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S&R’s 2017 Word of the Year: “re-accommodation”

Is it too early to name something the ______ of the Year? Heck no. Let’s call it.

You probably saw where United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lamented the need to “re-accommodate” that uncooperative passenger.

What a word, that: “re-accommodation.” It doesn’t just apply to airlines – it’s application is nearly limitless.

Every night in bars across America bouncers re-accommodate unruly guests.

The US government re-accommodated the Japanese during WW2.

The US also re-accommodated the Native Americans. For example, they re-accommodated the Cherokees from NC to Oklahoma (although we have to come up with something better than “Trail of Tears”).

There’s some re-accommodation going on right now at Standing Rock. Continue reading S&R’s 2017 Word of the Year: “re-accommodation”

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The Ploughman: a modern business fable

No one likes to be thought a fool.

Farmer Moran needed a new workhorse, so he went to the local auction. There he spotted a strong, lean stallion he thought would be fine. He asked the owner about the horse, but the owner advised him against it. “This is Lightning,” he said. “Lightning is a thoroughbred. What you want is a draught horse.”

Moran, though, was confident in his own judgment. Undeterred, he outbid everyone for Lightning.

He got the horse home and harnessed him up, but Lightning proved no end of trouble. Continue reading The Ploughman: a modern business fable

Did Obama wiretap Trump? Here are the four things you need to know

obama-earpiece-getty-640x480President Donald wants his lapdog Congress to investigate Obama for Watergating him. Is the former president guilty?

  1. It could be true. Obama and the NSA eavesdropped on everyone – you included – so why should Donald be immune. It’s perfectly likely that there are recordings and transcripts of everything Der Orangeführer has said for the past decade.
  2. But. Did Obama and Co. tap Donald more than they did other people and did they do so for political reasons? Who knows. Maybe. Is it as bad as Watergate? Who knows. Continue reading Did Obama wiretap Trump? Here are the four things you need to know

Did ANYBODY in the Libertarian Party graduate from high school?

The GOP and the Dems don’t have the market on staggering stupidity cornered. Check out the Libertarians.

Jesus Pole-dancing Christ. How are you not prepared for a question you know is coming?

aleppoYou might remember earlier this week when Libertarian candidate for Leader of the Free World® Gary Johnson didn’t know what “Aleppo” was.

“What is Aleppo?” Mr. Johnson said when asked on MSNBC how, as president, he would address the refugee crisis in the war-torn Syrian city.

When pressed as to whether he was serious, Mr. Johnson indicated that he really was not aware of the city, which has been widely covered during the years that Syria has been engulfed in civil war. After Mike Barnicle, an MSNBC commentator who is often part of the “Morning Joe” program panel, explained that Aleppo was the center of Syria’s refugee crisis, Mr. Johnson struggled to recover.

“O.K., got it,” he said…

Breathtaking, huh? It gets better. Continue reading Did ANYBODY in the Libertarian Party graduate from high school?

Hypocrisy Watch: FOX reporter cares deeply about the liberty of those who agree with him

Donald Trump, Kim Davis and Cook Out: because the Constitution guarantees redeemed sinners the right to fast food.

First, the headline:

‘Hell No!’ Cashier refuses to serve Trump backers

Shannon Riggs and her cousins were famished after attending a Donald Trump rally last week in Richmond, Va., so they decided to drop by Cook Out – a regional restaurant chain known for its tasty burgers.

The group was decked out in Trump swag – from T-shirts to those iconic red hats emblazoned with the campaign’s slogan: “Make America Great Again.” Continue reading Hypocrisy Watch: FOX reporter cares deeply about the liberty of those who agree with him

GOP: a headlong race to the bottom of a bottomless well

Last night a topic in the GOP debate was how big Donald Trump’s dick is. (The over/under line in Vegas is 1½ inches. Erect.) Normally this is where somebody says something like “wow, they’ve really hit rock bottom this time” or “damn it can’t get any worse than that.”

But this is the modern Republican Party. Of course it can get worse, and it will. Write it down: they will find a way to top (or bottom, as it were) the famous dick size debate. The only question is when and how.

Here’s what I’m hoping for. In the next debate they drop trou right there on stage, Megyn Kelly grabs a ruler and we settle it once and for all. Continue reading GOP: a headlong race to the bottom of a bottomless well

A brief note for critics of Bernie’s economic plan

Dear everybody freaking out because some people think the Bernie Sanders economic plan can’t pay for itself.

Three things:

1) You can’t work with recent historical data as your assumption because the Sanders approach throws it out and works off different assumptions entirely.

2) Okay, okay. That’s true but I don’t have the time to explain why in detail. So let’s go ahead and say you don’t believe #1 and you do believe his critics. Fine. How about we turf the Osprey, which is a boondoggle of the first order. That’s, I don’t know – I see numbers all over the place, but … $100 billion over several years? More? Continue reading A brief note for critics of Bernie’s economic plan