Nick Russell on October 31st, 2010

I’ll be glad to see Tuesday come and go, if for no other reason than that we’ll finally see an end to all of the political ads on television, where every candidate tells us how terrible their opponents are, in wildly exaggerated claims, but never seem to get around to telling us what makes them […]

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Nick Russell on October 15th, 2010

As most of you know, when it comes to politicians, I’m an equal opportunity kind of guy. I don’t like any of them, Republican or Democrat. You can take a pile of dog doo doo and wrap it in any kind of cover you want, but inside it’s still crap, and sooner or later (usually […]

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Nick Russell on September 26th, 2010

A long time ago, I had a brother-in-law named Tom. Tom was married to a young woman named Jill. One day Tom and Jill went to the mall, and in the window of a pet shop, they saw a beautiful little Dalmatian puppy. Jill immediately fell in love with the dog, so they went inside […]

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Nick Russell on August 5th, 2010

We recently spent a few days in Traverse City, Michigan, and our visit happened to coincide with the local primary elections. Since we don’t live in the area, and don’t know any of the candidates, I really didn’t care who won what. But, in listening to conversations among our friends there and what I overhead […]

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Nick Russell on June 6th, 2010

Disjointed thoughts on the oil spill. Every time BP representatives open their mounts about the oil spill, they do as much polluting with bulls$@& as their oil is polluting the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It seems that BP pretty much equals BS. I couldn’t believe it, but my wife sat right beside me […]

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Nick Russell on March 2nd, 2010

News reports this week say that Iraq is reinstating some 20,000 officers who were part of Saddam Hussein’s army. Huh? Didn’t we just dismantle that army after first whipping them, throwing their murderous leader out of office, and then hanging him? I don’t get it. Weren’t they part of the evil regime that terrorized the […]

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Nick Russell on February 16th, 2010

I didn’t always appreciate the politics of Arizona while I lived here, and in my time publishing small town newspapers, I used a lot of ink pointing out that too many of our politicians on the local, state, and national level were two IQ points short of swinging from vines and eating bananas. But I’m […]

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Nick Russell on February 11th, 2010

Last week, Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans announced that the country is tightening its rules to control the type of immigrants allowed in. Evans said the new policy will favor people who speak English, and professionals.  Evans said the country has been attracting too many hairdressers and cooks, and too few doctors and engineers. Can […]

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Nick Russell on February 2nd, 2010

Actor Rip Torn was arrested Friday night after police found him inside a Connecticut bank with a loaded handgun. Torn, who police say was intoxicated, has been charged with burglary and firearms violations. Last year Torn was given probation on a drunken driving conviction, and allowed to enter an alcohol education program. He has two […]

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Nick Russell on December 11th, 2009

What is it about rich and/or powerful men that makes them blow it all over a quick roll in the hay? Why would anybody who was obviously smart enough to work their way up to positions like state governors, or even President of the United States, be dumb enough to throw everything away for a […]

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