| Posted on 12/8/2020|

My senior year at college I was on academic probation. My adviser, Dr. Ed Mastascusa, read me the riot act at the start of the semester. “You need a 2.0 to graduate,” he told me. I was but a few basis points over the academic Mendoza line. “So, get to it.”

I worked harder than I ever had that fall semester of 1980. The humiliation of not matriculating was too much to bear. So I sucked it up. I never really liked electrical engineering. I really wanted poly-sci but my folks would never go for a…

| Posted on 11/30/2020|

It’s been almost fours weeks since the election and nearly the same since Biden was declared the winner. At this juncture, the transition to the new administration would ordinarily be in full swing but TAT (That A — hole Trump) has dragged his feet, still holding out vain hope of an 11th hour turnaround. Good luck with that! He has at least loosened his grip a little and allowed the GSA to move forward. Thank goodness for small favors…

A few weeks back I posited the idea of a Gypsy Curse — TAT would lose and…

TAT

Me and TAT were at the a similar venue — the golf course — when news broke he’d officially been kicked to the curb by our wonderful, fellow Amerikan citizens. My wife called me with the news just before teeing off, so my playing partner and I shared a celebratory glass of champagne (or, more accurately, a champaign-adjacent fizzy beverage) before hooking our tee shots into the gorse.

There will be no breakfast ball for TAT. He can try and try as he might in the courts but nothing the GOP has posited thus far makes any sense. Much ado…

I’ve taken a well-needed break from writing about all things TAT (That A-hole Trump) but now that the voting is over, time to get back in the saddle. The election is undecided as of this Thursday morning writing albeit the current count favors Biden. If everything stay as is, he will be our next President and TAT will be relegated to the dustbin of history. As if…

Yes, I know, it’s too soon to bask in the glow of TAT’s ignominious defeat. While the voting is complete, the counting ain’t and like chickens, not a good idea to get too…

“Masks? We don’t need no stinkin’ masks!”

I heard the news today, oh boy! TAT has COVID! I can’t even begin to tell you how I felt when I heard the news. Don’t misconstrue, I wish ill to no one and my oldest boy is still not feeling right weeks after testing positive. I wish the President and FLOTUS nothing but the best for a full and speedy recovery.

But come on! My screenwriter brain cannot even fathom the irony of a guy who has played down — purposely — ignored and encouraged avoidance of best practices, mocked people who followed best practices, coming down with the…

square wheels (artist unknown)

Earlier this week, I read an article in the Atlantic entitled, “The Election That Could Break America.” Not sure the title is meant to be ironic but in case you haven’t looked, Amerika is already broken. BBR, in fact. Broken Beyond Repair. Perhaps Joe could use my new slogan — Make Amerika Barely Functional Again. MABFA! Guaranteed to catch on, just like fetch.

Some folks in both the fake and not-so-fake news have continued to press TAT on whether he will seek a peaceful transition of power if and when the time comes. He has never offered more than vagaries…

The Notorious One circa 1972

When the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing popped up on my laptop Friday evening, my heart sank. In a forgettable year, the passing of this amazing woman hit me like a punch in the gut. I’m ashamed to say my first instinct was to think of the upcoming SCOTUS fight and not to honor this magnificent jurist, wife, mother, and most of all, human being.

The Notorious RBG is an apt nickname for a woman of such diminutive stature. Turns out, size does matter — the smaller the package, the fiercer their resolve. …

The Nutty Professor

Bob Woodward’s new tome, “Rage,” appears at bookstores… excuse me, arrives at Amazon this week. Much has been excerpted already so I won’t rehash. But in the same way Bob revealed Nixon, I think he showed us the true TAT.

In one of my earliest posts, I described TAT as, “Just a guy playin’ a guy.” I went on to say I didn’t think he believed a word he said, he was just plucking the base in a mediocre country and western band. In fact he was, much like Reagan, a failed Democrat.

Will Rogers once quipped, “I’m not a…

Recently, TAT urged folks in North Carolina to vote twice — by mail and in person. Just writing such a thing boggles my mind but with TAT, there is no bottom — just when you think he can go no lower, he sinks. Much has been written about the days after the election, an election which is two months away! Those ten weeks between the vote and the January 20th inauguration of our new President are gonna keep me busy, is all I’ll say.

Sowing the seeds of discord is about the only thing TAT does even mediocre. Problem is…

With markets in freefall, I thought I’d post a compendium of articles I wrote earlier in the pandemic.

Recently, I have been fielding many inquiries from folks interested in getting in on the investing game. The reason? Well, in March 2020, panic selling drove the indexes south in spectacular, record-breaking fashion. COVID sent the markets into a tizzy. I am sure more than a few people sold out and swore off ever participating in the ‘Wall Street Casino’ again. And who can blame them?

Since then, the markets have rebounded in record-breaking fashion. Many saw the opportunity to get in…

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