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Al Fresco Free

Retired high school government teacher, high school, college, and public librarian, a world traveler, and a regular Fox News viewer. BA, MST, partial MEd, and MLS. Past resident of Oregon, Guam, Australia, Minnesota, and now Arizona. 6 yrs Naval Reserve. Voted mostly DEM since JFK, then GOP after Bill Clinton. A former member of the ACLU, the AFT and NEA unions. A matured liberal, ie. conservative and a Catholic. The world has changed, but my basic beliefs have not. I love satire, sarcasm, politics, talk radio, snarky humor, and reading historical fiction and the newspaper. I complete the NYT crossword puzzle daily. My essential TV news shows are “The Five” then “Gutfeld!” aired on FoxNews. I’m a White heterosexual fan of the cartoon “The Fusco Brothers” and my avatar is AL FUSCO, therefore Al Fresco. All Woke followers may address me by my preferred pronoun “YOU.” Mister or Sir is also acceptable. When commenting I attack the idea and not the writer.

Recent Comments

  1. about 8 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    But none were in his garage next to his Corvette. Trump was working with Archives on an agreeable arrangement. For political reason he was targeted and Biden’s violations were being ignored. Trump is also near geezer age but treated differently. Either Biden is competent to stand trial over documents handling or he is not. Either Biden is competent to be president or he is not. The doctors at Walter Reed who did not or are hidding the results of his competency test, are letting him skate.

  2. about 9 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    So their lofty intent should be a mitigating factor in paying off the debts they agreed to. These were likely adults over 18 year of age. Perhaps they made a dumb choice. Why should we taxpayers foot the bill for their decision. A debt is a debt. Pay up or do service. I took a loan in the 1965 for $600. Stupid me. I should have asked for $6,000. I worked for 10l years + in poverty schools and my loan was forgiving. Some of these deadbeats should do the same by becoming teachers, nurses and counselors on reservations, service in the military, or perform some public service as barter against the money they owe and willing accepted as an obligation. The student loan business is a racquet between the government, the banks, an the universities.. These borrows got screwed on the front end but now we taxpayers get screwed on the back end? Thanks to Bidenomics interest rates are again high. Too bad. These those already had an extremely high interest rate and they should have been allowed to be refinanced at a much lower rate like a mortgage was at 3%. Why?|. WE are all getting screwed over by a system that doesn’t car and it is not fair to any of us.

  3. about 9 hours ago on Gary Varvel

    Club? The yacht club? I believe I will live forever, either up there or down there. You?

  4. about 19 hours ago on Chip Bok

    Was the hit a part of his presidential duties? If the president murdered someone, even in the Oval Office, he would have committed a crime and could be tried, as it was outside his constitution duties. The question is whether Trump was exercising his duties when he questions the legallity of the election. (Opinion according to today’s lawyer Clay Travis and the Buck Sexton Show)

  5. about 19 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    According to Bill O’Reilly this morning, the President may have the power to forgive Federal student loan debt. He does not have the power to forgive private debt as in a student loan made by a bank. Unless there is fine print in the load, “a contract is a contract.” (Dartmouth College v Woodward, 1819). If the does in fact have the power to pay off private debt, please Mr. Biden, pay off my mortgage and my Visa card.

  6. about 19 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    Yes, do the math. 20,000,000 x (30-3) = 54,000,000. Oooops, you are right. 10x is a lot of hats!

  7. 1 day ago on Gary Varvel

    Actually, “there were three Black (African) popes in Catholic Church history: Pope Victor I who headed the church from 189 A.D. to 199 A.D., Pope Miltiades (311 A.D. – 314 A.D.) and Pope Gelasius who served between 492 and 496 A.D.” () Several Black African cardinals are said to be in the running as the next pope. Peter Turkson (Ghana) is mentioned most often (New Yorker). Africa is the fastest growing area for Catholic conversions.

  8. 1 day ago on Michael Ramirez

    The Trump Brand used to be worth more than it is today. And if the appeals don’t go his way, he’ll be out 20% of his net worth of $2.6 Billion. (Some estimate $3.4B). A few pairs of those golden tennis shoes and a new line of red hats should cover that. Those red hats are selling like hotcakes at all his rally’s. 20 million hats at $29.95 a hat should do it.

  9. 1 day ago on Mike Beckom

    The Emperor Strikes Back:—- “Hunter, (wheeze, wheeze) I am your father. Get me some ice cream. And sprinkle something on it, son. Like those little sprinkly . . . Oh, you know the thing.” (This toon is pretty tasteless, but so is the ice cream. But I’ve always liked the music in the background)

  10. 1 day ago on Lisa Benson

    In Washington, DC they seem to never run out of water (money). The spigot is always open and our politicians are greedily slurping it up. Where else can you earn $174,,000 per year plus benefits, start off penniless, and come out a multi-millionaire? The job must come with some incredible benefits. Right Mr. President?