Get Well Hillary!

I suppose I could have sent a card to Presbyterian Hospital sending my good wishes for a speedy recovery, but I figured it would get buried in a mountain of similar greetings, so I’ve put it up here on Borderless News and Views to make sure you will see it!

We need you now, and we’re going to need you even more in 2016 — So please do your very best to get well, with good wishes from all your friends and supporters at Borderless News and Views and Barbara Broido (humble cartoonist).… [Read more]

Return of the Swift Boats?

In 2004, Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry was narrowly defeated by incumbent George W. Bush. One of the factors in Kerry’s defeat was, no doubt, a so-called “527 Group” founded by John O’Neill: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

The group, eventually known as Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, was disbanded in 2008, but not before its claims that John Kerry misrepresented his military service record were roundly debunked – and not before the term, “swiftboating,” came to represent smearing a political candidate with a specific ‘Big Lie’ while referring to it as truth.… [Read more]

Our Happy Thoughts Jar

Fitting the season…It’s just an old papier-mâché salt water taffy bank from Atlantic City that now sits on a shelf with a small pad of pink Post-It® notes.

This is an experiment in positive thinking, something at which I am rather inexperienced.

For years, being plagued by negative thoughts, general anxiety and thoughts of revenge and potential eternal damnation for others — something in which the Atheist in me doesn’t believe — I decided it was time to try another tack.… [Read more]

In Case Of Emergency — Break Glass.

Following the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Wayne LaPierre, speaking officially for the National Rifle Association, blamed the massacre on anything and everything but the insane proliferation of guns in the USA, today.

The NRA’s “meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again” turn out to be blaming the current wave of mass killings and interpersonal gun violence on movies, video games and (hold on to your hats) gun-free zones such as public schools.… [Read more]

Direct from Hell — Presenting Fred Phelps!

We’re Atheists — We don’t believe in Heaven, Hell, God or the devil.  But Fred Phelps, Sr., the founder of the extremist Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, certainly does.

The trouble is “Pastor” Phelps apparently gets them all confused. For, you see, he clearly thinks that God is Satan and that Satan is God. You might recall that Pastor Phelps and his Merry Band of Hateful Morons are the ones who picket military funerals, stage anti-gay rallies and, startlingly, are apparently planning to picket the funerals of the children and adults massacred on Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.… [Read more]

Holy Hashtag!

Well, what do you know!  Pope Benedict XVI has an iPad and, as of four days ago, a Twitter account, @pontifex. In fact, he has seven Twitter accounts, all in different languages, and he already has 1,895,386 followers.

So, what does @pontifex tweet about? Just what you’d expect. There’s nothing controversial, there isn’t likely to be anything controversial and the tweets come in pairs — the first being a question and the next answering that question.… [Read more]

Charlie Crist — Democrat?

On December 7th, 2012, formerly known as A Day of Infamy, former Republican Governor of the State of Florida, Charlie Crist, became a member of the Democratic Party. Celebrations were held. Cheers were heard. Republicans who once embraced him are now blogging bitterly.

But is Charlie Crist really a Democrat, or did he change parties simply to oppose incumbent Florida Governor Rick Scott in 2014?… [Read more]

Not All of These Products Are Endorsed by Me.

Lots of people like Dr. Oz.

Since he burst upon the scene, following a guest shot on Oprah in 2004, they’ve been hanging on his every word and buying his every product.

But is Dr. Oz a quack? Not exactly. He is a bona fide thoracic surgeon and received his MD in 1986 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, which is a justly respected school, and we have no doubt that he’s intelligent and logical.… [Read more]

Will Anything Come of it This Time?

Just last week, on November 29th, 2012, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state and grant it non-member observer UN status.

This, of course, is not the first time that a Palestinian Arab state has been proposed and it probably won’t be the last, for the UN vote was largely symbolic, at least as things stand today.… [Read more]

Will She Stay or Will She Go?

A couple of weeks ago, rumors were flying that Nancy Pelosi might give-up her position as House Minority Leader or if, after her current term, she might decline to run again.

We’re relieved that she’s decided to continue as Minority Leader. Now, we must look forward to Election 2014 and hope that if the House of Representatives once again has a Democratic majority, she will be chosen as Speaker of the House.… [Read more]