It’s Memorial Day weekend 2022, and since New Year’s Day, the United States of America has averaged three mass shootings every two days. Cerise’s latest issue of The New Yorker, which arrived in her mail yesterday, opened the Talk of the Town with a Comment entitled “Gun Country.” It concerned a massacre committed by one… Continue reading 19 Buenos Tipos Con Armas Pero Sin Cojones
As luck would have it, Monday was the regularly scheduled bimonthly consultation for Max Slaughter, Chief Policy Analyst for the American Firearms, Ammunition and Tactical Weaponry Manufacturing Association, an industry lobbying group here in Washington DC. He’s always rather upbeat and optimistic, but on this particular morning, he was verging on the positively ebullient. “Excellent… Continue reading Onward Christian Sharpshooters!
My first consultation after lunch on Friday was Dr. Philomena Poubelle, leader of the Tea Party Institute, a clandestine think-tank headquartered here in Washington. She was turned out in her usual conservative patriot’s ensemble of a red scarf, white blouse and dark blue pantsuit, and shod with a pair of black Mary Janes. “Tom,” she… Continue reading Tea Party Loses Mojo; Searching for Grigris to Get it Back
The City Zen restaurant is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, on Maryland Avenue here in Washington. This means, of course, that the hotel guests come there to dine, and so it was that last night, as Cerise and I were enjoying our desserts of raspberry pavolova and tarte tatin, respectively, prior to departing for an… Continue reading Police Chief Mark Kessler – Unsafe At Any Caliber
Having stayed out rather late Saturday night, Cerise and I slept in this morning. She made us breakfast, which included Segafredo cappuccinos made with organic grass fed whole milk, duck eggs Benedict and Dom Pérignon mimosas with the juice of fresh blood oranges – in other words, a typical Sunday breakfast in bed as served… Continue reading Conspiracy Nuts Go Bananas Over Newtown