Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Isms of the Czar

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Isms of the Czar

By Mike Tully One of my strangest radio interviews featured a gadfly named Joe Sweeney, who died a few years ago.  Sweeney repeatedly ran for office, losing nearly every election.  He seemed a harmless eccentric until he declared he was a “racist” when he ran for congress in 2004.  He ran as a Republican and […]

Phil Richardson: It was the week that wasn’t

Phil Richardson: It was the week that wasn’t

By Phil Richardson President Trump was backed by two Republican Senators, David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas in denying Trump used that hyphenated obscenity when referring to African countries and Haiti in front of a room full of Senators, Representatives and reporters. I heard it quite clearly several times over my TV […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Prune Juice Platoon

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Prune Juice Platoon

By Mike Tully “I fought the whole war in Oklahoma … You need to remember, there was not one Japanese aircraft that got past Tulsa.” – – George Gobel, 1969 It is just short of half a century since I enlisted in the Arizona Air National Guard and 44 years since I left with an (against […]

Phil Richardson: North Korea is a welcomed surprise at the Winter Olympics

Phil Richardson: North Korea is a welcomed surprise at the Winter Olympics

By Phil Richardson Instead of more bellicose language, a totally unexpected proposal from Kim Jong Un, the maximum leader of North Korea, that the country that he absolutely controls could be a participant in the forthcoming Winter Olympic games on the Korean peninsula, pitting North Korean athletes against those from 90 other participating nations, is […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Reaping chaos

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Reaping chaos

By Mike Tully I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.   – Bob Dylan Jeb Bush, a hapless presidential wannabe, enjoyed a rare moment of prescience when he labeled Donald Trump a “chaos candidate (who) would be a chaos president.”  Nobody else has explained the Trump phenomenon so precisely.  Trump is of, by, […]

Phil Richardson: The Russian connection

Phil Richardson: The Russian connection

By Phil Richardson An Azerbaijani-Russian Trade-Show Producer (right), father of popular singer Emin Agalarov (left) and developer of a four million square-meter satellite city (Crocus) and giant shopping center adjacent to Moscow. According to Bloomberg Financial News, he is worth more than $1-billion. It all started with Trump’s promoting a Miss Universe contest in Russia […]

Harry Alexander: Goodbye ’17; Howdy ’18

Harry Alexander: Goodbye ’17; Howdy ’18

By Harry Alexander Well, the Southern Arizona News-Examiner is finally back! We haven’t been able to publish that last two weeks because some yahoo managed to get past our web host’s security and cause the website to kinda just sit there; access to allow us to publish stories was not allowed. Our websites were only […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Welcome to the Boomtown

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Welcome to the Boomtown

By Mike Tully Welcome, welcome to the boomtown All that money makes such a succulent sound Welcome to the boomtown – David and David, “Welcome to the Boomtown” (1986) The Czar was exuberant.  He was in his favorite place, the Winter Palace on the Florida shore.  How he loved the giant, gilded ballroom, the gold-plated […]

Phil Richardson: The Donald’s creative destruction deconstructed

Phil Richardson: The Donald’s creative destruction deconstructed

By Phil Richardson It’s the title of one of the most compelling books I’ve read lately. Ilana Mercer is the author. We’ve read bits from her columns, but never expected this: a complete guide for the perpetually perplexed about what’s with the Trump Republican administration. If you are into pondering, get the book and prepare […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Trumpelstiltskin

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Trumpelstiltskin

By Mike Tully The Elephant was morose.  His followers did not love him.  True, they helped him control two of the Great Circus’ three rings, but the grandest ring of all eluded him.  “How I dream of living in the Gilded Palace in the Center Ring!” he said.  The Gilded Palace was the residence of […]

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