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Austin’s Famous ‘Signs of the Times’

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Books, Cities, Food, Humor | 0 comments

True to El Arroyo’s name (“The Creek,” but one that never runs dry), the signs provide a constant flow of concise and crisp analyses and critiques of life, society, even politics, rivaling what one might hear at London’s Hyde Park Speakers Corner – certainly presented in a pithier form than what is generally spouted from that soapbox.


Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Election, Authoritarianism, Autocracy, Law | 0 comments

We are no longer living in the best of all possible worlds. We must demand that Democrats stop pandering and start defending our democracy. They must stop endlessly splitting the hairs of healthcare and gather the moral courage to bring the fight to the Republicans who coddle this tyrant. They must throw the first punch because the constitution they love has been set on fire by a traitor, and every Republican is holding a burnt match.

‘The Goldfinch’ Leaves Much to Be Desired

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019 in Movie Reviews | 0 comments

For what was once considered an award season contender, and even a potential Oscar nomination, The Goldfinch falls flat and fails to respect the story it’s based on. With more time and character development, which a series could’ve provided, this very well might have been one of the better shows to watch on television this year. Instead, it’s one of the more disappointing movies to be shown in theaters.

Trump’s Latest Scandal: The Headlines Say It All

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Election, Impeachment, Media, Politics, Scandals, Ukraine | 0 comments

“…if this kind of dangerous, unhinged hijacking of the powers of the presidency is not enough for either the citizens or their elected leaders to demand Trump’s removal, then we no longer have an accountable executive branch, and we might as well just admit that we have chosen to elect a monarch and be done with the illusion of constitutional order in the United States.” – Tom Nichols, The Atlantic