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Sunday, September 24, 2017

All Rise, Or Not, For The United States Of Football

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

Once again, we’ve got a lot going on in my hometown of Cleveland that’s attracting national attention.

Even as I write on this Wednesday afternoon, the background noise of my television is making me dare to believe that our baseball team is about to make American League history by winning its 21st consecutive victory.

Shh. I just typed that in a whisper. I’ve got no use for jinxes or other crazy superstitions except when it comes to Cleveland baseball.

This column isn’t about baseball. It’s about Cleveland Browns football players, the national anthem and a police union president who has a habit of making us sound like a town of time travelers who just arrived with a thud from somewhere in the 1950s.

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Trump Won’t Shut Up About The Size Of His Hands At Disaster Relief Events

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


President Trump, who was called a “short-fingered vulgarian” in the 1980s, is still feeling insecure about his hands.

He brought up the size of his hands at a Hurricane Irma relief location run by the Red Cross in Florida, as he was handing out food. Trump claimed his hands were “too big” for the gloves.

Weirdly, he did the exact same thing at a recent disaster relief visit to Texas, where he also handed out food after Hurricane Harvey.

Check out both groan-worthy incidents below.