Entries by Betty Cracker

Damn you, Canada!

It’s impossible for this American NOT to envy Canada it’s nerdily handsome prime minister. Unlike the orange fart cloud stinking up our Oval Office, Trudeau is capable of stringing together a coherent sentence and doesn’t seem to hate women, minority groups, immigrants or foreigners. But this, which came to my attention via the Twitter, is […]

Old Dogs Are the Best Dogs

Here is the beautiful and intelligent Daisy: She’s a complicated beast: the smartest dog I’ve ever known, and yet she has horrible, illiberal habits. I once had to put her in a choke hold and pry a yorkie’s head out of her jaws. Oh well. We’re eating leftover lasagna and watching “The Young Pope.” My […]

Today’s Trump-Russia Reveal(s)

The New York Times has the latest scoop: WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials. Mr. Mueller is also […]

Does Trump understand that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory?

It’s hell in Puerto Rico now. Via WaPo: Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico with force not seen in ‘modern history’ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria churned across Puerto Rico Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years, knocking out power and water to nearly the entire […]

Visualize Whirled Peas

I know there’s a series of acute global and national crises brewing. There’s climate change, which may have flung hurricanes and typhoons across the oceans like so many martial arts stars targeting our vulnerable coastlines. And the quickening investigation into the role a foreign power played in installing a racist, sexist, xenophobic demagogue in the […]