The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Republican John Boehner, was chosen by the Republican House caucus to be their leader for another two years, something he fought for tooth and nail — this despite some spirited competition. But Mr. Boehner has been very frustrated, indeed, over his negotiations with President Obama regarding reduction of the national debt via drastic cuts in spending rather than the raising of taxes on the embarrassingly wealthy.… [Read more]
This past Friday, The New York Times reported that anonymous sources close to famed and infamous competitive bicyclist, Lance Armstrong, say that Mr. Armstrong is considering admitting to guilt in the doping scandal which has short-circuited his career.
If this is true, hasn’t Mr. Armstrong already admitted to what his accusers claim: that he used blood transfusions and banned substances to enhance his athletic performance?… [Read more]
New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, is angry. But that’s nothing new. Governor Christie has often expressed his anger at President Obama and Democrats.
But, now, since Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal areas of New Jersey at the end of this past October, Governor Christie has been angry at House Speaker John Boehner and, as he puts it, the majority party in the House of Representatives.… [Read more]
Happy New Year from your local Hippies! If 2012 was good to you, we wish you even better in 2013. If 2012 was a disappointment, with any luck at all, 2013 will be the year you shine!
Barbara and Jeff were born right after the war in the late 1940s and are charter members in good standing of The Baby Boomers. … [Read more]
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]
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]
It’s holiday season. For those among us who don’t celebrate Christmas and/or hold any particular religious beliefs, you’re not forgotten. We thought we’d keep things light by posting this clip from the classic comedy, Seinfeld — and we keep in mind that in this country, we are all free to worship – or not – whomever and whatever we choose this or any other time of the year.… [Read more]
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]
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]
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]