The Talking Dog "Sure, the dog can talk…but does it say anything interesting?" He ain't The Man's best friend

More milestones

And so as I come to that day, two score and sixteen years after the Cuban missile crisis on which somehow I was born, a day 15 years after Hillary Clinton was born, and so were other people like Pat Sajak (you see, Hillary was defeated by another game show host in 2016), apparently Seth McFarlane and other people I never heard of. Still going. Somehow, like me, this blog hangs on, out of the same kind of stubbornness that, God willing, will get me through my 17th consecutive NYC Marathon (and 54th overall at that distance) in 9 days...

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And here we go… again

Step right up and enjoy the September 11th festivities; has it been only 17 years? I’ll start with this wonderful “meta-” piece by Brother Dmitry, who asks, among other things, “what is truth?”, a peculiarly relevant question concerning the events of September 11th where, for example, we are asked to believe that three skyscrapers were brought down by the crash of two airliners, among numerous other “curiosities” (my favorite still being the recovery of an intact highjacker’s passport on the ground after a crash supposedly so hot that it melted an aircraft’s black box and steel beams supporting a building...

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And we’re off

While the nation amuses itself in today’s version of the Neo-P.T. Barnum Circus known as the Trump Administration, specifically trying to guess which “senior official” wrote “the Op Ed” in the NY Times, the latest machinations of Bob Woodward’s coming book (i.e. “Trump is a mentally disturbed moron”), it seems that there is a second stolen Supreme Court nomination at issue, that of one Brett Kavanaugh. I had the privilege, once, of watching Candace argue before a panel on which Judge Kavanaugh was the presiding judge. Prior to that, she moved for his recusal, on the basis of his refusal...

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Dog Days of August

I am pleased to say that Familia TD spent a pleasant (if frenetic) week outside of the jurisdiction of the Trump Administration in the (quite literally) great White North… nay, even further north, where I ran in the 35th Reykjavik Marathon (the plus/minus six hour finishing time consistent with what I’ve come to expect as a heavier than I’d like to be man in my mid-50’s). Mrs. TD and the soon-returning-to-college Loquacious Pup and I all enjoyed some fabulously clean, brisk air and amazingly good food amidst one of the world’s most fascinating landscapes (including volcanos and geothermal emanations that...

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Happy birthday, Barack

Regular readers (thank you, whomever you are… Lord knows I don’t post enough to warrant your continued interest, so thanks again! Although feel free to check out my “good friend” Donald J. Putin, who posts dozens of times a day) are aware that among my illustrious college classmates at Columbia University’s final all-male class in 1983 were lawyer and failed judicial candidate Miguel Estrada, master of the universe Daniel Loeb, and an obscure fellow named Barack H. Obama, who went on to become the 44th President of the United States. Barack, like me, was a political science major concentrating in...

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America, fuck yeah!

So it’s July 4th. And You Know Who is President of the United States, and doing what he does. Meanwhile, a whole lot of Republican Senators and members of Congress are celebrating it in Moscow, presumably because securing Russian cooperation in their upcoming elections is more important than pitching to voters. Meanwhile, something like 14,000 new citizens took their oath of citizenship today. At the same oment that the You -Know-Who Administration plans on launching Space Force a task force devoted to stripping naturalized citizens of their citizenship (read “from NON-WHITES”). And on this 242nd anniversary of a group of...

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A chink in the armor?

For various reasons, I haven’t been blogging much since You Know Who took the oath of office, replacing my college classmate Barack. I’ve also spent a lot of time with my good friend Donald J. Putin, laughing at You Know Who 280 characters at a time. In our usual theme, Candace observes things are taking a depressing turn as the Pentagon is seeking funding to turn GTMO into an old folks home and hospice, i.e. removing any pretense that the thing will not hold its occupants for the rest of their natural lives. Certainly, You Know Who promised not to...

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Yada Yada Yada… World War III ?

What to make of the President (sigh) and his decision to abruptly withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action better known as the Iran nuclear deal? The obvious reason, and frankly, not to be taken too lightly for a “leader” whose views of the world appear to be shaped solely by comic books and their cable news equivalent on Fox, is that he wanted to just un-do everything Barack Obama did, because, well, Trump is like that. A narrow-minded racist asshole. All true, but… Of course, there is the simple geo-political reality that there is an Israel/Saudi axis of...

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What’d I miss?

As those of you intrepid (or curious) enough to keep checking back in here are aware, there was an “account suspended” message up for a couple of weeks, while you pondered “Has the talking dog gone the way of oh so many of those other old blogs?” The answer was “maybe,” but is now a resounding “hell no.” We have resolved our technical issues, and are back, preaching to our millions thousands hundreds dozens of loyal readers. Preaching what? Damned if I know. It’s once again way too late in spring coming, and my vegetable garden is not installed (although...

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Happy Easter

And A zissen Pesach to those who understand. April Fool’s Day had been one of the cherished days here at TTD. The all-time most viewed post was our interview with Donald Rumsfeld in 2007; other such 1st of April interviews included Dick “go fuck yourself” Cheney, and of course, the current (ahem) so-called President. It’s as every bit relevant today as it was when first posted in 2016. But it’s now 14 months and 11 days or so into our national nightmare, with no end in sight (apologies to Mr. Mueller, but I just don’t see this ending before January...

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