On landslides, Scrooge, and reality TV shows
It occurs to me that: The Democrats running for president might want to look at how well going far to the left worked for Britain’s Labour Party (worst showing since 1934).
I was never a fan of John Lennon, but I remember where I was — driving home from the Quartz Hill High School football banquet — when I heard that he had been murdered 39 years ago last week.
Republicans were more than a little off the mark when comparing Democrats on the Judiciary Committee (who delayed a vote on impeachment so it could be on TV) to Stalin (who murdered upwards of 20 million people).
As I have said before, all Hitler analogies should be retired — as should Stalin and Mao analogies.
It would be great to get a repeat of our Thanksgiving snow on Christmas Day.
I always donate to the Salvation Army but will double my donation this year because of how it is under attack from the far left.
As columnist Peggy Noonan points out, this half-baked impeachment is like a reality show where you already know the ending — boring.
If I ever get a Pomeranian again, I think I will get two, and name them Quebec and Malta after the Bagnet daughters in Dickens’ “Bleak House.”
Speaking of Dickens, George C. Scott gets my vote for the best portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in “The Christmas Carol” (1984).
When I was in college, Midnight Mass was the way to go on Christmas, and Christmas Day Mass at Dawn was unthinkable — now it’s the opposite.
I really like Amazon for its convenience and low prices, but it is an incredible double standard that the media barely blinks at the terrible conditions for its workers.
Before reading Evan Thomas’s “Being Nixon,” I was not aware of the extent of then Vice President Richard Nixon’s courage in the infamous incident in which violent Venezuelan protestors attacked the car in which he and wife Pat were riding.
Bernie Sanders endorsed, and then retracted, his endorsement of someone called Cenk Uygur in the 25th Congressional District race.
Evidently this Uygur fellow has a history of saying unsavory (racist, sexist) comments, so you have to wonder why Bernie’s “people” ever allowed him to make the endorsement in the first place.
Judging by Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, something about getting arrested for sex crimes makes you, overnight, unable to walk from car to courtroom without assistance.
We’re just 16 days away from the Roaring Twenties — my students’ enthusiasm was short-lived when I told them I was giving them their last vocab quiz of the decade.
The Pentagon Papers, about U.S. government lies about Vietnam, was a huge story in 1971 — the Washington Post’s big scoop about three administrations’ lies about Afghanistan has been met with a giant yawn because no one is surprised, sadly.
No one seems to know what happened to the bribery charge against the president the Dems kept talking about for weeks.
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A couple dozen random thoughts on the news of the day