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Truth and Pravda

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt:    Pull up a chair, pour something cold, and let’s talk. The topic for the day is propaganda.  Call it that, call it “spin,” call it “deceptive advertising,” call it “shading the truth,” hell, call it “George” for all I care.  It’s something everyone does, at some level or another. …

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Fox Paws

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt:    The topic of the day is Faux Pas, or as I used to pronounce it before I had heard someone say it aloud that actually speaks “surrender monkey” Fox paws.   I’m going to start out with the absolute disaster that is the SCOTUS leak because it’s the…

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Lies and Bad Policies

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, pull up a bucket.   Mark Twain has been quoted as saying “there are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.”  Mr. Clemens, in turn, attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli. (If you don’t know who that is, go look it up, it will do you a world…

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We Told You So

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, pull up a chair, and have a drink, while I can still afford it.   When the idiots that run my state and the rest of the nation wanted to raise the minimum wage the folks on the right said, “if you do this, prices will go up, you’ll…

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Cleaning Up

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, pull up a chair and let’s talk.   I have to start this week with a very small retraction on last week’s column. After talking very briefly on Saturday last with one of our team that had been doing the phone calls (they got caught up in all of…

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