-viewing Season 4 of House of Cards. What the heck should I do now? Maybe get back in my hole and see what reviewers said about it? Nahhhhhhh…well, okay. I see that the mainstream media is bending over backwards to compare House of Cards’ Season 4 to something neither the show […]

From Trumpkins to Trumpaloompas to Trumpsters, 30 Suggested Coinages For Trump’s Supporters

March 4, 2016, 11:34 am

You can’t really blame Sarah Palin. All right scratch that, you can blame her for some things, but not when she fumbled when trying to coin a term for Trump’s supporters during her official endorsement of Trump just before the Iowa caucuses: Well, and then, funny, ha ha, not funny, but now, what they’re doing is wailing, ‘well, Trump and his, uh, uh, uh, Trumpeters, they’re not conservative enough.’ Oh my goodness gracious. Oh my goodness gracious indeed! Even as […]

What’s Happening in Dar’s School District, March 2016

March 2, 2016, 11:35 am

Hi friends,  I believe it’s been quite some time since I shared anything from the email lists I follow. The thing is, most of the people who write on these lists aren’t lucky enough to have had their child assigned a one-on-one aide, the way that we have. I feel a little like Rose (Kate Winslet) at the end of Titanic, hearing a lot of drowners around me, clinging to my driftwood. I’m not proud of that feeling.  While we’re […]